Accession Number : ADA311163

Title :   Future Warriors: Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Adams, John A., Jr

PDF Url : ADA311163

Report Date : 07 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Special operations forces have played a significant role in U.S. history when waging war or conduction operations during periods other than war. As the 21st Century approaches with the advent of the high-tech battlefield, will special operations forces continue to be relevant and how will they wage information warfare? This paper examines that question by exploring the current military revolution and how it shapes the future battlefield, information warfare and its application on the future battlefield, and the role of special operations forces in conducting information warfare. The result is that special operations forces have a role to play in the future.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, *INFORMATION SCIENCES, *LIMITED WARFARE, *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE