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  •  PKSOI SOLLIMS Samplers	SOLLIMS Sampler - Volume 8, Issue 2

    PKSOI SOLLIMS Samplers SOLLIMS Sampler - Volume 8, Issue 2

    PKSOI SOLLIMS Samplers SOLLIMS Sampler - Volume 8, Issue 2 PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "This lessons-learned compendium contains just a sample – thus the title ‘Sampler’ – of the observations, insights, and lessons related to Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) available in the SOLLIMS data repository. These lessons are worth sharing with military commanders and their staffs, as well as with civilian practitioners having a peacekeeping or stability operations related mission or function, such as those currently deployed on stability operations, those planning to deploy, the institutional Army, the Joint community, policymakers, and other international civilian and military leaders at the national and theater level."
    • Published On: 1/25/2018
  •  Stability Operations in Kosovo 1999-2000: A Case Study

    Stability Operations in Kosovo 1999-2000: A Case Study

    Stability Operations in Kosovo 1999-2000: A Case Study Mr Jason Fritz Peacekeeping Institute Publication by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "This case study examines the intervention and stability operations in Kosovo from March 24, 1999 through approximately 2 years thereafter. Set during the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia and preceded by ethnic carnage in Bosnia, Croatia, and elsewhere, the intervention, named Operation ALLIED FORCE, was executed in order to protect Kosovars of Albanian descent from the ethnic cleansing of the Serbian leaders of the remaining federation of Yugoslavia. The operation was also intended to exhibit the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) resolve in the face of rampant violence within Europe."
    • Published On: 1/19/2018
  •  Supporting, Non-Standard Mission Role: U.S. Operations in Liberia, 2014–2015, that Enabled the U.S. and UN Response to the EVD Outbreak

    Supporting, Non-Standard Mission Role: U.S. Operations in Liberia, 2014–2015, that Enabled the U.S. and UN Response to the EVD Outbreak

    Supporting, Non-Standard Mission Role: U.S. Operations in Liberia, 2014–2015, that Enabled the U.S. and UN Response to the EVD Outbreak Ms. Alix J. Boucher Reports and Misc. Publications by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE (OUA), which deployed to Liberia between September 2014 and June 2015, provides an example of how a Joint Force can support a lead federal agency (LFA), in this case the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other interagency and international partners to end a raging epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This EVD outbreak began in late 2013, when Emile Ouamouno, a two year old from Meliandou, a village in Guinea, close to the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone, died of a hemorrhagic fever. Soon after, many of his relatives and their connections, who lived across the region, also became ill and died. In March 2014, a team from the Institut Pasteur in France confirmed that the hemorrhagic fever spreading through the region was EVD. By then, more than 2,400 people had died from the disease. By the time the epidemic ended, in Liberia alone, 15,227 cases of EVD had been confirmed through laboratory tests and 11,310 people had died."
    • Published On: 1/18/2018
  •  Protection of Civilians Military Reference Guide, Second Edition

    Protection of Civilians Military Reference Guide, Second Edition

    Protection of Civilians Military Reference Guide, Second Edition Guide by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Protection of Civilians (PoC) must be considered and integrated during all military operations, including peace operations and operations during armed conflicts. Civilians are protected persons under international law, and parties to a conflict have a legal obligation to protect civilians from the conflict’s effects. Additionally, PoC is a major objective of many military operations and is frequently included in mandates for peace operations. "
    • Published On: 1/3/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Revolutionary Change Is Coming to Strategic Leadership

    Strategic Insights: Revolutionary Change Is Coming to Strategic Leadership

    Strategic Insights: Revolutionary Change Is Coming to Strategic Leadership Dr Steven Metz Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 12/19/2017
  •  Strategic Insights: Proxy War Norms

    Strategic Insights: Proxy War Norms

    Strategic Insights: Proxy War Norms Dr C. A. Pfaff Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 12/18/2017
  •  Still Soldiers and Scholars? An Analysis of Army Officer Testing

    Still Soldiers and Scholars? An Analysis of Army Officer Testing

    Still Soldiers and Scholars? An Analysis of Army Officer Testing Dr Steven J. Condly, Dr Arthur T Coumbe, LTC William L Skimmyhorn Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This book focuses on one critical, yet neglected, aspect of the talent-based officer management system that performs four functions: accessing, developing, retaining, and employing talent. The book focuses on the cognitive testing and evaluation of officer aspirants, a critical element in the accession function. The book opens with an introduction in the first chapter, explaining the contemporary significance of the cognitive capability (and hence testing) of officers. Next, eight historical chapters are presented, which describe how the Army conducted cognitive testing for officers over time. The final chapter offers a conclusion in which the authors review their findings, highlight important conclusions, and offer recommendations for the Army to restore a system of rigorous and effective mental screening for officers."
    • Published On: 12/15/2017
  •  Futures Seminar 2017 - The United States Army in 2035 and Beyond

    Futures Seminar 2017 - The United States Army in 2035 and Beyond

    Futures Seminar 2017 - The United States Army in 2035 and Beyond Samuel R. White, Jr. Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "In 2035-2050 the battlespace will be elongated and deepened - and hyper-connected. Engagements will occur at home station military bases through ports of debarkation to tactical assembly areas all the way to the adversary's motor pool. From space to the ocean floor; from military to non-military; from governmental to non-governmental; from state to non-state; from physical to virtual. The operational area will be wherever effects are generated - and the array of stimuli that will generate effects is staggering. The interconnected and global nature of everything will produce physical and virtual effects that have tremendous range, saturation and immediacy - along with daunting complexity and stealth."
    • Published On: 12/1/2017
  •  2017-18 Key Strategic Issues List

    2017-18 Key Strategic Issues List

    2017-18 Key Strategic Issues List COL Todd E. Key Document by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Today's global security environment remains volatile, uncertain, and complex. Resurgent, revanchist, and unstable states, and radical terrorist organizations continue to challenge the international order, undermine peace and stability, and threaten U.S. interests. In the face of this, the United States Army remains America's combat force of decision. If the political leaders of the United States decide to deploy its Army, the Nation's opponents know they will be defeated. This certainty is the foundation of America's deterrent capability."
    • Published On: 11/15/2017
  •  Armed Robotic Systems Emergence: Weapons Systems Life Cycles Analysis and New Strategic Realities

    Armed Robotic Systems Emergence: Weapons Systems Life Cycles Analysis and New Strategic Realities

    Armed Robotic Systems Emergence: Weapons Systems Life Cycles Analysis and New Strategic Realities Dr Robert J Bunker Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This important monograph focuses on the emergence of armed robotic systems on the early 21stcentury battlefield and the new strategic realities that their fielding may entail. It utilizes a little known—yet decades old—weapons systems life cycle analytical approach, to place these warfighting technologies in a larger strategic context. This is provided by means of case studies focusing on the developmental progression of the knight from the 9th through the 16th century, the battleship from the 19th through the 20th century, and the tank from the 20th into the 21st century."
    • Published On: 11/14/2017
  •  Evaluation of the 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy: Mild Progress in a Complex and Dynamic Military Domain

    Evaluation of the 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy: Mild Progress in a Complex and Dynamic Military Domain

    Evaluation of the 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy: Mild Progress in a Complex and Dynamic Military Domain Mr Jeffrey L Caton Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In 2011, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace, which officially recognized cyberspace as an operational domain akin to the traditional military domains of land, sea, air, and space. This monograph examines the 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy to evaluate how well its five strategic goals and associated implementation objectives define an actionable strategy to achieve three primary missions in cyberspace: defend the DoD network, defend the United States and its interests, and develop cyber capabilities to support military operations."
    • Published On: 11/2/2017
  •  Terrorist Sanctuary in the Sahara: A Case Study

    Terrorist Sanctuary in the Sahara: A Case Study

    Terrorist Sanctuary in the Sahara: A Case Study LTC Joseph C. Guido Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Sanctuary is a concept not encompassed in military doctrine or government policy, yet denying sanctuary has become the cornerstone of American counterterrorism efforts abroad and a pillar of U.S. defense strategy. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Guido’s probing inquiry, exhaustive research, and innovative analysis on terrorist sanctuary in the Saharan Desert provides critical insights into this understudied idea underpinning so much contemporary defense policy."
    • Published On: 11/1/2017
  •  Closer Than You Think: The Implications of the Third Offset Strategy for the U.S. Army

    Closer Than You Think: The Implications of the Third Offset Strategy for the U.S. Army

    Closer Than You Think: The Implications of the Third Offset Strategy for the U.S. Army Mr Samuel R White Jr Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is moving forward with a broad set of innovation initiatives designed to effectively posture the U.S. military for the coming decades. One sub-set of initiatives, the Third Offset, is focused on leap-ahead technologies and capabilities that may offset competitor parity in critical domains."
    • Published On: 10/26/2017
  •  Climate Impact on National Security

    Climate Impact on National Security

    Climate Impact on National Security US Army War College, Institute on Science for Global Policy, Strategic Studies Institute "CINS conferences focused on (i) critically evaluating specific cases where changing climate conditions currently, or are reasonably anticipated to, impact U.S. national security interests and (ii) prioritizing actionable next steps to strengthen U.S. military capabilities to fulfill its national security missions in deteriorating climate/weather environments."
    • Published On: 10/12/2017
  •  Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2

    Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2

    Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2 Mister Robert C Browne Peace and Stability Journal by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) hosted a roundtable discussion at the AUSA Conference and Event Center on September 12th 2016 on ‘Peace and Stability: Operating in a Complex World’. The event opening with a key note address on the current status of Peace and Stability Operations, which was then followed by two panels addressing pertinent issues and challenges for the Peace and Stability Operations (PSO) community in achieving U.S National objectives."
    • Published On: 10/12/2017
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