What Army for the Future Security Environment?
Facing deep budget cuts, the Army is under pressure to quickly determine whether to base its future organizational structure around so-called "heavy" forces designed for "traditional" combat operations or on "lighter" organizations purportedly better-suited to "COIN" or "stability" operations. Many analysts are arguing the future security environment, particularly that of the Asia-Pacific region, will be unfavorable to any American Army capabilities. In this RAND study report, Dr. David Johnson provides his evaluation of the likely or potential value of heavy armor in the future world. Return to:
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