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How is the U.S. Army changing to fulfill its role in light of the new national security strategy? How must it change further to better accomplish its manifold and varied missions? How did the attacks of September 11, 2001, alter or accelerate the need for change? Is the Army's far-reaching program for change known as the Army Transformation on the right track? Fourteen RAND analysts with broad experience in strategic and Army planning have undertaken to answer these questions. In this book, the authors use nine chapters to examine the Army's role in the offensive war on terrorism; the Army's homeland security needs; the implications for the Army of the increase in emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region; the Army's role in coalition operations; the unfinished business of jointness; the lessons to be learned from recent Army operations and how the Army can better prepare for the future; the Army's deployability, logistical, and personnel challenges; and whether the Army can afford the Transformation as currently envisaged. These chapters are bracketed by a concise introduction, a description of the new national security strategy and the Army's place in it, and a succinct summary of the authors' conclusions. This book is nothing less than a call for the Army to change and a prescription for what needs to be done.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    All Prefatory Materials

  • Chapter One


    Lynn E. Davis and Jeremy Shapiro

  • Chapter Two

    The New National Security Strategy

    Jeremy Shapiro and Lynn E. Davis

  • Chapter Three

    The U.S. Army and the Offensive War on Terrorism

    Bruce R. Nardulli

  • Chapter Four

    Defining the Army's Homeland Security Needs

    Lynn E. Davis

  • Chapter Five

    The Shift to Asia: Implications for U.S. Land Power

    Roger Cliff and Jeremy Shapiro

  • Chapter Six

    Preparing for Coalition Operations

    Nora Bensahel

  • Chapter Seven

    Transformation and the Unfinished Business of Jointness: Lessons for the Army from the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, and Afghanistan

    Bernard Rostker

  • Chapter Eight

    Preparing the Army for Joint Operations

    Bruce Pirnie

  • Chapter Nine

    Moving Rapidly to the Fight

    John Gordon and David Orletsky

  • Chapter Ten

    Taking Care of People: The Future of Army Personnel

    Susan Hosek

  • Chapter Eleven

    Making the Power Projection Army a Reality

    Eric Peltz and John Halliday

  • Chapter Twelve

    Resourcing the Twenty-First Century Army

    David Kassing

  • Chapter Thirteen

    Refining Army Transformation

    Thomas L. McNaugher

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