Landpower & Sustainment

 
  •  Adaptability of Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges

    Adaptability of Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges

    Adaptability of Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges Prof Bernard F Griffard Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Transforming a nation’s military to face 21st century challenges requires recognition of the need for change and then taking action to accomplish that change. Neither component of this two-step process is easy, but adapting the national military culture and equipping the force for full spectrum operations is the hardest part. With this in mind, the 2008 Land Forces Symposium brought together Army commanders or their representatives from 23 countries within the U.S. Central Command region to discuss the Adaptability of Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges. "
    • Published On: 5/15/2008
  •  Grunts and Jarheads: Rethinking the Army-Marine Division of Labor

    Grunts and Jarheads: Rethinking the Army-Marine Division of Labor

    Grunts and Jarheads: Rethinking the Army-Marine Division of Labor Dr Steven Metz Op-Ed by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Debate rages today about the future of America’s ground forces. Gone are the days when serious strategists could suggest that that utility of landpower was receding. Now no one questions its importance. But there is disagreement on the type and number of ground forces that the nation needs. "
    • Published On: 9/1/2007
  •  2007 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL)

    2007 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL)

    2007 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) Antulio J. Echevarria II Document by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Today our nation faces several major challenges, ranging in type from the conflict in Iraq to changes in force size and structure. These challenges may be more significant than any the United States has faced in more than a decade. With the publication of the 2007 KSIL, the Strategic Studies Institute and the U.S. Army War College invite all researchers to contribute their efforts to resolving these challenges. Researchers are encouraged to contact any of the SSI points of contact, or those found in the Expanded KSIL, for further information regarding their desired topics. These points of contact are not necessarily subject experts, but can recommend such experts or additional sponsors."
    • Published On: 7/1/2007
  •  Maintaining Effective Deterrence

    Maintaining Effective Deterrence

    Maintaining Effective Deterrence Dr Colin S Gray Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The purpose of this monograph is to explore the state of deterrence now, and to see what can and should be saved from the wreckage of what once was the keystone in the arch of American strategic thought, policy, and strategy. To do this, the text begins by explaining how and why deterrence has fallen out of fashion. Next, it proceeds to detail the main elements in what fairly can be termed the current crisis of deterrence. Finally, the monograph outlines some practical measures, both quite general as well as specific to U.S. landpower, which should maximize the prospects for deterrence being all that it can be, admittedly in some truly demanding circumstances."
    • Published On: 8/1/2003
  •  Future War/Future Battlespace: The Strategic Role of American Landpower

    Future War/Future Battlespace: The Strategic Role of American Landpower

    Future War/Future Battlespace: The Strategic Role of American Landpower Dr Steven Metz, LTC Raymond A Millen Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The great difficulty in forecasting the future strategic environment and the force structure needed in response is the plethora of variables that change the calculus. Only hindsight reveals the failure of a Maginot Line or the brilliant success of a mechanized Blitzkrieg doctrine. In the final analysis, the reader must judge the line of reasoning. In this monograph, Dr. Steven Metz and Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Millen examine the trends in the strategic environment in their development of the Future War/Future Battlespace. One fact is clear. Traditional warfighting has changed in the post 9-11 era. The U.S. military must adapt or fail. There is no other recourse."
    • Published On: 3/1/2003
  •  Landpower and Crises: Army Roles and Missions in Smaller-Scale Contingencies During the 1990s

    Landpower and Crises: Army Roles and Missions in Smaller-Scale Contingencies During the 1990s

    Landpower and Crises: Army Roles and Missions in Smaller-Scale Contingencies During the 1990s Dr Conrad C Crane Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In this study, Dr. Conrad Crane analyzes the role of landpower in the 170 SSCs conducted during the last decade. He disaggregates such contingencies into engagement, enhanced deterrence, hostility, and stabilization phases, and discusses the military’s role in each one. Though cruise missiles and aircraft have been the primary policy tool for actual hostilities, the Army has been the predominant service in the other phases, especially for stabilization. He points out that no major foreign policy objectives have been achieved from major theater deployments during the last decade without some form of significant longterm Army involvement in the region after the crisis has been resolved."
    • Published On: 1/1/2001
  •  Land Power and Dual Containment: Rethinking America's Policy in the Gulf

    Land Power and Dual Containment: Rethinking America's Policy in the Gulf

    Land Power and Dual Containment: Rethinking America's Policy in the Gulf Dr Stephen C Pelletiere Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The author of this study contends that America’s Dual Containment policy has failed. He outlines in what way he thinks that it has, and suggests alternative polices, which he believes might prove successful, and which would not destablize the Gulf—the risk that (in the author’s view) we are now running."
    • Published On: 11/1/1999
  •  The Future U.S. Military Presence in Asia: Landpower and the Geostrategy of American Commitment

    The Future U.S. Military Presence in Asia: Landpower and the Geostrategy of American Commitment

    The Future U.S. Military Presence in Asia: Landpower and the Geostrategy of American Commitment Maj Gen Robert H Scales, Dr Larry M Wortzel Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "For more than 50 years, countries around the world have looked to the United States for international leadership. Most Asian governments welcome a U.S. presence in the region to help preserve security and stability. They know that an American presence does not mean an occupying force since, if asked, the United States leaves. These countries are reassured by a more or less continuous presence of U.S. forces in a way that the temporary passage or intervention of expeditionary forces will not accomplish."
    • Published On: 4/1/1999
  •  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
  •  National Defense into the 21st Century: Defining the Issues

    National Defense into the 21st Century: Defining the Issues

    National Defense into the 21st Century: Defining the Issues Dr Earl H Tilford Jr Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The timing of the QDR comes at a watershed point in the history of our nation and its defense establishment. Rather than facing a single and symmetrical threat from a known enemy, as was the case from 1946 until the end of the Cold War, the nation now faces a range of multidimensional and asymmetrical threats. We do so at a time of constrained budgets and ever more constrained resources, as the nation and its Congress seek to balance the budget by 2002. Simultaneously, the pace of development in military technology is not only expanding more rapidly, but the sophisticated weapons and the technology necessary to employ those weapons are becoming more readily available to a range of potential foes."
    • Published On: 6/1/1997
  •  The Future of American Landpower: Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century Army

    The Future of American Landpower: Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century Army

    The Future of American Landpower: Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century Army Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Douglas V Johnson II, LTC James Kievit, Prof Douglas C Lovelace Jr, Dr Steven Metz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 3/12/1996
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