Accession Number : ADA329382

Title :   The Annual Report on The Army After Next Project.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA329382

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Visualizing the future requires a process that anticipates the nature of warfare in the next century and the evolution of US national security requirements. For that purpose, AAN conducts broad studies of future warfare to frame issues vital to the development of the US Army and to provide those issues to the senior Army leadership in a format suitable for integration into TRADOC combat developments programs. These studies focus on1y but are not constrained to, the period 2010 and beyond. The choice of a 30-year point of focus is intended to place a distant intellectual beacon far enough in front of the pace of change so that ideas and a vision of the future will not be constricted by near term budgetary and institutional influences. Such an approach is needed to break free of the action-reaction cycle of incremental change, which can only hold the future hostage to the past. To ensure a comprehensive and holistic perspective focused on 2025, the program is organized around four broad research areas: the geostrategic setting, the evolution of rnilitary art, human and organizational issues, and technology trends.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *VISION, *ARMY, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY RESEARCH, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY TACTICS, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE