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Johnson, Stuart E. 1944-

Works: 61 works in 185 publications in 2 languages and 9,013 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: UA26.A842, 355.03305
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Most widely held works by Stuart E Johnson
New challenges, new tools for defense decisionmaking( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is still easy to underestimate how much the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War and then the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 transformed the task of American foreign and defense policymaking. In place of predictability (if a sometimes terrifying predictability), the world is now very unpredictable. In place of a single overriding threat and benchmark by which all else could be measured, a number of possible threats have arisen, not all of them states. In place of force-on-force engagements, U.S. defense planners have to assume "asymmetric" threats ways not to defeat U.S. power but to render it irrelevant. This book frames the challenges for defense policy that the transformed world engenders, and it sketches new tools for dealing with those challenges from new techniques in modeling and gaming, to planning based on capabilities rather than threats, to personnel planning and making use of "best practices" from the private sector
Promoting international energy security by Stuart E Johnson( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gulf of Guinea is an important source of petroleum for the world market, with Nigeria being the dominant producer in this region. Nigeria's oil infrastructure has been subject to frequent attacks, causing production to be well below capacity. Moreover, investments in oil-producing infrastructure are lower than they would be in a secure environment. Oil production has been moving offshore in Nigeria. This trend is likely to continue, based on recent finds in Ghana's waters and off-shore exploratory activity in nearby nations. It is in the interests of the United States, as well as other oil importing nations, to encourage greater production and investment that would raise petroleum output in Nigeria and in the other Gulf of Guinea nations with crude oil reserves. While offshore fields have their own security issues, they are more visible from the air, yielding a potentially powerful role for aviation forces. This provides an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force to contribute to improved regional energy security through partnerships that would build local capabilities to secure offshore infrastructure. Nigeria is the most obvious partner and, despite challenges, has good reason to partner with the United States because the majority of the country's wealth lies in its hydrocarbon sector. But other alternatives are possible, such as working first with other nations in the region, such as Ghana, where governance is considerably better. The U.S. Air Force could then draw on lessons learned from such partnerships and best practices to partner with other countries in the region."--Provided by publisher
A strategy-based framework for accommodating reductions in the defense budget( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper suggests an approach for how the Department of Defense (DoD) might execute deep reductions in the defense budget, deep enough that stated defense strategy could not be fully resourced. The cuts examined go beyond the $487 billion announced in January 2012 by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The authors do not argue for or against further reductions. They posit that the ongoing pressure to reduce the federal budget deficit may mandate further reductions in the DoD budget. In this context, they suggest starting from a strategic basis in determining the reductions, prioritizing challenges, and identifying where to accept more risk in the process. The paper demonstrates this method with three illustrative strategic directions that might guide the department in choosing which forces and programs to reduce or to protect while making explicit the risks involved. It builds on the strategic guidance of January 2012, Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense. It is intended to inform the debate that will likely take place over the coming months, and years, on how to cope with pressure to reduce the defense budget further while limiting risk to U.S. national security
Evaluating the impact of the Department of Defense Regional Centers for Security Studies by Larry Hanauer( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Regional Centers for Security Studies have been helping partner nations build strategic capacity for almost 20 years. However, recent DoD budget constraints have put pressure on the regional centers (RCs) to increase efficiency. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) asked RAND to conduct a study on the overall impact of the RCs, their effectiveness in advancing DoD policy priorities, the ways in which they assess their programs, and ways in which they could improve their impact and efficiency and the resulting outcomes. The RAND study team found that centers have had great success at the missions they have undertaken. They are high-impact components of U.S. security cooperation and engagement efforts, despite their relatively small budgets. The team identified 24 ways in which the centers advance U.S. interests, including building partner capacity, building relationships, fostering pro-U.S. outlooks, offering unique opportunities for engagement, and promoting regional dialogue that reduces tensions. However, RCs should improve impact-oriented data collection and analysis for improved assessment, methodically collecting such data over time. OSD and the combatant commands should improve their oversight and management of the RCs to ensure alignment with department- and theater-level objectives. In addition, OSD should maintain the RCs' focus on regional security challenges rather than refashioning them to address specific threats. Options to consider for greater impact include evaluating the balance between core residential courses and in-region workshops and determining whether and to what extent the centers should develop customized programs for DoD components so as to secure funds beyond the core budget they receive from OSD
Promoting international energy security( )

in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The military equation in northeast Asia by Stuart E Johnson( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bog om sikkerhedspolitik, som analyserer USAs evne til militært at støtte udenrigspolitikken over for lande i Nordøstasien på baggrund af spændingerne mellem de to Korea'er, de to Kina'er og mellem Kina og Sovjet. Med tabeller over omfang af landes væbnede styrker
Weapons of mass destruction : new perspectives on counterproliferation( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming for stabilization and reconstruction operations( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq were characterized by the rapid defeat of enemy military forces, by relatively small deployments of American forces, and by a very limited destruction of the critical civilian infrastructure. This success can be credited in large part to the ongoing transformation of the U.S. military evident in its effective use of information superiority, precision strike, and rapid maneuver on the battlefield. The Armed Forces were not nearly as well prepared to respond promptly to the lawlessness, destruction of the civilian infrastructure, and attacks on coalition forces that followed hard on the defeat of the Iraqi military. This has set back plans to restore essential services and to pass the reins to a representative Iraqi government. Moreover, the failure to establish security concurrently with the defeat of the Iraqi military may well have emboldened those who oppose the United States, United Kingdom, and even United Nations presence. It is precisely the success of the U.S. military in transforming its forces to execute rapid decisive operations that makes it imperative to transform how it prepares for and executes stabilization and reconstruction (S AND R) operations. The very rapid defeat of the enemy military means the United States must be ready to field the resources needed to secure stability and begin the reconstruction process promptly-ideally concurrently-with the end of major combat. This can only be done if planning for the stabilization and reconstruction operations is integrated into planning for the conflict from the beginning and if the right skills are in theater to begin operations concurrently with the surrender or collapse of the enemy military
Dominant battlespace knowledge : the winning edge( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing landscape of defense innovation by Paul J Bracken( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The niche threat : deterring the use of chemical and biological weapons by Stuart Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1) From the John Holmes Library collection
Coping with the Dragon : essays on PLA transformation and the U.S. military( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the fact that armed conflict between the United States and China is in no one's interest, China's burgeoning power requires that critical factors in U.S. plans for the defense of Taiwan be examined. This collection of essays offers just such an examination. It looks at China's growing strength, the strategies underlying U.S. plans for military intervention in the Strait, U.S. vulnerabilities, and options for how these vulnerabilities might be overcome through the development of new technologies and strategies. The U.S. defense commitment to Taiwan, though tacit and conditional, has been a long-standing strategic constant. America's ability to prevent the invasion or coercion of Taiwan, however, is more variable. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has embarked on a concerted effort to modernize, with the goal of being able to conduct (and counter) the sort of rapid, precise, information-intensive operations of which the U.S military is now capable. Of particular concern in a Taiwan scenario is China's growing ability to track, target, and destroy U.S. carrier strike groups (CSGs), which are the fulcrum of American military strategy in the region. China's growing capabilities demand that the United States carefully review the evolving military balance in the western Pacific and consider the implications for future strategy. Each essay addresses a key part of the Taiwan intervention puzzle. These essays were written independently of one another. They are not intended to present a systematic or comprehensive review of the subject at hand; left largely untouched are such disparate but important subjects as the role of U.S.-China economic ties and the relative need for U.S. submarine forces. Taken together, however, they offer insights into the dynamics of the U.S.-China balance of power in the Western Pacific and make a valuable contribution to ensuring that the U.S. military remains capable of preserving American interests in the region
A new PPBS process to advance transformation by Stuart E Johnson( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative fleet architecture design by Stuart E Johnson( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analysis presented in the body of this report shows that the future naval fleeet platform architecture need not be desigqied to optimize its perfoemance against asymmetflc challenges at the expense of its ability to confront a potential adversary capable of traditional high intensity conflict. Indeed, designing a fleet architecture composed of large numbers of manned and unmanned systems, networked together, provides coherence between building the force and operating the force against both challenges. Such a fleet would be able to bring force to bear more rapidly and withstand enemy attack more effectively than the fleet architecture currently programmed by the Navy
Persian Gulf security--improving allied military contributions by Richard Sokolsky( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unless America's European allies shoulder more of the responsibility for defending common Western interests both within and outside Europe, NATO's future and American's continuing engagement in Europe could be jeopardized. The challenge facing the United States and its European allies is to forge a broader and more equal U.S.-European strategic partnership that calls for the European allies to participate in joint military operations outside Europe when common Western interests are threatened. Accordingly, this book addresses several key questions: Will America's European allies be able to muster the political will and military capabilities to project significant military force to help defend the Persian Gulf? How much military force can our European allies contribute today and in the future to Persian Gulf contingencies? Under what circumstances can the United States rely on allied force contributions? What are the implications of allied force contributions in the Persian Gulf for U.S. defense planning and force requirements? Can Europe become a more equal partner in defending common Western interests that go beyond peacekeeping and crisis management in Europe? In answering these questions, the authors lay out a practical and realistic blueprint for securing improved European force contributions to Persian Gulf security that appears well within the allies' political, financial, and military means
The littoral combat ship : from concept to program by Duncan Long( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the end of the Cold War, the United States faced a sharply diminished threat in the ocean commons. The Navy moved to refocus itself to meet the post-Cold War environment in September 1992, when the Secretary of the Navy signed " ... From the Sea." This white paper outlined a "fundamental shift away from open-ocean warfighting on the sea toward joint operations conducted from the sea." It was followed in November 1994 by "Forward ... From the Sea," another Navy-Marine Corps paper that elaborated on the importance of peacetime forward presence operations. While retaining its ability to maintain strategic dominance in the ocean commons, the Navy was adopting a new, interventionist outlook that focused strongly on what was taking place on shore. This focus on influencing operations ashore drew the Navy into the littoral. The littoral is the area through which an expeditionary military force must pass and in which supporting Naval forces must operate. Operating in the littoral presents a complex collection of challenges. These threats include mines, sea-skimming cruise missiles, and tactical ballistic missiles as well as swarming small boats (armed with short-range missiles or explosives) and diesel submarines. Such systems enable even relatively unsophisticated adversaries to adopt a strategy of anti-access and area denial. The strategic need to gain access and operate in and around the littorals was taken up by the Chief of Naval Operations' Strategic Studies Group (SSG). From 1998 to 2000, the SSG focused on how the Navy should operate in and dominate the littoral. This monograph reviews the evolution of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) from the Streetfighter concept to the LCS Program. The Streetfighter concept called for a family of small ships that would be fast, networked, and modular and would make extensive use of unmanned vehicles and off-board sensors. They would also be austerely manned and cheap enough to afford in large numbers
The changing defense industrial base by Gerald Abbott( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the changes in the defense industrial base that have accompanied the downsizing of our Armed Forces and what role the U.S. Government might play in reinforcing important sectors of the productive base
The FY 1997-2001 defense budget by Stuart E Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defense budget has declined by some 40 percent since its Cold War peak and has leveled off for now. There is little difference between the Administration and the Congressional Republican leadership over total defense spending. Full recapitalization of the existing force structure will require an increase in the procurement account to some $60 billion per year. Two relatively new concepts are emerging as ways to preserve military capability despite tight budgets: expanding joint perspectives in the Pentagon's planning, capitalizing on opportunities offered by technology, especially information technologies
A review of the Army's modular force structure by Stuart E Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2003, the U.S. Army began implementing a set of ambitious changes to its force structure to address the challenges of waging war and conducting extended stabilization operations. A key change involved transitioning the Army from a traditional, division-based force into a brigade-based force, a concept that has come to be known as "modularity." Some important capabilities that were formerly part of the host division were made organic to the brigade combat team organization. The Army also reduced the range of combat brigade types from 17 to three: infantry, Stryker, and heavy. Congress has taken an interest in the Army's transition to a modular force and requested a study of the process and outcomes of the initiative. The U.S. Department of Defense asked RAND to prepare a study addressing the questions posed by Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, including the Army's capability to provide ground support to joint operations; its flexibility and versatility across a range of operations; the tactical, operational, and strategic risks it faces under the new force structure; and the sufficiency of the modular force structure's end strength. Analyses, interviews, and lessons learned from current operations indicate that the Army's modular force structure is superior to the division-based structure in terms of deployability, employability, and sustainability
A Framework for Programming and Budgeting for Cybersecurity by John S Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When defending an organization against cyberattacks, cybersecurity professionals are faced with the dilemma of selecting from a large set of cybersecurity defensive measures while operating with a limited set of resources with which to employ the measures. Engaging in this selection process is not easy and can be overwhelming. Furthermore, the challenge is exacerbated by the fact that many cybersecurity strategies are presented as itemized lists, with few hints at how to position a given action within the space of alternative actions. This report aims to address these difficulties by explaining the menu of actions for defending an organization against cyberattack and recommending an approach for organizing the range of actions and evaluating cybersecurity defensive activities"--Publisher's web site
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New challenges, new tools for defense decisionmaking
The niche threat : deterring the use of chemical and biological weaponsPersian Gulf security--improving allied military contributions
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Johnson S.E. 1944-

Johnson, Stuart

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Johnson, Stuart E.

ستيوارت جونسون، 1944-

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