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Defense planning for national security : navigation aids for the mystery tour / Colin S. Gray.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Advancing 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 -

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 59 pages).
  • Publisher: Carlisle Barracks, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2014.

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Title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed March 26, 2014).
"March 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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Military planning > United States.
National security > United States > Forecasting.
United States > Armed Forces > Planning.

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