American strategic culture and US revolution in military affairs
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This monograph aims to improve the scholarly understanding of the way in which professional communities organize their thoughts and actions when analyzing the changing character of international security.
The ability to diagnose and understand revolutions in military affairs is one of the most critical aspects of defense management. Why do certain military communities have more aptitude than others to recognize discontinuities in the nature of warfare? By elaborating on the cultural approach to international relations, this issue of Defence and Security Studies will provide a plausible explanation for this intriguing problem. In describing the US transformation in the perception of warfare, Dima Adamsky asks why the cultivation of the technological seeds of the American RMA preceded the maturation of the conceptual ones, and why it took the US defense community close to a decade to acknowledge the accuracy of the assumptions of the Soviet military technical revolution (MTR).