The Challenge of Adaptation: The US Army in the Aftermath of Conflict, 1953-2000
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST
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Using three case studies from the late twentieth century, Davis examines the processes by which the US Army sought to prepare itself for the future after the conclusion of a major conflict. It is essentially a study of how, in the wake of major conflict, the Army learned its lessons. In each of these periods post Korean War, post Vietnam War, and post Cold War the Army examined its existing institutional structures and processes, force structure, training and educational systems, and doctrine to prepare for an uncertain future. This study provides insights into how the US Army sought to prepare for the future at the end of major conflicts, and suggests approaches which Army leaders may wish to keep in mind as they continues to adapt to evolving circumstances and realities.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics