School of Strategic Landpower

The School of Strategic Landpower’s educational programs (resident and distance) develop strategic leaders by providing a strong foundation of wisdom, grounded in mastery of the profession of arms, and by serving as a crucible for educating future leaders in the analysis, evaluation, and refinement of professional expertise in war, strategy, operations, national security, resource management, and responsible command.

Communication Campaigning: Primer for Senior Leaders

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Traditional approaches to strategic communication have focused on a single leader’s ability to influence stakeholders and other audiences through exceptional communication skills. But there is much more to it. What about the content of the message? How well does the…

Campaign Planning Handbook AY19

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The purpose of this document is to assist United States Army War College students during the Theater Strategy and Campaigning (TSC) course. It also serves to assist commanders, planners, and other staff officers in combatant commands (CCMD), joint task forces…

The Arctic: A New Security Dilemma?

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This paper first addresses the current environmental state of the Arctic, particularly the issue of sea ice extent and global warming. It then reviews the opportunities that the Arctic opening provides and the related economic implications. The paper explores U.S.…

Arctic Airpower: Searching for an Air Force Strategy

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The North American Arctic is a vital region for the United States (U.S.) and the Air Force. Decreasing polar ice has allowed for increased maritime access to the Arctic. Additionally, it has brought a renewed focus by American allies and…

Religious Diplomacy: Exporting Military Chaplain Professionalism

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Religious and cultural factors have been routinely ignored in the development and execution of United States foreign policy, creating diplomats, politicians, and military leaders who are uncomfortable with engaging in religious dialog or with religious leaders. Joint doctrine now reflects…

United States Approach to Water Security in Northeast Africa

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The world’s growing water scarcity issue has the attention of governments, global organizations and influential individuals. Many groups and organizations are focused on bringing water access and sanitation to those who are without, but far fewer organizations are focused on…

The Strategic Role of Unmanned Ground Logistics Systems

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The role of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to project power in support of U.S. political goals remain constant despite a rapidly changing character of warfare in the twenty first century. The pace of technological development challenges the U.S.…

Are We “Running Out of Time” on North Korea?

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Tensions and rhetoric between the U.S. and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are spiraling to an all-time high and the stakes could not be any more substantial. North Korea’s behavior is extremely provocative and soon the regime will possess…