Alternative Strategic Environments, 1994-2004.
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The political military environment in which the U.S. armed forces will operate in ten to twenty years will be determined by a great number of factors including demographic trends, technological developments, patterns of economic growth, evolving societal attitudes and values, and trends in political relations among nations. The study identifies the most important of these factors and projects their likely condition around the turn of the century. The consequences of these projections for politicalmilitary relations within the several regions of the globe, and between key nations in each of those regions and the United States are then analyzed. Based on these functional and regional building blocks, five composite, alternative strategic environments are then described--and the implications of each for U.S. military planning are derived.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics