Defense planning for national security : navigation aids for the mystery tour / Colin S. Gray.
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Series InformationAdvancing strategic thought series.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Indiana State Library - Indianapolis||ISLM D 101.146/14:D 36 (Text)||2017-7020||Online document||Available||-|
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 59 pages).
- Publisher: Carlisle Barracks, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2014.
Title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed March 26, 2014).
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-59).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Purpose and problems -- Approaches -- What can we learn from strategic history? -- Conclusions and recommendations.
The challenge that is defense planning includes: "educated futurology" and the humanities as methodological approaches; futurists and scenarios, trend spotting and defense analysis; the impossibility of science in studying the future; the impossibility of verification by empirical testing of hypotheses; the value of the humanities which are politics, strategy, and history for defense planning; the use and misuse of analogy; learning from history; why and how strategic history works; and recommendations for the Army. What can be learned from history and what cannot are discussed in this analysis.
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