Scales

Future Warfare Anthology, Revised Edition

Author: Maj Gen Robert H Scales This Revised Anthology is about the future of military operations in the opening decades of the 21st century. Its purpose is not to predict the future, but to speculate on the conduct of military operations as an instrument of national policy in a world absent massive thermonuclear and conventional …

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America’s Army in Transition: Preparing for War in the Precision Age

Author: Maj Gen Robert H Scales The following two articles were written during and immediately after the war in Kosovo. The first is an adaptation of an earlier work written after a trip to Asia in 1998. In that essay, I suggested that foreign militaries were beginning to perceive our fixation on a firepower-centered way …

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Future Warfare

Author: Maj Gen Robert H Scales Throughout U.S. history, the American military services have had an unfortunate penchant for not being ready for the next war. Part of the problem has had to do with factors beyond their control: the American policy has been notoriously slow to respond to the challenges posed by dangerous enemies. …

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America’s Army: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Security Challenges

Author: Maj Gen Robert H Scales During the early decades of the 21st Century, the Army of 2025 will differ from today’s Army in two distinct ways. First, it will achieve unprecedented strategic and operational speed by exploiting information technologies to create a knowledge-based organization. Second, it will exhibit tremendous flexibility and physical agility through …

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