Accession Number : ADA304969

Title :   World View: The 1996 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Tilford, Earl H., Jr

PDF Url : ADA304969

Report Date : 01 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) analysts annually assess the strategic equation for their particular area of interest. These 1996 strategic assessments are crucial for two reasons. First, the post-Cold War world remains complex. These complexities present the nation and the Army with diverse and potentially perilous challenges. To remain the world's best Army in the 21st century, possible strategic challenges must be defined clearly. Second, the Army is addressing this strategic context at a crucial juncture when planned downsizing is nearly completed and the Army 5 vision of the future is being transformed into modernization requirements through the Force XXI process. Reduction of Army spending continues to be a important issue.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *ARMY OPERATIONS, FOREIGN POLICY, NATO, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, NATIONAL SECURITY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, MIDDLE EAST, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), THREATS, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, RUSSIA, CONFLICT, STRATEGIC WARFARE, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, ARMY PLANNING, ARMY BUDGETS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, TERRORISM, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, DRUG SMUGGLING, ECONOMIC WARFARE, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Government and Political Science

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