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  •  Strategic Insights: The Assad Regime and Chemical Weapons

    Strategic Insights: The Assad Regime and Chemical Weapons

    Strategic Insights: The Assad Regime and Chemical Weapons Dr Robert J Bunker Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 5/18/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: After the Smoke Clears in Syria: Dilemmas for U.S. Strategy Remain

    Strategic Insights: After the Smoke Clears in Syria: Dilemmas for U.S. Strategy Remain

    Strategic Insights: After the Smoke Clears in Syria: Dilemmas for U.S. Strategy Remain Dr Christopher J Bolan Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 5/18/2018
  •  Defense Management: Primer for Senior Leaders

    Defense Management: Primer for Senior Leaders

    Defense Management: Primer for Senior Leaders Dr Thomas P. Galvin Publication by the US Army War College, Department of Command, Leadership, and Management, School of Strategic Landpower, US Army War College Press, Strategic Studies Institute "Defense management resides at the nexus of national security policy, strategy, campaigning, and strategic leadership. It is how our government translates national security policies and strategies into trained and ready forces for combatant commanders—units of personnel and equipment that mobilize, deploy, conduct and sustain operations, redeploy, and demobilize. However, it is far more complicated than managing forces on hand. It involves the development of new ones to address emerging threats, posturing the forces around the globe for ease of employment, and ensuring adequate command, control, and support in garrison and during operations..."
    • Published On: 5/16/2018
  •  Futures Seminar 2018 - What Kind of Army does the Nation Need in 2035 and Beyond

    Futures Seminar 2018 - What Kind of Army does the Nation Need in 2035 and Beyond

    Futures Seminar 2018 - What Kind of Army does the Nation Need in 2035 and Beyond Samuel R. White, Jr. Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership " 'What kind of Army does the nation need in 2035 and beyond?' This 5th annual compendium is the result of the Futures Seminar student requirement to write a paper addressing this question. Predicting the needs of the Army 10-15 years into the future is risky, tough business. As Colonel Richard H. Witherspoon wrote in his Forward to the original 1997 Army After Next Project Compendium, "This is a difficult task with no "Right" or "Wrong" markers." This compendium is an honest effort to look to the horizon and explore what might be possible."
    • Published On: 5/1/2018
  •  The Stability Operations Lessons Learned & Information Management System (SOLLIMS) Sampler Vol. 9 Issue 2

    The Stability Operations Lessons Learned & Information Management System (SOLLIMS) Sampler Vol. 9 Issue 2

    SOLLIMS Sampler Vol. 9 Issue 2 - Inclusive Peacebuilding: Working with Communities 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 Peacebuilding 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: 4/10/2018
  •  The Land, Space, and Cyberspace Nexus: Evolution of the Oldest Military Operations in the Newest Military Domains

    The Land, Space, and Cyberspace Nexus: Evolution of the Oldest Military Operations in the Newest Military Domains

    The Land, Space, and Cyberspace Nexus: Evolution of the Oldest Military Operations in the Newest Military Domains Mr Jeffrey L Caton Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Over the last century, the domains of air, space, and cyberspace have joined the traditional warfighting domains of land and sea. While the doctrine for land operations is relatively mature, the doctrine for space and cyberspace continue to evolve, often in an unstructured manner. This monograph examines the relationships among these domains and how they apply to U.S. Army and joint warfighting. It concentrates on the central question: How are U.S. military operations in the newest domains of space and cyberspace being integrated with operations in the traditional domain of land?"
    • Published On: 3/27/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Making Good on the NSS and NDS: Competing with Russia in Europe and Beyond

    Strategic Insights: Making Good on the NSS and NDS: Competing with Russia in Europe and Beyond

    Strategic Insights: Making Good on the NSS and NDS: Competing with Russia in Europe and Beyond Dr John R Deni Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 3/20/2018
  •  2017-2018 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Civil Affairs: A Force for Consolidating Gains

    2017-2018 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Civil Affairs: A Force for Consolidating Gains

    2017-2018 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Civil Affairs: A Force for Consolidating Gains Colonel Christopher J Holshek PKSOI Paper by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, The Civil Affairs Association In coordination with the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School/Special Operations Center of Excellence, International Peace & Security Institute, Alliance for Peacebuilding and the Foreign Area Officer Association " 'The problems we face are much too complex for one organization to take on,' concluded 2017 Civil Affairs Symposium keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Kurt L. Sonntag, Commander of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School/Special Operations Center of Excellence, or USAKJFKSWCS/SOCoE – the “schoolhouse” for Army Special Forces, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations. 'We need everyone’s help in this room to safeguard our future and consolidate our own Civil Affairs gains that have been hard fought and won for so long.' "
    • Published On: 3/16/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: The Strategic Relevance of Latin America in the U.S. National Security Strategy

    Strategic Insights: The Strategic Relevance of Latin America in the U.S. National Security Strategy

    Strategic Insights: The Strategic Relevance of Latin America in the U.S. National Security Strategy Dr. Jose de Arimateia da Cruz Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 3/14/2018
  •  Will War's Nature Change in the Seventh Military Revolution?

    Will War's Nature Change in the Seventh Military Revolution?

    Will War's Nature Change in the Seventh Military Revolution? Dr. F G. Hoffman Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press This article examines the potential implications of the combinations of robotics, artificial intelligence, and deep learning systems on the character and nature of war. The author employs Carl von Clausewitz’s trinity concept to discuss how autonomous weapons will impact the essential elements of war. The essay argues war’s essence, as politically directed violence fraught with friction, will remain its most enduring aspect, even if more intelligent machines are involved at every level.
    • Published On: 3/5/2018
  •  Campaign Planning Handbook AY18

    Campaign Planning Handbook AY18

    Campaign Planning Handbook AY18 DMSPO 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: 2/27/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care

    Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care

    Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care Dr Michael Fitzsimmons Article by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Debate over the Trump administration’s new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is now in full and predictable bloom. While many of its conclusions demonstrate continuity with the Obama administration’s modernization plans, controversy has centered on two of the review’s recommendations: to deploy new low-yield weapons on sea-launched ballistic and cruise missiles; and to signal the potential for nuclear retaliation against an adversary’s non-nuclear strikes on certain critical targets. Critics accuse the new policy of lowering the threshold for nuclear use. The policy’s authors and their defenders argue to the contrary that Russia’s tactical nuclear arsenal and strategies have lowered the threshold for nuclear use, and buttressing U.S. deterrence capabilities is the safest response."
    • Published On: 2/14/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care

    Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care

    Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care Michael Fitzsimmons Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Debate over the Trump administration’s new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is now in full and predictable bloom. While many of its conclusions demonstrate continuity with the Obama administration’s modernization plans, controversy has centered on two of the review’s recommendations: to deploy new low-yield weapons on sea-launched ballistic and cruise missiles; and to signal the potential for nuclear retaliation against an adversary’s non-nuclear strikes on certain critical targets. Critics accuse the new policy of lowering the threshold for nuclear use. The policy’s authors and their defenders argue to the contrary that Russia’s tactical nuclear arsenal and strategies have lowered the threshold for nuclear use, and buttressing U.S. deterrence capabilities is the safest response."
    • Published On: 2/14/2018
  •  Avoiding the Trap: U.S. Strategy and Policy for Competing in the Asia-Pacific Beyond the Rebalance

    Avoiding the Trap: U.S. Strategy and Policy for Competing in the Asia-Pacific Beyond the Rebalance

    Avoiding the Trap: U.S. Strategy and Policy for Competing in the Asia-Pacific Beyond the Rebalance COL (R) Frederick J. Gellert, Dr David Lai, Prof John F Troxell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This book explores the validity of the U.S. rebalance to the Asia Pacific; analyzes the ends, ways, and means of the strategy to meet U.S. and regional partner security objectives; and considers the effectiveness of the U.S. Government effort. This book focuses on the impact of China’s increasing national power on U.S. objectives and those of Asia-Pacific nations"
    • Published On: 2/6/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Challenges in Using Scenario Planning for Defense Strategy

    Strategic Insights: Challenges in Using Scenario Planning for Defense Strategy

    Strategic Insights: Challenges in Using Scenario Planning for Defense Strategy Dr Michael Fitzsimmons Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 1/30/2018
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