This report addresses human dynamics as an essential aspect of planning for success in military and national security operations and underlines the importance of human dynamics awareness in strategic, operational, and tactical decision-making. This report postulates that "substantial improvements by the [Department of Defense] DoD are needed in understanding human dynamics. In particular, DoD must take a longer-term view and build upon increased capability achieved in Iraq and Afghanistan." The task force envisages opportunities with both near-term and long term payoffs. Specific recommendations are grouped by the following topics: coordination and leadership; interagency and civil interactions; education, training, and career development; human dynamics advisers; science and technology investments, and data, tools, and products.
Defense Science Board: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/