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Evolutionary technology in the current revolution in military affairs

Elizabeth A. Stanley

Evolutionary technology in the current revolution in military affairs

the Army Tactical Command and Control System

by Elizabeth A. Stanley

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Published by Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College in [Carlisle Barracks, Pa.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Army -- Reorganization.,
    • United States. Army -- Effect of technology on.,
    • Command and control systems -- United States.,
    • Military doctrine -- United States.,
    • Information warfare.,
    • United States -- Military policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesArmy Tactical Command and Control System
      StatementElizabeth A. Stanley.
      ContributionsArmy War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA25 .S763 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 67 p. ;
      Number of Pages67
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL438140M
      LC Control Number98148237
      OCLC/WorldCa38928252

      An interesting thing to note is that when one side has an advantage, RMA is revolutionary and helps to make the strategic environment in favour[42]. General Gordon Sullivan, until recently Army Chief of Staff, was one of the main proponents of carefully examining how the Army should move away from a Cold War orientation and doctrine by consistently fostering an approach to the future that deliberately avoided prematurely setting fixed doctrine or acquisition goals until a clearer picture of the future Army was available. This exploration will generate ideas for making timely and relevant changes in six critical areas: personnel, leadership, doctrine, education and training, organisation, and materiel. Those courses were typically taught by adjunct teachers taken from military personnel who taught evening classes while still working in their regular DoD positions. I would remind those who will accuse Martyanov of being too harsh in his critique that no less than Karl Rove, the US political Uber-guru, candidly admitted that "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. The high technology used in warfare initiates the need to shift training form from the conventional training to one featuring new technology.

      What is often forgotten is the impact that such munitions have on logistics and operations. Although organizational and doctrinal adaptation has lagged behind technological evolution, there is little doubt but that the information-precision RMA, although it still has room to run, is getting long in the tooth. Reflecting this legacy, many nations have often evinced an unreflective trust in the ultimate benefit of technology. For example, casualty creation will have obvious grand strategic and hence political attraction[46]. Autonomous or semi-autonomous systems may come to dominate future battlefields as robotic technology evolves.

      He took part in the events in the Caucasus which led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. First is the conscious decision on the part of a state to acquire all or portions of what might be termed an RMA complex. In recent years, weapons technology has leapt forward. When reviewing the gamut of theories, three fundamental versions of RMA come to the forefront. And while you're studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. What foundations did the Founding Fathers draw upon for the rationale for a new form of government?


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Evolutionary technology in the current revolution in military affairs by Elizabeth A. Stanley Download PDF Ebook

Tertiary sources like various journals and reviews have also been referred to. The Corps can directly command Brigade Groups which are smaller in size and self sufficient in all respects and have equal if not greater amount of fire power due to networking of all entities.

Evolutionary technology in the current revolution in military affairs book military has to contend with information and space warfare, in addition to land, sea and air. There are several sources for the study of the size of armies in different periods. These centres of gravity are key points in command, organisation, resources, transport, etc.

The Army is drawing on the past and the present to make this transition. But the most obvious capability was that of precision strike. However, learning via technology, which offers exciting opportunities to improve training, is a mainly individual activity, which may impair some inter-personal skills.

Once recognized, every revolutionary breakthrough generates responses. Hood, Texas. It restrains the impacting of RMA on the Indian threat response to a conservative matrix. But they will be much smarter, deriving their intelligence from computers and advanced technologies joined in a digitally-integrated force that, taken as an entity, will be qualitatively superior to the Army that won a decisive victory in the Gulf War.

War games and exercises are conducted at present in a stereotype manner which stifles any innovative and new ideas about doctrine, concepts and weapon systems. Recommended Changes in the Training System 4. In the next few years, consolidation will eventually increase the competitiveness and the capacity for developing autonomous initiatives of the European industry.

The inference is that the future military will expand the ability to collect, evaluate and disseminate information relevant to the battlefield at a rate far greater than now. In the past, only a peer competitor could offer enough of a threat to empower military visionaries and dispel the miasma of inertia and petrified thinking.

Such authors tend to profess a much more gradual "evolution" in military affairs, as opposed to a rapid revolution. Best Regards, Rob. Past examples include air warfare, armoured warfare, and strategic bombing, to mention but a few. Things do not get better in irregular warfare by allowing an enemy to exploit the situation while waiting for hope to triumph over experience.

Are we close to achieving the desired capabilities or is it only on our wish list currently? Space systems also provide precise navigation and meteorological data. We would do well to remember that no matter how technology evolves, the weapons of the weak—hybrid war, guerrilla war, insurgencies, and terrorism—will remain largely unchanged.

Finally, the United States needs to learn how to make choices between risky and uncertain options, rather than leap in or stand and wait. Two issues merit attention.

The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA)

I won't summarize Evolutionary technology in the current revolution in military affairs book nature of these equations here, Wikipedia does a decent job herebut I will mention that in our military force planning classes we used these and other equations to make all sorts of numerical models for attrition, front movement and even nuclear exchanges between superpowers which,of course, did not use the early 20th century Osipov-Lanchester equations directly, but did use modern equations which have been developed by the US force planning community which were at least inspired by the type of methodology used by Osipov and Lanchester.

The Army is not only restructuring as it downsizes, it also is changing the very way it thinks about war. The full complexity of the contexts and dimensions of warfare are felt by armies to a far greater extent than by navies or air forces, which must operate in uninhabited, indeed uninhabitable, geographies.History is replete with examples of revolutions in military affairs, or RMAs, the name for changes in warfare wrought by a combination of technological breakthroughs, organizational adaptations, and doctrinal innovations that lead to new and more effective methods of conducting military operations.

Jun 18,  · Various academic specialties are required. If interested, email me at [email protected] Changes in Military Affairs: Revolution or Evolution? By Oleg Nekrassovski The concept, Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), evolved from the ideas developed by the Soviet military theorists in the early s.

Evolutionary Technology in the Current Revolution in Military Affairs: The Army Tactical Command and Control System. Authored by Elizabeth A. Stanley.Nov 15,  · The term Revolution in Military Affairs pdf been firmly embedded into the current pdf lexicon, earning its own widely accepted and commonly understood acronym-RMA.

The concept of Revolution in Military Affairs is a theory about the impact of revolutionary technology on the nature of warfare, and it is often connected to the acquisition of.! 31 An Assessment of the Military Revolution DANIEL SOK Introduction “Goat Gone.

Will Navy Send Seals?”1 was the December New York Times headline that stemmed from West Point cadets kidnapping or in this case goat-napping the Naval.evolutionary theory in order find areas of agreement, disagreement, and requirements ebook continued theoretical development.

Section 1: Military Revolutions The concept of a military revolution was first advanced by the historian Michael Roberts inand argued that changes in military technology and tactics between and Author: Aaron Frank.