Accession Number:

ADA386078

Title:

Measuring National Power in the Postindustrial Age: Analyst's Handbook

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence ODCSINT, U.S. Army, tasked RANDs Arroyo Center to examine how national power ought to be understood in the context of the technical and social changes taking place today. Three concerns made such a reassessment particularly pressing 1. A growing unease with the current aggregate measures of national power used within the intelligence community. 2. A growing suspicion that the nature of warfare itself may be changing in fundamental ways. 3. An increasing concern that the lack of an adequate methodology to assess national power might cause the United States to miss or misinterpret incipient changes in power capability that may be taking place within many countries in the international system.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE