Accession Number:

ADA001439

Title:

Exploration of the Nature of Future Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CARLISLE BARRACKS

Report Date:

1974-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

The objective is to determine plausible forms of military action, violence, or coercion that will be used by nation-states to attain political or economic goals in the early years of the 21st Century. To accomplish this objective, a thorough exploration and examination of current macrotrends and in some cases significant micro-trends in the fields of economics, politics, and technology was conducted. Also considered were the effects of anticipated psychosociological drives in various population segments. The focus within these broad research areas was narrowed to those specific trends which unmistakably would influence military strategy, planning, and employment in the years ahead. The trends were then projected and five plausible levels of conflict determined. These are terrorism, insurgency, minor war, major war, and total war.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE