Accession Number:

ADA499349

Title:

The Art of the Possible - U.S. Grand Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-26

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

America is at a crossroad in its history. Termination of the Cold War, globalization, the global war on terror and the recent deterioration of U.S. financial markets have created a need and a unique opportunity for launching a new grand strategy. The events described above and the 2008 presidential campaigns have created an expectation for change within this country and abroad. The new administration could successfully leverage these expectations and adjust the course of the United States for the next 30 years or longer. This paper examines successful past grand strategies and the events which caused their consideration and eventual modification for insights to crafting strategy at the grand level. It explores potential grand strategies against the backdrop of current and potential strategic challenges and presents an outline of a new grand strategy for the United States.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE