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Transformation and Strategic Surprise... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2005
Transformation and Strategic Surprise. Authored by Dr. Colin S. Gray.
The U.S. Armed forces may be attempting to effect the wrong transformation. What the country needs is military power that is not only superior at warfare, but also can win wars and the peace that follows--and those are strategic and political competencies.
Building Capability from the Technical Revolution ... Cover Image
Added June 01, 2004
Building Capability from the Technical Revolution that Has Happened. Authored by Dr. John White, Dr. John Deutch.
With U.S. military forces engaged around the world in both combat and stabilization operations, the need for rigorous and critical analysis of security transformation has never been greater. Toward this end, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the Strategic Studies Institute, and the Eisenhower National Security Series cosponsored a conference on security transformation.
The Hart-Rudman Commission and the Homeland Defens... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2001
The Hart-Rudman Commission and the Homeland Defense. Authored by Dr. Ian Roxborough.
With the exception of attacks by ballistic missiles, the continental United States was long held to be virtually immune from attack. For Americans, wars were something that took place in other countries. In the future, that may not hold. But while strategic thinkers agree that homeland defense needs greater attention, there is less consensus on the precise nature of the threat.
Future Warfare... Cover Image
Added May 01, 1999
Future Warfare. Authored by Major General Robert H. Scales.
Throughout U.S. history the American military services have had an unfortunate penchant for not being ready for the next war. Part of the problem has had to do with factors beyond their control: the American policy has been notoriously slow to respond to the challenges posed by dangerous enemies. On the other hand, American military institutions have been surprisingly optimistic in weighing their preparedness as they embarked on the nation's wars.
Challenging the United States Symmetrically and As... Cover Image
Added July 01, 1998
Challenging the United States Symmetrically and Asymmetrically: Can America be Defeated? Authored by Colonel Lloyd J. Matthews, USA Ret..
The U.S. Army War College s Ninth Annual Strategy Conference was held at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, during the period March 31-April 2, 1998. The theme of the conference was Challenging the United States Symmetrically and Asymmetrically: Can America Be Defeated?
Nonlethality and American Land Power: Strategic Co... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1998
Nonlethality and American Land Power: Strategic Context and Operational Concepts. Authored by Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., Dr. Steven Metz.
Nonlethal technology, concepts and doctrine may provide the Army a way to retain its political utility and military effectiveness in a security environment characterized by ambiguity and the glare of world public opinion. To explore this, the Army is undertaking programs and initiatives which may make it the driving force in nonlethality.
Evolutionary Technology in the Current Revolution ... Cover Image
Added March 01, 1998
Evolutionary Technology in the Current Revolution in Military Affairs: The Army Tactical Command and Control System.
Ts. Elizabeth A. Stanley analyzes developments in the Army Tactical Command and Control System as a vehicle for assessing the U.S. Army's strategy for exploiting information age technologies. Her analysis will be of great value to those interested in several dimensions of military modernization, in particular whether we are amid a revolution in military affairs (RMA) or something less profound.
The Principles of War in the 21st Century: Strateg... Cover Image
Added August 01, 1995
The Principles of War in the 21st Century: Strategic Considerations. Authored by Dr. Steven Metz, Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II, Dr. William T. Johnsen, LTC James Kievit.
For nearly two centuries, the principles of war have guided practitioners of the military art. During the last 55 years the principles of war have been a key element of U.S. Army doctrine, and recently they have been incorporated into other Service and Joint doctrines. The turn of the 21st century and the dawn of what some herald as the "Information Age," however, may call into question whether principles originally derived in the 19th century and based on the experience of "Industrial Age" armed forces still hold. Moreover, despite their long existence, the applicability of the principles of war at the strategic level of warfare has not been the subject of detailed analysis or assessment.
Strategy and the Revolution in Military Affairs: F... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1995
Strategy and the Revolution in Military Affairs: From Theory to Policy. Authored by LTC James Kievit, Dr. Steven Metz.
A small band of "RMA" analysts has emerged in the military and Department of Defense, in the academic strategic studies community, and in defense-related think-tanks and consulting firms. To these analysts, the Gulf War provided a vision of a potential revolution in military affairs (RMA) in which Information Age technology would be combined with appropriate doctrine and training to allow a small but very advanced U.S. military to protect national interests with unprecedented efficiency.
The Revolution in Military Affairs: Prospects and ... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1995
The Revolution in Military Affairs: Prospects and Cautions. Authored by Dr. Earl H. Tilford, Jr..
RMAs are driven by more than breakthrough technologies, and while the technological component is important, a true revolution in the way military institutions organize, equip and train for war, and in the way war is itself conducted, depends on the confluence of political, social, and technological factors.
The Revolution in Military Affairs and Conflict Sh... Cover Image
Added July 01, 1994
The Revolution in Military Affairs and Conflict Short of War. Authored by LTC James Kievit, Dr. Steven Metz.
The authors concede that the revolution in military affairs holds great promise for conventional, combined-arms warfare, but conclude that its potential value in conflict short of war, whether terrorism, insurgency, or violence associated with narcotrafficking, is not so clear-cut. Given this, national leaders and strategists should proceed cautiously and only after a full exploration of the ethical, political, and social implications of their decisions.
Alternative World Scenarios for a New Order of Nat... Cover Image
Added January 01, 1993
Alternative World Scenarios for a New Order of Nations. Authored by Dr. Charles W. Taylor.
The author provides a set of plausible scenarios against which users can build policies and decisions while anticipating and judging their consequences before implementation.