Rainey: Fires to be decisive in future battles

By Ethan Sterenfeld / September 7, 2021 at 3:18 PM
Fires will be the decisive element of future large-scale warfare, the Army's deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and training (G-3/5/7) said Sept. 1 during the service's Fires Conference at Ft. Sill, OK. "I believe fires is going to decide the fight," Lt. Gen. James Rainey said. "That's big. I'm being a little provocative here -- you're not going to read this in doctrine." Fights will begin with intelligence, including targeting information, he said. Then fires will provide the...

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