Breaking the Phalanx: A New Design for Landpower in the 21st by Douglas A. Macgregor

By Douglas A. Macgregor

This paintings proposes the reorganization of America's flooring forces at the strategic, operational and tactical degrees. crucial to the suggestion is the straightforward thesis that the U.S. military needs to take keep an eye on of its destiny through exploiting the rising revolution in army affairs. The research argues new military warfighting association won't merely be extra deployable and powerful in Joint operations; reorganized details age flooring forces can be considerably less costly to function, keep, and modernize than the Army's present chilly struggle division-based agencies. And whereas flooring forces needs to be outfitted with the latest Institute guns, new expertise won't satisfy its promise of shaping the battlefield to American virtue if new units are in basic terms grafted directly to previous agencies that aren't particularly designed to take advantage of them. it's not adequate to depend upon the infusion of recent, pricey know-how into the yankee protection institution to maintain America's strategic dominance within the subsequent century. The paintings makes it transparent that planes, ships, and missiles can't do the activity of protecting America's worldwide protection concerns on my own. the USA needs to select reform and reorganization of the nation's floor forces and stay away from repeating Britain's historical mistake of constantly fielding a good military simply in time to prevent defeat, yet too past due to discourage an aggressor.

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20 Thomas Kuhn's research in the physical sciences is one useful analytical tool for understanding change in many areas.

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