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SMARTnews - Savings on NEW books! Save 20% for a limited-time on any of our new & updated books! The Lightning Press has released two new and four updated SMARTbooks in the past six months. Now through Sept 30, SMARTnews Members save 20% on any and all of these great new titles. It's a great opportunity to add to your professional library! https://mailchi.mp/thelightningpress/smartnews-savings-on-new-books
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SMARTbooks - Year End Funds (Government Sales) - This time of year we get many quote requests for government sales of unit and organizational purchases. We'd like to help with your training and military reference needs. The Lightning Press is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. We have the capability to accept and process both Government Purchase Cards and Purchase Orders from Contracting Organizations. We also offer group/organizational/bulk discounts! Request your quote: https://www.thelightningpress.com/quote-and-pro-forma-invoice/
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The range of military operations is a fundamental construct that helps relate military activities and operations in scope and purpose. The potential range of military activities and operations extends from military engagement, security cooperation, and deterrence in times of relative peace up through large-scale combat operations. Read more in our SMARTnews blog at https://www.thelightningpress.com/range-military-operations/
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Thanks to Tyler for sharing this photo of SMARTbooks on sale at Ft McCoy, WI!
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Tactics is the employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each other. Through tactics, commanders use combat power to accomplish missions. The tactical-level commander uses combat power in battles, engagements, and small-unit actions. Read more in our SMARTnews Blog! https://www.thelightningpress.com/small-unit-tactics/
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Understanding the Conflict Continuum. Threats to US and allied interests throughout the world can sometimes only be countered by US forces able to respond to a wide variety of challenges along a conflict continuum that spans from peace to war. Our national interests and the nature of crises that can occur along this continuum require our nation’s armed forces to be proficient in a wide variety of activities, tasks, missions, and operations that vary in purpose, scale, risk, and combat intensity.

Read more in our SMARTnews Blog! https://www.thelightningpress.com/military-conflict-continuum/
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Close combat is indispensable and unique to land operations. Only on land do combatants routinely and in large numbers come face-to-face with one another. When other means fail to drive enemy forces from their positions, Army forces close with and destroy or capture them. The outcome of battles and engagements depends on Army forces’ ability to prevail in close combat.

Read more in our latest SMARTnews Blog Post! https://www.thelightningpress.com/close-combat/
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In keeping with the release of the new ADRP 3-0 Operations, we have released updated printings of our Army Operations and Small Unit Tactics SMARTbooks! Read more at: http://mailchi.mp/thelightningpress/smartnews-change-1-to-aods5suts2-new-adrp-3-0-operations
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The Army’s framework for exercising mission command is the operations process–the major mission command activities performed during operations: planning, preparing, executing, and continuously assessing the operation (ADP 5-0). Commanders, supported by their staffs, use the operations process to drive the conceptual and detailed planning necessary to understand, visualize, and describe their operational environment; make and articulate decisions; and direct, lead, and assess military operations. Read more in our SMARTnews article: https://www.thelightningpress.com/the-operations-process/
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We recently had a reader ask which references would be most applicable for a Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB). The Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) is a unique, multifunctional, mission command headquarters that is organized to perform support area operations for the echelon that it supports. The MEB may include a mix of engineer, military police, CBRN, civil affairs (CA), and a tactical combat force (TCF). Read more in our latest SMARTnews Blog Article: https://www.thelightningpress.com/maneuver-enhancement-brigade-meb/
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