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To find, and not to yield : how advances in information and firepower can transform theater warfare

Author: David A Ochmanek; United States. Air Force.; Project Air Force (U.S.)
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1998.
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Absent significant changes in U.S. defense investment priorities, American forces could soon find themselves unable to cope with some emerging challenges in large-scale power projection operations. Specifically, U.S. forces will need better capabilities to secure a foothold in distant theaters, to defeat weapons of mass destruction and their delivery vehicles, to gain control of operations in the air, and to locate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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To find, and not to yield.
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1998
(DLC) 98016852
(OCoLC)38898058
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Ochmanek; United States. Air Force.; Project Air Force (U.S.)
ISBN: 058534468X 9780585344683 0833026127 9780833026125
OCLC Number: 47009375
Notes: "Prepared for the United States Air Force by Rand's Project Air Force."
"Sponsored by the United States Air Force under Contract F49642-96-C-0001"--Page 2 of cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 105 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Figures xi --
Tables xv --
Chapter 1 Introduction: Defense Planning for the 21st Century 1 --
Chapter 2 Scenarios for Evaluating Future Needs and Capabilities 5 --
Chapter 3 Competing Approaches to Theater Warfare 13 --
Chapter 4 Assessing Future U.S. Capabilities for the Halt Phase 23 --
Chapter 5 Priorities for Modernization: Ensuring a Robust Capability to Halt Invasions 67 --
Chapter 6 Broader Implications for the Defense Program 77 --
Appendix Assessment Approach and Methods 87.
Responsibility: David A. Ochmanek [and others].

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Absent significant changes in U.S. defense investment priorities, American forces could soon find themselves unable to cope with some emerging challenges in large-scale power projection operations. Specifically, U.S. forces will need better capabilities to secure a foothold in distant theaters, to defeat weapons of mass destruction and their delivery vehicles, to gain control of operations in the air, and to locate and destroy invading ground forces. New surveillance sensors, information processing capabilities, communication systems, and guided munitions are enabling operational concepts that can allow U.S. forces to meet emerging challenges and, indeed, to adopt new approaches to warfare. The authors assess quantitatively the capabilities of U.S. forces in the context of a generic scenario depicting a large-scale war in the next decade. From this, they identify priorities for modernizing U.S. forces. They argue that modernization dollars should be focused on forces and enabling capabilities that allow for decisive operations early in a conflict. If necessary, funds for such enhancements can come from modest reductions in forces that are slower to deploy.

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