Conflict Management and "Whole of Government": Useful Tools for U.S. National Security Strategy?
Dr Robert H Dorff, Dr Volker C Franke
Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Kennesaw State University, and KSU's International Conflict Management
Throughout most of the 20th century, national security focused primarily, and sometimes exclusively, on military affairs. In the 21st century, this has changed as new and more comprehensive ways of thinking about, studying, and planning for national security and global security are being adopted in response to new security challenges and threats that go beyond the dangers posed by traditional causes of war and conflict. In addition to terrorism, these other threats to security are posed by, but not limited to, shortfalls of energy and nonfuel mineral resources, scarcity of food and fresh water, encroaching desertification, and cyber attacks. To some, these new challenges and threats present as much, and over time perhaps more, of a challenge and threat to security as do guns, bombs, and missiles.