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Future Leadership, Old Issues, New Methods

Edited by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson II.

June 2000

130 Pages

Brief Synopsis

Each year, the Army After Next Seminar students are asked to orient their Strategy Research Papers on topics appropriate to the programs 30-years in the future focus. Thirty years ago, the United States Army was deeply involved in Vietnam and in the Cold War. Officers could reasonably expect to serve repetitive tours in Southeast Asia interspersed with tours along either the Korean Demilitarized Zone or the Inter-German Border. The tension between sometimes guerrilla, sometimes major warfare in the Pacific and the prospects of nuclear war in Europe made any prognostications of a future like that which we currently enjoy an exercise in silliness. Yet we are now asking officers to make such prognostications with the end in view that they might be less surprised by whatever does come into being.



1. Introduction
Douglas V. Johnson II

2. Information, Knowledge and Wisdom: Leader Development Implications for The Army After Next
Kevin J. Bergner

3. Proliferating Decisionmakers: Root Cause of the Next Revolution in Military Affairs
Arthur J. Corbett

4. The New Math for Leaders: Useful Ideas from Chaos Theory
Glenn W. Mitchell

5. Educating Junior Military Officers for the Information Age
Andre H. Sayles

6. A Proposal for Designing Cognitive Aids for Commanders in the 21st Century
Lawrence G. Shattuck.

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