The U.S. Army’s top modernization priority is increasing the range and lethality of its fires. That effort is going so well that it is now generating options for the future beyond what would have been imaginable a decade or two ago, like a cannon that can hit pinpoint targets over a thousand miles away and a missile that maneuvers at five times the speed of sound. These programs have the potential to change the way the joint force wages war, but before that can happen some questions will need to be answered. How is targeting information obtained? What kind of unit hosts the long-range systems? Who decides which targets to attack? I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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