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At Our Own Peril: Dod Assessment In A Post-primacy World

Title:
At Our Own Peril: DOD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World
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ISBN:
9781584877615
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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) faces persistent fundamental change in its strategic and operating environments. This report suggests this reality is the product of the United States entering or being in the midst of a new, more competitive, post-U.S. primacy environment. Post-primacy conditions promise far-reaching impacts on U.S. national security and defense strategy. Consequently, there is an urgent requirement for DoD to examine and adapt how it develops strategy and describes, identifies, assesses, and communicates corporate-level risk. This report takes on the latter risk challenge. It argues for a new post-primacy risk concept and its four governing principles of diversity, dynamism, persistent dialogue, and adaptation. The authors suggest that this approach is critical to maintaining U.S. military advantage into the future. Absent change in current risk convention, the report suggests DoD exposes current and future military performance to potential failure or gross under-performance.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Foreword ………………………………………………………………………………….……ix

Acknowledgements ……………………………………………………………………………xi

Executive Summary …………………………………………………………………………..xv

Foundational Understanding ………………………………………………………………… 1

I. Introduction: Post-U.S. Primacy and the New Fundamentals

 of Risk and Risk Assessment …………………………………………...………...…3

II. Study Methodology …………………………………………...……………………13

Describing Risk ……………………………………………………………………………..…17

III. The Logic of Post-Primacy Risk: Current Conventions

 and New Terms of Reference ……………………………………….…………...19

Identifying Risk …………………………………………………………………………….…39

IV. Securing U.S. Position: Six Enduring Defense Objectives ……………………41

V. A Post-Primacy Decision-Making Environment …………………………….…53

Assessing and Communicating Risk …………………………………………………….….67

VI. A Post-Primacy Risk Concept: Diversity, Dynamism,

 Persistent Dialogue, and Adaptation …………………………………………...69

VII. Communicating Risk: A Common Risk Currency ……………………………87

Study Outcomes …………………………………………………………………………….…91

VIII. Findings and Recommendations ………………………………………………93

IX. Conclusion—Ownership, Culture, and Adaptation …………………………103

Appendices …………………………………………………………………………………...107

Appendix I - Building the Principal Risk Portfolio:

 Illustrative Hazards and Demands ………………………….…… 109

Appendix II - Expert Working Group (EWG) Participants ………………………111

Appendix III - About the Contributors ………………………………………………113

Audience

Military leaders and strategists, Members of Congress and government, policymakers, committees and organizations dedicated to national security and foreign relations, the intelligence community, and students engaged with military/foreign relations/law enforcement/national security/intelligence studies may be interested in this publication.

Product Details

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USA Price:
$25.00
International Price:
$35.00
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Strategic StudiesInstitute
Author:
  • Freier, Nathan P.
Year/Pages:
2017: 157 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Department of Defense Assessment in a Post Primacy World
  • Post Primacy World
Weight:
0.875
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
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Item available Date:
07/19/2017
Last Status Update:
09/27/2017
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