The Army’s Cyber Teams of the Future

By Walter Pincus

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics that ranged from nuclear weapons to politics. He is the author of Blown to Hell: America's Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islanders. Pincus won an Emmy in 1981 and was the recipient of the Arthur Ross Award from the American Academy for Diplomacy in 2010.  He was also a team member for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 and the George Polk Award in 1978.  

OPINION — The U.S. Army is working on major changes in doctrine, organization and training “to develop a force that can effectively engage great-power competitors, such as Russia and China, across multiple domains, and expects this process to continue through the 2020s,” according to a Government Accountability Office report released last Thursday.

Much of the change is rooted in a December 2018 Army study titled, “The U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations 2028,” which was produced under Gen. Mark Milley, then Army Chief of Staff and now the incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It also had the support of then-Army Secretary Mark Esper, the new Defense Secretary.

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