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Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute

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Works: 2,440 works in 5,409 publications in 1 language and 406,652 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Sources  History  Case studies  Directories 
Roles: Publisher, Other, isb, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: DK274, 327.470172
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Do oil exports fuel defense spending? by Clayton K. S Chun( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many national security analysts have viewed oil-exporting countries with some trepidation. Although these exporting nations supply a vital energy source to the United States and her allies, it comes at a price. A great wealth transfer occurs in this process from oil importers to exporters. In some cases, oil importers face economic woes if energy prices rise sharply. Additionally, some critics might argue that oil exporters now have the financial wherewithal to acquire a military capability that could threaten neighbors or create intra-regional instability with global implications. This monograph explores the impact that oil revenue had on the national defense spending of five oil exporting countries. Despite periods of falling oil revenues, these countries typically did not lower defense spending.--
The Soviet Union in the Third World : successes and failures by Robert H Donaldson( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implications of a changing NATO by Phillip R Cuccia( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO officials plan to unveil the new NATO Strategic Concept during the Alliance's summit in Portugal at the end of this year. This monograph focuses on the impact the Strategic Concept will have on the Alliance. It analyzes recent trends within NATO and their implications, and describes four possible future scenarios which would impact on NATO. The Alliance membership has grown to 28 countries and it faces problems with changing demographics, an awkward relationship with Russia, a war in Afghanistan and threats of global jihad. Muslim immigration into Europe and population aging will have a great impact on European views of the Alliance. NATO must decide how closely it wants to work and coordinate with Russia in future endeavors. The most important issue at hand is how NATO is going to fare coming out of the war in Afghanistan. It is imperative that the New Strategic Concept address NATO goals in Afghanistan and the ways and means of accomplishing those goals. Defined goals will give member nations objectives while formulating national defense plans. Getting the Strategic Concept right is the first step in maintain [maintaining] the health of the Alliance
The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents by Leonard Wong( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Multiple deployments have become a way of life for our Soldiers. In Army families, these frequent deployments increase the burden on children who must face the stress and strain of separation and anxiety. The authors take a much-needed, detailed look at the effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents. The results of this study reinforce some of what we already know concerning deployments and children, but they also reveal some very interesting, counterintuitive findings that challenge the conventional wisdom concerning Army adolescents. This study goes beyond merely explaining the impact 8 years of war is having on the children of our Soldiers; rather, it explores the specific factors that increase or alleviate stress on Army adolescents. The results reveal that Army adolescents, contrary to what many believed, are much more self-aware and resilient. Furthermore, they are capable of understanding the multiple implications of having a parent serve in the all-volunteer Army during a time of war. Army children may experience the anxiety and stress that often surround a parent's deployment, but results conclude that there are factors that policymakers, leaders, and parents can use to increase a child's ability to cope with a life of repeated deployments. In this era of persistent conflict, we should carefully consider such findings."--Page iii
The Army's professional military ethic in an era of persistent conflict by Don M Snider( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This essay offers a proposal for the missing constructs and language with which we can more precisely think about and examine the Army's Professional Military Ethic, starting with its macro context which is the profession's culture. We examine three major long-term influences on that culture and its core ethos, thus describing how they evolve over time. We contend that in the present era of persistent conflict, we are witnessing dynamic changes within these three influences. In order to analyze these changes, we introduce a more detailed framework which divides the Ethic into its legal and moral components, then divide each of these into their institutional and individual manifestations. Turning from description to analysis, we also examine to what extent, if any, recent doctrinal adaptations by the Army (FM 3-0, 3-24, and 6-22, etc.) indicate true evolution in the essential nature of the profession's Ethic. Then, we present what we believe to be the most significant ethical challenge facing the Army profession -- the moral development of Army leaders, moving them from 'values to virtues' in order that they, as Army professionals, can consistently achieve the high quality of moral character necessary to apply effectively and, in a trustworthy manner, their renowned military-technical competencies."--Page x
Talent : implications for a U.S. Army Officer Corps strategy by Casey Wardynski( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionally, the U.S. Army has stressed "competency" in its officer development doctrine. Recent operational experience clearly demonstrates the need for something more than adequate or appropriate individual performance by leaders. In an era of persistent conflict, Army officers must embrace new cultures, serve as ambassadors and diplomats, sow the seeds of economic development and democracy, and in general rapidly conceptualize solutions to complex and unanticipated problems. It requires the Army to access, retain, develop, and employ talented officers, not competent ones. The authors define talent as the intersection of three dimensions-- skills, knowledge, and behaviors-- that create an optimal level of individual performance, provided the individual is employed within his or her talent set. To get optimal performance from its officers, the Army must first acknowledge that each has a unique distribution of skills, knowledge, and behaviors. It must also acknowledge the unique distribution of talent requirements across the force. Doing so will allow the Army to thoughtfully manage the nexus of individual talent supply and organizational talent demand, to create a true talent management system that puts the right officer in the right place at the right time. An officer strategy focused upon talent has but one purpose: to help the Army achieve its overall objectives. It does this by mitigating the greatest risks: the cost of a mismatch between numbers of officers and requirements; and the cost of losing talented officers to the civilian labor market
Nuclear weapons and the American churches : ethical positions on modern warfare by Donald L Davidson( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prepared under the auspices of the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania." Includes bibliographical references
Short of general war : perspectives on the use of military power in the 21st century by Harry R Yarger( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anthology, students from the U.S. Army War College Class of 2008 critically examine the emerging 21st century security environment and offer diverse and innovative thoughts on how military power should be applied in situations short of general war
New partnerships for a new era : enhancing the South African Army's stabilization role in Africa by Deane-Peter Baker( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since emerging from the mire of its apartheid past, South Africa has become a key player in Sub-Saharan Africa. The challenge of creating a truly national military, during a period in which South Africa has also wrestled with tough internal socio-economic problems, has left the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in a weakened state. Despite this, they have in recent years made a considerable contribution to efforts to bring peace and stability to the African continent. A critical step in building a capable and confident future South African Army has been the commencement of the SA Army's Vision 2020 forward planning process. Recent political changes in both the United States and South Africa have opened up a new window of opportunity for developing a productive partnership between the two nations. This monograph outlines ways in which the United States can contribute to the SA Army's Vision 2020 program to help optimize South Africa's potential contribution to the emergence of a peaceful and stable Africa."--Page v
The American military advisor : dealing with senior foreign officials in the Islamic world by Michael J Metrinko( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing with political ferment in Latin America : the populist revival, the emergence of the center, and implications for U.S. policy by Hal Brands( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author argues that references to a uniform 'left turn' in the region are misleading, and that Latin America is actually witnessing a dynamic competition between two very different forms of governance. Represented by leaders like Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and others, radical populism emphasizes the politics of grievance and a penchant for extreme solutions. Moderate, centrist governance can be found in countries like Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Uruguay. It stresses diplomatic pragmatism, the protection of democratic practices, and the need to blend macroeconomic responsibility with a social conscience. To the extent that the United States can strengthen the centrists while limiting the damage caused by radical populism, the author argues it can promote integral growth, democratic stability, and effective security cooperation in Latin America. A clear understanding of the trends discussed is essential to devising appropriate U.S. policies toward that region."--Page iii
Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) by Henry D Sokolski( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As currently interpreted, it is difficult to see why the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) warrants much support as a nonproliferation convention. Most foreign ministries, including that of Iran and the United States, insist that Article IV of the NPT recognizes all states' "inalienable right" of all states to develop "peaceful nuclear energy". This includes money-losing activities, such as nuclear fuel reprocessing, which can bring countries to the very brink of acquiring nuclear weapons. If the NPT is intended to ensure that states share peaceful "benefits" of nuclear energy and to prevent the spread of nuclear bomb making technologies, it is difficult to see how it can accomplish either if the interpretation identified above is correct."--Page 3
Mexico's narco-insurgency and U.S. counterdrug policy by Hal Brands( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 30, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the Merida Initiative, a 3-year, $1.4 billion counterdrug assistance program for Mexico and Central America. The bulk of this money is destined for Mexico, where it will help fund counternarcotics operations against the powerful cartels that have recently turned much of that country into a war zone. Since 2006, Mexico has suffered thousands of drug-related killings, a dramatic deterioration of public security, and severe psychological and social trauma; the Merida Initiative aims to rectify this situation by giving the Mexican government the tools to take the offensive in its fight against the drug traffickers. The program is likely to be extended in some form when its original mandate expires, and thus presages a long-term U.S. commitment to counternarcotics in Mexico
Teaching strategy : challenge and response by Gabriel Marcella( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching all strategy, from grand to military, is essential in the preparation of national security professionals and military leaders. The experience of the armed forces in recent wars recommends that those involved with the system of military education seriously study the way strategy is taught. The task is even more imperative because the ambiguous conflicts and the complex geopolitical environment of the future are likely to challenge the community of strategists, civilian as well as military, in ways not seen in the past. In this context, developing the appropriate curriculum and effective methods of teaching strategy will be the responsibility of universities, colleges, and institutions of professional military education. The authors of this compendium ask and answer the central question of how to teach strategy. The findings, insights, and recommendations in this volume are those of professionals who are accomplished in the classroom as well as the crucible of strategy
The construction of liberal democracy : the role of civil-military institutions in state and nation-building in West Germany and South Africa by Jack J Porter( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rogue and failed states present numerous security challenges to the United States and the rest of the international community. Not only do these states offer refuge and at times assistance to violent nonstate actors such as terrorist organizations and pirate syndicates, their continued inability to respond to citizens' needs and unwillingness to respect human dignity establish the foundations for ongoing regional and global instability. With this challenge in mind, current U.S. and international foreign and security policy is directed at assisting these fragile communities in their efforts at democratic state and nation-building. The primary focus of this analysis is a detailed examination of two earlier and successful efforts at democratization, the Federal Republic of Germany and South Africa, paying particular attention to the role of civil-military institutions. After outlining the substantial theoretical and practical obstacles confronting these states, the monograph highlights the potential roles that the new armed forces can play in the democratic transition and consolidation phases. The analysis concludes with a number of policy recommendations and suggestions for those involved in these formidable and critical efforts."--Page vii
Japan's decision for war in 1941 : some enduring lessons by Jeffrey Record( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's decision to attack the United States in 1941 is widely regarded as irrational to the point of suicidal. How could Japan hope to survive a war with, much less defeat, an enemy possessing an invulnerable homeland and an industrial base 10 times that of Japan? The Pacific War was one that Japan was always going to lose, so how does one explain Tokyo's decision? Did the Japanese recognize the odds against them? Did they have a concept of victory, or at least of avoiding defeat? Or did the Japanese prefer a lost war to an unacceptable peace? Dr. Jeffrey Record takes a fresh look at Japan's decision for war, and concludes that it was dictated by Japanese pride and the threatened economic destruction of Japan by the United States. He believes that Japanese aggression in East Asia was the root cause of the Pacific War, but argues that the road to war in 1941 was built on American as well as Japanese miscalculations and overestimated the effectiveness of economic sanctions as a deterrent to war, whereas the Japanese underestimated the cohesion and resolve of an aroused American society and overestimated their own martial prowess as a means of defeating U.S. material superiority. He believes that the failure of deterrence was mutual, and that the descent of the United States and Japan into war contains lessons of great and continuing relevance to American foreign policy and defense decisionmakers. The Strategic Studies Institute is pleased to offer this monograph as a contribution to the national security debate over the use of force to advance the objectives of U.S. foreign policy--p. v
The PLA at home and abroad : assessing the operational capabilities of China's military by Roy Kamphausen( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chapters presented in this volume have demonstrated first, Chinese and PLA leaders have a strong sense of mission and concern for China's security and well-being. Second, the PLA is committed to the transformation in military affairs with Chinese characteristics. Third, the PLA is eager to learn from the U.S. military to expand and improve its operational capabilities. Finally, the PLA has made progress in its transformation and operational capabilities. For a long time, American leaders have been surprised with the PLA's advances. This volume (and many of the previous volumes from past PLA conferences) show that these advances did not come out of the blue. Although much of the learning and many of the improvements are still far from what is desired (from Chinese expectations and American critiques), and some of the learning has even created contradictions for the PLA, these persistent and diligent learning practices will eventually bring the PLA to a higher level of proficiency in its capabilities. The emergence of a much more sophisticated PLA in the coming years should not be a surprise
Criminals, militias, and insurgents : organized crime in Iraq by Phil Williams( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author identifies the roots of organized crime in Ba'athist Iraq and reports on major criminal activities including the theft, diversion, and smuggling of oil, the kidnapping of both Iraqis and foreigners, extortion, car theft, and the theft and smuggling of antiquities. The author also reports on how al-Qaeda in Iraq, Jaish-al-Mahdi, and the Sunni tribes used criminal activities to fund their campaigns of political violence
Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Central Asia by Stephen Blank( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Obama has outlined a comprehensive strategy for the war in Afghanistan which is now the central front of the U.S. campaign against Islamic terrorism. The strategy strongly connects the prosecution of that war to U.S. policy in Pakistan and internal developments there as a necessary condition of victory. But the strategy also has provided for a new logistics road through Central Asia. In this monograph, Dr. Stephen Blank argues that a winning strategy in Afghanistan depends upon the systematic leveraging of the opportunity provided by that road and a new coordinated nonmilitary approach to Central Asia. That approach would rely heavily on improved coordination at home and a more effective leveraging of U.S. economic power in Central Asia to help stabilize the region so that it provides a secure rear to Afghanistan. In this fashion, the United States would help Central Asia meet the challenges of extremism and of economic decline due to the global economic crisis, thus helping to provide political stability in states that are likely to be challenged by the confluence of those trends. This timely monograph contributes directly to the debate on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Central Asia in the hope that policy makers will find it informative and useful, and that those who may be called upon to implement the policy will be able to do so more effectively
War without borders : the Colombia-Ecuador crisis of 2008 by Gabriel Marcella( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprotected borders are a serious threat to the security of a number of states around the globe. The combination of weak states, ungoverned space, terrorism, and international criminal networks make a mockery of the Westphalian system of international order. Latin American countries are experiencing all of these maladies in varying degrees. The Andean region is under assault by a different kind of war that defies borders. In this context, Dr. Gabriel Marcella analyzes the lessons to be learned from the Colombian attack against the clandestine camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which was located at an isolated area within Ecuador on March 1, 2008. This single incident and its aftermath had profound reverberations throughout the Hemisphere. The events leading to the attack illuminate the vulnerabilities of states, societies, and the international community to the actions of substate groups ocnducting criminal activities. Accordingly, the hemispheric community of nations needs to develop better ways to anticipate and resolve conflicts. The United States plays a critical role in the emerging security environment of the Andean region. Yet a superpower is often unaware of hte immense influence it hasa with respect to small countries like Ecuador, which is trying to extricate itself from becoming a failed state. The author recommends that the United States manage its complex agenda with sensitivity and balance its support for Ecuador. This monograph is a valuable contribution to the strategy debate on how the United States can forge stronger cooperation and mutual support with Latin American partners
 
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Amerika Gasshukoku Rikugun Daigaku Senryaku Kenkyujo

Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute

Bei Rikugun Daigaku Senryaku Kenkyujo

Ecole militaire (Etats-Unis) Institut d'études stratégiques

Institut für Strategische Studien

Institut für Strategische Studien Carlisle Barracks, Pa

Institüt für Strategische Studien des US Army War College.

SSI

SSI (Strategic Studies Institute)

SSI (Strategic Studies Institute (Army War College)

Strategic Studies Institute

Strategic Studies Institute (Army War College)

Strategic Studies Institute at the United States Army War College.

Strategic Studies Institute Carlisle, Pa

Strategic Studies Institute US Army War College.

U.S. Army War College. Strategic Studies Institute.

United States. Army. War College. Strategic Studies Institute.

United States Strategic Studies Institute

US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

War College Carlisle Barracks, Pa Institut für Strategische Studien

War College Carlisle Barracks, Pa Strategic Studies Institute

アメリカ ガッシュウコク リクグン ダイガク センリャク ケンキュウジョ

ベイ リクグン ダイガク センリャク ケンキュウジョ

戰略研究所

米陸軍大学戦略研究所

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