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  •  The Transatlantic Security Agenda: A Conference Report and Analysis

    The Transatlantic Security Agenda: A Conference Report and Analysis

    The Transatlantic Security Agenda: A Conference Report and Analysis Dr Stephen J Blank Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Immediately after the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, NATO members unanimously voted their support for the United States under Article V of the Washington Treaty. This unprecedented action, the first time such a vote has occurred in NATO’s history, underscores the vitality of the Atlantic Alliance and its tremendous strategic value for its members. This vote conferred great legitimacy upon any response that the United States will make to those attacks and reminded us that the solidity of NATO allows the United States to defend its interests on the world stage with great confidence about European security."
    • Published On: 12/1/2001
  •  Colombia's Paramilitaries: Criminals or Political Force?

    Colombia's Paramilitaries: Criminals or Political Force?

    Colombia's Paramilitaries: Criminals or Political Force? Mr David Spencer Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This monograph provides a sobering discussion of some important facts regarding Colombia’s paramilitary organizations. It points out that the paramilitary “self-defense” organizations pose a complex problem for the Colombian state in its search for a solution to current 40-plus-year-old internal war. First, the paramilitaries represent some important sectors of society and enjoy more popular support from the Colombian people than the insurgents..."
    • Published On: 12/1/2001
  •  ESDP and Missile Defense: European Perspectives for More Balanced Transatlantic Partnership

    ESDP and Missile Defense: European Perspectives for More Balanced Transatlantic Partnership

    ESDP and Missile Defense: European Perspectives for More Balanced Transatlantic Partnership Mr Martin Aguera Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Are transatlantic relations currently in a crisis? The public debates over U.S. plans for a missile defense shield and European efforts to create a coherent and stronger military force might support such a thesis. However, as the author argues, transatlantic relations with NATO as its main security institution are not in a crisis. Rather, the European Security and Defense Policy as well as missile defense are transatlantic approaches, although not always commonly organized in the past, that seek to adjust to a more fragile international system. These new approaches have become necessary since the end of the Cold War, but only cooperation and mutual understanding for both projects will guarantee their final realization."
    • Published On: 12/1/2001
  •  Rapid Decisive Operations: An Assumptions-Based Critique

    Rapid Decisive Operations: An Assumptions-Based Critique

    Rapid Decisive Operations: An Assumptions-Based Critique Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Technological innovation plays a paradoxical role in military transformation. With each problem it solves, technological innovation tends to introduce new challenges or complications. Operational concepts can partly reconcile these tensions by finding the optimal balance between technological strengths and weaknesses. In so doing, they perform two vital functions (integrating and stimulating) for military transformation."
    • Published On: 11/1/2001
  •  Chinese Information Warfare: A Phantom Menace or Emerging Threat?

    Chinese Information Warfare: A Phantom Menace or Emerging Threat?

    Chinese Information Warfare: A Phantom Menace or Emerging Threat? Mr Toshi Yoshihara Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Mao Tse-tung counseled, “To achieve victory we must as far as possible make the enemy blind and deaf by sealing his eyes and ears, and drive his commanders to distraction by creating confusion in their minds.” Few concepts mesh so contextually with Mao than the Chinese approach to Information Warfare (IW). As the People’s Republic of China struggles with its national military strategy, IW offers opportunities to win wars without the traditional clash of arms."
    • Published On: 11/1/2001
  •  Russian National Security: Perceptions, Policies, and Prospects

    Russian National Security: Perceptions, Policies, and Prospects

    Russian National Security: Perceptions, Policies, and Prospects Michael H Crutcher Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "This anthology is the result of a conference titled “Russian National Security: Perceptions, Policies, and Prospects,” held at the Collins Center of the Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership from 4 through 6 December 2000."
    • Published On: 11/1/2001
  •  Planning Considerations for International Involvement in Post-Taliban Afghanistan

    Planning Considerations for International Involvement in Post-Taliban Afghanistan

    Planning Considerations for International Involvement in Post-Taliban Afghanistan Jarat Chorpa, James S Mccallum, Alexander Thier Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "On November 14, 2001—the day after the fall of Kabul—the US Army Peacekeeping Institute at the US Army War College, Carlisle, PA, in collaboration with the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies at Brown University, hosted an informal meeting on Afghanistan."
    • Published On: 11/1/2001
  •  Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Overseas Group

    Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Overseas Group

    Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Overseas Group Patrick M Carney, COL Richard W Dillon, Prof James O Kievit, Prof Michael J Pasquarett Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "This paper presents the discussions, issues, and recommendations developed by a working group on Overseas Security during a workshop on Streamlining National Security, which was conducted at the U.S. Army War College from 5 to 7 September 2001. "
    • Published On: 10/15/2001
  •  Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Homeland Group

    Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Homeland Group

    Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Homeland Group COL Peter D Menk, Prof Bert B Tussing Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "This paper presents the discussions, issues, and recommendations developed by a working group on Homeland Security during a workshop on Streamlining National Security, which was conducted at the U.S. Army War College from 5 to 7 September 2001."
    • Published On: 10/15/2001
  •  The Costs of Conflict: The Impact on China of a Future War

    The Costs of Conflict: The Impact on China of a Future War

    The Costs of Conflict: The Impact on China of a Future War Dr Andrew Scobell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "A widely held belief is that China will not use force against Taiwan. Frequently, one of two major assumptions is made to justify this assertion: first, Chinese leaders realize that the economic cost of such an operation would be unacceptable; second, China’s leaders recognize that, for at least the next decade or so, any attempt to seize Taiwan would be doomed to failure. Both these assumptions are questionable and indeed downright dangerous."
    • Published On: 10/1/2001
  •  AC/RC Integration: Today's Success and Transformation's Challenge

    AC/RC Integration: Today's Success and Transformation's Challenge

    AC/RC Integration: Today's Success and Transformation's Challenge Dr Dallas D Owens Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In the following monograph, Lieutenant Colonel Dallas Owens analyzes current integration programs and initiatives and evaluates them for their potential to resist transformation’s possible threat to AC/RC integration. His two-part analysis first addresses the continuity, logic, and effectiveness of the Army’s integration efforts and then turns to an examination of how historical experience with integration should direct future efforts."
    • Published On: 10/1/2001
  •  Soldiers in Cities: Military Operations on Urban Terrain

    Soldiers in Cities: Military Operations on Urban Terrain

    Soldiers in Cities: Military Operations on Urban Terrain Dr Michael Desch Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Despite ambivalence about military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) among some senior military officers and high-level civilian policymakers, there is a growing recognition that urban operations will be an important mission for the U.S. military in the future. One retired Army officer reminded his colleagues that 'one way or another, we will go...' "
    • Published On: 10/1/2001
  •  Consequence Management Symposium

    Consequence Management Symposium

    Consequence Management Symposium COL Jeffrey C Reynolds, Prof Bert B Tussing Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "During a 21-23 August 2001 symposium conducted at the Collins Center of the United States Army War College, a group of 80 subject matter experts examined the evolving policy and infrastructure surrounding Consequence Management. Viewing the issue within the larger construct of Territorial Security, participants concentrated on both inter-agency and intergovernmental issues associated with this national challenge. In six panels, over two days’ time, state, local and federal officials addressed on-going initiatives and remaining shortfalls in this arena. Discussions encompassed inter agency coordination; state, local and federal cooperation; and the proper utilization of both active and reserve components of the military. Parallel issues faced by the Regional CINC’s, the State Department and their host nation counter parts were also a key part of the symposium."
    • Published On: 9/15/2001
  •  The Collins Center Update Vol 3, Issue 4: July-September, 2001

    The Collins Center Update Vol 3, Issue 4: July-September, 2001

    The Collins Center Update Vol 3, Issue 4: July-September, 2001 Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 9/15/2001
  •  Budget Policy and Fiscal Risk: Implications for Defense

    Budget Policy and Fiscal Risk: Implications for Defense

    Budget Policy and Fiscal Risk: Implications for Defense Dr Dennis S Ippolito Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The fate of defense budgets is closely tied to the size, composition, and balance of the federal budget. Over the past decade, efforts to reduce the relative level of federal spending and to eliminate deficits yielded disproportionate cuts in defense. Now that the federal budget is in surplus, and expected to remain so for the next decade, the prospects for more adequate defense funding appear more positive."
    • Published On: 9/1/2001
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