Category: Policy Briefs

March 1, 2002

Nonlethal Capabilities: Realizing the Opportunities

This paper seeks to justify the pursuit of nonlethal capabilities, addressing the challenges and opportunities of such technologies.

March 1, 2002

Small Security: Nanotechnology and Future Defense

This paper describes how advancements is nanotechnology will feed back into conventional industry and how it will alter capability and shape defense strategy.

Feb. 1, 2002

Global Trade: America’s Achilles’ Heel

This paper argues for the use of maritime domain awareness (MDA) to better protect the Nation without sacrificing economic vitality or overwhelming government budgets. Specifically, MDA relies upon exploiting available information to discern threats and concentrate resources to stop them.

Dec. 1, 2001

Current Export Policies: Trick or Treat?


Nov. 1, 2001

Adapting Forces to a New Era: Ten Transforming Concepts

The authors outline a set of new operational concepts that build highly capable forces whose mastery of high-tech warfighting will allow decisive victories against new threats and well-armed opponents.

Oct. 1, 2001

Maritime Access: Do Defenders Hold all the Cards?

The author describes the issue of maritime access for the Armed Forces.

Oct. 1, 2001

UCAVs-Technological, Policy, and Operational Challenges

The author explains the use of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs), its challenges, policy issues, and operational considerations.

Sept. 1, 2001

Resurrecting Transformation for the Post-Industrial Era

The author proposes recommendations for how the Armed Forces can constantly to transform itself to become more responsive and effective to modern threats.

June 1, 2001

Managing Change: Capability, Adaptability, and Transformation

Authors discuss the threefold challenge of capability, adaptability, and transformation in change and military modernization.