Accession Number:

ADA415025

Title:

SECURITY TRANSFORMATION: Report of the Belfer Center Conference on Military Transformation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

On November 22 and 23, 2002, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs brought together present and former defense officials and military commanders to assess the Department of Defenses DoD progress in achieving a transformation of U.S. military capabilities. The conference was held at the Belfer Center at Harvard Universitys John F. Kennedy School of Government, and it was cosponsored with the U.S. Army War College and the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series. The fundamental idea of transformation is that the United States must change its defense enterprise dramatically in order to meet the range of security challenges of the next several decades. These challenges will be global and substantially different from those of the recent past. Consequently, this transformation should affect every aspect of DoD activities, from determining new, joint strategy, doctrine, and operational concepts, to exploiting new technology in existing and new military systems, especially information technology, to reconfiguring the force structure, leveraging human skills, realigning intelligence, and adopting new, more efficient management practices.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE