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National Defense University

Works: 1,251 works in 1,826 publications in 1 language and 52,175 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other, Collector, isb, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: UA23, 355.031091821
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The American Home Front : Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II by James L Abrahamson( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Home Front is a comparative analysis of the economic, political, and social results of America's four principal wars, this study reveals the major issues faced by each wartime administration and sketches the consequences of the mobilization policies adopted. Each conflict occurred in unique circumstances, required varied policies, and produced different effects on American institutions."
The future can't wait : over-the-horizon views on development( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pentagon reporters by Robert B Sims( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study looks at national security news by examining the small band of reporters who are considered the Pentagon press corps. It introduces those who regularly cover military stories. It presents reporters largely as they see themselves, in the context of their working environment. It tells us what they say about their work, their colleagues, their organizations, and their sources. As a result, the study tilts toward being an occasionally sympathetic examination of why reporters do what they do-especially why they do things that often irritate leaders in the Defense Establishment. After a brief overview of the historical roots of reporting about national defense, the following pages are organized by media categories: Wire services, daily newspaper; news services, weekly news magazines; technical and policy publications; television; and broadcasting. The final section focuses on Pentagon correspondents as a group, and includes some general observations for those who want to understand defense news coverage better, or to become better communicators themselves
Security in the Americas( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France in Black Africa by Francis Terry McNamara( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, in 1960, France granted independence to its colonies in West and Central Africa-an empire covering an area the size of the contiguous United States-the French still intended to retain influence in Africa. Through a system of accords with these newly independent African nations, based upon ties naturally formed over the colonial years, France has succeeded for three decades in preserving its position in African affairs. The course of Franco-African relations in the near future, though, is less than certain. In this book, Ambassador Francis Terry McNamara outlines France's acquisition and administration of its Black African empire and traces the former colonies' paths to independence. Drawing upon that background, the ambassador examines the structure of post-independence Franco-African relations and recent strains on those relations, especially African economic crises and the French tendency to focus on Europe. Because of those strains, he suggests, France alone may be unable to support its former dependencies much longer. He believes that long-term solutions to African problems will have to involve international organizations like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as well as other nations such as the United States and France's European partners. -- From Foreword
US strategy to counter domestic political terrorism by James B Motley( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containment : concept and policy : based on a symposium cosponsored by the National Defense University and the Foreign Service Institute( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitution and national security : a bicentennial view( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poland 1980-81 : Solidarity versus the Party by Nicholas G Andrews( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning U.S. security by National Defense University( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the concept of national security planning and several dimensions of the planning process including its politics and strategy, the societal context, organizational issues, the relationship between planning and the intelligence function, and measures needed to improve planning. The book is intended to interest and challenge the experienced practitioner or student of defense policy, while at the same time informing the knowledgeable lay reader
Latin American insurgencies( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet perceptions of war and peace by National Defense University( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1835 Alexis de Tocqueville predicted that America and Russia were 'marked out by the will of heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe, ' with the Russians using 'the authority of society in a single arm' and the Americans relying 'upon personal interest (and) freedom.' De Tocqueville was amazingly prescient. A century and a half later the two nations are the most powerful militarily and the most opposed ideologically; each having a different view of an ideal world order and each perceiving the other as a national security threat. As the authors in this volume suggest, the perceptions one nation has of another must be studied. Soviet perceptions of their political and military imperatives and of US intentions and military force posture directly affect Soviet force developments and deployments. Should the Soviet Union misperceive the intentions of the United States, war could occur through miscalculation or error. Therefore, to the extent that Soviet perceptions of war and peace are understood in the United States, the better able we will be to manage the US-Soviet relationship and forestall the possibility of conflict through misunderstanding
Chairman Xi remakes the PLA : assessing Chinese military reforms( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China's current military reforms are unprecedented in their ambition and in the scale and scope of the organizational changes. Virtually every part of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) now reports to different leaders, has had its mission and responsibilities changed, has lost or gained subordinate units, or has undergone a major internal reorganization. Drawing upon papers presented at two conferences co-organized by the U.S. National Defense University, RAND, and Taiwan's Council of Advanced Policy Studies, this edited volume brings together some of the world's best experts on the Chinese military to analyze the various dimensions of the reforms in detail and assess their implications for the PLA's ability to conduct joint operations, for the Chinese Communist Party's control of the army, and for civil-military integration. The contributors review the drivers and strategic context underpinning the reform effort, explore the various dimensions of PLA efforts to build a force capable of conducting joint operations, consider the implications for the PLA services, and examine Xi Jinping's role in driving the reforms through and using them to strengthen control over the military. The chapters chronicle successes and outstanding problems in the reform effort and consider what the net effect will be as the PLA strives to become a "world-class" military by mid-century, if not much sooner."--Page 4 of cover
Nato's future : toward a new transatlantic bargain by Stanley R Sloan( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), much of Western Europe's defense relies on the United States. This book assesses the foundations of the "transatlantic bargain" that has preserved the peace since the end of World War II. Analyzing how NATO has evolved from its beginnings, the author finds sources of many current problems embedded in the terms of the 1954 agreement. He singles out two basic weaknesses: the failure of the European NATO allies to form a European defense community, and the parallel U.S. decision to rest NATO's defense, as well as its own, on U.S. nuclear forces. The author suggests some diretions for NATO strategy, force posture, arms control policies and East-West relations
US Policy in Southwest Asia : a failure in perspective by Robert G Lawrence( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over-reliance upon military action as the predominant instrument of US foreign policy in Southwest Asia is the danger against which this essay; warns. Colonel Robert G. Lawrence, is less troubled by questions of US military strength than by policymakers' insensitivity to the historical, religious, and regional dynamics of Southwest Asia in general and the Persian Gulf states in particular. Security assistance, although important, has been mistakenly considered the essential element of US policy when it should complement, not constitute US diplomacy. Too long, we have failed to understand the Arab view of the world in which they live. Our policymakers have slighted the complexity and the diversity of Arab religions, politics, and history-forces which inform and direct Arab actions. Colonel Lawrence directly addresses the tough questions, such as US support of Israel, widely inconsistent policies for foreign military sales, US failure in Iran, and US inaction during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Interviewing over fifty prominent Arab government officials, military leaders, diplomats, scholars, and businessmen, Colonel Lawrence brings immediacy and insight to this frank, somewhat controversial study of Southwest Asia
Gulf security and the Iran-Iraq war( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixteenth nation : Spain's role in NATO by William L Heiberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and Brazil : opening a new dialogue by Robert J Branco( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AT & T aftermath of antitrust : preserving positive command and control by George H Bolling( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coping with change : United States policy toward South Africa by Scott Fisher( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Amerikas Savienotās Valstis. National Defense University

Defense University

Defense University Washington, DC

Meiguo guo fang da xue

National Defense University (Washington)

National Defense University Washington, DC


NDU (National Defense University)

United States National Defense University

Universidad Nacional de Defensa

Universidade de Defesa Nacional

Universitat Nacional de Defensa

Universiti Pertahanan Nasional

USA National Defense University

Washington, D.C. National Defense University

Національний університет оборони США

Պաշտպանության ազգային համալսարան

האוניברסיטה לביטחון לאומי בארה"ב (NDU)

جامعة الدفاع الوطني

د ملي دفاع پوهنتون

미국 국방대학교



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