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

Works: 1,865 works in 4,892 publications in 1 language and 300,476 library holdings
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Classifications: DK274, 327.470172
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The Soviet Union in the Third World : successes and failures by Joseph L Nogee( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memorandum, based upon the contents of the papers presented at the 1979 Military Policy Symposium on the Soviet Union in the Third World, identifies those conclusions upon which there is a consensus and notes those where significant differences exist concerning the successes and failures of Soviet policy in the Third World. From his analysis of the papers the author concludes that in the long run the United States is in a better position than the Soviet Union to influence the outcome of events in the Third World. (Author)
Do oil exports fuel defense spending? by Clayton K. S Chun( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many national security analyst 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
Nuclear weapons and the American churches : ethical positions on modern warfare by Donald L Davidson( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implications of a changing NATO by Phillip R Cuccia( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 737 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 maintaining the health of the Alliance
The Army's professional military ethic in an era of persistent conflict by Don M Snider( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 730 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
The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents by Leonard Wong( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 714 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
Building for the future : China's progress in space technology during the tenth 5-year plan and the U.S. response by Kevin Pollpeter( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese government is using space power to increase its influence at home and abroad and hopes to leverage the political, economic, and military benefits of space to become a great power. The ambivalent nature of the U.S.-China relationship, however, assures that over the long term China's rise as a space power will present challenges to the United States. Militarily, China's improved remote sensing capabilities and launch tempos require the U.S. military to prepare to counteract China's use of space in a potential conflict over Taiwan. Commercially, China's lower labor costs and mercantilist approach to space could establish China as a competitive market force. Politically, U.S. diplomats must recognize the role Chinese space activities plays in diplomacy and be prepared to ameliorate cooperative activities that impinge on U.S. national security. Despite these drawbacks, cooperation with China cannot be ruled out. Cooperation can improve scientific research, increase safety, and make an opaque program more transparent, but should not directly improve China's military or commercial capabilities. Consequently, the U.S. response to China's rise as a space power should take a balanced approach in which challenges are managed and opportunities exploited
Talent : implications for a U.S. Army Officer Corps strategy by Casey Wardynski( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 696 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
On strategy : the Vietnam War in context by Harry G Summers( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to rebuilding public sector services in stability operations : a role for the military by Derick W Brinkerhoff( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide examines the role of restoration of public services within the broader context of stability operations. The extent to which public service reconstruction takes place depends on the mission, the level of resources, and the host country context. This paper provides guidance helpful to U.S. peacekeeping personnel in planning and executing stability operations tasks related to restoration of public sector services and infrastructure. It is designed to supplement existing and emerging guidance, and is specifically relevant to addressing the needs of public sector rebuilding in a post-conflict situation by peacekeeping forces. The material presented here draws both from theory and analytic frameworks and from on-the-ground experience of practitioners."--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 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the experience of diplomats and military officers who have served in many zones of conflict, and whose duties meant daily interaction with senior foreign officials, this guide describes the preparations that an advisor should make, illustrates the questions he should ask, and explains the political and cultural complexities that affect his mission. Although most of the examples are drawn from Islamic countries, the precepts and advice apply broadly
YouTube war : fighting in a world of cameras in every cell phone and photoshop on every computer by Cori Elizabeth Dauber( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terrorist attacks today are often media events in a second sense: information and communication technologies have developed to such a point that these groups can film, edit, and upload their own attacks within minutes of staging them, whether the Western media are present or not. In this radically new information environment, the enemy no longer depends on traditional media. This is the "YouTube War." This monograph methodically lays out the nature of this new environment in terms of its implications for a war against media-savvy insurgents, and then considers possible courses of action for the Army and the U.S. military as they seek to respond to an enemy that has proven enormously adaptive to this new environment and the new type of warfare it enables."--Forward, page iii
The future of American landpower : does forward presence still matter? : the case of the Army in Europe by John R Deni( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph explores the utility of forward presence in Europe, placing the recent decisions -- and, in particular, the arguments against forward presence -- in the context of a decades-long tradition on the part of many political leaders, scholars, and others to mistakenly tie the forward-basing of U.S. forces to more equal defense burden sharing across the entire North Atlantic alliance. In assessing whether and how forward presence still matters in terms of protecting U.S. interests and achieving U.S. objectives, the author bridges the gap between academics and practitioners by grounding his analysis in political science theory while illuminating how forward-basing yields direct, tangible benefits in terms of military operational interoperability. Moreover, this monograph forms a critical datapoint in the ongoing dialogue regarding the future of American landpower, particular in this age of austerity
New partnerships for a new era : enhancing the South African Army's stabilization role in Africa by Deane-Peter Baker( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 599 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
Jordanian national security and the future of Middle East stability by W. Andrew Terrill( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and Jordan have maintained a valuable mutually-supportive relationship for decades as a result of shared interests in a moderate, prosperous, and stable Middle East. In this monograph, the author highlights Jordan's ongoing value as a U.S. ally and considers ways that the U.S.-Jordanian alliance might be used to contain and minimize problems of concern to both countries. Although Jordan is not a large country, it is an important geographical crossroads within the Middle East and has been deeply involved in many of the most important events in the region's modern history. In recent years, the importance of the U.S.-Jordanian relationship has increased, and Jordan has emerged as a vital U.S. ally in the efforts to stabilize Iraq and also resist violent extremism and terrorism throughout the region. Amman's traditional role in helping to train friendly Arab military, police, and intelligence forces to its own high standards is a particularly helpful way in which Jordan can enhance efforts to achieve regional security. The United States needs to support efforts to continue and expand this role. Additionally, Jordan maintains a key interest in Palestinian/Israeli issues and has made ongoing efforts to play a constructive role in this setting. Helping Jordan survive, prosper, and modernize correspondingly has become an urgent priority for the United States in its quest for a secure Middle East
Dealing with political ferment in Latin America : the populist revival, the emergence of the center, and implications for U.S. policy by Hal Brands( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 597 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
Crime, violence, and the crisis in Guatemala : a case study in the erosion of the state by Hal Brands( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guatemala is currently experiencing a full-blown crisis of the democratic state. An unholy trinity of criminal elements: international drug traffickers, domestically based organized crime syndicates, and youth gangs, is effectively waging a form of irregular warfare against government institutions, with devastating consequences. The police, the judiciary, and entire local and departmental governments are rife with criminal infiltrators; murder statistics have surpassed civil-war levels in recent years; criminal operatives brazenly assassinate government officials and troublesome members of the political class; and broad swaths of territory are now effectively under the control of criminal groups. Guatemala's weak institutions have been unable to contain this violence, leading to growing civic disillusion and causing a marked erosion in the authority and legitimacy of the government."--Page v
Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Central Asia by Stephen Blank( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 591 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
Japan's decision for war in 1941 : some enduring lessons by Jeffrey Record( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 586 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 North Korean ballistic missile program by Daniel A Pinkston( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs have drawn international attention for years. In the early 1960s, Pyongyang began to pursue the capability to produce advanced weapons systems, including rockets and missiles. However, foreign assistance and technology, particularly from China and the Soviet Union, were instrumental in the acquisition of these capabilities. The ballistic missile inventory now totals about 800 road-mobile missiles, including about 200 Nodong missiles that could strike Japan. In April 2007, North Korea for the first time displayed two new missiles: a short-range tactical missile that poses a threat to Seoul and U.S. Forces in South Korea, and an intermediate-range missile that could potentially strike Guam. Although North Korea has not demonstrated the ability to produce a nuclear warhead package for its missiles, its missiles are believed to be capable of delivering chemical and possibly biological munitions. North Korean media and government officials claim the country needs a nuclear deterrent to cope with the "hostile policy of the United States," but Pyongyang has never officially abandoned its objective of "completing the revolution in the south." Little is known about North Korean military doctrine and the role of its ballistic missiles, but National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Chŏng-il has ultimate authority over their disposition
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Amerika Gasshukoku Rikugun Daigaku Senryaku Kenkyujo

Army War College 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 (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 Institut für Strategische Studien

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

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