Accession Number : AD0760931
Title : Which Future for the Planner: Proposals.
Descriptive Note : Military issues research memo.,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Cameron,John R.
Report Date : 22 MAY 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : The report distinguishes between four categories of studies: technological forecasting, threat studies, environmental (socio-political) forecasting, and concept studies and highlights their contribution to defense decisionmaking. It presents nine non-mutually exclusive rationales for consideration of the future. Four time frames (near, mid-, long-, and very-long-range) are discussed showing the interrelationship of the constituent parts. Particular emphasis is given to a proposal for an unconstrained very-long-range study. It calls for approaching the addressal of the future in a manner provides guidance, which relates products addressing each time frame to the closer time frame studies, and, which provides a guide to proper balancing of resources and the type and extent of output. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : (*MILITARY OPERATIONS, PLANNING), DECISION MAKING, THREAT EVALUATION, POLITICAL SCIENCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY STRATEGY
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE