ENVISIONING FUTURE WARFARE

ENVISIONING FUTURE WARFARE

by Gordon Sullivan
     
 
The strategic environment at the end of the 20th century is
characterized by two competing trends. First, the international system
has entered a period of increased instability. Second, we are witnessing
the maturation of information processing technology and its subsequent
impact on economics, politics, and the conduct of war. This collection
of

Overview

The strategic environment at the end of the 20th century is
characterized by two competing trends. First, the international system
has entered a period of increased instability. Second, we are witnessing
the maturation of information processing technology and its subsequent
impact on economics, politics, and the conduct of war. This collection
of three articles by General Gordon R. Sullivan and Colonel James M.
Dubik explores these trends and seeks to envision their implications on
future war.
Taken together, these articles illuminate contemporary debates in
military affairs. "Land Warfare in the 21 st Century" establishes a vision
of the strategic landscape and identifies the two broad trends of
instability and technological acceleration. "Ulysses S. Grant and
America's Power-Projection Army" examines the issues of
organizational change in the face of technological and social evolution.
And "War in the Information Age" elaborates on what the power of
information processing technology might mean for the conduct of
future war.
The ideas found in these three pieces are not definitive, rather they
should be used as starting points for understanding subsequent Army
initiatives and actions. They are important thoughts that are continuing
to grow and evolve within our institutional base of knowledge. The
challenge of realizing the maximum benefit from information
technology has been taken up in TRADOC Pamphlet 525-5, ForceXXI
Operations (August 1994). This document forms the intellectual base
of the development of the 21st-century Army. The role of the Army
under conditions of international instability is elaborated in the Army
white paper, Decisive Victory: America's Power-Projection Army
(October 1994).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148872986
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
12/14/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

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