The Future of Land Warfare: A Vision from 1993!


Research Paper Title

Land Warfare in the 21st Century.

Abstract

The authors discuss the changes that are occurring in land warfare and where they are leading, as well as land warfare constants.

They consider changes in the context within which war is fought, technological changes in the conduct of land combat, and continuities in the nature of warfare.

The elements of change likely to have the greatest impact on the Army and joint conduct of land warfare are discussed.

The authors conclude that change and continuity, when considered together, provide a solid foundation for preparation for 21st century warfare.

Note

This is a very interesting paper, which was prophetic in its analysis of what would happen in the (then) future.

At the time of writing Sullivan was a General (commissioned as an Armour officer) who retired in 1995 (SSI, 1993). Dubik was a Lieutenant Colonel (commissioned as an Infantry officer and later a Ranger) who retired in 2008 as a Lieutenant General (ISW, 2016).

Document

Land Warfare in the 21st Century (Sullivan & Dubik, 1993)

Reference

Sullivan, G.R. & Dubik, J.M. (1993) Land Warfare in the 21st Century. Available from World Wide Web: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262573.pdf. [Accessed: 28 September, 2015].

ISW (Institute for the Study of War) (2016) LTG James M Dubik. Available from World Wide Web: http://www.understandingwar.org/press-media/staff-bios/ltg-james-m-dubik. [Accessed: 28 September, 2015].

SSI (Strategic Studies Institute) (1993) General Gordon R. Sullivan. Available from World Wide Web: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/people.cfm?authorID=214. [Accessed: 28 September, 2015].

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