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.

The Impact of Army Culture on LandWarNet Operations

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The Army relies upon Information Technology and its LandWarNet for virtually all operations. This reliance and the designation of cyberspace as a warfighting domain presents the reality that every soldier is an operator in the domain. The result is a…

Assessing Army Support to Joint Task Force Civil Support

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The Department of Defense is required to maintain a Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Response Force (DCRF) at optimum readiness, capable of integrating into a larger interorganizational domestic response operation if needed within the United States. This study analyzes…

The Role of Cyber as an Instrument of Power

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Cyberspace is a hyper-integrated borderless domain upon which the United States relies on for everything from providing the basic elements of life to its citizens to ensuring free trade and global commerce. The United States should develop a comprehensive whole…

The Growing Actors in European Security: How Should America Engage?

Europe today is challenging the Westphalian system with a supra-state shifting policy-making from sovereign capitals to the European Union (EU). The final step of this evolution is the EU’s alignment of military capacity, policy, and development under the Common Security…

New Zealand’s Geopolitics and Security Challenges

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Fear, honor and interest are the strongest motives for a nation to go to war. For New Zealand the maintenance of international peace and security is the key motivation that influences decisions around defense and security. Analyzing New Zealand’s security…

Depth and the Operationalization of Army Campaign Quality

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This research explores campaign quality and its utility in describing Army forces. This paper will clearly define campaign quality and its linkage to depth. Campaign quality consists of mental characteristics, made up of mental skills and resilience, and physical qualities,…

US Navy’s Hospital Ships: The Right Solution for the Right Price?

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The U. S. Navy has provided vital afloat hospitalization capability with purpose-built ships in support of major combat operations since the Civil War. In more recent years, Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief has emerged as a vital and influential secondary role, which…

Toxic Leadership in the United States Marine Corps

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Toxic leadership is a term commonly used in the civilian workforce and military services to describe destructive and counterproductive leaders who do more to damage their institutions than ensure their success. Many service members experience this type of leader throughout…