Accession Number : ADA481031


Title :   The Challenge of Adaptation: The US Army in the Aftermath of Conflict, 1953-2000


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST


Personal Author(s) : Davis, II, Robert T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a481031.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 159


Abstract : Using three case studies from the late twentieth century, Davis examines the processes by which the US Army sought to prepare itself for the future after the conclusion of a major conflict. It is essentially a study of how, in the wake of major conflict, the Army learned its lessons. In each of these periods post Korean War, post Vietnam War, and post Cold War the Army examined its existing institutional structures and processes, force structure, training and educational systems, and doctrine to prepare for an uncertain future. This study provides insights into how the US Army sought to prepare for the future at the end of major conflicts, and suggests approaches which Army leaders may wish to keep in mind as they continues to adapt to evolving circumstances and realities.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *ARMY , NUCLEAR WARFARE , COLD WAR , ARMY BUDGETS , LIMITED WARFARE , PERSIAN GULF WAR , VIETNAM WAR , KOREAN WAR , MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , ARMY PLANNING , MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , CASE STUDIES , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE