The U.S. Army in Transition II: Landpower in the Information Age

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The U.S. Army in Transition II: Landpower in the Information Age

By Lt. Gen. Frederic J. Brown, USA (Ret.)
Brassey's, 1992
224 pp. $24.00
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Written by a highly respected, recently retired soldier-scholar of four-star rank, this book is a cornucopia of ideas for the future of the U.S. Army. One of its most intriguing suggestions is that the microprocessor will play as revolutionary a role on the battlefield as did gunpowder, the internal combustion engine and nuclear weapons. Moreover, the computer will change the educational and societal composition of the military, with the need for a computer-based force. Brown has written a broad and far-reaching, yet specific where necessary, study which should be required reading at the senior levels of the U.S. Army.