The Strategic goals of the United States Army have remained consistent for many decades, relevance and readiness. The security challenges of the new century are testing our force in ways we have never experienced before, and will continue to change as Globalization spreads amongst our Allies and enemies. The emergence of unconventional warfare and the asymmetric threats we now face around the globe is stretching the capabilities of not only the Army but all branches of the Armed Forces. Our strategy must adapt to the changing environment and take into account the effects of Globalization.
In today’s modern world, faster and faster are the world’s strongest nations developing new and advanced technologies for the future. Where they all start is in the government’s military field, where they search, and discover new innovations every day.
Although focusing on State-to-State actions met President Reagan’s intent of bringing down the Iron Curtain through the build up of military might, enhanced nuclear power and increasing America’s overall power projection along with America’s recent and contnued demonstration of it’s military and political might through removal of dictators and through nation building to stabilize regions and create examples of democracies where dictators used to stand while taking into account nuances such as religion, politcs, ethnicity and tribal affiliation to move closer to winning the Global War on Terror (GWOT), America faces challenges now with the GWOT as it did during the Cold War as it attempts to translate military might into political desires due to it's obsession with raising an army, electing politicians and assembling a diplomatic corp with a distinct gravity towards State-to-State engagements that if not rectified could lead to repeat challenges and even failure should this same collection of leaders fail to adjust their narrowly focused preoccupation with State-to-State level actions which does not fully account for how the military deploys to meet political objectives, ...
Globalization, a fundamentally constructive revolution, is the catalyst driving the current situation. On the international level, globalization creates jobs, promotes trade, and encourages cooperation between countries. The interconnected nature of national economies creates a net that not only helps sustain troubled economies, but actually discourages international hostilities by introducing an additional layer of reciprocity. Through globalizat...
... which the US military is configured, are falling while unconventional and irregular wars are rising, yet the military is still paying and at the same time procuring for a cold-war-based defense system. In order to meet the profiled challenges, there is a necessity to shift the manner in which the military allocates its resources (Bernanke, 2012). With this, there will be a possible decrease in the overall defense spending.
Globalization is the process where societies emerge and grow increasingly interdependent, surpassing geographic, political, cultural and economic barriers. It refers to the concept where our lives are shaped by events that occur and decisions that are made at a great distance from us. Therefore, it highlights the intensification as well as the broadening of political processes in the sense that local, national and international events constantly correlate with each other.1 Today, globalization continues to affect and evolve the human landscape. From the streets of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to the heart of Canada, Toronto, globalization left its mark and carved the present world. Factors such as technological
Kinzer, previously a war correspondent, brings forward selections from history to showcase the potential threat that the US has become, and more importantly what role they have now in shaping the world. Meanwhile, Zinni, the former commander in chief of United States Central Command, writes the issues from the perspective of a solider, and is more active in presenting solutions to solving this problem. The target audiences for these books is for the common people, since it brings forward a lot of information that are considered classified for them.
Bartholomees, J. B. (2004). U.S. Army War College guide to national security policy and strategy. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College.
Sometime during the course of World War II, the United States became the most powerful nation in the world. During the last two hundred or so years, the United States has fought ten major wars and innumerable smaller military actions. For the most part it has been successful, in some instances defeating some of the world’s most powerful countries. In other instances it has simply been lucky. A common threat throughout the nation’s existence has been the practice of indifference and neglect. Between wars the Army shrinks to a very small size. Funds and attention almost disappear. This policy of the US Army may well indeed danger the nation’s safety in the future
Globalization can briefly be defined as ‘something’ that affects and changes the traditional arrangements of the state system. It is a term that directly implies change and therefore is a continuos process over a long period of time as compared to quickly changing into a wanted or desir...