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A Transformation Gap?: American Innovations and European Military Change

Theo Farrell, Terriff Terry, and Osinga Frans


NATO member states are all undergoing some form of military transformation. Despite a shared vision, transformation has been primarily a US-led process centered on the exploitation of new information technologies in combination with new concepts for “networked organizations” and “effects-based operations.” Simply put, European states have been unable to match the level of US investment in new military technologies, leading to the identification of a growing “transformation gap” between the US and the European allies. This book assesses the extent and trajectory of military transformation acros ... More

Keywords: military technologies, military transformation, US, NATO, European allies, information technologies, networked organizations, effects-based operations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804763776
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theo Farrell, editor

Terriff Terry, editor

Osinga Frans, editor