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Office of Force Transformation
www.oft.osd.mil/index.cfm
This official site offers general information about transformation, the hard-to-define doctrine that is driving the push for new military technologies. Visitors to the site can learn more about the transformation initiative through an archive of seminal articles and speeches by top officials.


United States Joint Forces Command
www.jfcom.mil
The U.S. Joint Forces Command oversees the military's implementation of force transformation. This Web site provides an in-depth definition of transformation as well as sections on technological innovations and war games.


Global Security
www.globalsecurity.org
Visitors to this research institute's site can browse important documents on transformation and find specific information about the latest high-tech military tools such as Blue Force Tracking, smart bombs, Stryker vehicles, and more.


How Stuff Works: How Smart Bombs Work
science.howstuffworks.com/smart-bomb.htm
Explore the science behind smart bombs through this visually rich article, which includes an explanation of the U.S. Air Force and Navy's highly accurate Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), a brief history of smart bombs, links to related Web sites, and more.


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
www.nima.mil/portal/site/nga01/index.jsp?front_door=true
The NGA is a key player in the U.S. military's increasingly networked style of war, developing precision maps and imagery for use on the battlefield. Surf around the Agency's site to learn more how it collects and distributes data, and view declassified visual sources from recent wars.



Books

The Iraq War: A Military History
by Williamson Murray and Robert H. Scales, Jr. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.

The New Face of War: How War Will Be Fought in the 21st Century
by Bruce D. Berkowitz. New York: Free Press, 2003.

Transformation Under Fire: Revolutionizing How America Fights
by Douglas A. Macgregor. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003.

The Iraq War: Strategy, Tactics and Military Lessons
by Anthony H. Cordesman. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003.

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