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Torchbearer National Security Reports

Torchbearer National Security Reports are comprehensive and designed to focus attention and action on the critical defense issues facing our nation as it enters the 21st century. These messages are sent to the military and civilian leadership of the United States Army and the Department of Defense, selected segments of the American public, members of Congress, key congressional staff, industry and the administration. 

This series was published from 1999 to 2014.

2014

U.S. Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Capabilities: Enabling Joint Force 2020 and Beyond
(Torchbearer National Security Report, May 2014)

Defending the Homeland: The Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Response Enterprise
(Torchbearer National Security Report, February 2014)

2013

The U.S. Army in the Pacific: Assuring Security and Stability
(Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2013)

Strategic Mobility: Enabling Global Responsiveness for America's Force of Decisive Action
(Torchbearer National Security Report, July 2013)

2012

U.S. Army Operational Testing and Evaluation: Laying the Foundation for the Army of 2020
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2012)

A New Equipping Strategy: Modernizing the U.S. Army of 2020
(Torchbearer National Security Report, June 2012)

Modernizing LandWarNet: Empowering America's Army
(Torchbearer National Security Report, May 2012)

U.S. Army Space Capabilities: Enabling the Force of Decisive Action
(Torchbearer National Security Report, May 2012)

2011

Resetting Reserve Component Units: Taking Care of Soldiers and Families
(Torchbearer National Security Report, July 2011)

U.S. Army Training for Unified Land Operations
(Torchbearer National Security Report, September 2011)

The U.S. Army Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2011)

U.S. Army Energy Security and Sustainability: Vital to National Defense
(Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2011)

2010

U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Changing Modern Warfare
(Torchbearer National Security Report, July 2010)

U.S. Army Special Operations Forces: Integral to the Army and the Joint Force
(Torchbearer National Security Report, March 2010)

U.S. Army Aviation and Full-Spectrum Operations
(Torchbearer National Security Report, December 2010)

2009

Transforming U.S. Army Pacific
(Torchbearer National Security Report, June 2009)

Key Issues Relevant to Taking Care of Soldiers and Families
(Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2009)

Key Issues Relevant to U.S. Army Fires and the Warfighter
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2009)

2008

U.S. Army Aviation: Balancing Current and Future Demands
(Torchbearer National Security Report, January 2008)

2007

A Transformed and Modernized U.S. Army: A National Imperative
(Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2007)

Sustaining the Mission; Preserving the Environment; Securing the Future
(Torchbearer National Security Report, February 2007)

Installations as Flagships for Soldier and Family Readiness and Quality of Life
(Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2007)

Key Issues Relevant to Army Intelligence Transformation
(Torchbearer National Security Report, July 2007)

2006

Accelerating Momentum: The Stryker Brigade Combat Team as a Learning Organization
(Torchbearer National Security Report, June 2006)

The U.S. Army's Role in Stability Operations
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2006)

The U.S. Army's Information Revolution: Delivering Information Dominance to the Warfighter
(Torchbearer National Security Report, August 2006)

2006 and Beyond: What the U.S. Army is Doing
(Torchbearer National Security Report, March 2006)

2005

Transformed Installations: Essential for an All-Volunteer, Relevant and Ready U.S. Army
(Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2005)

Resetting the Force: The Equipment Challenge
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2005)

The U.S. Army: A Modular Force for the 21st Century
(Torchbearer National Security Report, March 2005)

Key Issues Relevant to Actionable Intelligence
(Torchbearer National Security Report, June 2005)

2004

The Soldier: Centerpiece of the United States Army
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2004)

The New Paradigm: Bringing U.S. Army Logistics into the 21st Century
(Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2004)

The U.S. Army in 2004 and Beyond: Strategically Agile and Adaptive
(Torchbearer National Security Report, February 2004)

2003

Key Issues Relevant to the U.S. Army's Transformation to the Objective Force, Volume 3
(Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2003)

How "Transformational" is Army Transformation?
(Torchbearer National Security Report, February 2003)

2002

Key Issues Relevant to the U.S. Army's Transformation to the Objective Force, Volume 2
(Torchbearer National Security Report, August 2002)

How "Well" is Army Well-Being?
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2002)

Key Issues Relevant to the U.S. Army's Strategic Imperatives, Volume 2
(Torchbearer National Security Report, September 2002)

Army Recapitalization—A Focused Investment in Today's Army
(Torchbearer National Security Report, March 2002)

2001

Key Issues Relevant to the U.S. Army's Transformation to the Objective Force, Volume 1
(Torchbearer National Security Report, September 2001)

Educating Our Military's Children: Are We Closing the Gaps?
(Torchbearer National Security Report, April 2001)

Decaying Military Infrastructure: Putting U.S. Army Readiness at Risk
(Torchbearer National Security Report, September 2001)

Key Issues Relevant to the U.S. Army's Strategic Imperatives, Volume 1
(Torchbearer National Security Report, September 2001)

2000

The Research, Development and Acquisition "Death Spiral": Future Readiness at Risk
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2000)

The Promise, the Reality: Military Health Care Management Revisited
(Torchbearer National Security Report, February 2000)

Crisis in Military Housing: If Only Walls Could Talk
(Torchbearer National Security Report, September 2000)

Army Report: Research and Development: Enabling Transformation
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2000)

1999

Strategic Mobility and Responsive Power Projection
(Torchbearer National Security Report, December 1999)

Procurement Holiday—Path to Failure in Preparedness
(Torchbearer National Security Report, August 1999)

Army Report: Procurement Holiday—The Army Dangerously Underresourced (Critical Issue Update)
(Torchbearer National Security Report, October 1999)

Army Report: Procurement Holiday—The Army Dangerously Underresourced
(Torchbearer National Security Report, August 1999)