By Committee on Capability Surprise on U.S. Naval Forces,Naval Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

From an army operational viewpoint, shock is an occasion or strength which could impact the end result of a undertaking or crusade for which arrangements should not in position. via definition, it's not attainable to really expect shock. it is just attainable to avoid it (in the feel of minimizing the variety of attainable surprises by way of acceptable planning), to create structures which are resilient to an adversary's unforeseen activities, or to speedily and successfully reply while surprised.

Responding to power Surprise examines the problems surrounding potential shock, either operational and technical, dealing with the U.S. military, Marine Corps, and Coast protect. This file selects a number of surprises from throughout a continuum of surprises, from disruptive applied sciences, to intelligence-inferred potential advancements, to operational deployments, and assesses what the Naval Forces are doing (and may do) approximately them whereas being conscious of destiny budgetary declines. The record then examines which methods are in position or will be in position within the army, the Marine Corps, and the Coast defend to handle such surprises. ultra-modern U.S. naval forces proceed to stand quite a lot of strength threats within the indefinite destiny and therefore needs to proceed to stability and meet their strength constitution wishes. The options of Responding to potential Surprise might help to make sure extra responsive, extra resilient, and extra adaptive habit around the association from the main senior management to the person sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen.

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