Accession Number:

ADA281758

Title:

The Revolution in Military Affairs: A Framework for Defense Planning

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-10

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The author argues that the current revolution in military affairs is part of a larger sociopolitical transformation. The new technologies both propelling and resulting from this transformation are having a profound impact on warfare. The author urges military and civilian strategists, planners, and decision makers to think about armed conflict in ways so novel that those used to dealing with the unchanging truths about war may feel threatened. To help understand the ambiguities and complexities presented by the RMA, he offers a framework of four principles for defense planning. Revolution in Military AffairsRMA, Information, Sensing and precision strike technologies.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE