Text Browser Navigation Bar: Main Site Navigation and Search | Current Page Navigation | Current Page Content

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> The Case for Army XXI

Login to "My SSI" Contact About SSI Cart: 0 items

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> Details

The Case for Army XXI

Authored by Mr. John Gordon IV, Mr. Peter A. Wilson.

The Case for Army XXI ... Cover Image

Other Studies by Keyword

+[combat units] +[land-forces operations] +[strategic agility] +[combat power] +[next generation] +[Gordon] +[Wilson]


Brief Synopsis

The authors believe there is a mix of extant and near-term combat systems and technologies that will allow the Army to create a number of "aero-motorized" divisions within likely budgetary constraints by the end of the next decade. These medium-weight combat units would exploit the large investment the Air Force is making to modernize its strategic and theater airlift fleets during the first decade of the 21st century. The authors believe that forces equipped with light armored vehicles, next generation combat aviation, and enhanced indirect fire support will provide the Army with a strategic "fist." Aero-motorized forces can be used either as part of a leading edge of a large and inherently slower to deploy expeditionary force or as a central combat component of future lesser contingencies including operations other than war. Finally, the aero-motorized concept will allow the Army to develop thoroughly the doctrine and concept of land-forces operations that have the strategic agility of current light forces and approach the combat power of current heavy forces--major features of a desired next generation Army.

You may also be interested in the following titles:

Survey: The Case for Army XXI

1. How would you rate the writing and overall quality? (5 best - 1 Worst)

2. Is the content relevant for influencing present and future debates?

View other pubs in the following category:

Future Forces

  • Download it Now!

    • Download Format: PDF
    • PDF File Size: 0.16MB
  • Hardcopies

    • Study is: Available via Download Only
    • View Cart
    • All hardcopies are free of charge, shipping inclusive.
    • For out of stock or digital only publications, refer to the new GPO on-demand site. For a small fee, recieve many prior publications. Click here to visit.
    • All materials on our website are available as a free download.

Subscribe using RSS Website Subscriptions