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  •  The United States and Colombia: Untying the Gordian Knot

    The United States and Colombia: Untying the Gordian Knot

    The United States and Colombia: Untying the Gordian Knot AMB David Passage Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the ghost of that war still haunts decisionmakers when it comes to making long-term commitments to situations that remotely resemble anything like our Indochina experience. That is the case with Colombia, which is embroiled in an internecine struggle with two guerrilla movements, bent on overthrowing the government, as well as with narcotraffickers and paramilitary forces."
    • Published On: 3/1/2000
  •  The United States and Latin America: Shaping an Elusive Future

    The United States and Latin America: Shaping an Elusive Future

    The United States and Latin America: Shaping an Elusive Future Dr Donald E Schulz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Developing a U.S. national security strategy for Latin America is a daunting task in an era of scarce resources. Yet, it is important at this historical juncture that the effort be undertaken. The demise of the Cold War has produced not an “End of History” but a “New World Disorder,” which may well become more tumultuous in the decades ahead. Thus, it is crucial at this turn of the millennium to reconsider the prospects for regional security, the challenges that both new and old dangers may pose to U.S. interests, and the kind of strategy and policies that might enable the United States to both better cope with current problems and head off those that are just over the horizon."
    • Published On: 3/1/2000
  •  Security and Civil-Military Relations in the New World Disorder: The Use of Armed Forces in the Americas

    Security and Civil-Military Relations in the New World Disorder: The Use of Armed Forces in the Americas

    Security and Civil-Military Relations in the New World Disorder: The Use of Armed Forces in the Americas Dr Max G Manwaring Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In December 1998, the U.S. Army War College joined with the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University to cosponsor a conference entitled “The Use of Land Forces in the Americas.” It was held on December 15, 1998, at the Bush School and was hosted by the President of Texas A&M University—Kingsville, Lieutenant General Marc Cisneros, USA (Retired)."
    • Published On: 9/1/1999
  •  Colombia's Three Wars: U.S. Strategy at the Crossroads

    Colombia's Three Wars: U.S. Strategy at the Crossroads

    Colombia's Three Wars: U.S. Strategy at the Crossroads Dr Gabriel Marcella, Dr Donald E Schulz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Colombia is the most troubled country in the Western Hemisphere. Drug criminals, guerrillas, and paramilitary groups are feeding a spiral of violence that makes “colombianization” a metaphor for a failing state. This monograph, by Dr. Gabriel Marcella and Dr. Donald Schulz, addresses the strategic dimensions of the crisis. It argues that Colombia’s future deeply affects regional security and U.S. interests."
    • Published On: 3/5/1999
  •  Landpower and Ambiguous Warfare: The Challenge of Colombia in the 21st Century

    Landpower and Ambiguous Warfare: The Challenge of Colombia in the 21st Century

    Landpower and Ambiguous Warfare: The Challenge of Colombia in the 21st Century Dr Richard Downes Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "On December 10 and 11, 1998, over 100 scholars, civilian government officials, and military officers from the United States, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama and Mexico gathered at the U.S. Army War College to discuss “Landpower and Ambiguous Warfare: The Challenge of Colombia in the 21st Century.” While the conference adopted no resolutions or conclusions, it provided a valuable forum for expressing widely differing viewpoints on critical components of Colombia’s security situation."
    • Published On: 3/1/1999
  •  The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civil-Military Relations for the 21st Century

    The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civil-Military Relations for the 21st Century

    The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civil-Military Relations for the 21st Century Dr Donald E Schulz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In November 1997, the United States Army War College joined with the U.S. Southern Command, the Inter-American Defense Board, the National Guard Bureau, and the Latin American Consortium of the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University to cosponsor a conference entitled “The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civil-Military Relations for the 21st Century.” The meeting was held from 3 to 6 November in Santa Fé, New Mexico, and was hosted by the New Mexico National Guard."
    • Published On: 4/1/1998
  •  NATO Enlargement and the Baltic States: What Can the Great Powers Do?

    NATO Enlargement and the Baltic States: What Can the Great Powers Do?

    NATO Enlargement and the Baltic States: What Can the Great Powers Do? Dr Stephen J Blank Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "As NATO enlarges and approaches the borders of the Baltic states, it faces one of the most difficult and complex security challenges in contemporary Europe. While the Baltic states crave membership in NATO, Russia deems that outcome as unacceptable, threatens to break cooperation with the West in such an event, and NATO allies themselves remain divided over the wisdom of Baltic membership..."
    • Published On: 11/18/1997
  •  The Challenge of Haiti's Future: Report on the Conference Sponsored by U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue

    The Challenge of Haiti's Future: Report on the Conference Sponsored by U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue

    The Challenge of Haiti's Future: Report on the Conference Sponsored by U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue Dr Peter Hakim, Dr Abigail Horn, Dr Robert Maguire, Dr Max G Manwaring, Dr Donald E Schulz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This Special Report contains an account of a conference on 'The Challenge of Haiti's Future,' sponsored by the U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue, and held on February 10-11, 1997, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. The participants at the meeting addressed three broad issues: social and economic advance in Haiti, achieving democracy and the rule of law, and the role of the United States and the international community in Haiti. Conferees set forth numerous specific observations and policy recommendations. Recurring themes centered on the continuing need for almost universal reforms; the need to manage expectations among all actors, both Haitian and foreign; the need to assist Haitians to participate more effectively in political and economic decision-making processes; and the need for organized and integrated, long-term, outside involvement, and support for sustainable development."
    • Published On: 8/1/1997
  •  Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The United States, Mexico, and the Agony of National Security

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The United States, Mexico, and the Agony of National Security

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The United States, Mexico, and the Agony of National Security Dr Donald E Schulz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This study analyses the changing nature of U.S.-Mexican national security issues, with a focus on narcotrafficking, the growing militarization of Mexico's counterdrug and police institutions, the danger of spreading guerrilla war, and the prospects of political and economic instability. The conclusion is that Mexico is in the midst of an extended period of transition in which it is extremely vulnerable to disruption on several different fronts simultaneously. While the economy has largely recovered from the 1994-95 peso crisis, it remains both fragile and volatile. Although much progress has been achieved in democratization, there is still a long way to go. Both political and criminal violence are growing. A new guerrilla group has appeared which may prove to be more troublesome than the Zapatistas. At the same time, the drug cartels are increasingly targeting law enforcement officers for assassination."
    • Published On: 6/1/1997
  •  Haiti Update

    Haiti Update

    Haiti Update Dr Donald E Schulz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This study reviews recent political and economic developments in Haiti and assesses the prospects for democratization, political stability and economic development. The report is pessimistic, but far from hopeless. While political violence and human rights violations persist and the economy is stagnant, the Preval administration and the Haitian Congress have finally made the hard decisions to press on with economic modernization, including partial privatization and civil service reforms."
    • Published On: 1/29/1997
  •  Whither Haiti?

    Whither Haiti?

    Whither Haiti? Dr Donald E Schulz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This study examines Haiti's prospects for political stability, democracy, and socioeconomic development after the United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) leaves the country (presumably in 1996). Among the major conclusions are the following"
    • Published On: 4/1/1996
  •  Strategic Implications for the United States and Latin America of the 1995 Ecuador-Peru War

    Strategic Implications for the United States and Latin America of the 1995 Ecuador-Peru War

    Strategic Implications for the United States and Latin America of the 1995 Ecuador-Peru War Dr Gabriel Marcella, Department of National Security and Strategy Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "One of the more serious dangers to peace and security in Latin America is the territorial dispute between Ecuador and Peru, which broke out into warfare in February-March 1995. In this monograph, Dr. Gabriel Marcella explores the critical historical and strategic dimensions of the conflict. He argues that unless this age-old dispute is settled amicably and soon, it could very well generate a more disastrous war in the future. Dr. Marcella proposes a basis for settlement and provides specific policy recommendations for the United States and the inter-American community."
    • Published On: 11/24/1995
  •  Mexico and the Future

    Mexico and the Future

    Mexico and the Future Dr Donald E Schulz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 9/25/1995
  •  Mexico in Crisis

    Mexico in Crisis

    Mexico in Crisis Dr Donald E Schulz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This is the first of a two-part report on the causes and nature of the crisis in Mexico, the prospects for the future, and the implications for the United States. In this initial study, the author analyzes the crisis as it has developed over the past decade-and-a-half, with the primary focus being on the 6-year term of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari and the first few months of his successor, President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León."
    • Published On: 5/31/1995
  •  Canada, Getting It Right This Time the 1994 Defence White Paper

    Canada, Getting It Right This Time the 1994 Defence White Paper

    Canada, Getting It Right This Time the 1994 Defence White Paper Dr Joel J Sokolsky Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Canada and the United States have stood together for more than half a century; allies and partners in war and peace. As the Canadian Defence Forces and the U.S. Army seek to shape change rather than to be shaped by it, they cannot help but profit from an open debate of the difficult issues that confront them. To that end, the Strategic Studies Institute presents Dr. Sokolsky’s views for your consideration."
    • Published On: 5/31/1995
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