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The Rise of Military Transformation

Frans Osinga

in A Transformation Gap?: American Innovations and European Military Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763776
eISBN:
9780804781800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763776.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter describes the rise of military transformation in detail. It specifically reviews the rise of Military Transformation in both the United States and European contexts. Desert Storm can be ... More


Innovating in the Defense Sector

William B. Bonvillian and Charles Weiss

in Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199374519
eISBN:
9780199374540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374519.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The US military has overcome its legacy features and imperfections and has made revolutionary innovations in key technological areas. The individual services—the army, navy, and air force—behave as ... More


MR. RUMSFELD’S WAR: Transformation, Doctrine, and “Phase IV” Planning for Iraq

David Fitzgerald

in Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785815
eISBN:
9780804786423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785815.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines how Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s quest for ‘transformation’ of the US defense establishment affected Army approaches to counterinsurgency and what was now known as ... More


War Without Chance: Something Better Than War

David Betz

in Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190264857
eISBN:
9780190618513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264857.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter traces the efforts of armed forces to eliminate chance in warfare through the use of electronic systems and information technology. It explains why these efforts have proved fruitless ... More


Armaments Developments Since the Cold War

David Stevenson

in Arms Races in International Politics: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198735267
eISBN:
9780191799471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735267.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

Armaments development since the end of the Cold War can be characterized as an unfolding competition between the ability to project power, on the one hand, and deny access, on the other. One of the ... More


Overestimate Yourself, Underestimate Your Enemy, Never Know Victory

David Betz

in Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190264857
eISBN:
9780190618513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264857.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter argues against the intrinsic validity of the syllogism “knowledge is power” in military affairs. It critiques theories of “dominant battlespace knowledge” and the parallel belief in the ... More


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