RSIS Luncheon Seminar by Assistant Professor Adrian Kuah, Military Studies Programme, IDSS, RSIS
The Temporal Dimension of Military Transformation
The Military Transformation literature has tended to focus on what military technologies has enabled the military to do, in terms of the articulation of new mission profiles, the development of new warfighting doctrines, and the execution of new operating concepts. By contrast, the impact of transformation on the military organisation is under-researched. This paper argues that the effects of Transformation, driven primarily by information, communication and sensing technologies, has manifested themselves primarily in the temporal dimension. This in turn has had a profound impact on the structure, processes, values, cognitive frameworks within the military organisation. Hence, this paper seeks answers to questions such as, ‘How do militaries perceive time?’, ‘How are temporal structures within the military organisation being transformed by new technologies?’, and ‘Does the temporal dimension impose limits to Transformation?’
The RSIS Luncheon Seminar series is open only to RSIS staff and PhD candidates.