Accession Number : ADA421886


Title :   The Revolution in Military Affairs: Allied Perspectives


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Laird, Robbin F. ; Mey, Holger H.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA421886


Report Date : APR 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 110


Abstract : The revolution in military affairs (RMA) is an American concept that frames a debate about the restructuring of American military forces in the period of globalization of the American economy. A core task for U.S. allies is to seek to understand the American debate and to identify opportunities for and the risks to themselves in variant patterns of development of the American military in the years ahead. An RMA rests upon a dramatic restructuring of the American economy. New technologies are correlated with significant changes in organizational structures. The restructuring of the American military is occurring in the context of restructuring American society and expanded global reach for the United States. It is part of a much broader process of change within the United States and in the relationship of the United States to the world.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), UNITED STATES, ORGANIZATIONS, VARIATIONS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, MILITARY PLANNING.


Subject Categories : MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE