Check out the Army Futures Command's new AFC Pamphlet 525-2, Future Operational Environment: Forging the Future in an Uncertain World 2035-2050

In exploring the Future Operational Environment (OE) in the mid-to-far term, AFC has introduced two key factors critical to deliberations about Army Modernization -- the concentration of global power, and global technological innovation -- and presented four alternative futures to explore how different values of these two factors might interact in the future.