Accession Number : ADA590280


Title :   Being Human Beings: The Domains and a Human Realm


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Vincent, Douglas G


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a590280.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The US Army and the Special Operations Command have made an effort to recognize the lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan and are working to emerge from the recent conflicts a more adaptable, capable and agile force. The entire military profession understands that the future holds a multitude of challenges, some which the military and the nation are prepared to face, and many which will require growth and adaptation to overcome. An initiative that places the human component, the art of war, at the forefront of conflict as a human domain is already well underway within the Army and the Special Operations communities. While this initiative is a positive and necessary step, it is neither radical nor far reaching enough to help generate a true revolution in military thought. Accordingly, doctrine must be revised to incorporate the concept of a Human Realm to unify endeavors and face the uncertain challenges of a future environment that will be dominated, as it always has been, by humanity. The coming decades may require advances in military science, but they will demand a revolution in the art of war.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *MILITARY HISTORY , *WARFARE , HUMANS , LESSONS LEARNED , NATIONAL SECURITY , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE