Looming Discontinuities In U.S. Military Strategy And Defense Planning by Paul K. Davis, Peter A. Wilson

Full Title: Looming Discontinuities In U.S. Military Strategy And Defense Planning: Colliding RMAs Necessitate A New Strategy
Author/Editor(s): Paul K. Davis (1943-); Peter A. Wilson (1943-); United States; National Defense Research Institute (U.S.); Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833052101, 9780833052100
Publisher: RAND
Published Place: Santa Monica, CA
Published/Copyright Year: 2011
Language: English
Physical Description: Illustrations (some Colored), Colored map included, 28 cm
LCCN: 2011924500
Series: Occasional Paper ( Volume OP-326-OSD )
Number of pages: 57 (xxi, 57 pages)
Categories:
Military Planning > United States
United States > Military Policy > 21st Century
United States > Armed Forces > Forecasting


Content:
Introduction
Diagnosis : an environment with new demands
Future capability needs and possible future directions
Perceiving the way ahead, darkly
Conclusions.
The authors argue that the United States is entering a period of discontinuity in its defense planning, something that future historians may see as a planning crisis. The causes are technology diffusion that is leveling aspects of the playing field militarily, geostrategic changes, and the range of potential adversaries. The authors see these as leading to (1) increasingly difficult force projection in some important circumstances; (2) a related block obsolescence of U.S. forces and concepts of operations; (3) the need for a new grand strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, where China is now a major regional power; and (4) the United States having to deal with a demanding mix of "complex operations" (e.g., counterinsurgency and stabilization) and traditional challenges. Obstacles exist to taking on these challenges. These include severe economic issues and the absence of consensus on the nature of next-generation forces and posturing. The paper presents three illustrative models for future concepts of operations, but all are very challenging. They and others will need to be explored with considerable innovation and experimentation. Finally, the papers argue for a comprehensive rebalancing of national security strategy, not just a rebalancing of military capabilities.

Notes:
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
"National Defense Research Institute."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-57).

ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V40.414259-1-3539832
Other ID: 708578135(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: U153 .D3826 2011
Released Date: 20120606

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APA Style:
Davis, P.K., Wilson, P.A. & United States, National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), Rand Corporation (2011). Looming Discontinuities In U.S. Military Strategy And Defense Planning: Colliding RMAs Necessitate A New Strategy. Santa Monica, CA: RAND.

MLA Style:
Davis, Paul K., Peter A. Wilson, United States, National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), and Rand Corporation. Looming Discontinuities In U.S. Military Strategy And Defense Planning: Colliding RMAs Necessitate A New Strategy. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2011. Print.

Chicago Style:
Davis, Paul K., Peter A. Wilson, United States, National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), and Rand Corporation. Looming Discontinuities In U.S. Military Strategy And Defense Planning: Colliding RMAs Necessitate A New Strategy. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2011.