Monographs

 
  •  A Modern Army Reserve for a Multi-Domain World: Structural Realities and Untapped Potential

    A Modern Army Reserve for a Multi-Domain World: Structural Realities and Untapped Potential

    A Modern Army Reserve for a Multi-Domain World: Structural Realities and Untapped Potential MG Lew Irwin Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Casual readers of this monograph may interpret it as a somewhat fatalistic description of all of the things the Army Reserve cannot be or do, but, in fact, the intent is the opposite. If this invaluable American national security institution is to realize its full potential in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world, we must first make a clear-eyed and honest assessment of the institution’s inherent limitations as well as its untapped potential. The first steps in attacking any problem are to acknowledge it and then define it before proposing ways to solve it. These are the goals of this monograph."
    • Published On: 10/22/2019
  •  Recommendations for Success in Afghanistan

    Recommendations for Success in Afghanistan

    Recommendations for Success in Afghanistan Dr M Chris Mason Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The group identified the four most important and challenging issues which the Resolute Support mission grapples with on a daily basis: (1) maintaining the equilibrium of power and control between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban at its current level; (2) bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table to begin peace talks with the Afghan Government; (3) getting Pakistan to curb its 17-year support to the Taliban; and, (4) start to roll back the pernicious dominance of opium production in the Afghan economy and its corrosive influence on national governance and state-building. "
    • Published On: 7/23/2019
  •  Deterrence in the Nordic-Baltic Region: The Role of the Nordic Countries Together With the U.S. Army

    Deterrence in the Nordic-Baltic Region: The Role of the Nordic Countries Together With the U.S. Army

    Deterrence in the Nordic-Baltic Region: The Role of the Nordic Countries Together With the U.S. Army Dr Stefan Forss, Juha Pyykönen Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The Russian Federation continues to present a clear and unique security challenge to its European neighbor states all around its Western periphery. To the north, in the Nordic-Baltic region, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its Nordic partner nations are acutely aware of the challenge which Russia’s forceful and at times aggressive behavior can present to their security. The situation has been compounded by internal factors, such as a decade of shrinking defense budgets and a lack of local capacity to deal with potential military threats."
    • Published On: 6/4/2019
  •  Extremist Migration: A Foreign Jihadist Fighter Threat Assessment

    Extremist Migration: A Foreign Jihadist Fighter Threat Assessment

    Extremist Migration: A Foreign Jihadist Fighter Threat Assessment Dr Shima D Keene Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In this monograph, British academic and practitioner Dr. Shima Keene explores the probable movement of foreign fighters as a result of the reduction in territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). As part of her analysis, Dr. Keene dissects the jihadist migration process, examining factors such as need, opportunity, possible methods of travel, and support mechanisms that allow jihadist migration to take place. In attempting to combat the problem, she calls for a change in mindset and approach that better exploits the capabilities available within the defense and security stakeholder community."
    • Published On: 5/23/2019
  •  An Unnatural Partnership? The Future of U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation

    An Unnatural Partnership? The Future of U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation

    An Unnatural Partnership? The Future of U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation Dr Samit Ganguly, Dr M Chris Mason Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Across Democratic and Republican administrations, the United States has confronted the rise and growing assertiveness of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Asia. Faced with the PRC’s role in Asia and beyond, the United States needs a viable strategic partner to balance the power of the PRC. Given India’s own misgivings about the PRC, it should serve as a natural partner. However, historical, cultural, and structural factors have inhibited the process of strategic cooperation. This monograph identifies the principal hurdles to cooperation and seeks to identify possible pathways toward a possible U.S.-India partnership."
    • Published On: 5/21/2019
  •  A Whole-of-Government Approach to Gray Zone Warfare

    A Whole-of-Government Approach to Gray Zone Warfare

    A Whole-of-Government Approach to Gray Zone Warfare Ms. Elizabeth G. Troeder Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Gray zone warfare has increasingly been the strategy selected by states that are determined to influence change without the risk of major escalation to outright military war. It is a significant concern today, threatening U.S. national security as well as the security of U.S. allies and partners. Although warfare is traditionally led by the Department of Defense (DoD), as the use of gray zone warfare increases and evolves, a whole-of-government approach that incorporates the unique capabilities of Federal departments and agencies for this fight is needed."
    • Published On: 5/8/2019
  •  Maneuver and Manipulation: On the Military Strategy of Online Information Warfare

    Maneuver and Manipulation: On the Military Strategy of Online Information Warfare

    Maneuver and Manipulation: On the Military Strategy of Online Information Warfare Mr. Tim Hwang Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Ongoing discussion around the Russian development of hybrid warfare and the revelations about meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election have focused the public’s attention on the threats posed by coordinated campaigns of propaganda and disinformation. These recent events have also raised concerns around the broader challenge posed by the emergence of a “post-fact society,” the notion that the weakening ability for civil society and the public to analyze truth and falsity is creating a threat to the health and sustainability of democratic institutions."
    • Published On: 5/7/2019
  •  Command Decision: Ethical Leadership in the Information Environment

    Command Decision: Ethical Leadership in the Information Environment

    Command Decision: Ethical Leadership in the Information Environment Mr Keir Giles Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Given the unprecedented scale, variation, and speed involved in the creation, consumption, and distribution of information in the era of big data, the classic challenge of military leadership—that is, making crucial decisions based on insufficient and likely unreliable information—can become even more daunting. However, British scholar Keir Giles warns that technological solutions alone are inadequate to equip the commander with the insight necessary for decision-making in the information and disinformation environments."
    • Published On: 4/30/2019
  •  Grand Strategy is Attrition: The Logic of Integrating Various Forms of Power in Conflict

    Grand Strategy is Attrition: The Logic of Integrating Various Forms of Power in Conflict

    Grand Strategy is Attrition: The Logic of Integrating Various Forms of Power in Conflict Dr Lukas Milevski Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In this monograph, Dr. Lukas Milevski explores the fact that grand strategy is accepted by academics as a concept, without any firm agreement on what that concept is or the logic that supports it. Indeed, it is vital to understand this logic, regardless of whether one pins it to the label “grand strategy” or to any other label that may be available."
    • Published On: 4/5/2019
  •  Air Power and Warfare: A Century of Theory and History

    Air Power and Warfare: A Century of Theory and History

    Air Power and Warfare: A Century of Theory and History Dr Tami Davis Biddle Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In this detailed but concise monograph, air power expert Tami Davis Biddle walks us through our century-long experience of air power as an instrument of warfare. Using the twin pillars of theory and history, she explains the expectations that were held for aircraft in war and then examines how those expectations played out in the actual realm of practice. This monograph, which focuses primarily on the most controversial aspect of air power, coercive bombing, takes a chronological approach that starts with World War I and comes all the way to the present day."
    • Published On: 3/29/2019
  •  Deterring Russia in the Gray Zone

    Deterring Russia in the Gray Zone

    Deterring Russia in the Gray Zone Michael C. McCarthy, Matthew A. Moyer, Brett H. Venable Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "One of the most complex challenges facing the United States and its allies today is how to deal with an increasingly bold and aggressive Russia. As evidenced by its invasion of Ukraine, annexation of Crimea, and unremitting influence operations against the West, Russia has engaged in an antagonistic foreign policy campaign that has both challenged and befuddled the United States and its allies. How should the United States respond? What measures can it take without igniting a major conflict? These are some of the difficult questions that the authors, active duty military officers, and national security fellows from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University address in this timely and prescient monograph..."
    • Published On: 3/20/2019
  •  The Army Role in Achieving Deterrence in Cyberspace

    The Army Role in Achieving Deterrence in Cyberspace

    The Army Role in Achieving Deterrence in Cyberspace Mr Jeffrey L Caton Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Strategic deterrence has been a significant issue for the Department of Defense (DoD) for over 70 years, but many limit this concept to the use of nuclear weapons. The 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy explicitly calls for a comprehensive strategy to provide credible deterrence in cyberspace against threats from key state and nonstate actors. To be effective, such activities must be coordinated with ongoing deterrence efforts in the physical realm, especially those of near-peers impacting critical global regions such as China in the Asia-Pacific region and Russia in Europe. It is important for the Army to identify and plan for any unique roles that they may provide to these endeavors."
    • Published On: 3/18/2019
  •  Conventional Deterrence and Landpower in Northeastern Europe

    Conventional Deterrence and Landpower in Northeastern Europe

    Conventional Deterrence and Landpower in Northeastern Europe Michael A. Hunzeker, Alexander Lanoszka Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The 2018 National Defense Strategy directs the Department of Defense (DoD) to prepare for a long-term strategic competition with other great powers. It minces no words in pointing to Russia’s repeated attempts at economically, diplomatically, and militarily coercing its neighbors. Toward this end, the DoD emphasizes the need to strengthen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) by getting partners to increase their share of the defense burden and modernize their forces, making them more capable and responsive if and when crises occur."
    • Published On: 3/7/2019
  •  Implications of Service Cyberspace Component Commands for Army Cyberspace Operations

    Implications of Service Cyberspace Component Commands for Army Cyberspace Operations

    Implications of Service Cyberspace Component Commands for Army Cyberspace Operations Mr Jeffrey L Caton Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The 2018 National Defense Strategy admonishes the Department of Defense (DoD) to invest in the continued development and integration of cyber capabilities into joint military operations. In this monograph, Mr. Jeffrey Caton examines the current paradigm of how the service cyberspace component commands operate as a mixture of common joint practices and service-unique means and methods. His research was completed in September 2017; thus, it does not address the May 2018 elevation of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) to a unified command, or that all Air Force Cyber Command’s (AFCYBER’s) Cyber Mission Force (CMF) teams achieved full operational capability in 2018."
    • Published On: 2/15/2019
  •  Contemporary Chemical Weapons Use in Syria and Iraq by the Assad Regime and the Islamic State

    Contemporary Chemical Weapons Use in Syria and Iraq by the Assad Regime and the Islamic State

    Contemporary Chemical Weapons Use in Syria and Iraq by the Assad Regime and the Islamic State Dr Robert J Bunker Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Chemical weapons remain a component of the 21st-century battlefield even though the international community has attempted to ban them from the arsenals of both state and nonstate actors. They have been referred to as the poor man’s atomic bomb, as have biological weapons, another form of nonnuclear weapons of mass destruction. While chemical weapons do not have the destructive power of strategic—or even tactical—nuclear warheads, they are far easier to acquire or produce and are able to generate a terror factor even when their use is merely threatened."
    • Published On: 2/7/2019
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