Accession Number : ADA292013

Title :   Revolutions in Military Affairs, Paradigm Shifts, and Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 94-Feb 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL DOCTRINE COMMAND NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Tritten, James J.

PDF Url : ADA292013

Report Date : 14 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This report provides a description of the role that military and naval doctrine can play in revolutions in military affairs (RMAs) and associated warfare paradigm shifts. Reviewing lessons of past RMA's and paradigm shifts, the report postulates a need for theory to better understand the nature of revolutions in military affairs and paradigm shifts. The major conclusion of the report is that the leading role afforded technology in revolutions in military affairs is an incomplete model. Doctrine can shape and dramatically effect an RMA, and it does not only passively respond to technology changes. This study also develops naval versions of the classic land oriented RMAs. Finally, the report suggests that military organizations need to become 'learning organizations.'

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *NAVAL PLANNING, *ORGANIZATION THEORY, WARFARE, MODELS, NAVY, THEORY, PATTERNS, CONFLICT, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Psychology
      Marine Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE