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  •  Transformation Concepts for National Security in the 21st Century

    Transformation Concepts for National Security in the 21st Century

    Transformation Concepts for National Security in the 21st Century Dr Williamson Murray Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This is the second volume of essays written by the students in the Advanced Strategic Arts Program at the U.S. Army War College"
    • Published On: 9/1/2002
  •  Beyond Nunn-Lugar: Curbing the Next Wave of Weapons Proliferation Threats from Russia

    Beyond Nunn-Lugar: Curbing the Next Wave of Weapons Proliferation Threats from Russia

    Beyond Nunn-Lugar: Curbing the Next Wave of Weapons Proliferation Threats from Russia Mr Thomas Riisager, Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute Commissioned by the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) "With so many analyses already available of U.S.-Russian cooperative threat reduction efforts, it is not obvious why one should bother with yet another. There are, however, three good reasons for doing so. First, with the recent warming in U.S.-Russian relations, it makes sense to review what is clearly the current mainstay of existing U.S.-Russian cooperation—the one billion dollars per year worth of government-funded Nunn-Lugar programs—to see what can be done better. Certainly, if the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program’s worthy objectives can be better achieved, this, in turn, should enhance the prospects for increased U.S.-Russian security cooperation generally. Of course, the reverse is also true."
    • Published On: 4/1/2002
  •  Defeating Terrorism: Strategic Issue Analyses

    Defeating Terrorism: Strategic Issue Analyses

    Defeating Terrorism: Strategic Issue Analyses Prof John R Martin Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Within only a few days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Army War College initiated a series of short studies addressing strategic issues in the war on terrorism. This collection of essays analyzes a broad array of subjects of great strategic importance. Because national leaders were pressed to issue orders on the prosecution of the war on terrorism, it was necessary to produce these papers on a very short time-line. This got the ideas included in the articles into the hands of decisionmakers as quickly as possible, giving them better understanding of factors affecting their various decisions. Issue analysis was never short-changed in this process, but authors were asked to provide “think pieces” quickly and to worry less about references and footnotes and more about capturing strategic insights. The shortened time-line in some cases also meant that it was possible to provide only an understanding of the context of the decision; specific policy recommendations were considered something that could be developed later if not included in these papers."
    • Published On: 1/1/2002
  •  The Rise of China in Asia: Security Implications

    The Rise of China in Asia: Security Implications

    The Rise of China in Asia: Security Implications Dr Carolyn Pumphrey Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "China boasts the oldest continuous civilization in the world and has been a major power for most of its history. Although China suffered a period of decline in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recent decades have seen a remarkable resurgence of Chinese prosperity and power. Five years ago analysts were confidently predicting that China would be the giant of the new century. Today, this is less clear. The first task of the conference was, consequently, to ascertain whether or not it is still appropriate to speak of the rise of China."
    • Published On: 1/1/2002
  •  Transforming Defense

    Transforming Defense

    Transforming Defense Dr Conrad C Crane Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This collection regroups papers and presentations from the conference into three categories: Historical Overviews of Transforming Defense, Transformation Plans and Barriers, and External Views of Transformation. Each section contains an introduction describing the essays that follow, as well as summarizing other relevant conference presentations and discussions bearing on the topic. If presenters did not produce a formal article for publication, their key arguments are still described in the introduction."
    • Published On: 12/1/2001
  •  Soldiers in Cities: Military Operations on Urban Terrain

    Soldiers in Cities: Military Operations on Urban Terrain

    Soldiers in Cities: Military Operations on Urban Terrain Dr Michael Desch Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Despite ambivalence about military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) among some senior military officers and high-level civilian policymakers, there is a growing recognition that urban operations will be an important mission for the U.S. military in the future. One retired Army officer reminded his colleagues that 'one way or another, we will go...' "
    • Published On: 10/1/2001
  •  The Costs of Conflict: The Impact on China of a Future War

    The Costs of Conflict: The Impact on China of a Future War

    The Costs of Conflict: The Impact on China of a Future War Dr Andrew Scobell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "A widely held belief is that China will not use force against Taiwan. Frequently, one of two major assumptions is made to justify this assertion: first, Chinese leaders realize that the economic cost of such an operation would be unacceptable; second, China’s leaders recognize that, for at least the next decade or so, any attempt to seize Taiwan would be doomed to failure. Both these assumptions are questionable and indeed downright dangerous."
    • Published On: 10/1/2001
  •  Army Transformation: A View from the U.S. Army War College

    Army Transformation: A View from the U.S. Army War College

    Army Transformation: A View from the U.S. Army War College Dr Williamson Murray Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "As the United States enters a new century, its army confronts the difficult problems associated with transformation in an uncertain world. Moreover, the strategic environment makes it entirely unclear where, or when, or for what strategic purposes U.S. ground forces will find themselves committed to battle in coming decades. Yet, both the strategic environment as well as the harsh lessons of the past have a direct bearing on why the Army has begun the processes of transformation."
    • Published On: 7/1/2001
  •  Future Warfare Anthology, Revised Edition

    Future Warfare Anthology, Revised Edition

    Future Warfare Anthology, Revised Edition Maj Gen Robert H Scales Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This Revised Anthology is about the future of military operations in the opening decades of the 21st Century. Its purpose is not to predict the future, but to speculate on the conduct of military operations as an instrument of national policy in a world absent massive thermonuclear and conventional superpower confrontation characteristic of the Cold War. Also absent are indirect constraints imposed by that confrontation on virtually all political-military relationships, not solely those between superpower principals."
    • Published On: 6/1/2001
  •  Revising the Two MTW Force Shaping Paradigm

    Revising the Two MTW Force Shaping Paradigm

    Revising the Two MTW Force Shaping Paradigm Dr Steven Metz Strategic Alternatives Report by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Since the early 1990s, U.S. military strategy has called for a force able to fight and win two nearly-simultaneous major theater wars (MTWs). An MTW was something similar to Operation DESERT STORM—a large-scale conventional war in Eurasia against an aggressive regional power involving substantial American forces from all services and, most likely, allies or coalition partners. While policymakers and planners admitted that the outbreak of two nearly simultaneous MTWs was unlikely, they felt that a military able to deal with such a challenge would also be sufficient for other likely missions and tasks."
    • Published On: 4/1/2001
  •  Planning for a Peaceful Korea

    Planning for a Peaceful Korea

    Planning for a Peaceful Korea Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "As a new millennium dawns over the Korean peninsula, millenary hopes and expectations are very much in evidence among students of Korean affairs. Half a century after the surprise attack that launched the Korean War, almost 5 decades into the continuing high-tension military standoff that has followed the 1953 Korean War ceasefire, there is suddenly a pervasive and growing anticipation that this tormented and divided nation may now be on the threshold of a new and momentous era: an era of genuine peace, in which the “Cold War structure on the Korean peninsula” is at last dismantled, and a reconciliation between the antagonist governments based in Pyongyang (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK) and Seoul (the Republic of Korea, or ROK) commences in earnest."
    • Published On: 2/1/2001
  •  U.S. Army War College Guide to Strategy

    U.S. Army War College Guide to Strategy

    U.S. Army War College Guide to Strategy Dr Joseph R Cerami, COL James F Holcomb Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Advice to strategists comes in many forms. Kennedy and Gaddis’s thoughts expressed above are representative of most scholars, statesmen, and generals—strategy is a critical subject for senior leaders. George Marshall expressed concerns, late in his distinguished career, that as a statesman he had to learn a “whole new set of skills.” Theater strategists, like Field Marshall Slim, have written that senior leaders must learn how to “think big.” Important books on the subject stress an in depth knowledge of history, economics, politics, geography, culture, and so on. For a concept that remains hard to define, the study of strategy remains a complex subject of lifelong learning for scholars, statesmen, and soldiers alike."
    • Published On: 2/1/2001
  •  Asymmetry and U.S. Military Strategy: Definition, Background, and Strategic Concepts

    Asymmetry and U.S. Military Strategy: Definition, Background, and Strategic Concepts

    Asymmetry and U.S. Military Strategy: Definition, Background, and Strategic Concepts Dr Douglas V Johnson II, Dr Steven Metz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute: "In war, there are always differences between the opponents. At times these are insignificant, passing disparities with no bearing on the outcome. At other times, the differences between opponents are important, placing one in a position of advantage, the other at a disadvantage. This is a very simple observation, but from it flows one of the pressing issues faced by the United States today: strategic asymmetry."
    • Published On: 1/1/2001
  •  The American Army in the Balkans: Strategic Alternatives and Implications

    The American Army in the Balkans: Strategic Alternatives and Implications

    The American Army in the Balkans: Strategic Alternatives and Implications Dr Steven Metz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Since 1995, peace operations in the Balkans have been an important part of the Army’s contribution to U.S. national security. When these operations began, the Army institutionally focused on conventional warfighting. Since then, it has made significant changes to become more effective at peace operations, but this evolution continues. The goals that led the United States into the Balkans have not yet been fully realized. To meet them requires both sustained involvement in the region and continued refinement of the Army’s peace operations capabilities."
    • Published On: 1/1/2001
  •  Alternative National Military Strategies for the United States

    Alternative National Military Strategies for the United States

    Alternative National Military Strategies for the United States Dr Conrad C Crane Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The U.S. Army War College and the Georgetown University Center for Peace and Security Studies, along with its National Security Studies Program, cosponsored a conference in Washington, DC on September 21, 2000, to examine the issues that will shape future American defense policy. Discussion panels were structured to identify the questions, issues, and schisms likely to shape the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review. Among the 160 attendees registered for the conference were representatives from the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) offices for all the Services and the Joint Staff, as well as defense experts from other government agencies, private industry, and academia."
    • Published On: 12/1/2000
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