Did you know that there is a Defense Science Board that provides independent advice to the U.S. Secretary of Defense? You can find its semi-annual, unclassified publications listed here on the Department of Defense's website.
The Defense Science Board has posted its latest report, "Defense Science Board 2008 Summer Study on Capability Surprise." This 103-page PDF focuses on how to manage surprises, both "known" and unanticipated ones that could be the result of scientific breakthrough, rapid fielding, and operational innovation. Included in the report are sections on cyber surprise, nuclear surprise, red teaming, and strategic intelligence.
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