Business as Usual: An Assessment of Donald Rumsfeld's Transformation Vision and Transformation's Prospects for the Future

Author
Mark G. Czelusta
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Abstract
Donald Rumsfeld's vision of a transformed United States military has been discussed by many and understood by few. It is no surprise that this lack of understanding has resulted in both significant simplifications and sweeping generalizations, to include the Reuters headline noted above. Even the term, “Rumsfeld's Transformation,” accounts for neither the historical influences that led to his vision, nor the multiple components of this transformational effort.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Defense Policy, War
Political Geography
Afghanistan, United States, Iraq, Middle East, Asia