Books

 
  •  National Security Reform 2010: A Midterm Assessment

    National Security Reform 2010: A Midterm Assessment

    National Security Reform 2010: A Midterm Assessment Dr Joseph R Cerami, Dr Robert H Dorff, Mr Matthew Harber Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 8/1/2011
  •  Cyber Infrastructure Protection

    Cyber Infrastructure Protection

    Cyber Infrastructure Protection COL Louis H Jordan Jr, Dr Tarek N Saadawi Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The Internet, as well as other telecommunication networks and information systems, have become an integrated part of our daily lives, and our dependency upon their underlying infrastructure is ever-increasing. Unfortunately, as our dependency has grown, so have hostile attacks on the cyber infrastructure by network predators. The lack of security as a core element in the initial design of these information systems has made common desktop software, infrastructure services, and information networks increasingly vulnerable to continuous and innovative breakers of security. Worms, viruses, and spam are examples of attacks that cost the global economy billions of dollars in lost productivity. Sophisticated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that use thousands of web robots (bots) on the Internet and telecommunications networks are on the rise. The ramifications of these attacks are clear: the potential for a devastating large-scale network failure, service interruption, or the total unavailability of service."
    • Published On: 5/1/2011
  •  Nuclear Power's Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks

    Nuclear Power's Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks

    Nuclear Power's Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 12/1/2010
  •  U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 4th Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 4th Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 4th Edition Dr J Boone Bartholomees Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 7/1/2010
  •  U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol I: Theory of War and Strategy, 4th Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol I: Theory of War and Strategy, 4th Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol I: Theory of War and Strategy, 4th Edition Dr J Boone Bartholomees Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 7/1/2010
  •  The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow: Essays in Memory of Mary Fitzgerald

    The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow: Essays in Memory of Mary Fitzgerald

    The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow: Essays in Memory of Mary Fitzgerald Dr Stephen J Blank, Dr Richard Weitz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 7/1/2010
  •  Project on National Security Reform: Vision Working Group Report and Scenarios

    Project on National Security Reform: Vision Working Group Report and Scenarios

    Project on National Security Reform: Vision Working Group Report and Scenarios Dr Sheila R Ronis Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "On November 26, 2008, the Project on National Security Reform submitted its 2-year study of the national security system, Forging a New Shield, to the President, President-elect, and Congress. The study found that the national security system was at risk of failure and needed serious reform. Before the Project finalized the report’s recommendations, its Vision Working Group tested the findings against a diverse set of scenarios to determine if the recommendations were robust and effective. This testing revealed that each of the five major findings improved the performance of the current national security system. This volume documents the scenario-testing process used by the Vision Working Group. It includes the actual pre-reform and post-reform scenarios and details many other scenario techniques used in the overall study."
    • Published On: 7/1/2010
  •  The PLA at Home and Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China's Military

    The PLA at Home and Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China's Military

    The PLA at Home and Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China's Military Mr Roy Kamphausen, Dr David Lai, Dr Andrew Scobell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The final years of the 2000s turned out to be quite eventful for the People’s Republic of China (PRC and China interchangeably) and its armed forces, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). While there were exciting events for them to celebrate, there were disturbing ones for them to worry about as well."
    • Published On: 6/1/2010
  •  Rethinking Leadership and “Whole of Government” National Security Reform: Problems, Progress, and Prospects

    Rethinking Leadership and “Whole of Government” National Security Reform: Problems, Progress, and Prospects

    Rethinking Leadership and “Whole of Government” National Security Reform: Problems, Progress, and Prospects Dr Joseph R Cerami, Dr Jeffrey A Engel Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "On June 24, 2009, the Bush School of Government and Public Service and Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University, and the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, conducted a conference on 'Leadership and Government Reform' in Washington, DC. One of two panels discussed 'Leader Development in Schools of Public Affairs,' the second discussed 'Leadership, National Security, and ‘Whole of Government’ Reforms.' "
    • Published On: 5/1/2010
  •  Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)

    Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)

    Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "As currently interpreted, it is difficult to see why the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) warrants much support as a nonproliferation convention. Most foreign ministries, including that of Iran and the United States, insist that Article IV of the NPT recognizes all states’ 'inalienable right' to develop 'peaceful nuclear energy.' This includes money-losing activities, such as nuclear fuel reprocessing, which can bring countries to the very brink of acquiring nuclear weapons. If the NPT is intended to ensure that states share peaceful “benefits” of nuclear energy and prevent the spread of nuclear bomb making technologies, it is difficult to see how it can accomplish either if the interpretation above is correct."
    • Published On: 4/1/2010
  •  Short of General War: Perspectives on the Use of Military Power in the 21st Century

    Short of General War: Perspectives on the Use of Military Power in the 21st Century

    Short of General War: Perspectives on the Use of Military Power in the 21st Century Dr Harry R Yarger Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Collectively, these essays reveal the innovative thinking, diversity, and depth of thought that is characteristic of the U.S. and foreign military and civilian agency personnel that comprise each class of the U.S. Army War College as they prepare themselves to become senior leaders of their militaries or agencies. The essays also offer key insights at the policy, strategy, planning, and doctrinal levels that can be applied in the current and future strategic environments confronting the United States and its security partners."
    • Published On: 4/1/2010
  •  Teaching Strategy: Challenge and Response

    Teaching Strategy: Challenge and Response

    Teaching Strategy: Challenge and Response Dr Gabriel Marcella Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The authors of this compendium ask and answer the central question of how to teach strategy. The findings, insights, and recommendations are those of professionals who are accomplished in the classroom as well as the crucible of strategy. This book should stimulate discussion and introspection that will in time enhance the security of our nation. "
    • Published On: 3/1/2010
  •  Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk

    Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk

    Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "With any attempt to assess security threats, there is a natural tendency to focus first on the worst. Consider the most recent appraisals of Pakistan’s nuclear program. Normally, the risk of war between Pakistan and India and possible nuclear escalation would be bad enough. Now, however, most American security experts are riveted on the frightening possibility of Pakistani nuclear weapons capabilities falling into the hands of terrorists intent on attacking the United States."
    • Published On: 12/1/2009
  •  Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwan

    Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwan

    Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwan Mr Roy Kamphausen, Dr David Lai, Dr Andrew Scobell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 3/1/2009
  •  Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation

    Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation

    Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation Dr Stephen J Blank Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Many might argue that this is a singularly inauspicious time to assess the prospects for U.S.-Russian security cooperation. Arguably, the prospects for bilateral cooperation lay buried under the wheels of Russia’s invasion of Georgia in August 2008. As Vice-President Richard Cheney has said to Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, “Russian aggression must not go unanswered,” and that “its continuation would have serious consequences for its relations with the United States.” Undoubtedly this invasion will have repercussions across the broad bilateral agenda, most of all insofar as regional security in the Caucasus is concerned. But ultimately, given their power, standing, and nuclear capability, dialogue and cooperation will be resumed at some point in the future. Therefore, an analysis of the prospects for and conditions favoring such cooperation is an urgent and important task that cries out for clarification precisely because current U.S.-Russian relations are so difficult."
    • Published On: 3/1/2009
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