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China’s Strategic Modernization: Implications for the United States

Author: Major Mark A Stokes Conventional wisdom portrays the People’s Republic of China (PRC) People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as a backward continental force that will not pose a military challenge to its neighbors or to the United States well into the 21st century. PLA writings that demonstrate interest in exploiting the revolution in military affairs …

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Evolutionary Technology in the Current Revolution in Military Affairs: The Army Tactical Command and Control System

Author: Ms. Elizabeth A. Stanley Elizabeth A. Stanley analyzes developments in the Army Tactical Command and Control System as a vehicle for assessing the U.S. Army’s strategy for exploiting information age technologies. Her analysis will be of great value to those interested in several dimensions of military modernization, in particular whether we are amid a …

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The Evolution in Military Affairs: Shaping the Future U.S. Armed Forces

Author: Prof Douglas C Lovelace Jr Professor Douglas Lovelace articulates the exigent need to begin preparing the U.S. armed forces for the international security environment which will succeed the post-Cold War era. He defines national security interests, describes the future international security environment, identifies derivative future national security objectives and strategic concepts, and discerns the …

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National Defense into the 21st Century: Defining the Issues

Author: Dr Earl H Tilford Jr In March 1996, Colonel Jim Blundell of the Association of the United States Army’s Institute for Land Warfare and Dr. Earl H. Tilford, Jr., of the U. S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute envisioned a symposium that would bring all the services together for an open and honest …

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China and the Revolution in Military Affairs

Author: Dr Bates Gill, LTC Lonnie Henley In April 1996, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was, “China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and…or Peer Competitor.” Dr. Bates Gill of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), on a panel entitled, “Seizing the RMA: …

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The Revolution in Military Affairs: Prospects and Cautions

Author: Dr Earl H Tilford Jr The current Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is taking place against the background of a larger historical watershed involving the end of the Cold War and the advent of what Alvin and Heidi Toffler have termed “the Information Age.” In this essay, Dr. Earl Tilford argues that RMAs are …

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Another View of the Revolution in Military Affairs

Author: Mr Jeffrey R Cooper In April 1994, the Army War College and the Strategic Studies Institute hosted the Fifth Annual Strategy Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA): Defining an Army for the 21st Century.” Jeffrey R. Cooper presented the following paper as part of an opening …

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The Revolution in Military Affairs: A Framework for Defense Planning

Author: Dr Michael J Mazarr In April 1994, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was “The Revolution in Military Affairs: Defining an Army for the 21st Century.” Dr. Michael J. Mazarr argues that the current revolution in military affairs is part of a larger sociopolitical transformation. …

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Whither the RMA: Two Perspectives on Tomorrow’s Army

Author: COL Raoul Henri Alcala, Dr Paul Bracken In April 1994, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute hosted its Fifth Annual Strategy Conference. The theme was “The Revolution in Military Affairs: Defining an Army for the 21st Century.” After fourteen of the nation’s leading defense scholars presented papers on the role of technology in …

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