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Facing the Future : Meeting the Threats and Challenges of the 21St Century

By Department of Defense

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Book Id: WPLBN0000110004
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Facing the Future : Meeting the Threats and Challenges of the 21St Century  
Author: Department of Defense
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Language: English
Subject: Military, Armed Forces., National defense.
Collections: Military and Armed Forces Library Collection
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Publisher: Department of Defense

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Defense, D. O. (n.d.). Facing the Future : Meeting the Threats and Challenges of the 21St Century. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Excerpt
Excerpt: Looking back over the past four years, an extraordinary amount of change has taken place within the U.S. military establishment. Without doubt, the status quo has been challenged, and a new architecture of American defense, not only envisioned but planned, developed, constructed and, in many areas, employed.

Table of Contents
CONTENTS Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Prologue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Facing the Future: Meeting the Threats and Challenges of the 21st Century Through Transformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 A Transformational Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Transformation and the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 New Defense Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 New Force-Sizing Construct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 New Way of Balancing Risk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 New Approach to Force Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Six Transformation Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bureaucracy to Battlefield: Transforming the Department of Defense . . . . . 19 Reducing Waste and Improving Operational Efficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Reducing Excess Base Capacity and Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Bold Decisions on Programs and Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Planning, Programming and Budgeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Realistic Budgeting and Estimates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Technology and Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 National Security Personnel System .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Capabilities-Based Requirements and Acquisition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 September 11 and The Global War on Terror Highlighting Speed, Agility, Precision, and Lethality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Operation Enduring Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Accomplishments in Afghanistan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Strengthening Alliances and Coalitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Global Coalition in the War on Terror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Transforming the NATO Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Proliferation Security Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Transformation Continues Across the Globe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Nuclear Posture Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ballistic Missile Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

 

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