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  •  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
  •  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
  •  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
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