Strategic Issues

  •  Shifting Fire: Information Effects in Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations – A Workshop Report

    Shifting Fire: Information Effects in Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations – A Workshop Report

    Shifting Fire: Information Effects in Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations – A Workshop Report Diedre Collings, Rafal Rohozinski Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The “Information Operations and Winning the Peace” workshop, held at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC), Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, was a collaboration between the War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) and the Advanced Network Research Group, University of Cambridge (U.K.). It brought together, over a three-day period (29 November to 1 December), an audience of some 60 leaders and practitioners representing the military, national security, intelligence and interagency communities, as well as academia."
    • Published On: 11/6/2006
  •  Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume III: Network Centric Warfare Insights

    Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume III: Network Centric Warfare Insights

    Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume III: Network Centric Warfare Insights John B Tisserand III, David Cammons Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "During the past decade, U.S. Armed Forces have been in the process of transforming from an industrial age to an information age military. This transformation is still ongoing; however, Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom demonstrate the emerging power and potential of transformation, at least in part, through the power of information-networked forces."
    • Published On: 11/6/2006
  •  Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume II: A View of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Architectures at the Dawn of Network Centric Warfare

    Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume II: A View of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Architectures at the Dawn of Network Centric Warfare

    Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume II: A View of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Architectures at the Dawn of Network Centric Warfare Mr David W Cammons, Mr Kevin J Cogan, CPT Raymond G Delucio Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "...The study hypothesis postulates that “improved sensors, connectivity systems, and networked information technologies enhanced the combat effectiveness of U.S. V Corps and its subordinate units during OIF major offensive combat operations.” The results largely validated the study hypothesis. This study argues that the introduction of extended reach communications and networked information technologies significantly enhanced the ability of U.S. Army commanders to make faster decisions, more easily exploit tactical opportunities, conduct coordinated maneuver while advancing further and faster than at any previous time and more fully integrate and synchronize joint fires; all of which resulted in the rapid defeat of Iraqi military forces and the fall of the Ba’athist Regime in Baghdad..."
    • Published On: 11/6/2006
  •  Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume I: Operations U.S. V Corps and 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) during Operation Iraqi Freedom (March-April 2003)

    Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume I: Operations U.S. V Corps and 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) during Operation Iraqi Freedom (March-April 2003)

    Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume I: Operations U.S. V Corps and 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) during Operation Iraqi Freedom (March-April 2003) Mr David W Cammons, Douglas Lindsay, LTC Alan Seise, John B Tisserand III, Duane E Williams Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "This report highlights the results of a study of Network Centric Operations (NCO) as executed by V Corps and the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), (3 ID (M)), during the major offensive combat operations of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) from March 2003 through April 2003. The U.S. V Corps was the senior U.S. Army tactical headquarters responsible for operations conducted primarily along and to the west of the Euphrates River, to include the seizure of Baghdad. At the onset of the campaign (crossing the Kuwait-Iraq border) 3 ID (M) was the only ground maneuver force available to V Corps and continued as the corps’ main effort through the seizure of Baghdad."
    • Published On: 11/6/2006
  •  Defense Transformation: To What, For What?

    Defense Transformation: To What, For What?

    Defense Transformation: To What, For What? COL Kevin Reynolds Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The U.S. armed forces are transforming at a rapid rate while simultaneously fighting a Global War on Terror (GWOT). Changing tactics, techniques, procedures, and even organizations when faced with a dangerous and adaptive enemy is nothing unusual. Almost all successful armed forces have had to master change in the face of adversity. However, the changes that U.S. armed forces are adopting began long before the events of September 11, 2001. To begin to understand the scope of defense transformation and its impact on the future policy of the United States, the GWOT and the operations that define it must be viewed from the wider context of U.S. foreign and national security policy. Policymakers must recognize that the defense transformation decisions they make now are the ones with which as yet unidentified future political leaders will have to live. "
    • Published On: 11/1/2006
  •  Collins Center Update - Volume 8, Issue 4: July - September 2006

    Collins Center Update - Volume 8, Issue 4: July - September 2006

    Collins Center Update - Volume 8, Issue 4: July - September 2006 Bert B. Tussing, Dennis M. Murphy, Colonel (R) Carol Kerr, Professor B. F. Griffard, Colonel Dale C. Eikmeier, Mr. Bill Waddell, Mr. Bill Wimbish, Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 9/15/2006
  •  Belize 2021: Ends, Ways, Means and Risk Management: Belize National Security Strategy Formulation Process Workshop #2

    Belize 2021: Ends, Ways, Means and Risk Management: Belize National Security Strategy Formulation Process Workshop #2

    Belize 2021: Ends, Ways, Means and Risk Management: Belize National Security Strategy Formulation Process Workshop #2 COL Dale C Eikmeier, Prof Bernard F Griffard Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "On August 22, 2006 planners representing Belize’s security organizations and other government agencies reconvened to continue their national security strategy formulation process. Their initial efforts in June 2006, reported in CSL Issue Paper, Belize 2021: Developing a National Security Strategy for the Future, July 2006, Volume 06-06, produced the Belize 2021 Vision, its national goals, and identified tiered threats to success that required counter-strategies. This paper looks at the continuing process to develop Belize’s roadmap to 2021 exercised during this second strategy formulation workshop."
    • Published On: 9/15/2006
  •  Strategic Communication in Domestic Disasters

    Strategic Communication in Domestic Disasters

    Strategic Communication in Domestic Disasters Ms Carol A Kerr, Dennis M Murphy Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The United States Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership, in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau and the United States Army Reserve, conducted a symposium from 11-12 July 2006 entitled Improving the Military’s Domestic Crisis Response – Leveraging the Reserves. Building on insights discovered through After Action Reviews of the military’s response to Hurricane Katrina, the forum examined areas critical to any future domestic response and identified and leveraged specifically applicable capabilities available throughout those components essential to domestic response. The event took place at the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership, Carlisle Barracks Pennsylvania."
    • Published On: 8/15/2006
  •  Improving the Military's Domestic Crisis Response

    Improving the Military's Domestic Crisis Response

    Improving the Military's Domestic Crisis Response COL Richard W Dillon, COL James F Roth, Prof Bert B Tussing Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "On 11 and 12 July 2006, the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership convened a symposium to examine the evolving, and potential role of the military’s reserve components in responding to catastrophic incidents in the United States. The fifth of an annual series dedicated to issues surrounding the service reserves and the National Guard, this forum drew heavily from the lessons learned throughout the country’s recent history of defense support to civil authorities (DSCA), and particularly from the lessons of Hurricane Katrina."
    • Published On: 8/15/2006
  •  Military Role in Addressing the Underlying Conditions of Terrorism

    Military Role in Addressing the Underlying Conditions of Terrorism

    Military Role in Addressing the Underlying Conditions of Terrorism Arthur L Bradshaw, Dr Kent H Butts, Prof Terry Klapakis Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The Department of Defense’s (DOD) review of the United States (U.S.) capability and capacity for combating terrorism (CT) has identified significant gaps and areas for improvement. One of these critical areas is the need to effectively Counter Ideological Support to Terrorism (CIST) and address the underlying conditions that terrorists seek to exploit. In an effort to bring interagency focus to this important CT element, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC), in collaboration with the National Intelligence Council (NIC), the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) conducted a conference at the Army War College in June 2005 that examined its critical elements."
    • Published On: 7/15/2006
  •  Belize 2021: Developing a National Security Strategy for the Future

    Belize 2021: Developing a National Security Strategy for the Future

    Belize 2021: Developing a National Security Strategy for the Future Prof Bernard F Griffard Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Enhancing hemispheric stability and security in the Central America and Caribbean regions is dependent on the development of cohesive Regional Security Strategies. To achieve this goal the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) is setting a foundation by building regional partnerships one nation at a time. "
    • Published On: 7/15/2006
  •  2006 Key Strategic Issues List

    2006 Key Strategic Issues List

    2006 Key Strategic Issues List Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Document by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press In today’s dynamic strategic environment, political changes can become challenges very quickly. Any list of key strategic issues must, therefore, include the broadest array of regional and functional concerns. This is a catalogue of significant issues, arranged as potential research topics, of concern to U.S. policymakers. KSIL entries are intended to be general enough for researchers to modify or expand appropriately, and to adapt to a variety of methodologies. While the list of general topics is broad, it is neither comprehensive nor restrictive. 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 experts or additional sponsors.
    • Published On: 7/1/2006
  •  The Collins Center Update Volume 8, Issue 3: April - June 2006

    The Collins Center Update Volume 8, Issue 3: April - June 2006

    The Collins Center Update Volume 8, Issue 3: April - June 2006 Colonel Chris Fowler, Professor B.F. Griffard, Colonel Dale C. Eikmeier, Dr. Tammy S. Schultz, Colonel Ken Smith Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 6/15/2006
  •  Proteus Insights and the Protean Media Critical Thinking Game

    Proteus Insights and the Protean Media Critical Thinking Game

    Proteus Insights and the Protean Media Critical Thinking Game COL William L Wimbish III Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "As our Nation continues to deal with the aftermath of 9/11, the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), and subsequent supporting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, it has become harshly apparent that we have entered a new age of complexity. Leaders are going back to the drawing board to rethink how we deal and cope with future challenges spawned by the age of knowledge. Technology has enabled our foes to adapt and attack the fabric of our fundamental values, beliefs and foundations which have made our nation the global power it is today. These new-age threats have and will continue to be aimed at our vulnerabilities and seams. Using idiosyncratic methods and asymmetric techniques, super empowered groups and individuals are able to hide, adapt, and strike quickly, with precision."
    • Published On: 6/15/2006
  •  The Collins Center Update Volume 8, Issue 2: January - March 2006

    The Collins Center Update Volume 8, Issue 2: January - March 2006

    The Collins Center Update Volume 8, Issue 2: January - March 2006 Professor Bert Tussing, Mr. Dana C. Hare, LTC Rick French, Prof Bert Tussing, Dr. Paul Smith, Prof. Terry Klapakis, COL Michael G. Gould Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 3/15/2006
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