Naval War College Review


Over the past several years, the U.S. mil- itary has officially embraced the idea that rapidly evolving technologies soon will lead to a profound change in the conduct of warfare. The need to inno- vate in response to a prospective revolu- tion in military affairs is the central theme of Joint Vision 2010 and similar force-planning documents. Some stud- ies, such as the congressionally man- dated National Defense Panel, have concluded that only immediate and radical transformation to new systems, new operational concepts, and new or- ganizations will enable the U.S. military to retain its battlefield dominance.