Accession Number:

ADA523812

Title:

Effects-Based Operations and the Exercise of National Power

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE FORT GEORGE G MEADE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The world is connected globally in societal, economic, governmental, and infostructural and infrastructural terms. As the United States faces 21st-century adversaries and national security challenges, it must acknowledge these threats as being distributed, networked, urban, and different from the 20th-century, nation-state, and military-power constructs it has historically organized against. Acting against such threats in traditional ways will be too costly, slow, and destructive. Adversaries will increasingly use new forms of warfare, networkbased organizations, and exponentially increased levels of destructive effect to wage war. Effects-based operations, as a core competency of future warfare, will leverage allies kinetic and nonkinetic capabilities with global reaching effects. Current and future generations of officers, interagency partners, and the Nation need to understand, enhance, and embrace existing and emerging technologies and techniques that enable these capabilities. The military must now establish-in the mainstream defense community-new doctrine, organizations, training, leadership, materiel, and personnel systems to ensure the Nation is prepared to execute and defend against emerging forms of warfare.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE