Accession Number : ADA625666


Title :   Defense Science Board (DSB) Summer Study Report on Strategic Surprise


Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a625666.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : The final report of the Defense Science Board 2014 Summer Study on Strategic Surprise is attached. In accordance with its charter, the study reviewed how information about a potential adversary may lead to changing current Department priorities and what the possible actions and hedges against those changing priorities may be. The study considered what actions, if not taken by the Department, might lead to potential regrets in 2024. They study also reviewed possible actions and hedges against changing priorities. The study focused on potential regrets in eight areas and provides recommendations to avoid strategic surprise in those eight domains. The domains include: * Countering Nuclear Proliferation * Ballistic and Cruise Missile Defense * Space Security * Undersea Warfare * Cyber * Communications and Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) * Counterintelligence * Logistics Resilience To determine the potential regrets in 2024, the study focused on the likelihood of the regret occurring and the consequences if it does occur. In providing recommendations, the study focused on whether there are affordable and timely ideas to prevent the undesired outcome, and also whether the Department is already taking action toward this end.


Descriptors :   *DEFENSE PLANNING , ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , AREA DENIAL , ARMS CONTROL , COUNTERINTELLIGENCE , CYBERWARFARE , DETERRENCE , EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS , ELECTRONIC WARFARE , FREQUENCY ALLOCATION , HOMELAND DEFENSE , LOGISTICS , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION , RESILIENCE , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , SPACE SURVEILLANCE , THREATS , UNDERSEA WARFARE , WEAPONS EFFECTS


Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Defense Systems
      Military Intelligence
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE