Accession Number : ADA241048

Title :   Threat in the 21st Century -- Recognizing the Global Crisis of the Failing Human Condition: A Time for New Ideas.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Hammerle, William L.

Report Date : APR 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : 21ST Century National Policy decisions, made today, must be based on a more progressive blend of the military, economic, and political instruments of power. The imperative for needing new ideas can be based on an analysis of two specific areas which constitute future security threats: (1) Global Population Trends and (2) Resource Depletion. Because these areas are related to the human condition, they are rarely integrated into formal military threat analysis, and remain as periphery issues in policy development. Reversing this trend requires meeting two fundamental challenges. First, the officer corps must accept a pro-active role as advocates of progressive long-range policy. Second, the implications of these threats must be thoroughly studied and understood on country and regional level.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *THREATS, ECONOMICS, CIVILIAN POPULATION, NATURAL RESOURCES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE