A revolution in military adaptation

the US Army in the Iraq War by Chad C. Serena

Publisher: Georgetown University Press in Washington, D.C

Written in English
Published: Pages: 206 Downloads: 462
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Subjects:

  • Organizational change,
  • Reorganization,
  • United States,
  • Strategic culture,
  • United States. Army,
  • Organizational effectiveness,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementChad C. Serena
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS79.76 .R484 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 206 p. ;
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25148965M
ISBN 109781589017832
LC Control Number2011003842
OCLC/WorldCa702647511

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As military forces across the globe adopt new technologies, doctrines, and organizational forms suited to warfare in the information age, defense practitioners and academic specialists are debating the potential consequences of the "revolution in military affairs." The central question of this book is how such revolutions spread, to whom, how quickly, and with what consequences for the global Reviews: 1. MILITARY ADAPTATION IN WAR: With Fear of Change, Williamson Murray, Cambridge University Press, New York, , pages, $ WILLIAMSON MURRAY WANTS his writing to make a difference. Perhaps more than any other living military historian, Murray has aimed his books and articles toward the edification of serving professionals. As military forces across the globe adopt new technologies, doctrines, and organizational forms suited to warfare in the information age, defense practitioners and academic specialists are debating the potential consequences of the revolution in military affairs. The central question of this book is how such revolutions spread, to whom, how quickly, and with what consequences for the global. Best Pre-Collapse Book on Russian Revolution I strongly recommend reading Richard Pipes’ short title, “Communism: A History” before beginning reading any in-depth book such as this. Simply put, this is the best overall book on the subject of The Russian Revolution.

the requisite organizational adaptation (e.g., the Panzer division and the Strategic Rocket Forces). Technology alone is not sufficient to produce a military revolution; how military organizations adapt and shape new technology, military systems, and operational concepts is much more important. THE INFORMATION REVOLUTIONFile Size: 54KB. Battle of the Bulge The Young Readers Adaptation On the 16th of December, , in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, launching a final bid to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the long, hard slog of a battle that was nicknamed by the med.

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The Military Revolution is the theory that a series of radical changes in military strategy and tactics during the 16th and 17th centuries resulted in major lasting changes in governments and society.

The theory was introduced by Michael Roberts in the s as he focused on Sweden – searching for major changes in the European way of war caused by introduction of portable firearms. A significant addition to the literature on the renaissance of the American military in the post-9/11 period.

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The problem of adaptation in war represents one of the most persistent, yet rarely examined problems that military institutions confront.

As Michael Howard has suggested, military organizations inevitably get the next war wrong, mostly for reasons that lie beyond their control. Get this from a library. A revolution in military adaptation: the US Army in the Iraq War. [Chad C Serena] -- During the early years of the Iraq War, the US Army was unable to translate initial combat success into strategic and political victory.

Iraq plunged into a complex insurgency, and defeating this. A Revolution in Military Adaptation The US Army in the Iraq War Chad C. Serena. Narrated by Richard Wayne Stageman. Available from Audible. Book published by Georgetown University Press.

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Serena. The Dynamics of Military Revolution bridges a major gap in the emerging literature on revolutions in military affairs. It suggests that two very different phenomena have been at work over the past centuries: "military revolutions," which are driven by vast social and political changes, and "revolutions in military affairs," which military institutions have directed, although usually with great.

Military Adaptation in War addresses one of the most persistent, yet rarely examined, problems that military organizations confront: namely, the problem of how /5.

Military Adaptation in War addresses one of the most persistent problems that military organizations confront: namely, the problem of how to adapt under the trying, terrifying conditions of war.

This work builds on the volume that Professor Williamson Murray edited with Allan Millett on military innovation (a quite different issue, though. Military Adaptation in War addresses one of the most persistent problems that military organizations confront: namely, the problem of how to adapt under the trying, terrifying conditions of war.

This work builds on the volume that Professor Williamson Murray edited with Allan Millett on military innovation (a quite different issue, though /5(6).

The Military Revolution, Military Innovation and the Rise of the WestCambridge Press. Parker, Geoffrey. ‘In Defense of the Military Revolution’, in Clifford J Rogers (ed).

The Military Revolution Debate: Readings On The Military Transformation Of Early Modern Europe. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Accessed October 23   The Dynamics of Military Revolution bridges a major gap in the emerging literature on revolutions in military affairs.

It suggests that two very different phenomena have been at work over the past centuries: "military revolutions," which are driven by vast social and political changes, and "revolutions in military affairs," which military institutions have directed, although usually with great /5(2).

This book studies the impact of cultural factors on the course of military innovations. One would expect that countries accustomed to similar technologies would undergo analogous changes in their perception of and approach to warfare. However, the intellectual history of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) in Russia, the US, and Israel indicates the opposite.

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Army underwent to defeat the complex insurgency in Iraq, who proved to be highly adaptive foes who could conduct networked operations despite being decentralized. Book Edition: 1. A Revolution in Military Adaptation. 0 5 Autor: Intended for policymakers, defense and military professionals, military historians, and academics, this book offers a solid critique of the army’s current capacity to adapt to likely future adversary strategies and provides policy recommendations for retaining lessons learned in Iraq.

The book won the Newbery Medal and is the 16th bestselling children’s book as of the year in the United States, according to Publishers Weekly.

InWalt Disney Pictures released a film adaptation, also called Johnny Tremain. ==Plot summary=. MacGregor Knox and Williamson Murray, in their book, Dynamics of Military Revolution, define an RMA as follows: “Revolutions in military affairs require the assembly of a complex mix of tactical, organizational, doctrinal, and technological innovations to implement a new conceptual approach to warfare or to a specialized sub-branch of warfare.

The early modern period produced the improvements in military technology which were the foundation for the West's domination of the world.

In The Military Revolution Parker analyses the key innovations involved. He begins with the introduction of siege artillery and the "artillery fortress" capable of withstanding it, and with the use of firearms in battle and changes in infantry tactics. The term Revolution in Military Affairs has been firmly embedded into the current military lexicon, earning its own widely accepted and commonly understood acronym-RMA.

The concept of Revolution in Military Affairs is a theory about the impact of revolutionary technology on the nature of warfare, and it is often connected to the acquisition of. Chad C. Serena is the author of Revolution in Military Adaptation PB ( avg rating, 4 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Redefining Information Warf /5(6).

of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas inspecializing in the American Civil War and Reconstruction.

He is currently working on a book about Maj. Gen. Samuel Ryan Curtis and the White River Campaign in Arkansas.

The concept of dramatic change in the profession of arms was developed by Soviet military theorists and labeled “military-technical revolutions.”4 The term “revolution in military affairs” (RMA) was first coined by the U.S.

Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment in the s and was expanded to include improvements in.We are at present in the midst of the greatest military revolution of all times. It actually began in the final phase of the Second World War with the explosion of the atom bomb over Hiroshima, but it is only now, in the fifties--and it will be still more so in the sixties--with the hydrogen bomb and intercontinental rockets, and with the increasing adaptation of nuclear war-heads to all kinds.