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  •  Turning It Up to Eleven: Belligerent Rhetoric in North Korea’s Propaganda

    Turning It Up to Eleven: Belligerent Rhetoric in North Korea’s Propaganda

    Turning It Up to Eleven: Belligerent Rhetoric in North Korea’s Propaganda Dr Mason Richey Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press After contextualizing North Korea’s capacity for belligerent rhetoric directed toward the United States and its north-east Asian allies, the author examines the contention that rhetoric from Pyongyang represents a conflict escalation risk or even a casus belli. The results of statistical tests indicate a negative correlation between Pyongyang’s rhetoric and international diplomatic initiatives, but no correlation between North Korea’s verbal hostility and its provocations.
    • Published On: 1/1/2017
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition: Refugees and Internally Displace Persons (IDP's)

    SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition: Refugees and Internally Displace Persons (IDP's)

    SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition: Refugees and Internally Displace Persons (IDP's) Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) often result from war and violent conflict. If the needs of both displaced people and host communities are not understood and met, however, displacement itself can produce further instability. This lesson report examines challenges and opportunities surrounding the ongoing displacement crisis in Syria and its spillover into neighboring countries in the Middle East and in Europe, as Syria is currently the largest source country of refugees in the world."
    • Published On: 12/15/2016
  •  Strategic Insights: Think Before You Post: A Message to Those in Uniform

    Strategic Insights: Think Before You Post: A Message to Those in Uniform

    Strategic Insights: Think Before You Post: A Message to Those in Uniform COL Heidi A Urben Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 12/9/2016
  •  Strategic Insights: Thinking Strategically About Latin America and the Caribbean

    Strategic Insights: Thinking Strategically About Latin America and the Caribbean

    Strategic Insights: Thinking Strategically About Latin America and the Caribbean Dr R Evan Ellis Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 12/9/2016
  •  Enhancing Identity Development at Senior Service Colleges

    Enhancing Identity Development at Senior Service Colleges

    Enhancing Identity Development at Senior Service Colleges Doctor Thomas P Galvin Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Senior Service Colleges (SSCs) impart three things as they prepare mid-career officers and civilians for entry into senior levels of leadership: skills, knowledge, and identity. The first two are givens in education. They are easy to define, easy to build a curriculum around, and easy to measure. However, when one considers many of the challenges and crises facing today’s senior leaders, they tend to fall in the third area—the attitudes and dispositions of the leaders putting the skills and knowledge into practice. We tend to treat identity development as a natural and self-evident result of gaining such skills and knowledge, but it is not."
    • Published On: 12/1/2016
  •  Deterring Cybertrespass and Securing Cyberspace: Lessons from United States Border Control Strategies

    Deterring Cybertrespass and Securing Cyberspace: Lessons from United States Border Control Strategies

    Deterring Cybertrespass and Securing Cyberspace: Lessons from United States Border Control Strategies Dr Mary Manjikian Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In recent years, analysts have begun discussing strategies for securing entities in cyberspace—including the files and software belonging to corporations, government institutions, and private individuals. Increasingly, analysts have suggested utilizing two types of deterrence strategies: deterrence by denial and deterrence by punishment. In determining how both deterrence strategies might be applied to preventing hostile individuals, states, and nonstate actors from entering cyberspace and inflicting damage there, analysts have borrowed from deterrence strategies that have been framed for a variety of other situations..."
    • Published On: 12/1/2016
  •  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
  •  Campaign Planning Handbook AY17

    Campaign Planning Handbook AY17

    Campaign Planning Handbook AY17 COL Douglas W Bennett, COL Tarn D Warren Publication from the US Army War College, Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations, School of Strategic Landpower "The purpose of this document is to assist United States Army War College students during the Theater Strategy and Campaigning (TSC) course. It also serves to assist commanders, planners, and other staff officers in combatant commands (CCMD), joint task forces (JTF), and service component commands. It supplements joint doctrine and contains elements of emerging doctrine as practiced globally by joint force commanders (JFCs). It portrays a way to apply doctrine and emerging doctrine at the higher levels of joint command, with a primary emphasis at the combatant command level."
    • Published On: 11/21/2016
  •  AY17 Theater Strategy and Campaigning Course Directive

    AY17 Theater Strategy and Campaigning Course Directive

    AY17 Theater Strategy and Campaigning Course Directive COL Douglas W Bennett, Dr Richard A Lacquement Jr Course Directive by the US Army War College "Theater Strategy and Campaigning focuses on the study of strategic and operational art to employ the military instrument of national power in pursuit of achieving national goals. This course explores and evaluates U.S. military ways and means to connect operational efforts to strategic ends (policy aims) through the understanding, analysis, synthesis and application of doctrine, organizations, and concepts, translated into theater strategies and campaign plans to conduct joint, unified, and multinational operations. TSC also maintains complementary links with the Regional Studies Program (RSP) to emphasize contemporary application of U.S. operational doctrine in relation to U.S. national security interests in specific regions."
    • Published On: 11/21/2016
  •  Strategic Insights: An EU Military Headquarters: A Cure in Search of an Illness?

    Strategic Insights: An EU Military Headquarters: A Cure in Search of an Illness?

    Strategic Insights: An EU Military Headquarters: A Cure in Search of an Illness? Dr John R Deni Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 11/14/2016
  •  Collins Center Update, Volume 18, Issues 3 & 4

    Collins Center Update, Volume 18, Issues 3 & 4

    Collins Center Update, Volume 18, Issues 3 & 4 LTC Steve Cunningham, Dr. Greg Cantwell, Mr. Chip Cleckner, Professor Ben Leitzel, Colonel Matthew Shatzkin, Colonel Kennon Gilliam, Colonel William D. Jones III, LTC Efrain Fernandezanaya Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 11/11/2016
  •  Strategic Insights: Bridging the Civil-Military Gap

    Strategic Insights: Bridging the Civil-Military Gap

    Strategic Insights: Bridging the Civil-Military Gap Dr Tami Davis Biddle Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 11/10/2016
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler (Nov 2016) – Strategic Communication / Messaging in Peace & Stability Operations

    SOLLIMS Sampler (Nov 2016) – Strategic Communication / Messaging in Peace & Stability Operations

    SOLLIMS Sampler (Nov 2016) – Strategic Communication / Messaging in Peace & Stability Operations Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Strategic communication / messaging has proven to be a key enabler for the conduct of peace and stability operations. Recent operations that have borne this out include: Operation Atlantic Resolve (Eastern Europe), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) (Afghanistan), Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines (OEF-P), Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina), the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Liberia (UNMIL), Operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector (OOD/OUP) (Libya), and Operation United Assistance (OUA) (West Africa). This lesson report provides lessons from those operations – covering a range of issues, such as planning, execution, coordination, evaluation, tracking, and partnering."
    • Published On: 11/2/2016
  •  Should We Let the Bomb Spread?

    Should We Let the Bomb Spread?

    Should We Let the Bomb Spread? Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In 1966, Leonard Beaton, a journalist and strategic scholar, published a short book that asked: Must the bomb spread? Mr. Beaton’s query reflected the profoundly alarm with which proliferation was viewed shortly after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Today that alarm is all but absent; now, not only is proliferation increasingly viewed as a given (more of a fact than a problem), but some security experts actually see advantages in nuclear weapons spreading or, at least, little harm."
    • Published On: 11/1/2016
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