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  •  The Chinese People's Liberation Army in 2025

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army in 2025

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army in 2025 Mr Roy Kamphausen, Dr David Lai Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The scholarship presented in this edition addresses the uncertainty surrounding the potential direction of the PLA by examining three distinct focus areas: Domestic, External, and Technological Drivers of PLA Modernization; Alternative Futures for the PLA; and Implications for the Region, World, and U.S.-China Relations. The analysis provides an insightful perspective into the factors shaping and propelling the PLA’s modernization, its potential future orientation ranging from internally-focused to globally-focused, and how the PLA’s choices may impact China’s relations with its neighbors and the world."
    • Published On: 7/1/2015
  •  A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners

    A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners

    A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners Mr Gary J Schmitt Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Since the end of World War II, the United States has made maintaining a favorable balance of power in Eurasia a core element of its national security strategy. It did so in good measure by maintaining a large conventional military force that was based not only at home, but also in bases spread across Europe and Asia. That strategy was buttressed by developing security ties and alliances with key powers and frontline states. The implicit bargain was that the United States would help keep the peace on their door front if they would provide access from which American forces could operate and, in turn, maintain credible forces themselves to reinforce and support U.S. efforts at keeping the great power peace. The question raised by this collection of essays is: Is that bargain unraveling?"
    • Published On: 7/1/2015
  •  The Strategic Lessons Unlearned from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan: Why the ANSF Will Not Hold, and the Implications for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan

    The Strategic Lessons Unlearned from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan: Why the ANSF Will Not Hold, and the Implications for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan

    The Strategic Lessons Unlearned from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan: Why the ANSF Will Not Hold, and the Implications for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan Dr M Chris Mason Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Military personnel who have experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Vietnam, as well as senior leaders and military historians alike, will find this book by Dr. Chris Mason thought-provoking and useful. Dr. Mason examines indigenous personnel issues at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war and uses empirical data and exhaustive research to argue that all three wars were lost before the first shots were fired—not on the battlefield, but at the strategic level of war."
    • Published On: 6/1/2015
  •  The Strategic Importance of the Global Oil Market

    The Strategic Importance of the Global Oil Market

    The Strategic Importance of the Global Oil Market Dr Leif Rosenberger Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This Letort Paper will explain why the confluence of four major factors: 1) rising oil supplies, 2) weak oil demand, 3) financial shifts on Wall Street, and 4) a strong U.S. dollar far outweigh the geopolitical risks in the Mideast and put downward pressure on oil prices. This Paper analyzes the concomitant factors that are now putting upward pressure on oil prices, as well as those that continue to keep oil prices relatively low."
    • Published On: 6/1/2015
  •  Professionalizing Ministerial Advising

    Professionalizing Ministerial Advising

    Professionalizing Ministerial Advising Doctor Raymond A Millen PKSOI Paper by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, US Army War College Press "In this study, Professor Raymond Millen has identified a persistent challenge in U.S. efforts to provide effective security cooperation and capacity building with fragile and failing states—the realm of ministerial advising. From his research and analysis, he has concluded the United States has an opportunity to close the gap between U.S. good intentions and outcomes by recommending the establishment of a professional ministerial corps."
    • Published On: 6/1/2015
  •  United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Logistics Unit Manual

    United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Logistics Unit Manual

    United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Logistics Unit Manual United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Manual by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, United Nations "This Manual provides commanders of Military Logistics Units and their subordinate leaders the guidance they need for planning, preparing and executing their assigned UN peacekeeping tasks. Moreover, this manual provides advice and information to UN Headquarters planners and field Missions on the employment of Military Logistics Unit capabilities and functions. Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) and their deploying contingents will benefit from this manual, as will their national military staffs, schools and units, as they become better able to support the reorientation of Military Logistics Units from national tasks to more fully integrated operations in UN peacekeeping."
    • Published On: 6/1/2015
  •  United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Signals Unit Manual

    United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Signals Unit Manual

    United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Signals Unit Manual United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Manual by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, United Nations "This manual describes UN Military Signals Unit operations, focusing on Military Signals support to a UN Mission and its Force Headquarters. Always scalable in size, modular in function and Mission-tailored, the UN Military Signals Unit’s size and composition depend on the size, composition and requirements of the UN Mission it supports and the physical characteristics of the Mission area. These requirements are specified in the Statement of Unit Requirement, an example of which is provided at Annex A, produced by the Office of the Military Adviser, DPKO."
    • Published On: 5/27/2015
  •  The Army War College Review Vol. 1 No. 2

    The Army War College Review Vol. 1 No. 2

    The Army War College Review Vol. 1 No. 2 Dr Larry D Miller Brigadier General Ahsan Gulrez, Colonel Michael James Daniels Colonel Jon C. Wilkinson, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Mancino, Colonel Christopher J. Barron Army War College Review by the US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 5/1/2015
  •  Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3

    Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3

    Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3 Mister Robert C Browne Peace and Stability Journal by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "South Asia is one of the poorest and most conflict prone nations in the world. Most South Asian countries have suffered from poor governance, lack of rule of law, corruption, lack of accountability, and human rights violations. In addition, the region of South Asia as a whole has yet to fully engage itself with issues pertaining to security sector reform. The broader notion of a full-fledged security agenda has not become an integral element of the ongoing security discourse, which remains essentially state-centric..."
    • Published On: 4/15/2015
  •  United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Reconnaissance Unit Manual

    United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Reconnaissance Unit Manual

    United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Military Reconnaissance Unit Manual United Nations Peacekeeping Missions Manual by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, United Nations "This first edition of the United Nations (UN) Reconnaissance Unit Manual provides field commanders and their staff a guide for planning and conducting UN Reconnaissance Unit operations in support of UN peacekeeping Missions. Field Missions and UN Headquarters planners will also benefit from a common understanding of the employment, capabilities, tasks and organization of UN Reconnaissance Units as they develop the Statement of Unit Requirement (SUR) that is the basis for generating and deploying UN military units (see the sample of a previously-issued SUR at Annex A)."
    • Published On: 4/1/2015
  •  Parsing Chinese-Russian Military Exercises

    Parsing Chinese-Russian Military Exercises

    Parsing Chinese-Russian Military Exercises Dr Richard Weitz Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "China and Russia have engaged in an increasing number of joint exercises in recent years. These drills aim to help the two countries deter, and if necessary defeat, potential threats—such as Islamist terrorists trying to destabilize Central Asian governments—while also reassuring their allies that China and Russia will protect them from such threats. Furthermore, the recurring exercises, and other joint Russia-China military activities, have a mutual reassurance function insofar as they inform Moscow and Beijing about the other’s military potential and thereby build mutual confidence."
    • Published On: 4/1/2015
  •  Another Brick in the Wall: The Israeli Experience in Missile Defense

    Another Brick in the Wall: The Israeli Experience in Missile Defense

    Another Brick in the Wall: The Israeli Experience in Missile Defense Dr Jean-Loup Samaan Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Over the last years, missile defense has resurfaced as a major feature of the strategic debate in the United States and among its close allies. In 2010, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit of Heads of State saw intense discussions among transatlantic partners on the strategic value of missile defense alongside the traditional deterrence means of the Alliance. But if these transatlantic debates are for the most part still speculative, for many years, one close American ally has already faced the concrete and immediate challenge of defending its territory against missiles and rockets—Israel."
    • Published On: 4/1/2015
  •  A Russian View on Landpower

    A Russian View on Landpower

    A Russian View on Landpower Mr Keir Giles, Maj Gen Aleksandr V Rogovoy Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In a time of rapid change for the U.S. Army, it is essential to retain awareness of how potential adversaries are also developing their concepts of Landpower. This Letort Paper, written by an influential Russian general, lays out an authoritative view on the importance of substantial conventional land forces, as seen from Moscow."
    • Published On: 4/1/2015
  •  Stand Up and Fight! The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005

    Stand Up and Fight! The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005

    Stand Up and Fight! The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005 COL Ty Seidule, Dr Jacqueline E Whitt Books by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Starting a new security organization is a difficult business. Hundreds of questions come in staccato bursts; each requires a decision and each decision takes on the permanence of tradition. Tradition becomes culture and a new organization becomes the sum of those early decisions. In this collection of essays, historians, most of them military officers, try to grapple with the challenges of creating new security organizations. Our aim is to help those few men and women who start new governmental bodies charged with protecting the American people to make sound and historically informed decisions by highlighting several common themes for consideration."
    • Published On: 4/1/2015
  •  Strategic Insights: From Ideology to Geopolitics: Russian Interests in Latin America

    Strategic Insights: From Ideology to Geopolitics: Russian Interests in Latin America

    Strategic Insights: From Ideology to Geopolitics: Russian Interests in Latin America José de Arimatéia da Cruz Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The implosion of the Soviet Union on the eve of December 25, 1991, has been heralded by pundits and Sovietologists as an unprecedented event in world history. No one expected the powerful Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) to come to an end as uneventfully as it did. The implosion of the Soviet Union sent shockwaves throughout the world. Not only did the Soviet Union cease to exist on that Christmas night, but it also lost half of its territory and half of its population. Furthermore, the Soviets came to find out the morning after that most of its weapons of mass destruction were now in the hands of the newly independent states—former members of the USSR..."
    • Published On: 3/24/2015
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