Accession Number:

ADA589206

Title:

America Needs a National Security Act for the Twenty-First Century

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

For the United States to maintain her current position in the global order and successfully achieve her national interests in the twenty-first century, the nation must understand clearly the character of modern war and reorganize the national security structure at the regional level accordingly to integrate all instruments of national power, improve whole of government unity of effort and execute comprehensive strategies with precision. The world is a much different place than it was just 60 years ago. The notion that today s strategic environment is significantly more complex than that of the past stems from a lack of appreciation for the character of twenty-first century warfare, underscored by awkward attempts to pursue national interests through a national security organization that was established more than six decades ago. The character of war has changed. It is time for the United States government to change accordingly.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE