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  •  Ends, Means, Ideology, and Pride: Why the Axis Lost and What We Can Learn from Its Defeat

    Ends, Means, Ideology, and Pride: Why the Axis Lost and What We Can Learn from Its Defeat

    Ends, Means, Ideology, and Pride: Why the Axis Lost and What We Can Learn from Its Defeat Dr Jeffrey Record Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Why did the Axis Powers lose World War II, and what can we learn from its defeat? The Axis seemed on top of the world until 1941, when it added to its list of enemies the United States and the Soviet Union. The entry of Russia and America into the war decisively tipped the balance against Germany, Italy, and Japan. Resource-rich Russia and the United States were prepared for protracted conflict, whereas the Axis was not. From Pearl Harbor onward, it is difficult to imagine how the Axis could have avoided the fate that befell it, short of Stalin’s defection from the Allied side."
    • Published On: 7/13/2017
  •  U.S. Landpower in the South China Sea

    U.S. Landpower in the South China Sea

    U.S. Landpower in the South China Sea LTC Clarence J Bouchat (USAF, Ret) Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "U.S. landpower in the South China Sea is an essential component to stabilizing this contested region. Together, the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and Special Operations Forces (SOF) offer distinctive capabilities whose defensive nature in this semi-enclosed maritime environment tend to be less prone to escalation while still sending an unequivocal message of committed support and steady resolve to partners and competitors alike. To establish U.S. landpower as a critical part of security and stability in the region, this monograph presents how its wide-ranging capabilities are important in directly supporting U.S. interests. "
    • Published On: 7/7/2017
  •  At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World

    At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World

    At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World Mr Nathan P Freier Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The report endeavors to inform the defense strategy discussion by evaluating the components, high-level assessment, and articulation of risk by the Department of Defense (DoD) at the strategic and military levels of analysis, as well as across the operational and future challenges time horizon. Moreover, in doing so, it answers a single simple question: How should DoD adapt its current risk identification and assessment conventions to accommodate an environment defined by persistent, disruptive change?"
    • Published On: 6/29/2017
  •  Transforming the Force: The 11th Air Assault Division (Test) from 1963 to 1965

    Transforming the Force: The 11th Air Assault Division (Test) from 1963 to 1965

    Transforming the Force: The 11th Air Assault Division (Test) from 1963 to 1965 Brigadier General Thomas C. Graves Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Today’s Army has gone through some incredible transformations since the end of the Cold War. Since then, the Army has struggled with Force XXI concepts and, more recently, the concept of the “Prototype Brigade.” This monograph examines other periods of transformation to determine whether any of the lessons learned can be applied to current force structure changes. Specifically, the monograph conducts an in-depth study of the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) from 1963 to 1965, when the Army conducted extensive experimentation with air mobility and helicopter operations."
    • Published On: 6/27/2017
  •  Cyber Infrastructure Protection: Vol. III

    Cyber Infrastructure Protection: Vol. III

    Cyber Infrastructure Protection: Vol. III LTC John D Colwell, Jr, Dr Tarek N Saadawi Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "A key contribution of this book is that it provides an integrated framework and a comprehensive view of the various cyber infrastructure protection (CIP) approaches. The book is divided into three main parts: Part I addresses policy and strategy for cybersecurity and cybercrime; Part II focuses on the cybersecurity of smart cities; and, Part III discusses cyber infrastructure security and technical issues. We strongly recommend this book for policymakers and researchers."
    • Published On: 6/15/2017
  •  Strategic Insights: Speed Kills—Enter an Age of Unbridled Hyperconnectivity

    Strategic Insights: Speed Kills—Enter an Age of Unbridled Hyperconnectivity

    Strategic Insights: Speed Kills—Enter an Age of Unbridled Hyperconnectivity Mr. Nathan P Freier Articles by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 6/9/2017
  •  Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles

    Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles

    Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles Dr Richard Weitz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Since the Cold War, the United States and India have overcome earlier impediments and substantially strengthened their military, economic, and diplomatic ties—advancing their mutual interests in defense industrial collaboration, combating terrorism, promoting democracy, preventing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation, and managing regional security issues."
    • Published On: 6/7/2017
  •  Corruption, Legitimacy, and Stability: Implications for the U.S. Army

    Corruption, Legitimacy, and Stability: Implications for the U.S. Army

    Corruption, Legitimacy, and Stability: Implications for the U.S. Army Dr Shima D Keene Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Corruption increases the level of instability and the risk of conflict by undermining the legitimacy and credibility of state institutions as well as of peacekeeping and state-building interventions by the international community, to include the U.S. Army. Post-conflict states, or states emerging from conflict, are particularly vulnerable to corruption, due to the lack of good governance infrastructures, which makes it difficult to detect, disrupt, or bring about successful prosecutions against those who are involved in activities such as bribery, extortion, false accounting, and embezzlement."
    • Published On: 6/6/2017
  •  21st-Century Challenges of Command: A View from the Field

    21st-Century Challenges of Command: A View from the Field

    21st-Century Challenges of Command: A View from the Field Dr Anna Simons Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Among lessons said to have been learned over the past decade and a half is that the United States should never again use force absent a coherent strategy. Yet, no matter how necessary a coherent strategy is, it will prove insufficient unless the problem of too many competing hierarchies is likewise addressed. A second complicating challenge for those in 21st-century command is churn: churn of personnel, of units, and of responsibility. Without there being a commanding general, a supreme commander, or some “one” individual placed in charge for the duration, decisive results will remain elusive."
    • Published On: 5/31/2017
  •  Can Egypt Lead the Arab World Again? Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy

    Can Egypt Lead the Arab World Again? Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy

    Can Egypt Lead the Arab World Again? Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy Mr Gregory Aftandilian Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This monograph’s research, completed in August 2016, analyzes the potential for Egypt to resume an Arab leadership role that has been in abeyance for several years because of its turbulent domestic scene. The monograph also assesses whether or not such a role would be beneficial for U.S. policy. Although there has been a change in U.S. leadership since then, the situation in Egypt has remained the same."
    • Published On: 5/26/2017
  •  The Turning Point for Russian Foreign Policy

    The Turning Point for Russian Foreign Policy

    The Turning Point for Russian Foreign Policy Mr Keir Giles Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "This Letort Paper examines the background to Russia’s use of military force in Ukraine in 2014 and Syria in 2015, and investigates the roots of Russia’s new assertiveness and willingness to resort to direct military action to resolve foreign policy challenges. This Letort Paper identifies two long-standing trends that led to this increased willingness: first, a greater and more urgent perception of threat, whether real or imagined, to Russia’s own security; and second, a recognition that Russia itself had regained sufficient strength, military and otherwise, to assert itself and counter this threat."
    • Published On: 5/25/2017
  •  Strategic Insights: Caribbean Security Issues

    Strategic Insights: Caribbean Security Issues

    Strategic Insights: Caribbean Security Issues R. Evan Ellis Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Outside of military, law enforcement, and some academic circles, security issues are rarely part of the discourse about the Caribbean. Yet, during the Cold War, the region’s contiguity with the United States made its largest island, Cuba, the focal point of the world’s closest publicly known approximation to nuclear war. Today, the Caribbean is at peace and continues to be a strategically important region to the United States and its geopolitical rivals, transnational criminal organizations, and those who live there. Currently, the security environment of the Caribbean is subject to multiple interacting stresses, influences, and potentially transformative events posing significant consequences for the United States and the region."
    • Published On: 5/16/2017
  •  Social Media—The Vital Ground: Can We Hold It?

    Social Media—The Vital Ground: Can We Hold It?

    Social Media—The Vital Ground: Can We Hold It? Dr Steve Tatham, Mr. Ian Tunnicliffe Letort Paper by US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In this timely and realistic examination of social media, two world-class British experts examine exactly, in the defense context, what social media is and what it should and should not be used for in the future..."
    • Published On: 4/21/2017
  •  Strategic Insights: Strategic Questions Loom Large for President Trump in the Middle East

    Strategic Insights: Strategic Questions Loom Large for President Trump in the Middle East

    Strategic Insights: Strategic Questions Loom Large for President Trump in the Middle East LTC Anthony Abbott, Mr Kenneth Michael Absher, COL Gregory A Adams, Dr Christopher J Bolan Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 4/11/2017
  •  Strategic Insights: Getting Comfortable with Conflicting Ideas

    Strategic Insights: Getting Comfortable with Conflicting Ideas

    Strategic Insights: Getting Comfortable with Conflicting Ideas Prof William G Braun III Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
    • Published On: 4/4/2017
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