Books

 
  •  Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats

    Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats

    Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Long discounted by arms control critics, traditional nonproliferation efforts now are undergoing urgent review and reconsideration even by their supporters. Why? In large part, because the current crop of nonproliferation understandings are ill-suited to check the spread of emerging long-range missile, biological, and nuclear technologies."
    • Published On: 6/1/2006
  •  U.S.-UK Relations at the Start of the 21st Century

    U.S.-UK Relations at the Start of the 21st Century

    U.S.-UK Relations at the Start of the 21st Century Dr Jeffrey D McCausland, Dr Douglas Stuart Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "With the end of the Cold War, a popular parlor game in foreign ministries, think tanks, and academia has been to develop a theory of international relations that best explains the new international order. Although there is widespread agreement that the United States is the world’s most powerful country in military, economic, and diplomatic terms, and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future, there is little agreement as to how the rest of the world will react to America’s lead. Concepts such as “balancing,” “bandwagoning,” “buck-passing,” and “free riding,” to name just a few, have been advanced and debated. And although none presents a unified field theory, each explains some aspect of international relations. Theory has an even more difficult time explaining the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom (UK), especially its remarkable endurance over the past 6 decades. The U.S.-UK partnership flourished during World War II, deepened during the long twilight struggle with the Soviet Union, and has prospered further since the end of the Cold War. It is likely to survive any new challenges that may loom on the horizon."
    • Published On: 1/1/2006
  •  Chinese National Security: Decisionmaking Under Stress

    Chinese National Security: Decisionmaking Under Stress

    Chinese National Security: Decisionmaking Under Stress Dr Andrew Scobell, Dr Larry M Wortzel Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "If there is one constant in expert analyses of the history of modern China, it is the characterization of a country perpetually in the throes of crises. And in nearly all crises, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has played an instrumental role. While China at the mid-point of the 21st century’s first decade is arguably the most secure and stable it has been in more than a century, crises continue to emerge with apparent frequency. Consequently, the study of China’s behavior in conditions of tension and stress, and particularly how the PLA is a factor in that behavior, is of considerable importance to policymakers and analysts around the world."
    • Published On: 10/1/2005
  •  Getting MAD: Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction, Its Origins and Practice

    Getting MAD: Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction, Its Origins and Practice

    Getting MAD: Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction, Its Origins and Practice Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center "Nearly 40 years after the concept of finite deterrence was popularized by the Johnson administration, nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) thinking appears to be in decline. The United States has rejected the notion that threatening population centers with nuclear attacks is a legitimate way to assure deterrence. Most recently, it withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, an agreement based on MAD. American opposition to MAD also is reflected in the Bush administration’s desire to develop smaller, more accurate nuclear weapons that would reduce the number of innocent civilians killed in a nuclear strike."
    • Published On: 11/1/2004
  •  A Nation at War in an Era of Strategic Change

    A Nation at War in an Era of Strategic Change

    A Nation at War in an Era of Strategic Change Dr Williamson Murray Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The President, Secretary of Defense, and the Army’s Chief of Staff have all stated that the United States is a “Nation at War.” This fundamental fact is key to what we do at the U.S. Army War College. Because of our continued emphasis on the Global War on Terrorism, we face significant strategic challenges as we continue to transform the force, improve interagency integration into joint operations, and, all the while, engage in active combat operations."
    • Published On: 9/1/2004
  •  Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas After the 16th Party Congress

    Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas After the 16th Party Congress

    Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas After the 16th Party Congress Dr Andrew Scobell, Dr Larry M Wortzel Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In November 2002, the Chinese Communist Party held its 16th Congress and formally initiated a sweeping turnover of senior leaders in both the Party and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The meeting heralded not merely a new set of personalities in positions of political and military power, but also the emergence of a new generation of leaders. Who are these individuals, and what does their rise mean for the future of China and its military"?
    • Published On: 9/1/2004
  •  U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 1st Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 1st Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 1st Edition Dr J Boone Bartholomees Jr Book by the US Army War College
    • Published On: 7/1/2004
  •  Checking Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

    Checking Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

    Checking Iran's Nuclear Ambitions Mr Patrick Clawson, Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, commissioned by Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) "Considering the latest Iranian nuclear developments, one might question whether a study now on how best to restrain Tehran is simply one that’s come too late. To be sure, estimates vary as to when Iran could build its fi rst bomb. Some believe Tehran could do it before the end of 2005; others think Iran would only be able to do so by the end of the decade. In either case, though, the die seems cast: If Iran wants, it has all that it needs eventually to build a bomb on its own. Certainly, trying to deny Iran further nuclear technology in the hopes that this will prevent it from getting nuclear weapons is no longer a credible strategy."
    • Published On: 1/1/2004
  •  National Security Challenges for the 21st Century

    National Security Challenges for the 21st Century

    National Security Challenges for the 21st Century Dr Williamson Murray Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "September 11, 2001 changed many things in the United States not the least of which was our national defense policy and military strategy. The challenges facing the defense establishment in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century are daunting indeed; however, the thoughtful essays included in this volume by students at the U.S. Army War College provide insights into those trials that will prove useful to policymakers both in and out of uniform."
    • Published On: 10/1/2003
  •  National Security Challenges for the 21st Century

    National Security Challenges for the 21st Century

    National Security Challenges for the 21st Century Dr Williamson Murray Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "September 11, 2001 changed many things in the United States not the least of which was our national defense policy and military strategy. The challenges facing the defense establishment in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century are daunting indeed; however, the thoughtful essays included in this volume by students at the U.S. Army War College provide insights into those trials that will prove useful to policymakers both in and out of uniform."
    • Published On: 10/1/2003
  •  War in the Balkans, 1991-2002

    War in the Balkans, 1991-2002

    War in the Balkans, 1991-2002 Dr R Craig Nation Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This book, by Dr. R. Craig Nation, was written to address the need for a comprehensive history of the Balkan wars provoked by the collapse of the Yugoslav Federation in 1991. These wars, and the instability that they have provoked, became preoccupations for international security management through the 1990s. After an initial phase of distancing and hesitation, Balkan conflict drew the United States and its most important European allies into an open-ended commitment to peace enforcement, conflict management, and peace-building in the region, importantly supported by the U.S. Army. These efforts are still underway, and significant tensions and potential flashpoints remain in place within former Yugoslavia and the entire Southeastern European area. The lessons learned from the new Balkan wars, and the successes and failures of U.S. and international engagement, provide a significant foundation for future efforts to manage intractable regional conflict."
    • Published On: 8/1/2003
  •  The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liberation Army at 75

    The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liberation Army at 75

    The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liberation Army at 75 Ms Laurie Burkitt, Dr Andrew Scobell, Dr Larry M Wortzel Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "With the armed forces of the People’s Republic of China celebrating their 75th anniversary on August 1, 2002, it only seemed appropriate and timely to take stock of the world’s largest military. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has officially been in existence for three-quarters of a century, and its history is one filled with turmoil and warfare. One weekend in September 2002, a group of PLA specialists gathered at Carlisle Barracks, the home of the U.S. Army War College, to assess what lessons China’s soldiers had drawn from the history of their own armed forces. "
    • Published On: 7/1/2003
  •  Recalibrating the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance

    Recalibrating the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance

    Recalibrating the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance COL Donald W Boose Jr, Ms Balbina Y Hwang, Dr Patrick Morgan USMC, Dr Andrew Scobell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The principal focus of the papers collected in this book is the Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. alliance and the challenges it faces from tensions within the alliance, the effects of the alliance partners’ interaction with North Korea, and the economic pressures that affect the alliance"
    • Published On: 5/1/2003
  •  South Asia in 2020: Future Strategic Balances and Alliances

    South Asia in 2020: Future Strategic Balances and Alliances

    South Asia in 2020: Future Strategic Balances and Alliances Dr Michael R Chambers Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Whither South Asia? This is not a question that has troubled many Americans, although the number has been growing over the last few years. The nuclear weapons tests of 1998 and the Kargil crisis of 1999 helped to increase that number. But as this is written in June 2002, perhaps more Americans than ever are concerned about the future of South Asia. This, of course, is a result of the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 (9/11 as it is often referred to) and the resulting war on terrorism that has been conducted in part through Pakistan. It is also a result of the December 13, 2001, attack on the Indian Parliament by Islamic militants out of Kashmir, and the escalation of tensions that followed between India and Pakistan. By June 2002, these two nuclear-armed neighbors seemed on the threshold of war."
    • Published On: 11/1/2002
  •  China's Growing Military Power: Perspectives on Security, Ballistic Missiles, and Conventional Capabilities

    China's Growing Military Power: Perspectives on Security, Ballistic Missiles, and Conventional Capabilities

    China's Growing Military Power: Perspectives on Security, Ballistic Missiles, and Conventional Capabilities Dr Andrew Scobell, Dr Larry M Wortzel Books by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The tenor of U.S.-China relations for much of the first year of the administration of President George W. Bush was set by a crisis that need not have occurred. How the situation was handled and eventually resolved is instructive. It tells us about a beleaguered communist leadership in the buildup to major generational transition (scheduled for late 2002 and early 2003) and the mettle of a democratically elected U.S. government tested early in its tenure by a series of foreign policy crises and a carefully coordinated set of devastating terrorist strikes against the continental United States."
    • Published On: 9/1/2002
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