Student Research Project

Heroes and Villains: Walter Reed and the All-Volunteer Force

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When the Washington Post revealed unacceptable living quarters and frustrating administrative process at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2007, the public reacted to support the hospital’s war-wounded patients. The public’s outrage changed Army medicine forever. In seeking to…

Building Effective Training Readiness in the Reserves

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Since 2001, the Army Reserve has deployed more than 310,000 Soldiers in support of the War on Terror. These deployments have changed the focus of the Army Reserve from a strategic reserve to an operational force. This shift, encapsulated in…

Understanding Violence and Insurgency: A Framework for the Study of Civil Wars

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Current approaches within Professional Military Education (PME) and joint doctrine neglect cutting-edge findings regarding key aspects of civil war interventions. PME’s and joint doctrine’s approaches to civil war dynamics neglect scientifically rich causal stories on violence, insurgent group fragmentation, and…

The Assassin’s Mace: Motivations Driving China’s Space Initiatives

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US military might and competitive advantage is built upon space-based technology. However, the space domain is becoming increasingly congested, contested, and competitive. China, of particular concern, has invested heavily in capabilities to deny or degrade the US’s ability to leverage…

Bookends of Stability: President Trump’s India Policy

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This paper examines the Trump administration’s policy towards India. Given the administration’s repeated assertion that the long-term interests of the two states are aligned, the analysis identifies the major trends that drive the two countries together in the areas of…