Adaptability of Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges

  • May 15, 2008
  • Prof Bernard F Griffard

Over the past 45 years changes in the strategic environment require land forces that are capable of more than just attacking and defending. Within the 21st century environment, shaping the civil situation to accomplish the strategic endstate is just as important as combat success. Transforming a nation's military to face these challenges requires both recognition of the need for change and determination to accomplish that change. With this in mind the 2008 Land Forces Symposium brought together military representatives from 22 countries within the U.S. Central Command region to discuss the Adaptability of Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges.