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

Works: 1,661 works in 4,478 publications in 1 language and 263,217 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  History  Directories 
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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 )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 815 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)
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 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On strategy : the Vietnam War in context by Harry G Summers( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 651 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( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 92 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
Pakistan's nuclear future : reining in the risk by Henry D Sokolski( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfortunately, a nuclear terrorist act is only one-- and hardly the most probable-- of several frightening security threats Pakistan now faces or poses. We know that traditional acts of terrorism and conventional military crises in Southwest Asia have nearly escalated into wars and, more recently, even threatened Indian and Pakistani nuclear use. Certainly, the war jitters that attended the recent terrorist attacks against Mumbai highlighted the nexus between conventional terrorism and war. For several weeks, the key worry in Washington was that India and Pakistan might not be able to avoid war. Similar concerns were raised during the Kargil crisis in 1999, and the Indo-Pakistani conventional military tensions that arose in 2001 and 2002-- crises that most analysts (including those who contributed to this volume) believe could have escalated into nuclear conflicts. The intent of this book is to conduct a significant evaluation of these threats. Its companion volume, Worries Beyond War, published in 2008, focused on the challenges of Pakistani nuclear terrorism. These analyses offer a window into what is possible and why Pakistani nuclear terrorism is best seen as a lesser included threat to war, and terrorism more generally. Could the United States do more with Pakistan to secure Pakistan's nuclear weapons holdings against possible seizure? It is unclear. This book argues that rather than distracting our policy leaders from taking the steps needed to reduce the threats of nuclear war, we would do well to view our worst terrorist nightmares for what they are: subordinate threats that will be limited best if the risk of nuclear war is reduced and contained
Japan's decision for war in 1941 : some enduring lessons by Jeffrey Record( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 86 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
Hamas and Israel : conflicting strategies of group-based politics by Sherifa Zuhur( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 85 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
Criminals, militias, and insurgents : organized crime in Iraq by Phil Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 85 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
Mexico's narco-insurgency and U.S. counterdrug policy by Hal Brands( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 83 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
Regional spillover effects of the Iraq War by W. Andrew Terrill( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines some of the most significant ongoing transnational or "spillover" problems associated with the continuing conflict in Iraq, with particular attention being paid to those problems that could disrupt or even undermine the stability of regional states beyond Iraq. Spillover issues include: (1) refugees and displaced persons fleeing Iraq in large numbers for neighboring countries, (2) cross-border terrorism, (3) intensification of separatism and sectarian discord among Iraq's neighbors fueled by conflict in Iraq, and (4) transnational crime. This work assumes that spillover influencing neighboring states will continue to occur even in best case scenarios where the Iraqi government rapidly assumes full sovereignty over the entire country in ways that allow it to provide security and stability to most of the population. In the perhaps more likely event that Iraq continues to wrestle with serious internal conflict, cross-border spillover problems could be significantly more intense. This monograph is designed to serve as an overview of the present dangers for Iraq's neighbors and may intensify as a result of the ongoing conflict within Iraq. It assumes no amount of U.S. effort and resources can compensate for Iraqis who are not willing or able to address the serious problems that still exist in organizing their society in ways that promote stability and minimize internal division. It is important that any future setbacks in the strategic situation in Iraq do not lead to intensified problems in the wider Middle East because U.S. strategists and policymakers focus so directly on short-term Iraqi issues that they fail to address how Iraqi problems influence the wider region. The time to begin dealing with the potential dangers of serious spillover problems is immediately, and not after the United States begins to withdraw from Iraq. The alternative approach, which is to assume the United States will "fix" Iraq and therefore not have to deal with spillover issues, presupposes an almost perfect long-term outcome to the present situation, and is therefore a considerable gamble. At the present time, the danger of spillover problems involving Sunni-Shi'ite sectarian and Arab-Kurdish ethnic strife that moves beyond Iraq is probably more threatening to U.S. interests than any other spillover effect, including the Iraqi refugee crisis, terrorism, and Iraqi-based transnational crime. All of these issues are nevertheless important, and they must therefore be addressed by a comprehensive strategy. -- page vii
Short of general war : perspectives on the use of military power in the 21st century by Harry R Yarger( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 73 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
The Army's professional military ethic in an era of persistent conflict by Don M Snider( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 73 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
War without borders : the Colombia-Ecuador crisis of 2008 by Gabriel Marcella( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 70 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
Do oil exports fuel defense spending? by Clayton K. S Chun( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 69 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
The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents by Leonard Wong( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 68 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( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 68 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
New NATO members : security consumers or producers? by Joel R Hillison( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes NATO defense expenditures over the past decade and troop contributions of new members during three NATO missions: Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan, specifically focusing on the 1999 wave of new members (the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland). Concludes that these members are fulfilling their commitments to NATO and NATO missions and even suggests that these members have been willing to take on additional responsibility and burdens. Older allies should be encouraged to increase their own contributions to the alliance where feasible
Implications of a changing NATO by Phillip R Cuccia( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 67 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
New partnerships for a new era : enhancing the South African Army's stabilization role in Africa by Deane-Peter Baker( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 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
Guide to rebuilding public sector services in stability operations : a role for the military by Derick W Brinkerhoff( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 59 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]
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Alternative Names
Amerika Gasshukoku Rikugun Daigaku Senryaku Kenkyujo

Army War College Institut für Strategische Studien

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. Strategic Studies Institute.

War College Carlisle Barracks, Pa Institut für Strategische Studien

War College Carlisle Barracks, Pa Strategic Studies Institute

War College Institut für Strategische Studien

War College 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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