Accession Number : ADA513074


Title :   Report of the Defense Science Board 2008 Summer Study on Capability Surprise. Volume 2: Supporting Papers


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : John, Miriam ; Stein, Robert


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a513074.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 223


Abstract : The instability and cultural complexities in today's world, the breadth of security challenges, and the capability not only of states, but of non-states and extremists to make really bad things happen create an environment in which the potential for surprise has reached new levels. As of yet the nation has found no simple form of deterrence to deal with this complex environment. Thus, we as a nation must be prepared to deal with surprise in new ways. This study addresses the issue of capability surprise--what it is, why it happens, what can be done to reduce the potential for its occurrence, and how the Department of Defense and the nation can be better prepared to respond appropriately.


Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL READINESS , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *RESPONSE , *SECURITY , *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT , LOGISTICS , ENVIRONMENTS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE