Accession Number : ADA565602


Title :   National Security Challenges: Insights from Social, Neurobiological, and Complexity Sciences. Topical Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) and U.S. Army ERDC Multi-Agency/Multi-Disciplinary White Papers in Support of National Security Challenges


Descriptive Note : White Volume


Corporate Author : ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a565602.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 276


Abstract : This White Volume assesses U.S. long term national security challenges, employing a global perspective that accounts for the changing political, economic, social, and psychological profiles of populations, and the rapid changes they experience in a globally connected information environment. It addresses many of the key national security challenges identified by LTG Flynn in the Preface. The collection of essays explores future population-centric national security challenges through the lens of the latest research from the social, neurological, and complexity sciences. The papers emphasize enduring long term themes that are focused on the interactions of populations and their environments. They are not U.S.- centric, but multi-perspective and examine underlying long term phenomena. The target audiences are planners, operators, and policy makers. With them in mind, the articles are intentionally kept short and written to stand alone. All the contributors have done their best to make their articles easily accessible.


Descriptors :   *GLOBALIZATION , *NATIONAL SECURITY , ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS , COGNITIVE SCIENCE , CONFLICT , COUNTERINSURGENCY , CULTURE , DECISION MAKING , ENVIRONMENTS , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , MILITARY STRATEGY , NEUROBIOLOGY , ONLINE COMMUNITIES , PEACETIME , PLANNING , POPULATION , SOCIAL SCIENCES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Intelligence
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE