Transforming U.S. Forces and the World: Are They Connected?
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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As a Center for Naval Analyses CNA Self-Initiated Project, the author has brought together a series of strands of national security that he had been working on the American Way of War, globalization and the U.S. Navy, the Global War on Terrorism, fleet architectures, the responses of U.S. forces to situations around the world, capabilities-based planning, and a study in anticipation of QDR-06 for the Office of Force Transformation. Of particular prior importance was work on the changing nature of warfare for the National Intelligence Council, where techniques for looking out to 2020 were developed. This paper is in some ways a summary of all that previous work the state of the world the state of conflict in the world U.S. foreign policy, especially after 911 the global war on terrorism the future of U.S. forces after Iraq and how the U.S. Navy relates to all of this. The paper is set after Iraq, but at the time of its writing, it was not clear when Iraq would be over, and what over would look like.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Unconventional Warfare