Accession Number : ADA324882

Title :   World View: The 1997 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 : ADA324882

Report Date : 03 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The analysts at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) assess the strategic equation. They address those issues and factors that will affect U.S. national security strategy over the next 12-18 months. The strategic context in 1997 will be similar to that of 1996 In that it remains complex and uncertain. This year, the way the analysts assess the world of the 21st century is even more important because the Army, along with the other services, are engaged in the congressionally-mandated Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). These conceptions of the future have implications not orly for Force XXI and Army XXI, but also for the kind of Army that will serve the nation when Army XXI systems near obsolescence in 15-20 years. Getting the strategic context about right is important because the Army After Next, although hIghly capable, will also be small by comparison to those forces of only a few years past. Furthermore, decisions made in 1997 as to weapons development and force structure will be evident in the Army of 2010-2015.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *STRATEGIC WARFARE, WEAPONS, NATO, STRATEGY, COMPARISON, ETHNIC GROUPS, CONFLICT, OBSOLESCENCE.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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