The Future of War, and How It Affects YOU (Multi-Domain Operations) - Smarter Every Day 211

  • Published: 03 March 2019
  • It's a strange feeling to share this aspect of my life. I'm taking a break to go back to school, but here's a peek into the part of my life I've kept hidden from the internet for many years. I was asked if I wanted to film my last mission and use it as an opportunity to explain "Multi-Domain Operations" to the public. After much consideration, I decided that this topic (especially the cyber-domain issue) was important and chose to help inform the public.

    My mission was to participate in a missile and torpedo engagement exercise at Pacific Missile Range Facility as part of RIMPAC 2018. RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise) is the largest naval exercise in the world. It's used to test interoperability and the ability to work as an international force.

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    I was invited to discuss multi-domain operations with General Brown:

    Exercise RIMPAC

    Where we performed the exercise

    We fired the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile

    JGSDF Fires Surface-to-Ship Missile during RIMPAC SINKEX

    For the last 15 years I have worked for the Army Test Evaluation Command. My favorite thing about ATEC is that our motto is simply "Truth".

    I served for 15 years as a Department of the Army Federal Civil Servant at The Redstone Test Center.

    Multi-Domain Operations
    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

    I coordinated this mission with U.S. Army Pacific Command


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    for public release in accordance with DoD Directive 5230.09.
    The views and opinions of the narrator do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Army. Filmed at RIMPAC 2018, Edited 2019

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Comments • 11 377

  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay   6 months back

    I've kept this side of my life off the internet intentionally for 15 years. It's been strange being a dual YouTuber/Missile Tester, because obviously this side of my life feels very important and the main driver for many of my life decisions. I'm more than just a person who makes videos and puts them on YouTube, and I feel like I'm kind of introducing you to the other side of me with this video. I thought long and hard about putting this online after I was asked if I wanted to film my last mission. I ultimately decided to post this video to let you know that Multi-Domain Operations are real.... and you're in the cyber domain. I didn't understand the full extent of what the implications of this were until I dug into it more. Over the course of the next several videos we're going to explore these cyber issues in a very real way. I hope you'll explore this with me.

    • Mase Ves
      Mase Ves  5 hours back

      What is the device at the right corner of the world map?
      And what does it?
      From what is the rocket above moving?
      I’m puzzeled 😳😳

    • Tom Cool
      Tom Cool  1 weeks back

      I have said for a long time, "The media is a weapon." I have also repeated from Voltaire, "You can always tell who controls any society by finding out whom you are not allowed to criticize." We can criticize White guys, They don't control the media. We can criticize the Muslims. Hhhmm. Who are we not allowed to criticize in the media? Who do we have to spend trillions of dollars on fighting and dying for?

    • Greg W
      Greg W  1 weeks back

      Thank you for doing this!

    • Randy Havener
      Randy Havener  2 weeks back

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    • Sebastian Siedler
      Sebastian Siedler  2 weeks back

      thanks for opening up, i dont want to support a person that is involved in developing machines and ways to more efficently kill people.

  • Frank 129
    Frank 129  26 minutes back

    Did anyone notice the rocket moving in the back?

    • Mase Ves
      Mase Ves  5 hours back


      What is the device at the right corner of the world map?
      And what does it?
      From what is the rocket above moving?
      I’m puzzeled 😳😳

      • Justen Belew
        Justen Belew  16 hours back

        Thank you Dustin for putting up this video! I've been in the service for 10 years now and found this very useful. I have noticed that the higher ranks are finally relying on us enlisted folk to come up with better/different solutions to do things. Keep up the good work! 👍

        • Sepher Agon
          Sepher Agon  19 hours back

          Wow! You have the coolest job of all. You get to really shoot stuff and get paid for it?! Wow!!! And you even fly a plane ... and you invent all these cool gadgets! I think you're James Bond.

          • Sepher Agon
            Sepher Agon  18 hours back

            P.S. Political grace is a nice intention but try telling that to today's democrats, they'll skewer you alive.

        • Jordy Diaz
          Jordy Diaz  1 days back

          Unity is impossible in America. Its over this country is dying just look at everything that is currently going on. The division of class, wealth, race, political parties it has always been there but now we hate each other for it. I take no pleasure in saying that my own country is dying but it is the truth. We can only hope for the best now.

          • Jason Yu
            Jason Yu  2 days back

            Hong Kong is experiencing THIS right now on Twitter

            • Archaean
              Archaean  5 hours back

              @Jason Yu Does this mean Mulan will be OK?

            • Jason Yu
              Jason Yu  20 hours back

              @Archaean Nope, Chinese government is actively promoting posts on social medias that support Hong Kong police violence and framing protesters as riot

            • Archaean
              Archaean  1 days back

              You mean the Mulan boycott?

          • Jeroen
            Jeroen  2 days back

            Great video!! I am working in the agricultural sector and think that also there we go to multi domain acting. Soil, satellite, Machinery, people and consument. Usefull for all sectors👌🏻

            • Daily Llama
              Daily Llama  2 days back

              Russia is kicking our butt in the Cyber domain. They've got the Left fighting against our very existence. Antifa doesn't even realize they're an arm of the Russian & Chinese military.

              • External Affairs Houston

                Lol. I have more awards on my uniform than a 4 star general! Ha!

                • Anirudh
                  Anirudh  4 days back

                  though technology may evolve but even 60 years are not enough because at the end of the day the ☭ and going to derp in the face with the KV2 and will still derp in the face of anything it meets
                  no aim time and 0.00 meters per 100 meters the best tank ever made.

                  • Kami Kame
                    Kami Kame  4 days back

                    lol. watching this during the hongkong problem

                    • André Silveira
                      André Silveira  4 days back

                      1- very very cool video. Perhaps the coolest one.
                      2- About society divided... it's a much deeper problem than you can figure. It beguins in schools, with teatchers and ideology. There's no simple solution for that problem, and it is a worldwide problem on the western civilization. In my opinion, the cold war didn't really end... it just morphed into a nerves war... a mind war... a CULTURAL war. The oponent made you believe that he lost the war, but he didn't. Comunism is over? Well, it isn't. It just adapted to a new paradigm.

                      • crlsktr91
                        crlsktr91  5 days back

                        You can tell that the poor general doesn't do many interviews in front of camera and is a bit uncomfortable at first.

                        • Thomas
                          Thomas  5 days back

                          That ship got rekt

                          • transparentreality
                            transparentreality  6 days back

                            Proactive, Intentional Unity. Political grace. The last 90 seconds of this video need to be understood by every American ASAP.

                            • Georg Prime
                              Georg Prime  6 days back

                              I was trying to find the triple like button there at the end!

                          • Kevin Barnard
                            Kevin Barnard  6 days back

                            Thank you for YOUR service. As a former infantryman and MP [CSO], I always appreciated that I was going into combat with some of the best toys, er I mean, gear and equipment on the planet.

                            • agsn
                              agsn  6 days back

                              Blah blah blah.. boys having fun with their toys. see I explained it in short form

                              • crlsktr91
                                crlsktr91  5 days back

                                Yes having fun and doing an important job.

                            • M Piper
                              M Piper  7 days back

                              Well you just brought new meaning to, you never know who's on the internet.🙈🙉🙊🤭

                              • Allen Smith
                                Allen Smith  7 days back


                                • Schwindsichtiga der Echte

                                  That's also true in the private sector. Bosses give their employees the outcome that they want and the people have to figure it out. The difference is that the army is supporting their people when they say something doesn't work or that they lack training or intel. If you tell your boss something can't be worked out, you need additional training or more information to solve an issue, you're likely to get fired.

                                  • tac540
                                    tac540  1 weeks back

                                    no gimbals?

                                    • Thomas Forster
                                      Thomas Forster  1 weeks back

                                      Fallout 4 "War Never Changes". Is Fallout 4 a Human Domain Weapon?

                                      • the SweetSurrenderOfSilence

                                        I've watched a few of your videos before, but never subbed.. I had no idea you had anything to do with the military, I respect you much more now.. you earned a new subscriber

                                        • Lukas S.
                                          Lukas S.  1 weeks back

                                          Kinda Brainwashed huh?
                                          Every Space can be a battle space if you fight in it... ^^
                                          calm down america xD u dont have to save the world again lel

                                          • Konstantinos Kountousias

                                            This is me launching an ICBM

                                            • Julie Enslow
                                              Julie Enslow  1 weeks back

                                              Thank you.

                                              • BP-Brain Problem
                                                BP-Brain Problem  1 weeks back

                                                that mr.brown is a selfish guy, like we are the best. you might be but u dint know

                                                • Tin Man
                                                  Tin Man  1 weeks back

                                                  That was the my quickest 28 minutes online in memory. Deeply engaging! I'm further impressed that it seems the military has been avoiding the pointless micromanagement that chokes much of American corporate culture. Also - propaganda was never mentioned but I think could reasonably be part of the human domain.

                                                  • Tin Man
                                                    Tin Man  1 weeks back

                                                    That was the my quickest 28 minutes online in memory. Deeply engaging! I'm further impressed that it seems the military has been avoiding the pointless micromanagement that chokes much of American corporate culture. Also - propaganda was never mentioned but I think could reasonably be part of the human domain.

                                                    • Nick Annies
                                                      Nick Annies  1 weeks back

                                                      What an absolutely fantastic video...

                                                      • Leg3nd Assass1n
                                                        Leg3nd Assass1n  1 weeks back

                                                        We all know you have had fun shooting all the guns.

                                                        • Leon Beda
                                                          Leon Beda  1 weeks back

                                                          Space domain........wheres that Mr Lazar fella?!

                                                          • Thomas Steele
                                                            Thomas Steele  1 weeks back

                                                            You can't judge a book by its cover. I thought you were a total fruit cake based on a few of your more family friendly videos. What a job that would be to have! 😮😯

                                                            • Benjamin Wheeldon
                                                              Benjamin Wheeldon  1 weeks back

                                                              Shaping the conflict.. Russia entering Ukraine, they had just hosted the Sochi olympics as well. Caught everyone looking the other way.. most countries were probably thinking Awesom, Russia's finally entered the normal Euro- international makeup.. Nope they were just shaping the conflict.
                                                              Also in the elections, they were working both sides of politics. they split the US right down the middle and literally are on the verge of causing the impeachment of the US president -it could just as easily be happening to Hillary if she had won. They're like.. wow this worked awesome! why would we stop?

                                                              • dragoola69x
                                                                dragoola69x  1 weeks back

                                                                I want to know why we still have war today

                                                                • Kamil Grabarz Styczynski

                                                                  That display in the box.... OMG!!! My jaw is hurting from the drop...

                                                                  • TheFriendlyHacker
                                                                    TheFriendlyHacker  1 weeks back

                                                                    How did such a tiny, unarmored ship survive a day of anti-ship missiles? If they're meant to sink (or at least significantly damage) larger destroyers and cruisers, how'd that little thing survive?

                                                                    • Big Bird
                                                                      Big Bird  7 days back

                                                                      Before they're sunk, they're completely stripped. That means no fuel, no ammunition, no hazardous chemicals, no flammable solids, and generally all other things that like to catch fire and/or explode are removed. This, combined with the reduced weight, means that this stripped down ship SHOULD survive hits easier than a fully functional vessel.

                                                                  • Michael Harto
                                                                    Michael Harto  1 weeks back

                                                                    Thank God they evacuated all plastic straw from that ship.

                                                                    • Stacy Smith
                                                                      Stacy Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                      That General is NASTY AF!

                                                                      • Joseph Thompson
                                                                        Joseph Thompson  1 weeks back

                                                                        I work for a company that makes the fins for the company that makes those javelins. I’ve always wondered how they work. Are they spring loaded? Maybe you can share?

                                                                        • Kexx csenöl
                                                                          Kexx csenöl  1 weeks back

                                                                          I feel like google hes wey to much influence

                                                                          • Fuad Mohamed
                                                                            Fuad Mohamed  1 weeks back

                                                                            the small rocket behind you keeps moving woow

                                                                            • 01kingis
                                                                              01kingis  1 weeks back

                                                                              The main thing I got from this video is that I wish every general had this way of thinking. I mean "we need to be powerful enough so that nobody's foolish enough to attack us and we can maintain PEACE". Take it from a citizen of a country which was subject to many imperialistic plans (hint: it never lasts very long).
                                                                              Other things:
                                                                              1. Information is half the battle - it not only applies here - it's true now more than ever!
                                                                              2. Cyber domain - even North Korea is training its military in this domain, which is troubling to say the least
                                                                              3. Yes, online it's much harder to realize that you're disagreeing with a real human. It takes emotional maturity and patience.
                                                                              Love from one tester to another (and your amazing family)!

                                                                              • Martin
                                                                                Martin  1 weeks back

                                                                                USA just want to take and burn all oil... thats the reason for war

                                                                                • Thomas Kerrigan
                                                                                  Thomas Kerrigan  1 weeks back

                                                                                  You should have requested to rent a cineflex for the helicopter. Shakey footage would have been gone

                                                                                  • Benjamin Clayton
                                                                                    Benjamin Clayton  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Yep I was thinking just can not fear an enemy if you don’t know how big there stick is...also glad Australia is an ally

                                                                                    • Josh Wilson
                                                                                      Josh Wilson  2 weeks back

                                                                                      But war... war never changes