Books

 

  •  A Nation at War

    A Nation at War

    A Nation at War Prof John R Martin Book Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Is America at war? To the soldier under attack today from a roadside bomb or a group of insurgents in Iraq, the answer seems clear: a resounding yes. The same unequivocal response would have emanated from Afghanistan in 2002, although that theater has suffered from inattention in the intervening years. In Afghanistan, the answer to the war question is a bit harder: soldiers in Kabul recognize that they are at “something other than peace,” but may not be sure that they are at war . . . and with whom. As one draws farther and farther from the theaters of war, confusion increases about whether or not the Nation is really at war..."
    • Published On: 1/1/2007
  •  Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism

    Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism

    Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism Dr Williamson Murray Books by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In March 2006, President George W. Bush signed a new National Security Strategy that he refers to as a “wartime national security strategy.” He also states in the introduction that to follow the path the United States has chosen, we must “maintain and expand our national strength.” One way to do this is to study and propose solutions to the complex challenges the United States faces in the 21st century. At the U.S. Army War College, the students have embraced this challenge and spend a year developing their intellectual strength in areas that extend well beyond the familiar operational and tactical realm to which they are accustomed."
    • Published On: 9/1/2006
  •  U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 2nd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 2nd Edition

    U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 2nd Edition Dr J Boone Bartholomees Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 6/1/2006
  •  Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats

    Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats

    Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Long discounted by arms control critics, traditional nonproliferation efforts now are undergoing urgent review and reconsideration even by their supporters. Why? In large part, because the current crop of nonproliferation understandings are ill-suited to check the spread of emerging long-range missile, biological, and nuclear technologies."
    • Published On: 6/1/2006
  •  U.S.-UK Relations at the Start of the 21st Century

    U.S.-UK Relations at the Start of the 21st Century

    U.S.-UK Relations at the Start of the 21st Century Dr Jeffrey D McCausland, Dr Douglas Stuart Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "With the end of the Cold War, a popular parlor game in foreign ministries, think tanks, and academia has been to develop a theory of international relations that best explains the new international order. Although there is widespread agreement that the United States is the world’s most powerful country in military, economic, and diplomatic terms, and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future, there is little agreement as to how the rest of the world will react to America’s lead. Concepts such as “balancing,” “bandwagoning,” “buck-passing,” and “free riding,” to name just a few, have been advanced and debated. And although none presents a unified field theory, each explains some aspect of international relations. Theory has an even more difficult time explaining the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom (UK), especially its remarkable endurance over the past 6 decades. The U.S.-UK partnership flourished during World War II, deepened during the long twilight struggle with the Soviet Union, and has prospered further since the end of the Cold War. It is likely to survive any new challenges that may loom on the horizon."
    • Published On: 1/1/2006
  •  Chinese National Security: Decisionmaking Under Stress

    Chinese National Security: Decisionmaking Under Stress

    Chinese National Security: Decisionmaking Under Stress Dr Andrew Scobell, Dr Larry M Wortzel Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "If there is one constant in expert analyses of the history of modern China, it is the characterization of a country perpetually in the throes of crises. And in nearly all crises, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has played an instrumental role. While China at the mid-point of the 21st century’s first decade is arguably the most secure and stable it has been in more than a century, crises continue to emerge with apparent frequency. Consequently, the study of China’s behavior in conditions of tension and stress, and particularly how the PLA is a factor in that behavior, is of considerable importance to policymakers and analysts around the world."
    • Published On: 10/1/2005
  •  Getting MAD: Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction, Its Origins and Practice

    Getting MAD: Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction, Its Origins and Practice

    Getting MAD: Nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction, Its Origins and Practice Mr Henry D Sokolski Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center "Nearly 40 years after the concept of finite deterrence was popularized by the Johnson administration, nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) thinking appears to be in decline. The United States has rejected the notion that threatening population centers with nuclear attacks is a legitimate way to assure deterrence. Most recently, it withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, an agreement based on MAD. American opposition to MAD also is reflected in the Bush administration’s desire to develop smaller, more accurate nuclear weapons that would reduce the number of innocent civilians killed in a nuclear strike."
    • Published On: 11/1/2004
  •  A Nation at War in an Era of Strategic Change

    A Nation at War in an Era of Strategic Change

    A Nation at War in an Era of Strategic Change Dr Williamson Murray Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The President, Secretary of Defense, and the Army’s Chief of Staff have all stated that the United States is a “Nation at War.” This fundamental fact is key to what we do at the U.S. Army War College. Because of our continued emphasis on the Global War on Terrorism, we face significant strategic challenges as we continue to transform the force, improve interagency integration into joint operations, and, all the while, engage in active combat operations."
    • Published On: 9/1/2004
  •  Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas After the 16th Party Congress

    Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas After the 16th Party Congress

    Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas After the 16th Party Congress Dr Andrew Scobell, Dr Larry M Wortzel Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In November 2002, the Chinese Communist Party held its 16th Congress and formally initiated a sweeping turnover of senior leaders in both the Party and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The meeting heralded not merely a new set of personalities in positions of political and military power, but also the emergence of a new generation of leaders. Who are these individuals, and what does their rise mean for the future of China and its military"?
    • Published On: 9/1/2004
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