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  •  Robotics and Military Operations

    Robotics and Military Operations

    Robotics and Military Operations Prof William G Braun III, Kim Richard Nossal, Stéfanie von Hlatky Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Queen’s University hosted the 10th annual Kingston Conference on International Security (KCIS) at the Marriott Residence Inn, Kingston Waters Edge, in Kingston, Ontario, from May 11-13, 2015. The conference was titled “Robotics and Military Operations.” The annual KCIS is sponsored, designed, and organized by faculty from Queen’s University, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC), the Canadian Doctrine and Training Centre, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Defense College. The overall purpose of the conference is to advance scholar-practitioner dialogue and influence senior-level decision-making on strategy and policy-relevant security themes."
    • Published On: 5/22/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: The Assad Regime and Chemical Weapons

    Strategic Insights: The Assad Regime and Chemical Weapons

    Strategic Insights: The Assad Regime and Chemical Weapons Dr Robert J Bunker Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 5/18/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: After the Smoke Clears in Syria: Dilemmas for U.S. Strategy Remain

    Strategic Insights: After the Smoke Clears in Syria: Dilemmas for U.S. Strategy Remain

    Strategic Insights: After the Smoke Clears in Syria: Dilemmas for U.S. Strategy Remain Dr Christopher J Bolan Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 5/18/2018
  •  The Land, Space, and Cyberspace Nexus: Evolution of the Oldest Military Operations in the Newest Military Domains

    The Land, Space, and Cyberspace Nexus: Evolution of the Oldest Military Operations in the Newest Military Domains

    The Land, Space, and Cyberspace Nexus: Evolution of the Oldest Military Operations in the Newest Military Domains Mr Jeffrey L Caton Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Over the last century, the domains of air, space, and cyberspace have joined the traditional warfighting domains of land and sea. While the doctrine for land operations is relatively mature, the doctrine for space and cyberspace continue to evolve, often in an unstructured manner. This monograph examines the relationships among these domains and how they apply to U.S. Army and joint warfighting. It concentrates on the central question: How are U.S. military operations in the newest domains of space and cyberspace being integrated with operations in the traditional domain of land?"
    • Published On: 3/27/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Making Good on the NSS and NDS: Competing with Russia in Europe and Beyond

    Strategic Insights: Making Good on the NSS and NDS: Competing with Russia in Europe and Beyond

    Strategic Insights: Making Good on the NSS and NDS: Competing with Russia in Europe and Beyond Dr John R Deni Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 3/20/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: The Strategic Relevance of Latin America in the U.S. National Security Strategy

    Strategic Insights: The Strategic Relevance of Latin America in the U.S. National Security Strategy

    Strategic Insights: The Strategic Relevance of Latin America in the U.S. National Security Strategy Dr. Jose de Arimateia da Cruz Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 3/14/2018
  •  Will War's Nature Change in the Seventh Military Revolution?

    Will War's Nature Change in the Seventh Military Revolution?

    Will War's Nature Change in the Seventh Military Revolution? Dr. F G. Hoffman Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press This article examines the potential implications of the combinations of robotics, artificial intelligence, and deep learning systems on the character and nature of war. The author employs Carl von Clausewitz’s trinity concept to discuss how autonomous weapons will impact the essential elements of war. The essay argues war’s essence, as politically directed violence fraught with friction, will remain its most enduring aspect, even if more intelligent machines are involved at every level.
    • Published On: 3/5/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care

    Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care

    Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care Dr Michael Fitzsimmons Article by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Debate over the Trump administration’s new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is now in full and predictable bloom. While many of its conclusions demonstrate continuity with the Obama administration’s modernization plans, controversy has centered on two of the review’s recommendations: to deploy new low-yield weapons on sea-launched ballistic and cruise missiles; and to signal the potential for nuclear retaliation against an adversary’s non-nuclear strikes on certain critical targets. Critics accuse the new policy of lowering the threshold for nuclear use. The policy’s authors and their defenders argue to the contrary that Russia’s tactical nuclear arsenal and strategies have lowered the threshold for nuclear use, and buttressing U.S. deterrence capabilities is the safest response."
    • Published On: 2/14/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care

    Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care

    Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care Michael Fitzsimmons Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Debate over the Trump administration’s new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is now in full and predictable bloom. While many of its conclusions demonstrate continuity with the Obama administration’s modernization plans, controversy has centered on two of the review’s recommendations: to deploy new low-yield weapons on sea-launched ballistic and cruise missiles; and to signal the potential for nuclear retaliation against an adversary’s non-nuclear strikes on certain critical targets. Critics accuse the new policy of lowering the threshold for nuclear use. The policy’s authors and their defenders argue to the contrary that Russia’s tactical nuclear arsenal and strategies have lowered the threshold for nuclear use, and buttressing U.S. deterrence capabilities is the safest response."
    • Published On: 2/14/2018
  •  Avoiding the Trap: U.S. Strategy and Policy for Competing in the Asia-Pacific Beyond the Rebalance

    Avoiding the Trap: U.S. Strategy and Policy for Competing in the Asia-Pacific Beyond the Rebalance

    Avoiding the Trap: U.S. Strategy and Policy for Competing in the Asia-Pacific Beyond the Rebalance COL (R) Frederick J. Gellert, Dr David Lai, Prof John F Troxell Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This book explores the validity of the U.S. rebalance to the Asia Pacific; analyzes the ends, ways, and means of the strategy to meet U.S. and regional partner security objectives; and considers the effectiveness of the U.S. Government effort. This book focuses on the impact of China’s increasing national power on U.S. objectives and those of Asia-Pacific nations"
    • Published On: 2/6/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Challenges in Using Scenario Planning for Defense Strategy

    Strategic Insights: Challenges in Using Scenario Planning for Defense Strategy

    Strategic Insights: Challenges in Using Scenario Planning for Defense Strategy Dr Michael Fitzsimmons Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 1/30/2018
  •  Strategic Insights: Revolutionary Change Is Coming to Strategic Leadership

    Strategic Insights: Revolutionary Change Is Coming to Strategic Leadership

    Strategic Insights: Revolutionary Change Is Coming to Strategic Leadership Dr Steven Metz Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 12/19/2017
  •  Strategic Insights: Proxy War Norms

    Strategic Insights: Proxy War Norms

    Strategic Insights: Proxy War Norms Dr C. A. Pfaff Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 12/18/2017
  •  Still Soldiers and Scholars? An Analysis of Army Officer Testing

    Still Soldiers and Scholars? An Analysis of Army Officer Testing

    Still Soldiers and Scholars? An Analysis of Army Officer Testing Dr Steven J. Condly, Dr Arthur T Coumbe, LTC William L Skimmyhorn Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This book focuses on one critical, yet neglected, aspect of the talent-based officer management system that performs four functions: accessing, developing, retaining, and employing talent. The book focuses on the cognitive testing and evaluation of officer aspirants, a critical element in the accession function. The book opens with an introduction in the first chapter, explaining the contemporary significance of the cognitive capability (and hence testing) of officers. Next, eight historical chapters are presented, which describe how the Army conducted cognitive testing for officers over time. The final chapter offers a conclusion in which the authors review their findings, highlight important conclusions, and offer recommendations for the Army to restore a system of rigorous and effective mental screening for officers."
    • Published On: 12/15/2017
  •  2017-18 Key Strategic Issues List

    2017-18 Key Strategic Issues List

    2017-18 Key Strategic Issues List COL Todd E. Key Document by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Today's global security environment remains volatile, uncertain, and complex. Resurgent, revanchist, and unstable states, and radical terrorist organizations continue to challenge the international order, undermine peace and stability, and threaten U.S. interests. In the face of this, the United States Army remains America's combat force of decision. If the political leaders of the United States decide to deploy its Army, the Nation's opponents know they will be defeated. This certainty is the foundation of America's deterrent capability."
    • Published On: 11/15/2017
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