Strategic Landscape 2050: Preparing The U.s. Military For New Era Dynamics

Strategic Landscape 2050: Preparing The U.s. Military For New Era Dynamics
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Strategic Landscape 2050: Preparing the U.S. Military for New Era Dynamics
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Mr. Roman Muzalevsky, a strategic affairs analyst, offers his visionary assessment of a global strategic landscape and operational threat environment likely to emerge by 2050. Muzalevsky contends that, absent major policy failures, the U.S. military will remain the strongest in the coming decades, although a series of functional and regional megatrends will prove a monumental challenge, exposing the United States to “crises and opportunities on the battlefield and in the market.” The U.S. military, he continues, will need to adapt to and shape these dynamics to retain its edge. Among other developments, the author especially highlights the emerging military revolution, which will feature transformations across multiple domains and face a counter-revolution in the form of responses by societies and select state and nonstate actors. Muzalevsky further points to the growing military and the strategic importance of the Arctic, in addition to assessing the emergence of China and India as major economic and military rivals.

Table of Contents

Foreword.......................................................................... xi

About the Author........................................................... xv

Summary .......................................................................xvii

Strategic Landscape, 2050: Preparing the U.S. Military for New Era Dynamics .............................1

A New National Security and Strategic Landscape ....1

Megatrends and the Global Operational Threat Environment ..................................9

Demographic Dividends and Liabilities..................9

Future State ..............................................................9

Implications for the Global Operational Threat Environment and the U.S. Military........14

Recommendations for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and the Military .....................................................16

Wild Card: Raging Youth Bulges of the Greater Middle East...................................17

Environmental Risks and Breakthroughs..............18

Future State ............................................................18

Implications for the Global Operational Threat Environment and the U.S. Military........21

viii Recommendations for the U.S. Department of Defense,

Department of State, and the Military.....................................................24

Wild Card: Flooded Coastlines, Submerged Cities .......................................................................25

Uneven Socio-Economic and Political Transitions..................................................................26

Future State ............................................................26

Implications for the Global Operational Threat Environment and the U.S. Military........34

Recommendations for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and the Military.....................................................36

Wild Card—The Death of China’s Experiment ............................................................37

Technological Disruptions and Solutions..............38

Future State ............................................................38

Implications for the Global Operational Threat Environment and the U.S. Military........41

Recommendations for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and the Military.....................................................43

Wild Card—From Cyber Monday to Mega Blackout..................................................................44

Military Revolution and Counter-Revolution ......45

ix Future State ............................................................45

Implications for the Global Operational Threat Environment and the U.S. Military........53

Recommendations for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and the Military.....................................................57

Wild Card: Self-aware Armed Robotics— Wither the Human Control..................................59

Regional Economic, Technological, and Military Races ............................................................60

Future State ............................................................60

Implications for the Global Operational Threat Environment and the U.S. Military........71

Recommendations for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and the Military.....................................................73

Wild Card—From “Cold” to “Hot”—The Coming War over the Arctic ...............................75

Toward A Stand-Ready, Post-Modern Military ........76 Endnotes...........................................................................82

Appendix..........................................................................99

Climate Change, Water, and Resource Scarcity .........99

Military and Conflict Trends.......................................100

x Economic Development Trends..................................101

Population and Aging Trends.....................................102

Endnotes - Appendix....................................................104

Audience

Militart and Federal Government leadership officials, individuals engaged in global studies and megatrends, educators and studentsin the field of global social, economic, and political studies. 

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Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
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  • Muzalevsky, Roman
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  • Preparing the United States Military for New Era Dynamic
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Record Creation Date:
03/27/2018
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