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Special Commentary: Long-Term Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for the US Army   [open pdf - 165KB]

From the Introduction: "As the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic rages across the United States, the Army is simultaneously providing extensive support to civil authorities and maintaining readiness to perform its deterrence and warfighting missions. Eventually the current crisis will subside but the United States and its Army will not simply return to the way things were before. The pandemic has unleashed great change within the United States and the global security environment, accelerating forces that will, in combination, be revolutionary. [...] While it is impossible to predict precisely the course of any revolution, it is important to assess the likely or possible direction of change. Given that, this discussion paper suggests some of the long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the US Army and recommends one or more senior leader steering committees the Army should undertake once the immediate crisis is under control."

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2020-04-30
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Strategic Studies Institute: https://ssi.armywarcollege.edu/
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