Accession Number:

ADA341161

Title:

Sources of Conflict in the 21st Century; Regional Futures and U.S. Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

345.0

Abstract:

This book brings together three regional security assessments, along with an overview of global trends in the strategic environment. Each of the regional assessments - covering Asia, the greater Middle East, and Europe and the former Soviet Union - examines key trends and potential sources of conflict through the year 2025, and identifies the implications for the U.S. Air Force and for U.S. national security policy more broadly. The chapters in this volume reflect research undertaken in 1996 for a study on Sources of Conflict and Their Implications for Air Force Operations, conducted within the Strategy and Doctrine Program of RANDs Project AIR FORCE. The study, sponsored by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations, was intended to serve Air Force long-range planning needs. The findings are also relevant to broader ongoing debates within the Department of Defense and elsewhere, especially in the context of the Quadrennial Defense Review. Our analyses and conclusions should be of interest to a wide foreign and security policy audience.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE