New Army Field Manual Concerns ‘Full Spectrum’ Training
Just so no one misconstrues a previous post as me having issues with Dave Dilegge or Small Wars Journal, let me hat-tip SWJ for this just-released Army field manual about how to train for so-called “full-spectrum” operations, a fancy way of saying the Army needs to train for all contingencies. The manual, known as FM 7-0, reflects the Army’s shift away from conventional warfighting and toward stability operations:
FM 7-0 addresses the fundamentals of training modular, expeditionary Army forces to conduct full spectrum operations—simultaneous offensive, defensive, and stability or civil support operations—in an era of persistent conflict. Conducting effective training for full spectrum operations must be a top priority of senior leaders during both force generation and operational deployments.
I’ll have more on FM 7-0 later in the week.