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Transformation
CHALLENGING TRANSFORMATION’S CLICHES  

Much of the literature concerning military transformation in the United States employs a number of popular, but hitherto unchallenged clichés. Unfortunately, when phrases are repeated frequently enough, they begin to sound true. In policy circles, where haste often is by necessity the order of the day, that poor basis can suffice to justify any number ...Read more >

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DEFENSE TRANSFORMATION : TO WHAT, FOR WHAT  

The military is one of several tools America elected leadership has to promote, further, or obtain the nation’s interests. In order not to constrain the policy options open to the civilian leadership, the military should possess a capability set that will enhance or enable the pursuit of a broad range of foreign policy and national security strategy ...Read more >

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TRANSFORMATION FROM THE OUTSITSITSIDE IN OROR THE INSINSINSIDE OUT  

During the past fifteen years, there have been many efforts to transform the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DOD) and the Armed Forces. Some of these efforts have been successful to some degree, but they have not achieved the real revolutions that were ...Read more >

68 Pages
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MILITARY TRANSFORMATION : A STRATEGIC APPROACH  

The strategy for military transformation is a vital component of the United States overall defense strategy. The U.S. defense strategy, as described in the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Report and the Department Annual Report to the President and the Congress, provides a necessary context for the discussion of military transformation ...Read more >

40 Pages
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A TOOL FOR EVALUATING FORCE MODERNIZAITON OPTIONS  

The modenization of US military forces is an ongoing process and one that will continue into the near future and ...Read more >

78 Pages
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DEFENCE TR ANSFORMATI ON : AN APPRAISAL  

As we prepare for the future, we must think differently and develop the kinds of forces and capabilities that can adapt quickly to new challenges and to unexpected circumstances. We must transform not only the capabilities at our disposal but also the way we think, the way we train, the way we exercise and the way we ...Read more >

29 Pages
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AN ARMY TRANSFORMED : THE U.S. ARMY POST VIETNAM RECOVERY AND THE DYNAMICS OF CHANGE IN MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS  

This paper makes four central arguments. First, leaders within military organizations are essential; external developments most often have an indeterminate impact on military change. Second, military reform is about more than changing ...Read more >

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CONFRONTING THE UNCONVENTIONAL : INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS  

As the Quadrennial Defense Review Report for 2006 makes clear, the Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to transforming itself. In the years to come, it will continue to transform its regular or conventional warfare capabilities, that is, its capabilities to operate against the military forces of other ...Read more >

87 Pages
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INTERACTIONS AND INNOVATIONS AMONG PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS, PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGY  

The mission of the International Chairs Network is to provide a forum to challenge thinking, leverage shared knowledge and inform the debate about the international security implications of global ...Read more >

287 Pages
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THINKING CHANGE IN THE ARMED FORCES  

In modern times, major militaries across the world seem to be grappling with this idea of change. How do we conceptualise change is an issue that has bothered many militaries in the world and raises several questions in our context as ...Read more >

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THE ARMY FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEM (FCS) : BACKGROUND AND ISSUES FOR CONGRESS  

The Future Combat System (FCS) is the U.S. Army’s multiyear, multibillion dollar program at the heart of the Army’s transformation efforts. It is the Army major research, development and acquisition program consisting of 14 manned and unmanned systems tied together by an extensive communications and information ...Read more >

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DEFENSE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION :  

The Department of Defense (DOD) spends billions of dollars each year to maintain key business operations intended to support the warfighter, including systems and processes related to the management of contracts, finances, the supply chain, support infrastructure and weapon systems ...Read more >

55 Pages
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ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO ARMY TRANSFORMATION  

Army transformation si an attempt to provide future forces with enhanced capabilities in lethality, survivability and mobility, both strategic and ...Read more >

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PRIVATIZING WHILE TRANSFORMING  

The Armed Forces of the United States are designed to be supported by capabilities provided by civilians. The Army, for example, depends not only on Reserve and National Guard components for warfighting elements, but also on private contractors for numerous roles no longer performed by military ...Read more >

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