Recent books and articles on this subject do little to analyze other variables that influence the success and failures of recent military operations. Steed posits that technology alone is not and should not be the centerpiece of our militaries' transformation. In fact, Steed sees what may be an over reliance on technology in preparing for future conflicts as our nations Achilles Heel. With great clarity, Steed lays the foundation for his thesis in introductory chapters by identifying the global variables that have and will continue to influence future conflicts.
In following chapters, he conducts five battle analyses spanning almost fifty years of military conflict to highlight what he sees as the more important characteristics that facilitate success in military operations - against a variety of enemies, with varying technological complexions. Steed concludes with a lucid recommendation for a path forward in adapting and transforming our nation's military within the 21st Century landscape. Brian Steed's book provides a fresh look at this multifaceted question. In choosing the correct path, it will undoubtedly require the comment of politicians, the professional military and the citizenry of the United States.
A military theorist and experienced armor officer, Brian Steed provides insights into the future of armed conflict by focusing on what has occurred in the past—not because the past repeats itself, but because it reveals timeless principles of warfare. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Operation Crossbow Steven J. It will also serve to guide a new generation of military and civilian leaders as they prepare to face the inevitable conflicts in the new century. Khalid Ahmad marked it as to-read Sep 02, Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Colour Sergeant Kailash Limbu.
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