Studies

Mexico and the Triple Threat

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On October 21st, 2011, the U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership and the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) released an issue brief on Mexico and the triple challenge of crime, terrorist tactics, and narco-insurgency. Reviewing…

U.S. Pacific Command Pacific Environmental Security Conference

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The United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) enlisted the Center for Strategic Leadership’s National Security Issues Group to develop a conference to discuss regional environmental security issues. The Pacific Environmental Security Conference (PESC) was held on March 14-17, 2011, just four…

Information as Power, Volume 5

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The Information in Warfare Working Group (I2WG) of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) is pleased to present this anthology of selected student work from Academic Year 2010 representing examples of well-written and in-depth analyses on the vital subject of…

Information as Power, Volume 4

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The Information in Warfare Working Group (I2WG) of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) is pleased to present this anthology of selected student work from Academic Year 2009 representing examples of well-written and in-depth analyses on the vital subject of…

Understanding Africa: A Geographic Approach

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Africa is a very large continent, one with 53 independent states fraught with a troubled and complex historical geography. While most Americans have a general sense that modern Africa is beset with difficulty, there is little real understanding of Africa.…

Bullets and Blogs: New Media and the Warfighter

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In recent years, adversaries, armed with new media capabilities and an information-led warfighting strategy, have proven themselves capable of challenging the most powerful militaries in the world. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and blogs have arguably become as important to the strategic…

The New Chemistry of C2

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Military operations, capabilities, and the speed of events have been changing with great intensity for the last decade. With this rapid change in military capabilities, a new way of considering the command and control (C2) of units and systems in…

China’s Pursuit of Africa’s Natural Resources

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Explore China’s developing interest in African stability and long-term access to African resources. The expense and extent of Chinese efforts to garner natural resources in various African locales seems to indicate an intent not to compete on the open market…