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  •  Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter

    Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter

    Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter Mr Henry D Sokolski, Mr Robert Zarate Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Given the quality of what has been recently written about Albert James Wohlstetter (1913-1997) and Roberta Mary Morgan Wohlstetter (1912-2007), it would appear that these late strategists have exerted immeasurably more influence on the history of the nuclear age than on historians. Nonetheless, Albert and Roberta for the sake of brevity, this essay shall sometimes refer to the Wohlstetters by their first names—emerged as two of America’s most consequential, innovative, and controversial thinkers of strategy during the latter half of the last century."
    • Published On: 1/1/2009
  •  The "People" in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China's Military

    The "People" in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China's Military

    The "People" in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China's Military Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr Andrew Scobell, Mr. Travis Tanner Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 8/1/2008
  •  U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 3rd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 3rd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 3rd Edition Dr J Boone Bartholomees Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Both Henry Kissinger and Robert Art make it clear that the identification of national interests is crucial for the development of policy and strategy. Interests are essential to establishing the objectives or ends that serve as the goals for policy and strategy. “Interests are the foundation and starting point for policy prescriptions.” They help answer questions concerning why a policy is important. National interests also help to determine the types and amounts of the national power employed as the means to implement a designated policy or strategy."
    • Published On: 6/1/2008
  •  U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy, 3rd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy, 3rd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy, 3rd Edition Dr J Boone Bartholomees Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 6/1/2008
  •  Global Climate Change National Security Implications

    Global Climate Change National Security Implications

    Global Climate Change National Security Implications Dr Carolyn Pumphrey Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Until fairly recent times no one thought climate changed, let alone was influenced by human activities. By the 19th century, scientists were theorizing that temperatures were affected by what we now call greenhouse gasses. And in the late 19th century, the Swedish scientist Arrhenius suggested that human industry might cause the planet to warm. But this notion was generally scoffed at. Over the course of the 20th century, the scientific community gradually came to terms with this theory and began to regard climate change—even rapid climate change—as more than a distant possibility."
    • Published On: 4/1/2008
  •  The Evolution of U.S. Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context

    The Evolution of U.S. Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context

    The Evolution of U.S. Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context Dr Frances G Burwell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Since World War II, the relationship between Turkey and the United States has been characterized by complexity and flux; there have been periods of remarkable cooperation, even when significant disagreements existed. Relations between the two countries are never merely bilateral, for the two are also linked to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU). The relationship between those two organizations is also complicated because of differing core purposes and somewhat differing memberships. Current Turkey-U.S. diplomatic and military relations are more strained than in recent years, but both countries recognize how vital it is to address issues of mutual importance."
    • Published On: 4/1/2008
  •  Falling Behind: International Scrutiny of the Peaceful Atom

    Falling Behind: International Scrutiny of the Peaceful Atom

    Falling Behind: International Scrutiny of the Peaceful Atom Mr Henry D Sokolski Books by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Ask how effective International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear safeguards are in blocking proliferation, and you are sure to get a set of predictable reactions. Those skeptical of the system will complain that IAEA inspections are too sketchy to ferret out nuclear misbehavior (e.g., North Korea, Iraq, and Iran) and that in the rare cases when such violators are found out (almost always by national intelligence agencies), the IAEA’s board of governors is loath to act. IAEA supporters have a rather opposite view."
    • Published On: 2/1/2008
  •  Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Worries Beyond War

    Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Worries Beyond War

    Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Worries Beyond War Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This volume was completed just before Pakistani President Musharraf imposed a state of emergency in November 2007. The political turmoil that followed raised concerns that Pakistan’s nuclear assets might be vulnerable to diversion or misuse. This book, which consists of research that the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) commissioned and vetted in 2006 and 2007, details precisely what these worries might be."
    • Published On: 1/1/2008
  •  Sustaining the Peace After Civil War

    Sustaining the Peace After Civil War

    Sustaining the Peace After Civil War Dr T David Mason Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Since the end of World War II, there have been four times as many civil wars as interstate wars. For a small subset of nations, civil war is a chronic condition: about half of the civil war nations have had at least two and as many as six conflicts. The author of this monograph, Dr. David Mason, seeks to spell out what social science research can tell us about how civil wars end and what predicts whether (and when) they will recur."
    • Published On: 12/1/2007
  •  Right Sizing the People's Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China's Military

    Right Sizing the People's Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China's Military

    Right Sizing the People's Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China's Military Mr Roy Kamphausen, Dr Andrew Scobell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, and National Bureau of Asian Research "China is the emerging power having 'the greatest potential to compete militarily with the United States and field disruptive military technologies that could over time offset traditional U.S. military advantages absent U.S. counter strategies,' according to the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review from the U.S. Department of Defense. With military spending and modernization that have persisted with little or no abatement or recantation for well over a decade, China has the entire international community wondering to what ends such growth will be put."
    • Published On: 8/1/2007
  •  Gauging U.S.-Indian Strategic Cooperation

    Gauging U.S.-Indian Strategic Cooperation

    Gauging U.S.-Indian Strategic Cooperation Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "As this volume goes to press, the Henry J. Hyde U.S.-India Atomic Energy Cooperation Act of 2006 became the law of land. Passage of this legislation, which was 16 months in the making, was heralded by its backers as the most significant U.S. strategic development since the end of the Cold War. In at least three respects, though, the law has yet to be implemented and its strategic implications are still unclear."
    • Published On: 3/1/2007
  •  The Other Special Relationship: The United States and Australia at the Start of the 21st Century

    The Other Special Relationship: The United States and Australia at the Start of the 21st Century

    The Other Special Relationship: The United States and Australia at the Start of the 21st Century Dr Jeffrey D McCausland, Dr Douglas Stuart, Prof William T Tow, Prof Michael Wesley Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Many of the contributors to this volume agree with Michael Evans’ conclusion that “in the first decade of the new millennium, the Australian-American Alliance is at its strongest since the height of the Vietnam War in the mid-1960s.” But if there is one overarching theme to be found in this book, it is that such an intimate alliance relationship cannot be taken for granted."
    • Published On: 2/1/2007
  •  A Nation at War

    A Nation at War

    A Nation at War Prof John R Martin Book Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Is America at war? To the soldier under attack today from a roadside bomb or a group of insurgents in Iraq, the answer seems clear: a resounding yes. The same unequivocal response would have emanated from Afghanistan in 2002, although that theater has suffered from inattention in the intervening years. In Afghanistan, the answer to the war question is a bit harder: soldiers in Kabul recognize that they are at “something other than peace,” but may not be sure that they are at war . . . and with whom. As one draws farther and farther from the theaters of war, confusion increases about whether or not the Nation is really at war..."
    • Published On: 1/1/2007
  •  Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism

    Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism

    Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism Dr Williamson Murray Books by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In March 2006, President George W. Bush signed a new National Security Strategy that he refers to as a “wartime national security strategy.” He also states in the introduction that to follow the path the United States has chosen, we must “maintain and expand our national strength.” One way to do this is to study and propose solutions to the complex challenges the United States faces in the 21st century. At the U.S. Army War College, the students have embraced this challenge and spend a year developing their intellectual strength in areas that extend well beyond the familiar operational and tactical realm to which they are accustomed."
    • Published On: 9/1/2006
  •  U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 2nd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 2nd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 2nd Edition Dr J Boone Bartholomees Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 6/1/2006
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