The Army After Next

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Description : This document summarizes our initial year's work on the project Assessing Advanced Concepts and Technologies for the Army After Next (AAN). At the request of TRADOC, Deputy Chief of Staff for Doctrine (DCSDOC), RAND Arroyo Center initiated this project about halfway into FY97. The overall intent of the effort was to provide force-on-force simulation-based analytic support to the AAN initiative and support the series of wargames. The effort involves the use of high-resolution constructive simulation to explore both operational concepts and technology options for the light battle force concept associated with the AAN initiative. One of the key capabilities required of the light battle force is an ability to hide and wait for the right opportunity and then create a virtual ambush, resulting in a shock or disintegration of the enemy. This kind of defeat, to some extent, is contrasted from more traditional attrition in that it greatly compresses the time in which


The Army After Next Exploring New Concepts And Technologies For The Light Battle Force

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Description : This document summarizes our initial year's work on the Army After Next project at RAND Arroyo Center. This project started about halfway into FY 97. The intent of the effort was to provide analytic, simulation-based support to the Army After Next (AAN) initiative. The effort focuses on use of high-resolution construction simulation to explore technology options and operational concepts for the light battle force component of AAN.


Knowledge And Speed

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Reducing The Logistics Burden For The Army After Next

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Description : This study assesses the potential of new technology to reduce logistics support requirements for future Army combat systems. It describes and recommends areas of research and technology development in which the Army should invest now to field systems that will reduce logistics burdens and provide desired capabilities for an ''Army After Next (AAN) battle force" in 2025.


Army Medical Support To The Army After Next

Author by : Gary Cecchine
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Description : The Army Medical Department is planning now to ensure that the Army will have the required medical capabilities in 2025. As part of this planning, it conducted Medical Technology Workshop 1999 to investigate technologies for future medical concepts and capabilities. Besides gleaning insights from both the functional and Technology perspectives into such areas medical informatics, combat service support, and biological and chemical defense, RAND analysts in this report also identify areas warranting further investigation. The authors also discuss methods of improving future workshops.


The Army After Next

Author by : Thomas K. Adams
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Description : During the later part of the 20th century, military theorists began to believe in a coming "revolution in military affairs" (RMA), new capabilities so revolutionary that they would redefine warfare. Led by President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld, the Department of Defense set out to create a post-industrial military by adopting RMA concepts and spending billions to make the hypothetical capabilities real. But this vision is totally dependent on a set of unproven and often non-existent capabilities, especially a network of information technologies. Nor could it succeed without the cooperation of the services, the media, Congress and industry all of whom had their own agendas to consider. The interplay of politics, technology and military reality offers a fascinating narrative.


The Army After Next

Author by : Thomas K. Adams
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Description : Thomas K. Adams critiques the US government's army reform programme. He provides timely coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the 'generals' revolt' against Rumsfeld. The author has 34 years military experience to back up his arguments.


Ay 97 Compendium

Author by : Douglas V. Johnson
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Description : These student papers are largely focused on present problems which must be solved before movement toward the future can make much progress. If they are not dramatically futuristic in approach, they are nevertheless set against a future backdrop which is still in the process of being defined. The broader Army After Next program, led by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Comand, is an experiment, an examination of what could be. The Army War College seeks to play its part through this contribution and by educating those officers who will field, staff, and command our future Army.


A Review Of Selected Technologies And The Army After Next

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Description : This paper conducts a survey of future guidance, evolving concepts, and promising technologies and provides recommendations concerning a few of these technologies for the Army After Next 2020 time frame. Major survey documents include: Quadrennial Defense Review, Report of the National Defense Panel Joint Vision 2010, Army Vision 2010, Army After Next Study Program; and the Department of Defense and Army Science and Technology Plans. Following the broad survey, the paper highlights two technologies with the potential to provide leap-ahead capabilities during the AAN time frame. The two technologies are: (1) the use of computer simulations to enhance tactical decision-making (planning, preparation, and execution) and (2) a Future Combat System equipped with an Electromagnetic Gun. A short section of the paper presents. from an outsider's perspective, several observations concerning evolving Army After Next operational concepts. Based on these observations, the paper recommends continued research and efforts to identify alternative Army After Next operational concepts. Additionally, the paper recommends a thorough review of assumptions concerning the potential effectiveness of Active Protection Systems. This is a very important issue because the front running Army After Next operational concept - air-mechanization - relies heavily on Active Protection Systems to provide survivability to a new class of 15-ton fighting systems.


Issues From The 1997 Army After Next Winter Wargame

Author by : Walt L. Perry
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Description : AAN was designed to link Force XXI to a long-term vision of the Army and to ensure that this vision informs Army research and development efforts.


A Review Of Selected Technologies And The Army After Next

Author by : K. Steven Collier
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Description : This paper conducts a survey of future guidance, evolving concepts, and promising technologies and provides recommendations concerning a few of these technologies for the Army After Next 2020 time frame. Major survey documents include: Quadrennial Defense Review, Report of the National Defense Panel Joint Vision 2010, Army Vision 2010, Army After Next Study Program; and the Department of Defense and Army Science and Technology Plans. Following the broad survey, the paper highlights two technologies with the potential to provide leap-ahead capabilities during the AAN time frame. The two technologies are: (1) the use of computer simulations to enhance tactical decision-making (planning, preparation, and execution) and (2) a Future Combat System equipped with an Electromagnetic Gun. A short section of the paper presents. from an outsider's perspective, several observations concerning evolving Army After Next operational concepts. Based on these observations, the paper recommends continued research and efforts to identify alternative Army After Next operational concepts. Additionally, the paper recommends a thorough review of assumptions concerning the potential effectiveness of Active Protection Systems. This is a very important issue because the front running Army After Next operational concept - air-mechanization - relies heavily on Active Protection Systems to provide survivability to a new class of 15-ton fighting systems.


The Annual Report On The Army After Next Project

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Description : Visualizing the future requires a process that anticipates the nature of warfare in the next century and the evolution of US national security requirements. For that purpose, AAN conducts broad studies of future warfare to frame issues vital to the development of the US Army and to provide those issues to the senior Army leadership in a format suitable for integration into TRADOC combat developments programs. These studies focus on1y but are not constrained to, the period 2010 and beyond. The choice of a 30-year point of focus is intended to place a distant intellectual beacon far enough in front of the pace of change so that ideas and a vision of the future will not be constricted by near term budgetary and institutional influences. Such an approach is needed to break free of the action-reaction cycle of incremental change, which can only hold the future hostage to the past. To ensure a comprehensive and holistic perspective focused on 2025, the program is organized around four broad research areas: the geostrategic setting, the evolution of rnilitary art, human and organizational issues, and technology trends.


Five Dimensional Cyber Warfighting

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Description : The author offers a scenario which frontally assaults some of the premises he sees emerging from the Army After Next Project. He forecasts a scenario in which a future enemy concedes that the U.S. Army's superior technology, advanced weaponry, and proven record of success in recent military operations make it virtually invulnerable to conventional forms of symmetric attack. They therefore seek asymmetric ways to obviate those advantages. The author devises a five-dimensional, holistic approach to warfare that uses the three dimensions of land, sea, and aerospace but also incorporates the temporal and cyber dimensions of warfare. This approach to warfare exploits U.S. weaknesses while maximizing the enemy's limited areas of technological capability.


The Future Of Warfare

Author by : Walt L. Perry
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Description : Highlights the events and insights from the 1999 Army After Next (AAN) series of seminars and wargames, designed to explore the nature of warfare 30 years into the future and help develop a long-term vision of the army.


Technology And U S Army Reserve Force Structure In The Army After Next

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Description : The United States Army has entered a period of rapid technological development that will dramatically change the conduct of war in the future. As the Army progresses through Force XXI to the Army After Next, technology will be the driving factor in changing how we fight. Technology will also enable changes in the way we support ground forces in the future and these changes will perpetuate adjustments in force structure dedicated to support operations. The U.S. Army Reserve, as a principle provider of Combat Support and Combat Service Support at corps level and above, must be prepared to adapt its force structure in order to maintain competencies relevant to the force in the Army After Next.


Knowledge And Speed Battle Force And The U S Army Of 2025 The 1998 Annual Report On The Army After Next Project To The Chief Of Staff Of The Army

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Description : Enclosed is the second annual report on the Army After Next (AAX) Project. This report captures the insights from this year's investigations into the nature of future warfare with a primary focus on military art and technology. These insights, inclusive of those of the past two years of discovery, provide tremendous benefit to the Army and the Defense Department in a variety of areas. The payoffs of this endeavor are evident in how we are currently shaping Army XXI, in the development of the Army's Experimental Campaign Plan, and in the direction Strike Force development is heading. In particular, the Strike Force is envisioned to embody the concepts and ideas emerging from the AAN process, within the limitations of technology.


Issues Raised During The Army After Next Spring Wargame

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Description : The Army After Next (AAN) project, led by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), was initiated by the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) in February 1996. The project's goals are to link Army XXI to a long-term vision of the Army extending well into the next century, and to ensure that this vision informs evolving Army research and development requirements. At the request of the TRADOC's Deputy Chief of Staff for Doctrine (DCSDOC), RAND Arroyo Center is supporting TRADOC in this effort. As part of the AAN project, TRADOC is conducting a series of high level wargames to explore issues affecting the development of the U.S. Army after about 2010. The 1998 Spring Wargame is the third game in the series. All of these games have been held at the Center for Strategic Leadership at the Army War College. The Arroyo Center's role in the 1998 Spring Wargame is to assist TRADOC by (1) participating with the TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) in the development of the wargame Analysis Plan; (2) identifying the issues, derived from the game objectives, that were explored in the game; (3) participating with TRAC in the development of the Emerging Impressions Report; and (4) assessing game results. This report documents the Arroyo Center's analysis of the data collected during the game, and information gathered from various sources since the completion of the game, including our Initial Impressions Report (PM-809-A) and TRAC's Emerging Impressions Report to TRADOC. This report analyzes major issues and insights arising from the game and offers recommendations to improve the AAN process.


The Battle Of The Bulge Intelligence Lessons For The Army After Next

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Description : Some argue that military intelligence can no longer be a doctrinally-based organization. Technological changes occur so fast that "technology will drive and doctrine will spin, our intelligence operations." This paper examines Third Army intelligence operations, primarily from September through December 1944, leading up to the Battle of the Bulge, for lessons learned. The paper identifies ten historic lessons that provide the basis for some of our intelligence doctrine today and that can serve as cornerstones for intelligence doctrine and operations in the Army After Next. It then argues that technology should not drive intelligence operations. Rather, well-trained intelligence professionals, who have studied history and understand doctrine and the intelligence battlefield operating system, will deliver intelligence that commanders can use.


The Future Of Warfare Issues From The 1999 Army After Next Study Cycle

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Description : In February 1996, the Chief of Staff of the Army gave the Commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) a broad charter to explore the nature of warfare thirty years into the future and to help develop a long-term vision of the Army. The mission of the AAN project was to conduct broad studies of war to about the year 2025, frame issues vital to the development of the U.S. Army after about 2010, and provide issues to senior Army leadership in a format suitable for integration into TRADOC combat development programs. This long-term vision was designed to connect to the Army's research and development programs. The Strike Force initiative embodied AAN concepts and was to provide a bridge from current Army forces, using today's technologies, to future Army forces, exploiting technological breakthroughs. The Strike Force concept was deleted from consideration while this report was being prepared. The concepts announced in the Transformation Plan are based in part on the results of AAN studies.


The Revolution After Next Making Vertical Envelopment By Operationally Significant Mobile Protected Forces A Reality In The First Decade Of The 21st Century

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Description : As the 21st Century dawns, warfare is in the midst of revolutionary change. Information Age warfare characterized by knowledge, speed, and precision is slowly supplanting Industrial Age war and its reliance on mass. The advent of precision firepower is but the first tremor of this tectonic shift. As it reverberates around the globe, the Precision Firepower Military Technical Revolution will dramatically increase the lethality and reach of defensive fires. Unless the means for offensive maneuver adapt to overcome the greatly enhanced power of the defense, future soldiers will face stalemate and indecision much like their forefathers confronted in 1914. As the world's leading economic and military power, the United States has both the resources and the incentive to sustain its ability to conduct rapid, decisive land combat. As air-mechanization's theorists and the Army After Next Project have shown, the key lies in creating air-mechanized Precision Maneuver forces that profit from the synergy created by digitization, precision firepower, and vertical envelopment. This monograph argues that there exists sufficient means and technology to create an initial Precision Maneuver rapid reaction corps before 2010. It would behoove the Army to embark on this project immediately. The nation's security demands the Army act now to build a new force, one that leads the next revolution in war by redressing the growing imbalance between fire and maneuver, one with the speed, reach, and precision required for rapid, decisive, land campaigns in the Information Age.


Knowledge Speed

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Fusing Airpower And Land Power In The Twenty First Century Insights From The Army After Next

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Description : The U.S. Army's "Army after Next" (AAN) project recently concluded the second of its annual tactical/ operational-level war games (TWG). The AAN TWG, a vital part of the Army's future warfare laboratory, provides a tool for evaluating and refining AAN tactical and operational concepts. The AAN's exploration of future warfare thus far suggests that a number of nascent technologies will present opportunities as well as challenges for the cooperation of air, land, sea, and space systems in the 21st century. For example, by 2020, precision weapon systems will have so expanded in range that the tactical deadly zone may extend to 200 kilometers. This zone may include not only precision and area-fire weapons located in urban centers and other complex terrain, but also space-based lasers, satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, and a host of electronic weaponry. One can achieve a fairly formidable defense-in-depth, for instance, by positioning such systems in a manner that ensures interlocking fires throughout the depth of the defensive zone. What tomorrow's maneuver forces may encounter, therefore, is a World War I style defense with interlocking fires but on a much larger horizontal and vertical scale. Indeed, the state of internetted information systems by 2025 will make activating such a defense much easier. One may also reasonably expect that even relatively poor nations will have the ability to erect some form of this internetted defensive zone. Successful military operations in such an environment will require an exquisite level of precise yet flexible synchronization among land, air, sea, and space systems. This article argues that such synchronization -- particularly as regards the fusing of air power and land power -- is a historical imperative revalidated by insights derived from the AAN's most recent TWG.


Issues From The 1997 Army After Next Winter Wargame

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Description : The Army After Next (AAN) project was designed to link Force XXI to a long-term vision of the Army and to ensure that this vision informs Army research and development efforts. As part of the AAN project, TRADOC is conducting a series of high-level wargames to identify and explore issues affecting the development of the Army in the next century. RAND's Arroyo Center is assisting TRADOC in three ways. First, it is providing a framework, based on RAND's "strategies-to-task" methodology, to evaluate the AAN. Second, it is identifying issues to explore in the wargames. Finally, it is helping manage the collection of data from the wargames and assessing the results. This report focuses on the wargame conducted in the winter of 1997 or the Winter Wargame (to distinguish it from a series of preparatory wargames played in the fall of 1996 to provide input for the winter game). It has four purposes. It evaluates the implications of the game design and execution for strategic-level analysis, it identifies issues and insights from the game, it suggests improvements to the AAN wargame design, and it articulates the role of wargaming in supporting the broader aims of the AAN study.


Arming The Future Army

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Description : This SRP examines the key issues the Army must address as it looks to arming the Army After Next (AAN) . With rising operational tempo (OPTEMPO) and associated Operations and Maintenance (O & M) costs; and nearly constant funding at or below inflation, the Army's logistics tail is no longer affordable. As our combat platforms age and the Research and Development (R & D) funds diminish, more cost efficiencies and technological advancements must be realized. Army leadership realizes that in order to transition to the AAN, there must be a Revolution in Military Logistics (RML) . In order to revolutionize how the Army arms itself, there are several key issues that must be addressed. Those issues include reducing costs to produce and maintain ammunition, advancements in technology, distribution, doctrine, and smarter business practices. This SRP will address each of these basic issues and highlight what must take place in ammunition sustainment to meet the challenges of the Army's transition from an Army of Excellence to the Army After Next.


The Past Revisited Comparing And Contrasting The Army After Next S Battle Force To The Pentomic Division

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Description : The United States Army is currently evolving from its Cold War structure to the more force-projection- oriented army of Force XXI. This transition will be complete by 2010. Beyond Force XXI is the Army After Next (AAN) which is projected to be implemented between 2020 and 2025. The Pentomic Division of the 1950s and the AAN Battle Force concepts appear to have many similarities between them. These similarities include, but are not limited to, non-linear style operations, dependence upon air lines of communications, "island" support concept, ultra reliable vehicles, battle rhythm and reliance upon new technology to support the concept. Both of these concepts tried/try to leverage technology to drive the concept to fruition. With the ultimate failure of the Pentomic Division's ability to conduct continuous combat operations it becomes relevant to compare the two concepts to determine if there are any substantial differences between them which will enhance the AANs probability of success. If there are not any discernable differences between the AAN and Pentomic concepts, is the Army headed down the same path forty years later? The AAN and Pentomic concepts are critically compared against one another using the five basic Tenets of Army Operations of initiative, agility, depth, synchronization and versatility contained in Army Field Manual 100-5, dated 14 June 1993.