defense transformation

AC/RC Integration: Today’s Success and Transformation’s Challenge

Author: Dr Dallas D Owens Lieutenant Colonel Dallas Owens analyzes current integration programs and initiatives and evaluates them for their potential to resist transformation’s possible threat to AC/RC integration. In Part I, Lieutenant Colonel Owens examines historical and current concepts of integration. He shows how programs emerged from the concept, the barriers to integration that …

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Army Transformation: A View from the U.S. Army War College

Author: Dr Williamson Murray The U.S. Army is now in the process of transforming itself to meet security interests and the need for land power that span the globe, now and in the future. The following essays are representative of current thinking at the U.S. Army War College by students considering the nature and direction …

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America’s Army: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Security Challenges

Author: Maj Gen Robert H Scales During the early decades of the 21st Century, the Army of 2025 will differ from today’s Army in two distinct ways. First, it will achieve unprecedented strategic and operational speed by exploiting information technologies to create a knowledge-based organization. Second, it will exhibit tremendous flexibility and physical agility through …

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AY 97 Compendium Army After Next Project

Author: Dr Douglas V Johnson II These student papers are largely focused on present problems which must be solved before movement toward the future can make much progress. If they are not dramatically futuristic in approach, they are nevertheless set against a future backdrop which is still in the process of being defined. The broader …

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National Defense into the 21st Century: Defining the Issues

Author: Dr Earl H Tilford Jr In March 1996, Colonel Jim Blundell of the Association of the United States Army’s Institute for Land Warfare and Dr. Earl H. Tilford, Jr., of the U. S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute envisioned a symposium that would bring all the services together for an open and honest …

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The Future of American Landpower: Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century Army

Author: Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Douglas V Johnson II, LTC James Kievit, Prof Douglas C Lovelace Jr, Dr Steven Metz Armies historically have been criticized for preparing for the last war. Since the early 1980s, however, the U.S. Army has broken this pattern and created a force capable of winning the next war. But, …

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