Accession Number:

ADA364578

Title:

Preserving Battlefield Adaptability in a Digitizing Army.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-18

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Especially after periods of substantive technological and doctrinal change, all armies find themselves confronted with the need to adapt the fighting techniques and equipment they developed in peacetime to the realities they face when they encounter a live enemy. The German Armys revamping of their offensive methods during WWI and the U.S. Armys adjustment of its tank destroyer tactics during WWII are two obvious examples. Without taking these lessons into account within the context of what is known from the civilian community about evolving complex software-intensive systems, the U.S. Army could inadvertently field a needlessly brittle digital system of systems that could fail to adapt to the reality and requirements of future battlefields.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE