Shifting Human Environment: How Trends in Human Geography Will Shape Future Military Operations [open pdf - 5MB]
"The papers contained in this volume all deal with major developments and trends in the human arena that are likely to change the way military forces must operate in the future. Each paper contains a section addressing anticipated implications for future military operations. And by presenting these papers as a package, the reader is encouraged to move beyond a simple recognition of particular trends, and consider how these factors may interact to shape a more complex and surprising future operating environment." The individual papers include: Megacities: Future Urban Environments and Joint Urban Warfare; Identity and Ideological Conflict: Influences of Religious, Cultural, and Pragmatic Ideologies on Political Groups; Nontraditional Security Threats and a New Kind of Warfare; The Future Evolution of Transnational Criminal Organizations and the Threat to U.S. National Security; and Uplinking into the Future: Education in 2030.
Defense & Technology Paper 107
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