As the U.S. rebalances towards the Asia-Pacific, strategists and force planners will grapple with how to best pursue American policy objectives in the region. Financial constraints will limit their available means, placing additional importance on the creative use of existing resources.
Contents - Book 1: Army Special Operations Vision; Book 2: USASOC Strategy 2035; Book 3: 2018 Update to Strategy 2035; Book 4: Overview - Communicating the ARSOF Narrative and Setting the Course to 2035.
Gray Zone security challenges, existing short of a formal state of war, present novel complications for U.S. policy and interests in the 21st century. We have well-developed vocabularies, doctrines and mental models to describe war and peace, but the numerous gray zone challenges in between defy easy categorization.
Within the Department of Defense, offset strategies are policies of competition that mandate efforts to maintain technological superiority to generate or sustain a strategic advantage over near-peer competitor adversaries. The current strategy, the Third Offset, was implemented in 2014 and directs the development and leveraging of emergent, capabilities-based technologies.
American military teams are increasingly embedded at the grassroots level in foreign environments to create white space. White spaces are pockets of stability within nations whose populations often suffer from instability, factionalism, civil strife, isolation, and extreme deprivation.
The Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL), developed by the U.S. Army War College, in collaboration with many other organizations and institutions, helps the Army bring to bear our considerable research and analysis capabilities on the most important challenges to the defense of our nation.
This study explores the influence of culture on the requirements for a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA). It assesses how cultural factors at the strategic and the U.S. Army organizational levels may affect the changes required for realizing an RMA.
Was Adolf Hitler truly crazy? What lessons can we learn from the Third Reich and World War II to guide us in understanding the threat posed by rogue states with WMD? In this report the author explores the concept on rogue or "crazy" states in the international community, an important topic in the increasingly multipolar and dangerous world of the post-cold war era.
The Asia-Pacific region is rapidly emerging as a major focus of American interest. Since America's acknowledgement of Asia's importance in the 2010 National Security Strategy, the United States has sought means and developed methods with which to enhance engagement in the region.
Potential adversaries have studied the operational advantages of the U.S. joint force and as a result are developing A2/AD systems and capabilities intended to challenge the U.S. military's asymmetric advantage by denying freedom of access and maneuver in the global commons and across all warfighting domains.