Books

 

  •  Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)

    Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)

    Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "As currently interpreted, it is difficult to see why the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) warrants much support as a nonproliferation convention. Most foreign ministries, including that of Iran and the United States, insist that Article IV of the NPT recognizes all states’ 'inalienable right' to develop 'peaceful nuclear energy.' This includes money-losing activities, such as nuclear fuel reprocessing, which can bring countries to the very brink of acquiring nuclear weapons. If the NPT is intended to ensure that states share peaceful “benefits” of nuclear energy and prevent the spread of nuclear bomb making technologies, it is difficult to see how it can accomplish either if the interpretation above is correct."
    • Published On: 4/1/2010
  •  Short of General War: Perspectives on the Use of Military Power in the 21st Century

    Short of General War: Perspectives on the Use of Military Power in the 21st Century

    Short of General War: Perspectives on the Use of Military Power in the 21st Century Dr Harry R Yarger Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Collectively, these essays reveal the innovative thinking, diversity, and depth of thought that is characteristic of the U.S. and foreign military and civilian agency personnel that comprise each class of the U.S. Army War College as they prepare themselves to become senior leaders of their militaries or agencies. The essays also offer key insights at the policy, strategy, planning, and doctrinal levels that can be applied in the current and future strategic environments confronting the United States and its security partners."
    • Published On: 4/1/2010
  •  Teaching Strategy: Challenge and Response

    Teaching Strategy: Challenge and Response

    Teaching Strategy: Challenge and Response Dr Gabriel Marcella Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The authors of this compendium ask and answer the central question of how to teach strategy. The findings, insights, and recommendations are those of professionals who are accomplished in the classroom as well as the crucible of strategy. This book should stimulate discussion and introspection that will in time enhance the security of our nation. "
    • Published On: 3/1/2010
  •  Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk

    Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk

    Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "With any attempt to assess security threats, there is a natural tendency to focus first on the worst. Consider the most recent appraisals of Pakistan’s nuclear program. Normally, the risk of war between Pakistan and India and possible nuclear escalation would be bad enough. Now, however, most American security experts are riveted on the frightening possibility of Pakistani nuclear weapons capabilities falling into the hands of terrorists intent on attacking the United States."
    • Published On: 12/1/2009
  •  Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwan

    Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwan

    Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwan Mr Roy Kamphausen, Dr David Lai, Dr Andrew Scobell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 3/1/2009
  •  Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation

    Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation

    Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation Dr Stephen J Blank Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Many might argue that this is a singularly inauspicious time to assess the prospects for U.S.-Russian security cooperation. Arguably, the prospects for bilateral cooperation lay buried under the wheels of Russia’s invasion of Georgia in August 2008. As Vice-President Richard Cheney has said to Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, “Russian aggression must not go unanswered,” and that “its continuation would have serious consequences for its relations with the United States.” Undoubtedly this invasion will have repercussions across the broad bilateral agenda, most of all insofar as regional security in the Caucasus is concerned. But ultimately, given their power, standing, and nuclear capability, dialogue and cooperation will be resumed at some point in the future. Therefore, an analysis of the prospects for and conditions favoring such cooperation is an urgent and important task that cries out for clarification precisely because current U.S.-Russian relations are so difficult."
    • Published On: 3/1/2009
  •  Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter

    Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter

    Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter Mr Henry D Sokolski, Mr Robert Zarate Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Given the quality of what has been recently written about Albert James Wohlstetter (1913-1997) and Roberta Mary Morgan Wohlstetter (1912-2007), it would appear that these late strategists have exerted immeasurably more influence on the history of the nuclear age than on historians. Nonetheless, Albert and Roberta for the sake of brevity, this essay shall sometimes refer to the Wohlstetters by their first names—emerged as two of America’s most consequential, innovative, and controversial thinkers of strategy during the latter half of the last century."
    • Published On: 1/1/2009
  •  The "People" in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China's Military

    The "People" in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China's Military

    The "People" in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China's Military Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr Andrew Scobell, Mr. Travis Tanner Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 8/1/2008
  •  U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 3rd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 3rd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 3rd Edition Dr J Boone Bartholomees Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Both Henry Kissinger and Robert Art make it clear that the identification of national interests is crucial for the development of policy and strategy. Interests are essential to establishing the objectives or ends that serve as the goals for policy and strategy. “Interests are the foundation and starting point for policy prescriptions.” They help answer questions concerning why a policy is important. National interests also help to determine the types and amounts of the national power employed as the means to implement a designated policy or strategy."
    • Published On: 6/1/2008
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