Accession Number:

AD1104926

Title:

The Intellectual Edge: A Competitive Advantage for Future War and Strategic Competition

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

National Defense University Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The Military and Education An Evolved Intellectual Edge Over the next two decades, most Western militaries will be smaller thantheir adversaries, with a declining technological advantage. Compounding this challenge, they will fight in a new hyper-technical, transregional, and increasingly disaggregated physical-cyber operating environment. Increasingly dominated by more lethal weapons systems and the manifestations of a convergence of information and biotechnologies, the future conflict space will largely be a technologically level playing field. Recent publications, such as those by the Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the United States,8 have described how the technological edge that has been the preserve of Western military institutions for several centuries has declined.9

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE