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  •  The Struggle Against Extremist Ideology: Addressing the Conditions That Foster Terrorism

    The Struggle Against Extremist Ideology: Addressing the Conditions That Foster Terrorism

    The Struggle Against Extremist Ideology: Addressing the Conditions That Foster Terrorism Dr Kent H Butts, COL Jeffrey C Reynolds Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Since the end of the Cold War, the primary threat to United States’ national security interests has been regional instability. In the absence of superpower influence and guidance, long suppressed religious, ethnic, socioeconomic, and territorial issues began to surface and threatened the continued governance and stability of regional states. At the same time, economic and military support from the superpowers was greatly reduced, as was the capacity of regional states to build and maintain legitimacy in the eyes of their people."
    • Published On: 12/1/2005
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 7 -- Breakout Workshops Reports And Recommendations

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 7 -- Breakout Workshops Reports And Recommendations

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 7 -- Breakout Workshops Reports And Recommendations Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The initial Arabian Gulf Environmental Security Conference conducted in Muscat, Oman in April 2000 identified major concerns and actions perceived as likely to impact military activities in the Arabian Gulf region. Using these identified concerns as focus points, it was the goal of this Armed Forces of Qatar-hosted Environmental Security conference to design a framework for a regional approach to environmental disaster prevention and response and put in place a long-term, sustainable process for achieving a regional capability."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 8 -- Closing Remarks

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 8 -- Closing Remarks

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 8 -- Closing Remarks Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Closing remarks were made by General Tommy R. Franks, United States Army, Commander, United States Central Command; Ambassador Maureen E. Quinn, United States Ambassador to Qatar; and Major General Hamad bin Ali Al-Attia, Chief of Staff, Qatar Armed Forces. The remarks follow in the order of their presentation."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Exec Summary

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Exec Summary

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Exec Summary Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Environmental problems exacerbated by natural or man-made events can contribute to regional instability and conflict. Such environmental security related disasters hinder economic progress, displace populations, and facilitate the growth of undesirable elements and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Failure to respond to these events in a coordinated, timely and effective manner impacts a nation’s ability to govern and function. For these reasons, environmental security initiatives are key security cooperation vehicles for the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 6 -- Multilateral Approaches To Security Cooperation On Environmental Issues

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 6 -- Multilateral Approaches To Security Cooperation On Environmental Issues

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 6 --Multilateral Approaches To Security Cooperation On Environmental Issues Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Mr. Curtis Bowling, Principal Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) moderated this panel discussion. The objectives of the session were to promote environmental cooperation between defense and environmental authorities, identify opportunities for multilateral and interagency cooperation, explore the processes and mechanisms available to address consequence management planning, and describe the practical application of information age tools to enhance disaster response and consequence management planning."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 5 -- Cooperation Between Defense And Other Agencies

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 5 -- Cooperation Between Defense And Other Agencies

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 5 --Cooperation Between Defense And Other Agencies Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "As we move closer to the workshops that will build upon the work started in Oman in 2000, we have seen some common threads in our discussions so far on Environmental Security. First, events can occur in our environment, whether natural or man-made, that can have a significant impact upon national and regional security. Second, prior planning, preparation and information sharing are absolutely critical to having an adequate response. Finally, because of our unique capabilities, militaries have a valid role in preventing where possible, and responding where necessary, to environmental crises. Sometimes the military will be in charge, with multiple other agencies involved..."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 4 -- Security and Environmental Planning in the 21st Century: Regional Monitoring, Warning, and Information Exchange

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 4 -- Security and Environmental Planning in the 21st Century: Regional Monitoring, Warning, and Information Exchange

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 4 -- Security and Environmental Planning in the 21st Century: Regional Monitoring, Warning, and Information Exchange Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The session explored the processes and mechanisms available to address consequence management planning at a regional level, demonstrated the quality multiplier effects of available information exchange and management tools, and identified opportunities for multilateral and interagency cooperation. The functional exchange of information is required at both an internal agency level, within a single country, and between regional states. "
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 3 -- Potential Risk Scenarios

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 3 -- Potential Risk Scenarios

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 3 -- Potential Risk Scenarios Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "This panel was moderated by Brigadier General Hamad Ali Al-Hinzab from the Qatar Armed Forces. The objectives of the session were to provide the basis for work group discussion, to institute a regional approach to security cooperation on environmental issues, to strengthen the GCC capability to respond to environmental events that may degrade regional stability, to explore the processes and mechanisms available to address consequence management planning at a regional level, and to promote environmental cooperation between defense and environmental authorities taking advantage of opportunities for multilateral and interagency cooperation..."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 2 -- Security and the Environment: Regional Approaches

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 2 -- Security and the Environment: Regional Approaches

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 2 -- Security and the Environment: Regional Approaches Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Moderated by Dr. Kent Hughes Butts, Director, National Security Issues Branch, Center for Strategic Leadership, United States Army War College, the panel emphasized the direct relationship between the Environmental Security of the population and regional stability, promoted environmental cooperation between defense and environmental authorities, and stressed multilateral and interagency coordination opportunities. Additionally, it reinforced the conference objectives and end state through a review of the United States Central Command and Gulf Cooperation Council’s Environmental Security efforts in the region."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix C -- Acronyms

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix C -- Acronyms

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix C -- Acronyms Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership List of Acronyms used during the conference.
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix B -- Agenda

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix B -- Agenda

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix B -- Agenda Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership Agenda of Conference on Environmental Security Planning, Prevention, and Disaster Response in the Arabian Gulf Region
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix A -- Attendee List

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix A -- Attendee List

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix A -- Attendee List Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership Attendee List of Conference on Environmental Security Planning, Prevention, and Disaster Response in the Arabian Gulf Region
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf -- Foreword

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf -- Foreword

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf -- Foreword Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership " 'Environmental Security Planning, Prevention, and Disaster Response in the Arabian Gulf Region' was a United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) initiative, with assistance from the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment (DUSD (I&E)), the National Defense University’s Near East-South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA), and the Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) of the United States Army War College. Hosted by the Qatar Armed Forces at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Qatar, the conference brought together senior military leaders from the Arabian Gulf Region, international academics, governmental and military subject matter experts, and non-governmental organizations to examine critical environmental issues that affect the security of the region."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Civil-Security Forces Environmental Cooperation in Central America and the Caribbean

    Civil-Security Forces Environmental Cooperation in Central America and the Caribbean

    Civil-Security Forces Environmental Cooperation in Central America and the Caribbean Arthur L Bradshaw, Doctor Kent H Butts, Earl Green, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "This conference is the fourth in a series of conferences sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command in Central America. As such, it built upon the relationships and programs initiated in earlier conferences. The purpose of these conferences is to support three growing realizations: that the protection of the environment is critical to the sustainable development of the entire region, which is, in turn, critical to regional stability; that environmental issues are best dealt with on a regional basis; and that military and security forces have a vital role in the process of resolving environmental issues."
    • Published On: 7/28/2004
  •  Planning Considerations for International Involvement in an Israeli Withdrawal from Palestinian Territory

    Planning Considerations for International Involvement in an Israeli Withdrawal from Palestinian Territory

    Planning Considerations for International Involvement in an Israeli Withdrawal from Palestinian Territory Amjad Atallah, Jarat Chorpa, Yaser Dajani, Orit Gal, PROF Joel Peters, Mark R Walsh Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "On 6-7 May 2004—in the wake of Likud’s rejection of Sharon’s disengagement plan from the Gaza Strip and parts of the northern West Bank—a group of Israelis, Palestinians and international officials and experts convened to address operational aspects of third party involvement in a withdrawal process. Chaired by Jarat Chopra and Mark Walsh, the meeting was hosted in Noordwijk aan Zee by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, sponsored by the Programme for Security in International Society at the University of Cambridge Centre of International Studies and organized with Strategic Assessments Initiative. The aim of the discussions was to consider what can and cannot work from a functional perspective, within the context of social and political realities"
    • Published On: 6/2/2004
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