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OFFICER EDUCATION : PREPARING LEADERS FOR THE AIR FORCE OF 2035  

On May 10, 1940, military forces from Germany attacked the combined forces of Great Britain and France. Despite the advantages of 3,740,000 troops to the German.s 2,760,000 and 3,254 tanks to the German.s 2,574, British and French forces in France were defeated in six ...Read more >

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2035 BIODETERRENCE : PROBLEMS AND PROMISES FOR BIODEFENSE  

Can the U.S. deter nation, group, or individual actors from employing bioweapons in 2035? The intent of this paper is to inform the debate and influence the way the United States thinks about bio-defense. At the very least the paper aims to better understand the problem by looking at deterrence against nations, groups, and even individual actors from employing ...Read more >

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HIGH POWER MICROWAVES ON THE FUTURE BATTLEFIELD : IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. DEFENSE  

One of the U.S. Militarys greatest strengths, integration of technology, may soon turn into its greatest liability as recent advances in the area of high power microwave (HPM) weapons are garnering interest around the ...Read more >

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CYBERDETERRANCE IN 2035 : REDEFINING THE FRAMEWORK FOR SUCCESS  

Cyberspace has become a critical domain for enabling the United States to achieve its objectives. Claims of United States military missions to dominate cyberspace seem at odds with reality. In fact, cyberspace is a contested domain today and the situation is ...Read more >

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TOWARD CYBER OMNISCIENCE  

How does one prevent someone from doing something they do not want them to do? Although the opening quote from the Bible indicates this question is as old as humankind, people continue to seek viable solutions to the problem of deterring objectionable ...Read more >

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HARNESSING LIGHT : LASER/SATELLITE RELAY MIRROR SYSTEMS  

Directed energy weapons represent a potential revolution in military capabilities for tomorrows warfighters. Lasers are already used for making precise measurements, cutting, communications, and power transmission. At higher power levels, lasers have the potential to be formidable weapons, both lethal and ...Read more >

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THE IMPACT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY ENERGETICS ON THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BY 2035  

Nanotechnology will have a profound impact on the profession of arms by 2035. Breakthroughs in this burgeoning science will foster the miniaturization of weapons, decrease the cost of space launch systems, and make resilient rechargeable battery power readily ...Read more >

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THE RING OF GYGES : ANONYMITY AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES EFFECT ON THE DETERRENCE OF NON-STATE ACTORS IN 2035  

From the time of Plato, men have pondered how an individual would act if they were unidentifiable or anonymous. In The Republic, Plato uses the story of Gyges of Lydia, who found a ring in a cave and put it upon his finger to become invisible, to show how a man would act when he believed himself to be ...Read more >

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DATA INTEGRATION : CHARTING A PATH FORWARD TO 2035  

In 2035, intelligence collection systems will include autonomous systems from the size of bugs to blimps, each equipped with multiple sensors. These systems will be trustable, flexible, survivable, composible, and agile.2 The future collection suite will build on many platforms in use today, to include the Global Hawk, Reaper, and Predator Remotely Piloted ...Read more >

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ROBUST TECHNOLOGY TO AUGMENT OR REPLACE THE US RELIANCE ON THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM  

Precision has become an all important force multiplier in the employment of US forces, and this employment has become routine. Precision has allowed US forces, specifically Air and Space forces, to provide global capabilities across the spectrum between lethal and non-lethal ...Read more >

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CONNECTING THE EDGE : MOBILE AD-HOC NETWORKS (MANETS) FOR NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE  

The principles of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) are at the heart of DoD transformation plans and are the driving concept of several high profile acquisition programs. This paper addresses the question of what communications and networking technology breakthroughs are required to fully realize mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) and deliver on the promises of NCW at the tactical edge of our military forces in the 2025 ...Read more >

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REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS  

The Soviet military thinkers rst asked questions about the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) during the mid-Sixties, with respect to the impact of nuclear weapons and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). They believed that the employment of nuclear weapons would change the course of future ...Read more >

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUB-CONVENTIONAL CONFLICT AND HOMELAND SECURITY  

A seminar on Emerging Technologies for Sub-Conventional Conflict & Homeland Security was held at DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi on 20-21 August 2009, under the aegis of the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) and Confederation of Indian ...Read more >

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THE FUTURE OF COMPLEX CONFLICT  

As we move deeper into the 21st century, global issues and conflicts are becoming increasingly complex. Seemingly disparate public and private sectors are intersecting in ways never before ...Read more >

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FUTURE CAPABILITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE AIR FORCE IN 2030  

This second iteration of the Blue Horizons study, commissioned by the USAF chief of staff, provides a new look at the future. Its original purpose was to develop a prioritized list of concepts and their key enabling technologies the USAF would need to maintain dominance in air, space, and cyberspace to the year ...Read more >

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