Many Members have recently spoken to me about the particularly important moment in which we find ourselves. Without getting too philosophical, there is a pervasive sentiment that now that our direct ground-combat role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has ended, this is the right time for some serious thinking. We need to reflect upon and analyze the lessons from these efforts to determine how those lessons inform our future. The early 1930s—a time of economic depression and relatively low military spending—proved to be a fertile environment for new thinking. From the Army’s maneuver warfare to naval aviation to amphibious warfare, great thinking and active experimentation prepared the services for what would come next. There are parallels to today.