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Unfolding the future of the long war [electronic resource] : motivations, prospects, and implications for the U.S. Army / Christopher G. Pernin ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Pernin, Christopher G, 1973-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rand Corporation monograph series: Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2008Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 194 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. maps, digital, PDF file.ISBN: 9780833046314 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0833046314 (pbk. : alk. paper); 083304673X (electronic bk.); 9780833046734 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Military policy -- Forecasting | Islamic countries -- Military relations -- United States -- Forecasting | United States -- Military relations -- Islamic countries -- Forecasting | War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Forecasting | Military planning -- United States | United States. Army -- Planning | United States -- Armed Forces -- Planning | TECHNOLOGY -- Military Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- General | Terrorismus | Bek�ampfung | Milit�ar | Strategie | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Unfolding the future of the long war.DDC classification: 355/.033573 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
What is the long war? -- Who is involved in the long war? -- What will affect the way the long war unfolds? -- How might the long war unfold? -- What does this mean for the Army? -- Observations on the long war -- Appendix: A. Short descriptions of ideology, governance, and terrorism -- B. The use of civilizational conflict when describing the long war -- C. Interpreting the influence diagram -- D. Relating long war strategies to grand strategies -- E. Location of oil and natural gas resources -- F. Demographic trends and factors -- G. Water in the Middle East.
Summary: The United States is currently engaged in a military effort that has been characterized as the "long war." This study explores the concept of long war and identifies ways in which it might unfold as well as the implications for the Army and the U.S. military more generally. This report uses the generation of either "trajectories" or alternative paths in which the long war might unfold to explore the implications for the U.S. military.
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Title from electronic t.p. (viewed Feb. 9, 2009).

Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-194).

What is the long war? -- Who is involved in the long war? -- What will affect the way the long war unfolds? -- How might the long war unfold? -- What does this mean for the Army? -- Observations on the long war -- Appendix: A. Short descriptions of ideology, governance, and terrorism -- B. The use of civilizational conflict when describing the long war -- C. Interpreting the influence diagram -- D. Relating long war strategies to grand strategies -- E. Location of oil and natural gas resources -- F. Demographic trends and factors -- G. Water in the Middle East.

The United States is currently engaged in a military effort that has been characterized as the "long war." This study explores the concept of long war and identifies ways in which it might unfold as well as the implications for the Army and the U.S. military more generally. This report uses the generation of either "trajectories" or alternative paths in which the long war might unfold to explore the implications for the U.S. military.

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