Monographs

 
  •  Cyber Infrastructure Protection: Vol. III

    Cyber Infrastructure Protection: Vol. III

    Cyber Infrastructure Protection: Vol. III LTC John D Colwell, Jr, Dr Tarek N Saadawi Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "A key contribution of this book is that it provides an integrated framework and a comprehensive view of the various cyber infrastructure protection (CIP) approaches. The book is divided into three main parts: Part I addresses policy and strategy for cybersecurity and cybercrime; Part II focuses on the cybersecurity of smart cities; and, Part III discusses cyber infrastructure security and technical issues. We strongly recommend this book for policymakers and researchers."
    • Published On: 6/15/2017
  •  Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles

    Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles

    Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles Dr Richard Weitz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Since the Cold War, the United States and India have overcome earlier impediments and substantially strengthened their military, economic, and diplomatic ties—advancing their mutual interests in defense industrial collaboration, combating terrorism, promoting democracy, preventing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation, and managing regional security issues."
    • Published On: 6/7/2017
  •  Can Egypt Lead the Arab World Again? Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy

    Can Egypt Lead the Arab World Again? Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy

    Can Egypt Lead the Arab World Again? Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy Mr Gregory Aftandilian Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This monograph’s research, completed in August 2016, analyzes the potential for Egypt to resume an Arab leadership role that has been in abeyance for several years because of its turbulent domestic scene. The monograph also assesses whether or not such a role would be beneficial for U.S. policy. Although there has been a change in U.S. leadership since then, the situation in Egypt has remained the same."
    • Published On: 5/26/2017
  •  Indian and Chinese Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Assessment

    Indian and Chinese Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Assessment

    Indian and Chinese Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Assessment Dr R Evan Ellis Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This monograph is a comparative assessment of the activities of the governments and companies of the Republic of India and of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Latin America and the Caribbean covering a 15-year period, from the beginning of the 21st century through 2016."
    • Published On: 3/13/2017
  •  The COIN Conundrum: The Future of Counterinsurgency and U.S. Land Power

    The COIN Conundrum: The Future of Counterinsurgency and U.S. Land Power

    The COIN Conundrum: The Future of Counterinsurgency and U.S. Land Power Dr Thomas R Mockaitis Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The debate over counterinsurgency (COIN), seemingly dormant since the end of the Vietnam War, has been rekindled by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the 2006 publication of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Field Manual (FM) 3-24, Counterinsurgency, practitioners and scholars have argued over the efficacy of COIN. Supporters insist that the new approach outlined in the manual led to the creation of a strategy that defeated the Iraqi insurgents between 2006-2009..."
    • Published On: 12/1/2016
  •  Military Contingencies in Megacities and Sub-Megacities

    Military Contingencies in Megacities and Sub-Megacities

    Military Contingencies in Megacities and Sub-Megacities Mr Werner Selle, Dr Phil Williams Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Urbanization is one of the most important megatrends of the 21st century. Consequently, the possibility of U.S. military involvement in a megacity or sub-megacity is an eventuality that cannot be ignored. After elucidating the nature of urbanization and developing a typology in terms of smart, fragile, and feral cities, we give consideration to the kinds of contingencies that the U.S. military, especially the Army, needs to think about and prepare for. "
    • Published On: 12/1/2016
  •  Alternative Governance Structures in Megacities: Threats or Opportunities?

    Alternative Governance Structures in Megacities: Threats or Opportunities?

    Alternative Governance Structures in Megacities: Threats or Opportunities? Ms Diane E Chido Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Many cities are growing into “mega” land areas filled with complex terrain and populations where the U.S. military will undoubtedly have to engage. States often fail to provide basic services to some territories, leaving inhabitants disenfranchised. These gaps are then filled by social entrepreneurs, often ethnic or religious-based civil society groups—or even organized crime syndicates—who effectively identify niche needs in the marketplace and fill them more effectively than other competitors, including traditional state authorities. Leaders of these groups maintain control through various means, including: violence, coercion, and service provision; or through tribal, religious, or other cultural ties and structures."
    • Published On: 11/1/2016
  •  U.S.-China Competition: Asia-Pacific Land Force Implications – A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. Army Pacific Command and Headquarters, Department of the Army, Directorate of Strategy and Policy (HQDA G-35)

    U.S.-China Competition: Asia-Pacific Land Force Implications – A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. Army Pacific Command and Headquarters, Department of the Army, Directorate of Strategy and Policy (HQDA G-35)

    U.S.-China Competition: Asia-Pacific Land Force Implications – A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. Army Pacific Command and Headquarters, Department of the Army, Directorate of Strategy and Policy (HQDA G-35) Prof William G Braun III, Dr David Lai Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This research project is a Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA)-directed study, conducted by the Army War College and co-sponsored by the Commander, U.S. Army Pacific Command (USARPAC) and the Headquarters, Department of the Army, Directorate of Strategy and Policy (HQDA G-35). The report presents findings and recommendations derived from an 8-month, quick-turn, student-led research and analysis effort. The central theme of the research effort is U.S.-China competition and the development of relevant land force recommendations to compete effectively in the gray zone between peace and war."
    • Published On: 11/1/2016
  •  The Pivot to Asia: Can it Serve as the Foundation for American Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

    The Pivot to Asia: Can it Serve as the Foundation for American Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

    The Pivot to Asia: Can it Serve as the Foundation for American Grand Strategy in the 21st Century Dr Douglas Stuart Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Establishing priorities is the indispensable core of strategy formulation. The Obama Administration’s decision to accord top priority to the Indo-Asia-Pacific (IAP) region made good strategic sense both in terms of the opportunities presented by the region’s unprecedented economic growth and the risks associated with the rapidly changing security environment in the IAP."
    • Published On: 8/1/2016
  •  Investigating the Benefits and Drawbacks of Realigning the National Guard Under the Department of Homeland Security

    Investigating the Benefits and Drawbacks of Realigning the National Guard Under the Department of Homeland Security

    Investigating the Benefits and Drawbacks of Realigning the National Guard Under the Department of Homeland Security Dr Ryan Burke, Dr Sue McNeil Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) designates homeland defense (HD) as one of the three core pillars of the nation’s current and future defense strategy. Defending the homeland from external threats and aggression requires a robust military capability. In this sense, both the federal Armed Forces (active and reserve components), as well as state National Guard forces play important roles in the defense of the nation. Further, HD often overlaps with civil support (CS) and homeland security to form a triad of domestic military operational domains. Where the roles, responsibilities, and limitations of the active and reserve components of the Armed Forces are relatively clear in this triad, the National Guard is a unique military entity capable of serving in either a state-controlled or federally controlled status during domestic operations."
    • Published On: 8/1/2016
  •  NATO Cyberspace Capability: A Strategic and Operational Evolution

    NATO Cyberspace Capability: A Strategic and Operational Evolution

    NATO Cyberspace Capability: A Strategic and Operational Evolution Mr Jeffrey L Caton Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The development of cyberspace defense capabilities for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been making steady progress since its formal introduction at the North Atlantic Council Prague Summit in 2002. Bolstered by numerous cyber attacks such as those in Estonia in 2007, Alliance priorities were formalized in subsequent NATO cyber defense policies that were adopted in 2008, 2011, and 2014. This monograph examines the past and current state of NATO's cyberspace defense efforts by assessing the appropriateness and sufficiency of them to address anticipated threats to member countries, including the United States. "
    • Published On: 6/1/2016
  •  Outplayed: Regaining Strategic Initiative in the Gray Zone, A Report Sponsored by the Army Capabilities Integration Center in Coordination with Joint Staff J-39/Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment Branch

    Outplayed: Regaining Strategic Initiative in the Gray Zone, A Report Sponsored by the Army Capabilities Integration Center in Coordination with Joint Staff J-39/Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment Branch

    Outplayed: Regaining Strategic Initiative in the Gray Zone, A Report Sponsored by the Army Capabilities Integration Center in Coordination with Joint Staff J-39/Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment Branch LTC Charles R Burnett, COL William J Cain Jr, LTC Christopher D Compton, Mr Nathan P Freier, LTC Sean M Hankard, Prof Robert S Hume, LTC Gary R Kramlich II, COL J Matthew Lissner, LTC Tobin A Magsig, COL Daniel E Mouton, Mr Michael S Muztafago, COL James M Schultze, Prof John F Troxell, LTC Dennis G Wille Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "U.S. competitors pursuing meaningful revision or rejection of the current U.S.-led status quo are employing a host of hybrid methods to advance and secure interests that are in many cases contrary to those of the United States. These challengers employ unique combinations of influence, intimidation, coercion, and aggression to incrementally crowd out effective resistance, establish local or regional advantages, and manipulate risk perceptions in their favor."
    • Published On: 6/1/2016
  •  Honduras: A Pariah State, or Innovative Solutions to Organized Crime Deserving U.S. Support?

    Honduras: A Pariah State, or Innovative Solutions to Organized Crime Deserving U.S. Support?

    Honduras: A Pariah State, or Innovative Solutions to Organized Crime Deserving U.S. Support? Dr R Evan Ellis Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The public protests against Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, which peaked in July 2015, highlighted perceptions of corruption by Hondurans of their President and his government, and fostered a new spirit of civic participation in Central America. Outside the region, less noticed is that President Hernandez has also made significant changes in the strategy and institutions of the country in combating the interrelated scourges of organized crime and violent gangs, which have plagued Honduras as well as its neighbors. That new approach, set forth in the administration’s interagency security plan and Operation MORAZÁN, has produced notable successes. With U.S. assistance, the National Interagency Security Force (FUSINA) and the Honduran government dismantled the leadership of the nation’s two principal family-based drug smuggling organizations, the Cachiros and the Los Valles, and significantly reduced the use of the national territory as a drug transit zone, particularly narco flights. Murders in the country have fallen from 86.5 per 100,000 in 2011, to 64 per 100,000 in 2014."
    • Published On: 6/1/2016
  •  Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia: An Operational Approach to Deterrence, A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Europe

    Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia: An Operational Approach to Deterrence, A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Europe

    Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia: An Operational Approach to Deterrence, A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Europe LTC R Reed Anderson, COL Patrick J Ellis, LTC Antonio M Paz, LTC Kyle A Reed, LTC Lendy Renegar, LTC John T Vaughan Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Over the past century, U.S. relations with Russia have evolved from ally to enemy to strategic partner to competitor. The political landscape and national interests of the Russian Federation have changed since the breakup of the Soviet Union. As a result, relations between Russia and the United States today are strained, largely because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Understanding Russia’s intentions has been challenging and difficult in the past for the United States. This monograph argues that Russia’s foreign policy is driven by four overarching factors: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approach to the world around him; the Kremlin’s desire for centralized control of the population; Russia’s desire to protect its homeland through an outside “buffer zone;” and an enduring distrust of the West. "
    • Published On: 5/1/2016
  •  Starting Strong: Talent-Based Branching of Newly Commissioned U.S. Army Officers

    Starting Strong: Talent-Based Branching of Newly Commissioned U.S. Army Officers

    Starting Strong: Talent-Based Branching of Newly Commissioned U.S. Army Officers LTC Michael J Colarusso, LTC Kenneth G Heckel, COL David S Lyle, LTC William L Skimmyhorn Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Starting Strong describes the practical application of several officer talent management concepts first presented in a Strategic Studies Institute monograph series from 2009-2010. Moving from human capital theory, data, and analysis, to an operational construct, the monograph details a multi-year pilot of talent-based officer branching practices in the United States Army. The pilot’s results were so promising that its approach has since scaled across all Army commissioning sources and is likely to be adopted by the United States Navy and perhaps the other services as well."
    • Published On: 4/1/2016
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