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  •  Strategic Insights: Should General Dempsey Resign? Army Professionals and the Moral Space for Military Dissent

    Strategic Insights: Should General Dempsey Resign? Army Professionals and the Moral Space for Military Dissent

    Strategic Insights: Should General Dempsey Resign? Army Professionals and the Moral Space for Military Dissent Don M. Snider Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Given that all Army professionals have taken an oath to “support and defend the Constitution,” in what instances may, or even should, the stewards of the profession dissent in a public way—including resignation or retirement—from an administration’s policy that they believe to be so incorrect as to be ineffective, potentially endangering the Republic’s security."
    • Published On: 10/21/2014
  •  Strategic Insights: Should China Be Given the Benefit of the Doubt?

    Strategic Insights: Should China Be Given the Benefit of the Doubt?

    Strategic Insights: Should China Be Given the Benefit of the Doubt? David Lai Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The South China Sea territorial dispute is a protracted and complicated problem. Recently, it has become an even more contentious issue between the United States and China. At the center of this disagreement is China's massive territorial claims and its persistent approach to dealing with the disputes in bilateral and diplomatic ways."
    • Published On: 10/17/2014
  •  Strategic Insights: The U.S. Foray Into The Levant

    Strategic Insights: The U.S. Foray Into The Levant

    Strategic Insights: The U.S. Foray Into The Levant Sami G. Hajjar Article by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The Levant is caught up in a web of political, social, and economic problems that seem to be the work of the hidden hand of the devil. The U.S. Air Force, and those of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan are actively bombing positions of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS by substituting “Syria” for “Levant”)—an immediate and critical component of the Barack Obama administration’s strategy to “degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy..."
    • Published On: 10/15/2014
  •  Strategic Insights: The Dragon in the Tropics: China's Military Expansion into the Western Hemisphere

    Strategic Insights: The Dragon in the Tropics: China's Military Expansion into the Western Hemisphere

    Strategic Insights: The Dragon in the Tropics: China's Military Expansion into the Western Hemisphere José de Arimatéia da Cruz Article by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Despite the fact that Latin America has been an area of U.S. influence since 1823 with the establishment of the Monroe Doctrine, the region has been always relegated to an afterthought by U.S. foreign policymakers. Latin America, as J. D. Gordon stated, “has largely remained a policy backwater for the United States, with America manifesting little by way of strategy toward the region, when it in fact noticed it at all.” This benign neglect posture by U.S. foreign policymakers has tremendous geopolitical and national security implications for the homeland in the 21st century."
    • Published On: 9/30/2014
  •  Strategic Insights: America's Strategic Debate – And Why It Matters To The Army

    Strategic Insights: America's Strategic Debate – And Why It Matters To The Army

    Strategic Insights: America's Strategic Debate – And Why It Matters To The Army Dr Steven Metz Article by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Since becoming a global superpower, the United States often adjusted its national strategy. Over time, the effectiveness of any given strategy erodes. This sparks debate about America’s appropriate role in the world, and about where, when, and why national power should be used. From the debate, a revised approach takes shape and lasts until its effectiveness fades. Then the cycle starts again."
    • Published On: 9/25/2014
  •  Strategic Insights: The Ukraine Crises and the Emerging Sino-Russian Political Alliance

    Strategic Insights: The Ukraine Crises and the Emerging Sino-Russian Political Alliance

    Strategic Insights: The Ukraine Crises and the Emerging Sino-Russian Political Alliance Bin Yu Article by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The first half of 2014 witnessed a notable enhancement of Russian-Chinese relations. Signs of this visible geostrategic shift include high-profile summit meetings, breakthroughs in energy/gas deals, renewed interest in military technology cooperation, more integrated military exercises, and closer diplomatic coordination on regional issues (Syria, Iran, Korea, etc.) and multilateral forums (Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia [CICA]; Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa [BRICS]; G20; United Nations [UN]; etc.). In early May, a Chinese government think tank went as far as to propose to form a “political alliance” (政治联盟) with Russia as was sought by Russian President Vladimir Putin."
    • Published On: 9/9/2014
  •  Strategic Insights: The Great Purge and the Future of the Turkish Military

    Strategic Insights: The Great Purge and the Future of the Turkish Military

    Strategic Insights: The Great Purge and the Future of the Turkish Military Dr. W. Andrew Terril Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
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