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Theory of War
TECHNOLOGY, TRANSFORMATION AND NEW OPERATIONAL CONCEPTS  

The first purpose of this paper is to describe principal new developments in technology in the framework of how they can improve operational effectiveness in the uncertain world of the 21st century. The technologies are presented generically rather than by system, because a broader and more generic technology base is required to meet evolving opportunities. A second purpose is to examine the related issue of technology development and acquisition. Expectations for the rapid introduction of ...Read more >

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AMERICA ARMY : PREPARING FOR TOMORROW SECURITY CHALLENGES  

America’s elected leaders should expect numerous international security challenges as the new millennium witnesses continued racial,economic and religious tensions. Some of these conflicts will be so severe that our very national viability and existence could be in jeopardy. The United States, moreover, must anticipate the rise of regional hegemons3 who will undoubtedly challenge our vital national interests. In some instances, these security threats will require resolution by using the element ...Read more >

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WHICH WAY TO THE FUTURE  

The Armed Forces are at a crossroads.There has been vigorous debate since the Cold War over the nature of future war. This article identifies four major positions in that debate and argues that each represents not only a possible future, but a likely one. The sign at the crossroads points in four directions and the future lies each way. No wonder the controversy seems inconclusive. Debates on future wars and other military operations are usually set against the inherited (or legacy) image of ...Read more >

8 Pages
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BEHIND THE WIZARD CURTAIN  

This book begins with a brief look at a SOS from the viewpoint of the U.S defense strategy and the framework of Joint Vision 2010. The intent is to provide an impression of SOS scope and the level of expectations for its operational support. There is not one SOS that is a one-time new start, as a single information system project. Rather a SOS more typically will be assembled from shared reusable components and with many existing systems independently developed for other and various ...Read more >

274 Pages
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DOING WINDOWS  

This book provides the final results of a project sponsored by the Joint Warfare Analysis Center. Our primary objective in this project was to examine how military operations can support the long-term objective of achieving civil stability and durable peace in states embroiled in complex emergencies. A complex emergency is one which draws every sector of society into its tentacles. Without coordinated external assistance, few if any states are capable of extracting themselves from such crises ...Read more >

402 Pages
1.54 MB
RESPONDING TO 9/11 : ARE THINK TANKS THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX  

In this study, Dr. James McGann evaluates terrorism-related research efforts conducted by eight leading U.S. public policy research institutions while exploring some of the more fundamental and troubling trends impacting on these institutions that help government think.By examining the overall response of think tanks prior to and after 9/11, the study attempts to explain how external pressures have affected the research agendas of think tanks and more specifically their response terrorism, ...Read more >

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PARADOXES OF WAR  

Increasingly the use of force is a last resort of industrialized nations. This is an admission of defeat since war can no longer be rationalized in economic terms. Force is most effective when one possesses it but is not compelled to use it. Conventional or nuclear conflicts, the Persian Gulf War notwithstanding, are not worth the costs for the losers and in many cases not for the victors. Bankruptcy, moral or financial, may be the shared outcome for all parties to future ...Read more >

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FRONTIERS OF THE FUTURE MADMEN, METHODS AND MASSIVE CHANGE  

A particular strength of the Project is the cooperation it receives from organizations and individuals around the world. These cooperating groups are called project nodes.They translate and administer questionnaires and conduct policy-maker interviews in their regions. Current Millennium Project nodes are located in Beijing; Buenos Aires, Cairo; Calgary; Caracas, Helsinki,London; Madurai & New Delhi,; Maui,; Moscow ; Paris, Prague, Rome, Sao Paulo, Tehran,Silicon Valley, Columbia, Berlin, ...Read more >

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FRONTIERS OF THE FUTURE  

20 Pages
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CHAOS THEORY FOR THE PRACTICAL MILITARY MIND  

The military professional is a practically-minded individual. This is not, stereotypes aside, the result of an inflexible, unimaginative nature, but comes from pursuing a profession that emphasizes mission accomplishment above all else. What sane nation would want less of its protectors.This paper is written with such a practical mindset and begins with a definition of the most pertinent aspects of Chaos Theory for military applications. This is kept at a conceptual level for the benefit of the ...Read more >

66 Pages
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UNRESTRICTED WARFARE  

The weapons revolution invariably precedes the revolution in military affairs by one step and following the arrival of a revolutionary weapon, the arrival of the revolution in military affairs is just a matter of time. The history of warfare is continually providing this kind of proof: bronze or iron spears resulted in the infantry phalanx and bows and arrows and stirrups provided new tactics for cavalry. Black powder cannons gave rise to a full complement of modern warfare modes....from the ...Read more >

228 Pages
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THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS : REVISITED AFTER SEPTEMBER 11  

The dissolution of the Soviet Union not only ended the Cold War era but also it terminated simplistic understanding of world politics, which was dominant during this time. The bloc mentality of the Cold War has no longer provided an outlook to delineate the picture of the new period. By the end of the Cold War, henceforth, students of international relations have witnessed several contending images of world politics. The images are basically concerned with redefining the newly emerging world ...Read more >

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THE LINKS BETWEEN SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY AND MILITARY THEORY : UNDERSTANDING THE PAST IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE  

This study examines the links between science, philosophy and military theory. The author presents two cases studies to demonstrate the links between these disciplines. After presenting an overview on the rise of Newtonian science, he examines how the key frameworks and concepts of that science became interwoven into western civilization to affect its philosophy with an emphasis on its interpretation by the German Romanticist philosopher, Immanual Kant. He then shows how Newtonian science and ...Read more >

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