Military Review English Edition March-April 2016 - Page 44

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Europe) U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley meets with Maj. Gen. Anders Brännström, chief of the Swedish Army, during the 23rd annual Conference of European Armies, held 26–28 October 2015 in Wiesbaden, Germany. Senior land force commanders from more than thirty European partner nations, the United States, and Canada gathered to discuss the future of cooperative European security operations. The conference focused on the current security environment, how to win in a complex world, and freedom of movement throughout Europe. On Convergence, Emergence, and Complexity Lt. Gen. Patrick M. Hughes, U.S. Army, Retired There are many truths, some valid for one, some for another. Things are not what they seem … It is a lesson we must learn and relearn because we keep searching for certainty and certainty does not exist. —Harrison Salisbury W 42 e are inextricably linked to the global condition—physically, virtually, and spiritually. There is little we can do about the linkage. Isolation is neither practical or feasible. There must be something more we can do about the antithetical values and reprehensible actions that may come March-April 2016  MILITARY REVIEW