transformation

Transforming the Force: The 11th Air Assault Division (Test) from 1963 to 1965

Author: Brigadier General Thomas C. Graves This monograph will answer the question: Can the U.S. Army apply to the current “prototype brigade” the lessons that were learned during the development and experimentation of the 11th Air Assault Division (Test)? Having established that the criteria of DTLOMS is a valuable tool for evaluating change in military …

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The Army and Homeland Security: A Strategic Perspective

Author: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II The topic of homeland security includes a broad array of missions and mission areas ranging from national missile defense to military assistance to civil authorities. The topic has recently attracted a great deal of attention due to the public’s heightened awareness of the variety and nature of emerging threats …

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Alternative National Military Strategies for the United States

Author: Dr Conrad C Crane The 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) will have to address all the relevant issues about the future course of American national security strategy and provide useful recommendations to the new administration as it develops a new security strategy. The Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and the …

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“…to insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence…” PAPERS FROM THE CONFERENCE ON HOMELAND PROTECTION

Author: Dr Max G Manwaring On April 11-13, 2000, the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute sponsored a major conference that examined what the Department of Defense must do “to insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence . . ., given the increasing contemporary threats to the U.S. homeland. This book highlights the …

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American Strategy: Issues and Alternatives for the Quadrennial Defense Review

Author: Dr Steven Metz The combination of a congressionally-mandated Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), a change of presidents, and shifts in the global security environment will force or allow American strategists to rethink some of the basic elements of U.S. strategy and decide if any changes need to be made. It is vital that the defense …

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Force Planning Considerations for Army XXI

Author: Dr William T Johnsen The U.S. Army has moved along the path of preparing for the 21st century. This process began with the conceptual examinations and assessments carried out under the “Louisiana Maneuvers” and the Army’s Battle Labs, and matured through the Force XXI process. The Army recently completed its first series of Advanced …

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The Evolution in Military Affairs: Shaping the Future U.S. Armed Forces

Author: Prof Douglas C Lovelace Jr Professor Douglas Lovelace articulates the exigent need to begin preparing the U.S. armed forces for the international security environment which will succeed the post-Cold War era. He defines national security interests, describes the future international security environment, identifies derivative future national security objectives and strategic concepts, and discerns the …

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The Future Roles of U.S. Military Power and Their Implications

Author: Dr William T Johnsen As the daily headlines attest, the Department of Defense is in the midst of a Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). Charged by Congress, the Department of Defense is examining a broad range of issues concerning U.S. military policy and strategy (inter alia, future national defense strategy, the force structure necessary to …

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