Accession Number:

ADA252153

Title:

Dynamic Response: Military Strategy and Structure into the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research paper is to introduce a new national security strategy and military force structure for the 21st century. The strategy, called Dynamic Response, is based on defending clear and unequivocal national interests which are defined in the papers discussion of Americas national security estate. The authors contend that decisions on the size and shape of the US forces must rest on an enduring logic which is both clearly understood and endorsed by government institutions and the public. Without this logic--provided by the strategy of Dynamic Response--support for the military could erode, contributing to the gradual hollowing out of American forces and fostering an international environment that invites aggression. The proposed strategy of Dynamic Response is placed firmly within the context of the evolving geopolitical landscape. The paper examines four of the most significant post Cold War forces that are fundamentally reshaping this landscape the demise of ideology the impact of the domestic economy on military power the cartelization of geopolitical structures and the acceleration of global socio-cultural change. To deal with these forces. a new national security strategy is required, grounded in the defense of the national security estate. This estate is made up of those regions of the world which are necessary to the survival of the US as a free and economically viable nation.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE