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EXERCISE AGILE WARRIOR AND THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF UK LAND FORCES  

The army’s Force Development and Training Command, which is tasked with leading and driving army learning and adaptation, started a new annual process of experimentation and operational analysis in October 2010. Known as Exercise Agile Warrior, this initiative aims to provide an evidence base, drawn from lessons, research and experiments, upon which to base decisions on the future development of land ...Read more >

64 Pages
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SUSTAINABLE PREEMINENCE REFORMING THE U.S. MILITARY AT A TIME OF STRATEGIC CHANGE  

Maintaining the U.S. military’s global preeminence is vital to protect American interests and promote American values. Yet, in order to sustain U.S. military pre-eminence in an emerging strategic environment characterized by new threats and constrained resources, the Department of Defense (DOD) will need to organize and operate America’s armed forces in ...Read more >

76 Pages
4.01 MB
RUSSIAN MILITARY REFORM AND DEFENSE POLICY  

Russia has undertaken several largely piecemeal and halting efforts to revamp the armed forces it inherited from the Soviet Union. In 2007, near the end of then-President Vladimir Putin’s second term in office, he appointed Anatoliy Serdyukov—the former head of the Federal Tax Service—as defense minister as part of an effort to combat corruption in the military and carry out ...Read more >

49 Pages
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MODERNIZING LANDWARNET : EMPOWERING AMERICAS ARMY  

The Athenian Pheidippides’ run through the Greek peninsula to warn of Persian invasion in 490 B.C. embodies a simple military truth: information is power. So too does George McClellan’s strategic victory at Antietam in 1862, which rested on found orders detailing Robert E. Lee’s movements. Armed with timely, accurate and relevant information, the Athenians and the Union Army were able to respond swiftly and effectively to win on the ...Read more >

16 Pages
1.79 MB
ARMY TRANSFORMATION : OPTIMIZING COMMAND AND CONTROL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY  

The purpose of this monograph is to determine if the Army missed an opportunity to reduce a level of command as a part of Army Transformation. This monograph demonstrates that the Army failed to maximize Transformation and reduce a level of command in according with its modularity concept developed between 2003 and 205 and espoused as late as the 2005 Army Posture Statement.This monograph explores the historical lineage and culture and how it applies to Army decision making over the last ...Read more >

64 Pages
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ARMY TRANSFORMATION LEADERSHIP A STUDY OF CORE COMPETENCIES FOR CIVILIAN LEADERSHIP   

The U. S. Army is undergoing a substantial departure from its historical underpinnings to adapt and succeed in the emerging arena of asymmetric warfare—i.e., migrating from a traditional ‘heavy’ approach to an agile and responsive capability. Changes are not limited to equipment and doctrine, but are pervasive throughout all aspects of infrastructure and processes, including leadership. Army Transformation is outlined by the Department of Defense (DoD) April 2003 Transformation Planning ...Read more >

140 Pages
1.12 MB
THE BARRIERS TO MILITARY TRANSFORMATION  

History is full of examples of the strongest states failing to take advantage of significant changes of the time and transformations in military affairs. The Mongols missed the gun-powder revolution, the Chinese and the Indians failed to embrace the industrial revolution, while the Russians let the information revolution go ...Read more >

24 Pages
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ASYMMETRICAL WARFARE, TRANSFORMATION AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE CAPABILITY  

For the Department of Defense (DOD) to transform itself for modern asymmetrical warfare, foreign language capability must be understood as an integral component. There is no doubt that the current global war on terrorism is an asymmetrical war against an unpredictable enemy rather than the predictable or symmetrical threats against self-important dictators or the Soviet ...Read more >

24 Pages
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TRANSFORMING MILITARY TRAINING : USING THE LESSONS OF THE PAST TO BUILD THE ARMY OF THE FUTURE  

MR. PASCUAL: Petraeus on Transforming Military Training, Using the Lessons of the Past to Build the Army of the Future. It is a real pleasure to welcome General Petraeus in the context of Brookings 90th anniversary. It is a period where we are really trying to honor and sponsor leadership in the United States and there is no person that can better embody that in an individual than General Petraeus ...Read more >

60 Pages
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FACING FUTURE CHALLENGES : A TRANSFORMATIONAL ROADMAP FOR INDIAS MILITARY STRATEGY  

The future, by definition, is unknowable and while scenario building or projecting current trends are useful exercises and probably the only tools we have, ultimately our predictions have as much certainty as say the uttering of the Holy Man at the banks of the Ganges in Benares. Imagining what the world was like ten years ago is a humbling way to realize how little we know of what it will be like ten years hence. Perhaps a better way to prepare for an unexpected future is not just to study the ...Read more >

9 Pages
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TRANSFORMING AMERICAS MILITARY  

Military transformation is the act of creating and harnessing a revolution in military affairs. It requires developing new technologies, operational concepts and organizational structures to conduct war in dramatically new ways. The United States is undertaking such a transformation to tackle its 21st century missions. A properly transformed military can develop significant advantages over a potential enemy. But the process also introduces risks that, if not properly managed, could dangerously ...Read more >

412 Pages
4.55 MB
NETWORK-CENTRIC OPERATIONS CASE STUDY : THE STRYKER BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM  

This report summarizes the results of a case study on the Network- Centric Operations (NCO) capabilities of the Stryker brigade, a new U.S. Army medium-weight infantry brigade. It possesses a unique combination of organic reconnaissance, surveillance, intelligence and target acquisition capabilities and digital battle command and communications systems. Perhaps most important, it utilizes a new organizational structure and a new information-centric concept of operations. We examine these ...Read more >

171 Pages
2.47 MB
NETWORKED FORCES IN STABILITY OPERATIONS  

This case study report examines the network-centric operations (NCO) capabilities and the operations of Stryker brigades and the 101st Airborne Division that conducted stability operations in Iraq in the 2003 to 2005 time frame. We investigate how the NCO capabilities and other resources available to these units were utilized to conduct stability and counterinsurgency operations and whether these capabilities resulted in improved mission ...Read more >

222 Pages
2.53 MB
DOES THE ARMY NEED A FULL-SPECTRUM FORCE OR SPECIALIZED UNITS? BACKGROUND AND ISSUES FOR CONGRESS  

This report is intended to provide information that might be of interest to Congress on the current debate surrounding the creation of special U.S. Army units and organizations, which some believe are needed to address current and future security requirements. While the Army has recently changed from a division based force to a brigade centric force, it has resisted the creation of special units to deal with counterinsurgency, stabilization and training or advisory ...Read more >

22 Pages
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