The Revolution in Military Affairs and Its Effect on the Future Army
Final rept. Mar-Jun 1994
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM
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There is general consensus within the Department of Defense and the Department of the Army that we are in the early stages of another Revolution in Military Affairs RMA. A RMA occurs when the application of new technologies into military systems combines with innovative operational concepts and organizational adaptation to fundamentally change the character and conduct of conflict by producing a dramatic increase in the combat potential and military effectiveness of armed forces. This project involved an extensive review of published and unpublished material on the RMA and the synthesis of that material into appropriate recommendations about future Army doctrine, technology, and force structure which have the potential to significantly increase the Armys combat power. In order for the RMA to achieve its potential, senior military and civilian leadership must make a solid commitment to changing Army doctrine, operational concepts, and force structure to enable a transformation from the current maneuver warfare paradigm to a new Knowledge Warfare paradigm. Evolution in military affairs, Military technical revolution, Doctrine, Force structure, Modernization, Change.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics