Accession Number : ADA295651

Title :   Ready for What and Modernized Against Whom? A Strategic Perspective on Readiness and Modernization.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Record, Jeffrey

PDF Url : ADA295651

Report Date : 10 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The author states that while maintaining a capacity to engage in large-scale interstate conventional combat is indispensable, historically it has been the unconventional and subnational conflicts that have presented U.S. forces with their greatest challenges. He argues that the United States is entering an era ir. which such wars will be the dominant form of conflict. Therefore, modernization should be approached cautiously. Since the pace of technological change is so rapid, the United States must be much more discriminating in deciding what technologies to pursue. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, WARFARE, UNITED STATES, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY BUDGETS, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE