Friday, November 14, 2014
Critique of "Army Operating Concept" (AOC)
The Army recently published TRADOC Pamphlet 535-3-1 (7 October 2014) entitled "The U.S. Army Operating Concept: Win in a Complex World". Since its publication a lot of folks have taken the time to read the document, analyze it, and then comment upon it. Joshua Jones, an operations research analyst with the Center for Army Analysis at Fort Belvoir, Virginia is one of the latest to provide his thoughts. He holds a PhD in international relations, a masters' degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and did some time in the Army with a tour in Iraq. Read his comments in "Wisdom in Doctrine? Success, the Role of Force, and the Unknowable", War on the Rocks, November 12, 2014.