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Author Brimley, Shawn, author

Title Building the future force : guaranteeing American leadership in a contested environment / Shawn Brimley with Dr. Jerry Hendrix, Lauren Fish, Adam Routh, and Alexander Velez-Green, foreword by Michèle Flournoy
Published Washington, DC : Center for a New American Security, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (35 pages) : color photographs
Contents Foreword. -- Key takeaways and next steps. -- Introduction. -- A brief history of long-term forecasting. -- The future of anti-access/area denial. -- Finding and fixing moving needles in a shifting haystack. -- Shortening the interval between target acquisition and kill. -- Looking ahead
Summary The United States sits at an intersection point in its military history. Rising powers and nuclear-armed states pose novel and enduring threats to U.S. allies and interests in key regions worldwide. This means ensuring that America's future force can penetrate adversary anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) networks and hold high-value targets at risk early on in future conflicts. Critically, it also means doing so as cost-efficiently as possible. Absent a bold and wise move to overturn the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) - and likely even after elimination of these budget caps - defense budget pressures should be expected to endure for the foreseeable future. The U.S. Department of Defense will consequently need to do more - namely, address potential threats in multiple theaters world- wide - with less. The first step toward these objectives is a candid appraisal of both the risks and opportunities posed by emerging military-technological trends. This report seeks to provide just that
Notes "March 2018"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-35)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover page (CNAS, viewed September 1, 2018)
Subject Access denial (Military science)
Military planning -- United States
Military research -- United States -- Strategic aspects
National security -- United States
Access denial (Military science)
Military planning.
Military policy.
National security.
United States -- Military policy
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Fish, Lauren
Flournoy, Michèle
Hendrix, Jerry
Routh, Adam
Velez-Green, Alexander
Center for a New American Security, publisher
Other Titles Guaranteeing American leadership in a contested environment