Accession Number : ADA295648

Title :   The Army in the Information Age.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, Gordon R. ; Coroalles, Anthony M.

PDF Url : ADA295648

Report Date : 31 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The authors bring into focus several areas where the future concept of land warfare will differ most from the past. They provide insights into three critical areas: the operational environment; the emergence of simultaneity as a unifying concept in Information Age warfare; and, changes that must take place in the planning environment. In today's post-Cold War world, conditions are less certain and the threats more ambiguous, unpredictable, and in a sense more likely to be translated into acts of force to achieve political, economic, or terroristic objectives. Therefore, the Army must be structured, trained, equipped, and prepared for maximum flexibility. The authors suggest that the challenge today is to determine what array of capabilities may be needed to perform a broader range of requirements and to decide how much of each capability Force XXI will need.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PLANNING, *INFORMATION SCIENCES, REQUIREMENTS, UNCERTAINTY, LAND WARFARE, ARRAYS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE