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Works: 996 works in 1,551 publications in 2 languages and 48,287 library holdings
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The American home front : Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II by James L Abrahamson( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This latest National Defense University military history seeks to broaden the perspective of those who are interested in understanding the effects of the wartime mobilization of American society. Through 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 consequence of the mobilization policies adopted. As the author explains, each conflict occurred in unique circumstances, required varied policies, and produced different effects on American institutions. He therefore avoids offering a simplistic list of the expected domestic consequences of any future conflict. Nevertheless, certain common factors, which may inform modern mobilization planners, surface in his analysis of these four wars. The author suggests that if planners are aware of the implications of their mobilization choices, they can better devise effective policies for drawing forth the material and human essentials of victory
France in Black Africa by Francis Terry McNamara( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 653 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
Containment : concept and policy : based on a symposium cosponsored by the National Defense University and the Foreign Service Institute by National Defense University( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and German and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Materiale fra seks møder, hvor medlemmer af regeringen, repræsentanter fra forsvar, universiteter m.v. samt The Under Secretary of Defense for Policy drøftede USA's nationale forsvars-og sikkerhedspolitiske planlægning
Latin American insurgencies by Georges A Fauriol( Book )

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

Contents: Insurgencies and the Latin American Environment; Overview of Latin America Insurgencies; The International Terrorist Network; The Sendero Luminoso Rebellion in Rural Peru; The Highlands War in Guatemala; US Policies Toward Insurgencies In Latin America; The Future of Latin American Insurgencies
Poland 1980-81 : Solidarity versus the Party by Nicholas G Andrews( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulf security and the Iran-Iraq war by National Defense University( Book )

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

Security in the Americas( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On New Year's Day 1984, the court-ordered divestiture of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company will end universal service by a single system and begin a new competitive era in US communications. The divestiture, which affects every telephone user in the United States, poses a special problem for the Department of Defense, which has relied for decades on AT & T's integrated management and unified network. The author analyzes the effects of divestiture, focuses on the strategic communications necessary for positive command and control during national emergencies. That the Department of Defense opposed fragmenting the national network is a matter of record the author points to the task at hand: the planning and management required to reintegrate the separated components into an instantaneously responsive, reliable whole. His examination of defense capabilities, marketplace realities, national communications policy, and legislative needs advances a blueprint for action by Defense managers and all policymakers charged with ensuring the nation's security. Although divestiture has weakened the national communications network, the author suggests that the competitive marketplace may well hold the solution for making strategic communications better than ever
Soviet perceptions of war and peace by National Defense University( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 414 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
The Pentagon reporters by Robert B Sims( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 412 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
The emerging role of the US Army in space by Arthur J Downey( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Air Force, exultantly, and the Navy, quietly, have organized separate space commands and are pursuing a multitude of space-related programs. The Army, despite playing a leading role in military space activities in te 1950s, does not have an operational space command. Its space-related efforts remain largely in the areas of research and development. Does the Army have a role in space? According to Colonel Arthur Downey, US Army, the Army cannot ignore the potential applications of space technology to all military operations. Nor can the Army expect either the Air Force or the Navy to channel its resources to Army-specific missions. Colonel Downey recommends the Army tend its own business in space in three major areas: training space-qualified personnel, continuing research and development, and updating combat doctrine to take space technology into account. Contents: Space Policy: Goals and Directions; The Present Military Roles and Missions in Space; Military Organization for Space; and Technology, the Future, and the Impact on the Army
The Constitution and national security : a bicentennial view by National Defense University( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains papers from a conference on the U.S. Constitution and national security that was held by the National Defense University. Part I, Dividing Constitutional Powers, contains "White House Decisionmaking," by Paul Anderson; "The Intellectual Legacy of Our Constitution," by Gregory D. Foster; "Foreign Policy and Congressional Presidential Relations," by Robert Jervis; "National Security -- Shared and Divided Powers," by Howard E. Shuman; "The Power of the Purse," by Robert F. Turner; and "The Constitution, Congressional Government, and the Imperial Republic," by Robert S. Wood. Part II, The Evolution of the Presidency, contains "Presidential Powers and National Security," by Larry Berman; "Can the President Lead?," by George C. Edwards, III; "Executive Prerogatives, the Constitution, and National Security," by Joseph E. Goldberg; "Presidential Transitions and National Security Issues," by James P. Pfiffner; "Congress, National Security, and the Rise of the Presidential Branch," by Nelson W. Polsby; and "Institutionalization, Deinstitutionalization, and Leadership," by Bert A. Rockman. Part III, The Constitution and Foreign Policy, contains "The War Powers Resolution," by John C. Culver; "The Legitimacy of the Congressional National Security Role," by Louis Fisher; "Foreign Policy and the Economic World Order of the 1990s," by Gerald Garvey; "Nuclear Defense Policy: The Constitutional Framework," by Louis Henkin; "The War Powers Resolution: Congress versus the President," by Morris S. Ogul; "National Security and the United States Judiciary," by C. Herman Pritchett; "The Constitutionality of Strategic Planning," by George H. Quester; and "Legal Lessons in National Security," by Edwin Timbers
Economics & Pacific security by National Defense University( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War Powers Resolution : balance of war powers in the eighties by National Defense University( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on strategy : selections from the 1983 Joint Chiefs of Staff essay competition by National Defense University( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The national space program from the fifties into the eighties by Cass Schichtle( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph traces the National Space Program and its confusing history from the 1950s to the 1980s. Its focus is the Government agencies charged with leading this nation's public and military programs, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), respectively. Although the legal role each agency plays can be found in the Space Act of 1958, the programs each pursues are most governed by national space policy. Thus, the central theme of this work is civilian and military space policies and the organizational changes that have been required to implement them. The introduction and chapter 1 review events and influences that have been part of the complex space policy formulation process. Chapter 2 presents a rather detailed evolution of the National Space Program through past administrations for an understanding that is essential to put current issues into proper perspective. To keep this work unclassified, there is no mention of the intelligence community's space work, and program-specific data on military space systems are kept to a minimum
The future can't wait : over-the-horizon views on development( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National security management programs : handbook : course instruction and administrative procedures by National Defense University( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes list of testing offices
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