Accession Number : ADA310956

Title :   Strategic Assessment 1996: Instruments of U.S. Power.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

PDF Url : ADA310956

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 239

Abstract : This volume analyzes how the utility of various instruments of U.S. power has changed in recent years, primarily owing to the end of the Cold War. For that reason, we need to set forth our view of the changing international context within which the instruments are applied. Our perspective on the emerging new world order was set forth in the first chapter of Strategic Assessment 1995, which we summarize here with some changes in nuance to reflect developments during 1995 and with some additional material to extend the analysis beyond the realm of geostrategy. The essential characteristics of the present strategic environment are uncertainty and change. The world is going through several types of dramatic changes. For heuristic purposes, those changes can be grouped into three broad categories-geostrategic, information, and, less clearly defined than the others, character of government.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *POWER, UNCERTAINTY, GLOBAL, NATIONAL SECURITY, COLD WAR, HEURISTIC METHODS, INTERNATIONAL, DEFENSE PLANNING, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE