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

Works: 2,272 works in 5,337 publications in 1 language and 321,467 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Sources  Directories 
Roles: Publisher, Other, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: DK274, 327.470172
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The Soviet Union in the Third World : successes and failures by Robert H Donaldson( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do oil exports fuel defense spending? by Clayton K. S Chun( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 804 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
Implications of a changing NATO by Phillip R Cuccia( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 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 Army's professional military ethic in an era of persistent conflict by Don M Snider( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 759 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 Army officers' professional ethic : past, present, and future by Matthew Moten( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph surveys the history of the Army's professional ethic, focusing primarily on the Army officer corps. It assesses today's strategic, professional, and ethical environment. Then it argues that a clear statement of the Army officers' professional ethic is especially necessary in a time when the Army is stretched and stressed as an institution. The Army officer corps has both a need and an opportunity to better define itself as a profession, forthrightly to articulate its professional ethic, and clearly to codify what it means to be a military professional
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 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prepared under the auspices of the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania." Includes bibliographical references
The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents by Leonard Wong( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 742 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
Talent : implications for a U.S. Army Officer Corps strategy by Casey Wardynski( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 738 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
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 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

YouTube war : fighting in a world of cameras in every cell phone and photoshop on every computer by Cori Elizabeth Dauber( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 640 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."--Page iii
Dealing with political ferment in Latin America : the populist revival, the emergence of the center, and implications for U.S. policy by Hal Brands( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 636 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
New partnerships for a new era : enhancing the South African Army's stabilization role in Africa by Deane-Peter Baker( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 627 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( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 621 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
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 620 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
Mexico's narco-insurgency and U.S. counterdrug policy by Hal Brands( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 618 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 Merida Initiative is representative of the supply-side approach to the narcotics trade that has long characterized U.S. drug control policy. Unfortunately, this approach to the drug trade is unlikely to achieve the desired results in Mexico. For the Merida Initiative to be fully successful, the United States must therefore forge a more holistic, better-integrated approach to the drug trade. Implementing such a strategy will not be easy, but it will be central to improving U.S. counternarcotics policy and ensuring that the Merida Initiative is more than a mere palliative for the problems associated with the Mexican drug trade
Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Central Asia by Stephen Blank( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Obama has outlined a comprehensive strategy for the war in Afghanistan which is now the central front of our campaign against Islamic terrorism. The strategy strongly connects our prosecution of that war to our policy in Pakistan and internal developments there as a necessary condition of victory. But the strategy has also provided for a new logistics road through Central Asia. The author argues that a winning strategy in Afghanistan depends as well 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 the more effective leveraging of our superior economic power in Central Asia to help stabilize the region so that it provides a secure rear to Afghanistan. In this fashion we would help Central Asia meet the challenges of extremism, of economic decline due to the global economic crisis, and thus help provide political stability in states that are likely to be challenged by the confluence of those trends
Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) by Henry D Sokolski( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 610 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
The North Korean ballistic missile program by Daniel A Pinkston( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs have drawn international attention for years. In the early 1960s, international and domestic political factors impelled Pyongyang to pursue an indigenous capability to produce advanced weapons systems, including rockets and missiles. However, North Korea actively sought foreign technology and assistance, particularly from China and the Soviet Union, to develop its missile capabilities. North Korea has now become a major missile exporter, creating instability in other regions of the world. 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 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, they are believed to be capable of delivering chemical and possibly biological munitions. In this monograph, Dr. Daniel Pinkston examines North Korea's ballistic missile program in depth, its national strategy and motivations, as well as its accompanying proliferation activities
War without borders : the Colombia-Ecuador crisis of 2008 by Gabriel Marcella( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 607 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
Hamas and Israel : conflicting strategies of group-based politics by Sherifa Zuhur( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph considers the changing fortunes of the Palestinian movement, HAMAS, and the recent outcomes of Israeli strategies aimed against this group and Palestinian nationalism external to the Fatah faction of the Palestinian Authority. The example of HAMAS challenges much of the current wisdom on "insurgencies" and their containment. As the author, Dr. Sherifa Zuhur, demonstrates, efforts have been made to separate HAMAS from its popular support and network of social and charitable organizations. These have not been effective in destroying the organization, nor in eradicating the will to resist among a fairly large segment of the Palestinian population. It is important to consider this Islamist movement in the context of a region-wide phenomenon of similar movements with local goals, which can be persuaded to relinquish violence, or which could move in the opposite direction, becoming more violent. Certainly an orientation to HAMAS and its base must be factored into new and more practical and effective approaches to peacemaking. At the same time, HAMAS offers a fascinating instance of the dynamics of strategic reactions, and the modification of Israeli impulses towards aggressive deterrence, as well as evolution in the Islamist movements' planning and operations. As well, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict bears similarities to a long-standing civil conflict, even as it has sparked inter-Palestinian hostilities in its most recent phase. The need for informed and critical discussion of the future of Islamism in the region continues today. We offer this monograph to those who wish to consider this particular aspect of the Palestinian-Israeli-Arab conflict"--Foreword
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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

ベイ リクグン ダイガク センリャク ケンキュウジョ



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