The Resource Alternative futures and Army force planning : implications for the future force era, Brian Nichiporuk

Alternative futures and Army force planning : implications for the future force era, Brian Nichiporuk

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Alternative futures and Army force planning : implications for the future force era
Title
Alternative futures and Army force planning
Title remainder
implications for the future force era
Statement of responsibility
Brian Nichiporuk
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Language
eng
Summary
To help the U.S. Army with force planning for the 2025 era, this study uses the tool of alternative futures analysis. It bounds the future the Army will face by laying out a representative spectrum of different "future worlds" that hopefully illustrate the complete universe of future missions. By mixing and matching possible trends across five key areas (geopolitics, economics, demographics, technology, and environment), six alternative futures are created: "U.S. unipolarity" and "democratic peace" (best cases), "major competitor rising" and "competitive multipolarity" (medium-good cases), "transnational web" (medium-bad case), and "chaos/anarchy" (worst case). After explaining the main features of each future, the study creates an appropriate "Army type" for each, through a three-step process: (1) a representative combat scenario was created for each future, (2) the strategies-to-tasks methodology was used to set out the raw capabilities needed for a given scenario, and (3) the force characteristics and size required to meet the needs presented in the capability statements were formulated. All the needed characteristics were then bundled together to form a basic Army type for a given future. The report concludes with a review and discussion of the common desired characteristics found across the six types
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CstmoR
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1966-
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Nichiporuk, Brian
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA25
LC item number
.N5 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Arroyo Center
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Military planning
  • United States
Label
Alternative futures and Army force planning : implications for the future force era, Brian Nichiporuk
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG219/
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Publication
Note
  • "All of the research for this monograph was conducted within RAND Arroyo Center's Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program"--Preface
  • "RAND Arroyo Center."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-111)
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  • online resource
  • volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Project Methodology -- Future Trends and the Creation of Alternative Futures -- Describing the Alternative Futures -- Implications for Army Force Planning -- Some Final Thoughts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833037442
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005001399
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) o57514883
  • (RAND)rnd000000000111406
Label
Alternative futures and Army force planning : implications for the future force era, Brian Nichiporuk
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG219/
Publication
Note
  • "All of the research for this monograph was conducted within RAND Arroyo Center's Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program"--Preface
  • "RAND Arroyo Center."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-111)
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Project Methodology -- Future Trends and the Creation of Alternative Futures -- Describing the Alternative Futures -- Implications for Army Force Planning -- Some Final Thoughts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833037442
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005001399
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57514883
  • (RAND)rnd000000000111406

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