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