Accession Number : ADA307010

Title :   The Future of American Landpower: Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century Army.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Metz, Steven ; Johnson, William T. ; Johnson, Douglas V., II ; Kievit, James O. ; Lovelace, Douglas C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA307010

Report Date : 12 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The authors explore the premises which will shape thinking about the 'Army After Next.' In an era characterized by a volatile international security environment, accelerating technological advances (particularly in acquiring, processing, and disseminating information), the emergence of what some are calling a 'revolution in military affairs,' and forecasts of increasingly constrained fiscal resources, it seems ill-advised to plan only for the 'next Army.' The authors challenge convictions that provide much of the basis for the 'current Army,' as well as some of the assumptions that under-gird planning for the 'next Army.' They discuss outlines of future security conditions and the Army's role in that environment. The ensuing exchange of ideas, they hope, will help create a force that can continue to be called upon to serve the interests of the Nation in an as yet uncertain future.

Descriptors :   *LAND WARFARE, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *ARMY PLANNING, NATIONAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENTS, INFORMATION TRANSFER, COLD WAR, VOLATILITY, ARMY OPERATIONS, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, NORTH AFRICA, WESTERN EUROPE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE