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Books For The Military Professional

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Technical Report

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Combat Studies Institute Fort Leavenworth United States

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These words from FM 100-5 show the scope of the challenges facing the leaders of todays Army. The Army must be organized, trained, and equipped to carry out operations all along the spectrum of missions, from. conventional large-scale combat operations to operations other than war. It must be prepared to act decisively in any place at any time when called upon by our nations leaders. Developing and maintaining an army capable of performing such a wide range of missions would not be easy under any circumstances. The world is a complex place with diverse political, social, economic, cultural, geographical, climatological, and military environments. Adding to this complexity is change. Both domestically and internationally, political, social, and economic developments that will have an enormous impact on when, where, and how the Army will fight or conduct operations other than war are occurring. Technological progress is simultaneously creating obsolescence and new opportunities. If the Army is to remain effective, Army leaders must be aware of the world about them and why and how it is changing. This is a prerequisite for effective planning for the future.

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  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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