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  •  Armed Robotic Systems Emergence: Weapons Systems Life Cycles Analysis and New Strategic Realities

    Armed Robotic Systems Emergence: Weapons Systems Life Cycles Analysis and New Strategic Realities

    Armed Robotic Systems Emergence: Weapons Systems Life Cycles Analysis and New Strategic Realities Dr Robert J Bunker Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This important monograph focuses on the emergence of armed robotic systems on the early 21stcentury battlefield and the new strategic realities that their fielding may entail. It utilizes a little known—yet decades old—weapons systems life cycle analytical approach, to place these warfighting technologies in a larger strategic context. This is provided by means of case studies focusing on the developmental progression of the knight from the 9th through the 16th century, the battleship from the 19th through the 20th century, and the tank from the 20th into the 21st century."
    • Published On: 11/14/2017
  •  Evaluation of the 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy: Mild Progress in a Complex and Dynamic Military Domain

    Evaluation of the 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy: Mild Progress in a Complex and Dynamic Military Domain

    Evaluation of the 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy: Mild Progress in a Complex and Dynamic Military Domain Mr Jeffrey L Caton Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In 2011, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace, which officially recognized cyberspace as an operational domain akin to the traditional military domains of land, sea, air, and space. This monograph examines the 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy to evaluate how well its five strategic goals and associated implementation objectives define an actionable strategy to achieve three primary missions in cyberspace: defend the DoD network, defend the United States and its interests, and develop cyber capabilities to support military operations."
    • Published On: 11/2/2017
  •  Terrorist Sanctuary in the Sahara: A Case Study

    Terrorist Sanctuary in the Sahara: A Case Study

    Terrorist Sanctuary in the Sahara: A Case Study LTC Joseph C. Guido Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Sanctuary is a concept not encompassed in military doctrine or government policy, yet denying sanctuary has become the cornerstone of American counterterrorism efforts abroad and a pillar of U.S. defense strategy. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Guido’s probing inquiry, exhaustive research, and innovative analysis on terrorist sanctuary in the Saharan Desert provides critical insights into this understudied idea underpinning so much contemporary defense policy."
    • Published On: 11/1/2017
  •  Closer Than You Think: The Implications of the Third Offset Strategy for the U.S. Army

    Closer Than You Think: The Implications of the Third Offset Strategy for the U.S. Army

    Closer Than You Think: The Implications of the Third Offset Strategy for the U.S. Army Mr Samuel R White Jr Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is moving forward with a broad set of innovation initiatives designed to effectively posture the U.S. military for the coming decades. One sub-set of initiatives, the Third Offset, is focused on leap-ahead technologies and capabilities that may offset competitor parity in critical domains."
    • Published On: 10/26/2017
  •  A Typology of Arguments about Drone Ethics

    A Typology of Arguments about Drone Ethics

    A Typology of Arguments about Drone Ethics Dr Mary Manjikian Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In recent years, international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have described U.S.-led drone strikes in Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere as atrocities and even war crimes. Both the International Committee of the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch have asked whether the United States is violating the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), with Human Rights Watch suggesting that the United States should be prosecuted for its actions. At the same time, the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) has called for greater regulation of what they term 'killer robots.' "
    • Published On: 10/10/2017
  •  Toward a NATO of the Gulf? The Challenges of Collective Defense Within the GCC

    Toward a NATO of the Gulf? The Challenges of Collective Defense Within the GCC

    Toward a NATO of the Gulf? The Challenges of Collective Defense Within the GCC Dr Jean-Loup Samaan Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The stability of the Gulf remains a priority of U.S. national security interests. Because of its importance both politically and economically, the region is and should likely remain a critical area for U.S. Armed Forces in the near future. But if for a long time, the Gulf Arab kingdoms seemed to be passive actors of their own region―leaving either Iran, Iraq, or Western powers to shape the power plays―they now reached an unprecedented level of strategic ambition. As evidenced by their active diplomatic agendas in the Middle East and their increased military involvement in regional crises, the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are now players that matter."
    • Published On: 9/28/2017
  •  Strategic Landscape, 2050: Preparing the U.S. Military for New Era Dynamics

    Strategic Landscape, 2050: Preparing the U.S. Military for New Era Dynamics

    Strategic Landscape, 2050: Preparing the U.S. Military for New Era Dynamics Mr Roman Muzalevsky Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Assessing longer term trends may seem like a manageable task. But in the world of rapid technological innovations and growing complexity, it turns into a more difficult enterprise. Yet this is what Mr. Roman Muzalevsky, a strategic affairs analyst, achieves in his visionary assessment of a strategic landscape and operational threat environment likely to emerge by 2050."
    • Published On: 9/14/2017
  •  The Clash of the Trinities: A New Theoretical Analysis of the General Nature of War

    The Clash of the Trinities: A New Theoretical Analysis of the General Nature of War

    The Clash of the Trinities: A New Theoretical Analysis of the General Nature of War MAJ Daniel D. Maurer Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Major Daniel Maurer begins assembling his framework by respectfully questioning the received wisdom that Clausewitz was the last and most comprehensive word on the subject of war’s underlying nature. First, despite some common ground regarding the relevance of war’s political basis, he finds no consensus (no “unified field theory”) among practitioners, presidents, political scientists, sociologists, or historians—from Clausewitz to Wylie to Keegan—that satisfactorily accounts for all of war’s varying shades, and which legitimately recognizes its basic elemental components, its evolving character, and the “Why?” that animates or inspires parties to engage in conflict."
    • Published On: 9/11/2017
  •  Building Partner Capacity in Africa: Keys to Success

    Building Partner Capacity in Africa: Keys to Success

    Building Partner Capacity in Africa: Keys to Success Prof Frank L Jones Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "U.S. interests in Africa have expanded in the past decade beyond such traditional areas as economic development through trade and investment, democratic governance and the rule of law, and conflict prevention with an emphasis on peacekeeping and rapid response capacities. The continent is now at the center of a number of critical security issues."
    • Published On: 8/29/2017
  •  Rotational Deployments vs. Forward Stationing: How Can the Army Achieve Assurance and Deterrence Efficiently and Effectively?

    Rotational Deployments vs. Forward Stationing: How Can the Army Achieve Assurance and Deterrence Efficiently and Effectively?

    Rotational Deployments vs. Forward Stationing: How Can the Army Achieve Assurance and Deterrence Efficiently and Effectively? Dr John R Deni Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "For the purposes of efficiently and effectively assuring allies and deterring adversaries in Europe and on the Korean Peninsula, the Army’s force posture is out of balance today, with insufficient units and Soldiers stationed overseas. Since the end of the Cold War—during which hundreds of thousands of Soldiers were stationed overseas—the pendulum has swung too far in the direction of a U.S.-stationed Army, yielding an over-reliance on rotational deployments for continuous heel-to-toe presence to achieve deterrence and assurance effectively and at reasonable, sustainable cost."
    • Published On: 8/25/2017
  •  Strategic Insights: Lost in Translation

    Strategic Insights: Lost in Translation

    Strategic Insights: Lost in Translation Dr M Chris Mason Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press The type of wars being fought since the end of World War II has changed dramatically from those fought in the first half of the 20th century and before. Wars fought between countries have dropped in number to nearly zero, while the number of wars fought inside individual countries has risen dramatically.
    • Published On: 8/17/2017
  •  What Should the U.S. Army Learn From History? Recovery From a Strategy Deficit

    What Should the U.S. Army Learn From History? Recovery From a Strategy Deficit

    What Should the U.S. Army Learn From History? Recovery From a Strategy Deficit Dr Colin S Gray Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This monograph examines the potential utility of history as a source of education and possible guidance for the U.S. Army. The author considers the worth in the claim that since history (more accurately termed the past) is all done and gone, it can have no value for today as we try to look forward. This point of view did not find much favor here. The monograph argues that although history does not repeat itself in detail, it certainly does so roughly in parallel circumstances. Of course, much detail differs from one historical case to another, but nonetheless, there are commonly broad and possibly instructive parallels that can be drawn from virtually every period of history, concerning most circumstances."
    • Published On: 7/26/2017
  •  The Army War College Review Vol. 3 No. 2

    The Army War College Review Vol. 3 No. 2

    The Army War College Review Vol. 3 No. 2 Larry D Miller Colonel James M. Efaw, Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin R. Jonsson, Lieutenant Colonel Asariel Loria, Commander Mark O’Connell, Colonel Stephen E. Schemenauer Army War College Review by the US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 7/24/2017
  •  Strategic Insights: U.S.-China Relations: Avoiding the Traps

    Strategic Insights: U.S.-China Relations: Avoiding the Traps

    Strategic Insights: U.S.-China Relations: Avoiding the Traps Prof John F Troxell Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 7/19/2017
  •  The Army War College Review Vol. 3 No. 1

    The Army War College Review Vol. 3 No. 1

    The Army War College Review Vol. 3 No. 1 Larry D Miller Colonel Darren Huxley, COL David C. Menser, Lieutenant Colonel Carter L. Price, Lieutenant Colonel Jaren K. Price, LTC Geoffrey W. Wright Army War College Review by the US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 7/18/2017
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