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Original publisher: Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2006] LC Number: UA23.3 .R49 2006 OCLC Number: (OCoLC)77215766 Subject: United States — Armed Forces — Reorganization. Excerpt: ... closes by arguing that, since the future is extremely difficult to predict, the military should pursue a broad range of technologies that will both enhance and expand its future capability profile in order to better serve policy. WEAPONS SYSTEMS DECISIONMAKING In principle, the selection of major weapons systems should be the result of a decisionmaking process at the national level that begins with the identification of U.S. national interests, goals, and objectives in both the near and the long term. Next, planners should develop the national military strategy or military policy that combines with other elements of national power ( economic, political, and sociological / informational ) to form the nation's grand strategy. Nested within the grand strategy should be decisions on force structure and doctrine, and the identification and acquisition of the means or resources to implement the strategy. In his book Weapons Don't Make War, Dr. Colin Gray states: " If it is policy to deter attack upon distant friends, strategy must specify what is to be deterred, and how and with what instruments deterrence is to be achieved. If the means for deterrence will not be available for several years, then policymakers must decide whether to risk 3 a bluff or redefine policy. " But the process described above, though desirable in theory, is a practice not near-ly so orderly, coherent, and fully realized as depic-ted. It is much more amorphous, with numerous dyadic relationships that allow for multipartite negotiations at various levels. The process is more circular and 4 iterative than it is linear and progressive. This section will explore who makes the weapons systems and transformation decisions and why. Next, it will 3

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Original publisher: Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2006] LC Number: UA23.3 .R49 2006 OCLC Number: (OCoLC)77215766 Subject: United States — Armed Forces — Reorganization. Excerpt: ... closes by arguing that, since the future is extremely difficult to predict, the military should pursue a broad range of technologies that will both enhance and expand its future capability profile in order to better serve policy. WEAPONS SYSTEMS DECISIONMAKING In principle, the selection of major weapons systems should be the result of a decisionmaking process at the national level that begins with the identification of U.S. national interests, goals, and objectives in both the near and the long term. Next, planners should develop the national military strategy or military policy that combines with other elements of national power ( economic, political, and sociological / informational ) to form the nation's grand strategy. Nested within the grand strategy should be decisions on force structure and doctrine, and the identification and acquisition of the means or resources to implement the strategy. In his book Weapons Don't Make War, Dr. Colin Gray states: " If it is policy to deter attack upon distant friends, strategy must specify what is to be deterred, and how and with what instruments deterrence is to be achieved. If the means for deterrence will not be available for several years, then policymakers must decide whether to risk 3 a bluff or redefine policy. " But the process described above, though desirable in theory, is a practice not near-ly so orderly, coherent, and fully realized as depic-ted. It is much more amorphous, with numerous dyadic relationships that allow for multipartite negotiations at various levels. The process is more circular and 4 iterative than it is linear and progressive. This section will explore who makes the weapons systems and transformation decisions and why. Next, it will 3

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  • ISBN 1234392844
  • ISBN-13 9781234392840
  • Title Defense transformation: to what, for what?
  • Author U.S. Government
  • Format Perfect
  • Year 2013
  • Pages 86
  • Publisher Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Dimensions7.4 in. x 0.2 in. x 9.7 in.
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