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Fri Mar 21 17:14:57 2014 UTClccn-n831691270.35The United States and a rising China strategic and military implications /0.530.94New-concept development : a planning approach for the 21st century Air Force /76403335n 83169127990586Khalilzad, Zalmay M.خليلزاد، زلميزاد، زلمي خليلزلمي خليل زادlccn-n79126811United StatesAir Forcelccn-n85368122Project Air Force (U.S.)edtlccn-n78083407Rand Corporationlccn-n87874640Lesser, Ian O.1957-edtviaf-140107245United StatesAir Forceedtlccn-n79005241Benard, Cheryl1953-lccn-n79113045White, John Patrick1937-edtlccn-n50030664Hunter, Robert Edwards1940-othlccn-n81019937Carlucci, Frank Charles1930-othlccn-no2001031518Transition 2001 (Organization)Khalilzad, ZalmayConference proceedingsUnited StatesUnited States.--Air ForceStrategic aspects of individual placesMilitary policyArmed ForcesChinaMilitary art and science--AutomationAsiaWorld politics--ForecastingAir defensesInternational relationsPolitical scienceWorld politicsIranAir powerMilitary planningNational securityAstronautics, MilitaryManagementTurkeyEuropeTwenty-first centuryArab-Israeli conflictMiddle East--Persian Gulf RegionDiplomatic and consular serviceYugoslav War (1991-1995)Bosnia and HercegovinaAfghanistanStrategic planningSouth AsiaMilitary readinessArab countriesSoviet UnionInternational relations--ForecastingInformation warfareNetwork-centric operations (Military science)CyberterrorismMilitary art and scienceMilitary relations19801984198619881991199319951996199719981999200020012002923040161355.03109510973UA23ocn467638943ocn442890753ocn454928041ocn829407495ocn438806906ocn765138612ocn45590994419198ocn044963095file19990.35The United States and a rising China strategic and military implicationsChina has been embarked on a process of reform and modernization that has led to unprecedented economic development. The goal is to make China a developed country, which would, among other things, raise the standard of living and prepare the base for a strong military. The Chinese leadership considers good relations with the United States to be strongly advisable, if not absolutely necessary, but sovereignty concerns (especially with regard to Taiwan) could cause tensions in the Sino-U.S. relationship. China could emerge, by 2015, as a formidable power, one that might offer an alternative to the current U.S. role as the region's preferred security partner and its ultimate security manager. At present, the best U.S. response appears to be a combination of engagement and containment, a "congagement" policy that would continue to try to bring China into the current international system while both preparing for a possible Chinese challenge to it and seeking to convince the Chinese leadership that a challenge would be difficult and extremely risky to pursue+-+9602758835163911ocn049851873file20010.39The United States and Asia toward a new U.S. strategy and force postureThe past 20 years have been a time of relative peace in Asia and, notwithstanding the 1997-1998 financial crisis, a period of robust economic growth as well. Currently, however, Asia is beset by a variety of problems that could well imperil the stability it has long enjoyed -- including territorial disputes, nuclear rivalry, rising nationalist sentiments, and increased military capabilities. This report summarizes the manner in which the United States can best meet these challenges and thereby ensure continued peace and stability in the region. In the interests of this goal, the report outlines an integrated political, military, and economic strategy that the United States can pursue to inhibit the growth of rivalries in Asia and, more broadly, prevent the rise of instability in the region. Also delineated are changes in U.S. military posture that will be made necessary by this strategy+-+K004758835155910ocn048139063file19980.37Sources of conflict in the 21st century regional futures and U.S. strategyThe problem of global, long-range defense planning has changed enormously since the end of the Cold War. The sources and types of conflict for which the military must plan have become more varied and less predictable, the range of potential adversaries is larger, the range of military missions is more diverse, and the nature of security itself is changing on a global basis. Defense analysts must begin to consider how many of today's leading adversaries will remain adversaries, if long-standing allies will change their orientation, who will be called on to intervene and where, and if we can expect stability or chaos. This book examines current political trends and potential sources of conflict in three critical regions--Asia, the greater Middle East, and Europe and the former Soviet Union--through the year 2025. The authors describe possible alternative strategic "worlds," including a projection of today's mixed political climate, a more benign world in which the great powers are at peace and are actively cooperative, and a world beset with economic, demographic, and political turmoil. Additional chapters discuss regional trends and their meaning for strategy and planning. Originally intended to serve Air Force long-range planning needs, the findings are relevant to broader ongoing debates and should be of interest to a wide foreign and security policy audience+-+04707588357686ocn010022790book19840.50Benard, Cheryl"The government of God" : Iran's Islamic republic+-+322805687532448712ocn041002850book19990.35Khalilzad, ZalmayStrategic appraisal the changing role of information in warfareAdvances in information technology have led us to rely on easy communication and readily available information--both in our personal lives and in the life of our nation. For the most part, we have rightly welcomed these changes. But information that is readily available is available to friend and foe alike; a system that relies on communication can become useless if its ability to communicate is interfered with or destroyed. Because this reliance is so general, attacks on the information infrastructure can have widespread effects, both for the military and for society. And such attacks can come from a variety of sources, some difficult or impossible to identify. This, the third volume in the Strategic Appraisal series, draws on the expertise of researchers from across RAND to explore the opportunities and vulnerabilities inherent in the increasing reliance on information technology, looking both at its usefulness to the warrior and the need to protect its usefulness for everyone. The Strategic Appraisal series is intended to review, for a broad audience, issues bearing on national security and defense planning+-+68117588353469ocn049795299file20020.79Strategic appraisal : United States air and space power in the 21st centuryChange--in international relations, in technology, and in society as a whole--has become the idiom of our age. One example of these changes has been an increasing recognition of the value of air and space assets for handling nearly every contingency from disaster relief to war and, consequently, increasing demand for such assets. These developments have created both challenges and opportunities for the U.S. Air Force. This, the fourth volume in the Strategic Appraisal series, draws on the expertise of researchers from across RAND to explore both the challenges and opportunities that the U.S. Air Force faces as it strives to support the nation's interests in a challenging technological and security environment. Contributors examine the changing roles of air and space forces in U.S. national security strategy, the implications of new systems and technologies for military operations, and the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. security strategy. Contributors also discuss the status of major modernization efforts within the Air Force, and the "bill of health" of the Air Force, as measured by its readiness to undertake its missions both today and in the future+-+69047588352666ocn033947318book19960.86Strategic appraisal, 1996Today, the United States possesses military predominance, and American political and economic ideas have broad global appeal. Almost all of the economically capable nations are our allies. Yet the end of the Cold War has also brought an increase in disorder as a result of the rise in ethnic nationalism and the fragmentation of several states. And these are not the only complications in the current strategic situation. The old U.S. grand strategy--its stand against the Soviet Union--has become moot, and a new one must be devised in the face of a changing world. This book discusses this need and examines three possible strategies. It goes on to discuss the complexities of current geopolitical trends and describes the demands these situations might place on the U.S. military and, in particular, the Air Force+-+38987588352547ocn044633010book20000.88Khalilzad, ZalmayThe future of Turkish-Western relations : toward a strategic planAt the European Union's Helsinki Summit in December 1999, Turkey was declared a candidate for EU membership. But European and U.S. stakes in Turkey continue to evolve in today's post-Cold War era, influenced in no small part by Turkey's geopolitical position as a "pivotal state." The United States is concerned with Turkish support for U.S. freedom of action in key regions, and Turkey wants to ensure that it will have EU and U.S. assistance in managing its own regional challenges. MR-1241-SRF explores the significance of changes on the Turkish domestic scene, as well as the contours of Ankara's increasingly active external policies. The report goes on to discuss Western stakes in the future of a changing Turkey. The authors offer an agenda for closer strategic cooperation in the U.S.-Turkish-European triangle, focusing on key issues such as relations with Russia, energy security, containing weapons proliferation risks in the Middle East, and reinforcing Turkish convergence with the European Union+-+30237588352469ocn045896781book20000.88Taking charge : a bipartisan report to the President-elect on foreign policy and national securityA collection of discussion papers, prepared by RAND staff and others, thatanalyze the most critical foreign and national security issues facing the United States, both during the early days of the incoming presidential administration and in the long term. These papers were commissioned by Transition 2001, a bipartisan panel of about 60 American leaders in the areas of foreign and defense policy. The panel used the informationin the papers as the raw material for a summary report (published as RAND MR-1306-RC) that outlines the most important national security challenges for the new administration, suggests priorities, and recommends specific courses of action+-+31047588352356ocn036520948book19970.88Strategic appraisal 1997 : strategy and defense planning for the 21st centuryThis publication brings together the views of several experts in both the process and substance of defense planning. It argues that an ambitious U.S. national strategy of global leadership will be needed to protect and advance U.S. interests and identifies a range of possible future missions for which we need to prepare. Essays in the volume explore key issues that will arise as the United States fashions its military forces for the coming decades. These include: the roles of military power in U.S. national security strategy; new approaches to planning and evaluating future military force postures; the nature of future military challenges, both in defeating large-scale aggression and meeting smaller-scale threats; which operational capabilities should receive the highest priority; what level of forces future budgets are likely to support; and how the Department of Defense should downsize its infrastructure and reform its management practices. This volume will be of interest to professional defense planners and analysts, as well as students of defense strategy and operations+-+11097588352088ocn035842653book19960.93Khalilzad, ZalmayThe implications of the possible end of the Arab-Israeli conflict for Gulf securityThis report is intended to help the U.S. military--especially the U.S. Air Force--capitalize on changes in the Middle East security environment that may come about after a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace. It offers an overview of how the Arab-Israeli dispute has complicated U.S. efforts to defend the Persian Gulf region and details ways in which Israeli participation might aid the U.S. Air Force in future crises if peace reduces the stigma attached to an Israeli security role in the area. The report concludes by noting the implications of the above points for the U.S. military+-+34197588352005ocn031740229book19950.90Khalilzad, ZalmayFrom containment to global leadership? : America & the world after the Cold WarWith its victory in the Cold War, the United States is now the world's preeminent military and political power. It has the world's largest economy. It leads the world in many areas of technology. It faces no global rival and no significant hostile alliances. Most of the world's economically capable nations are U.S. allies. Three years after the end of the Cold War, however, no new grand design has yet jelled, and this failure carries large opportunity costs. Now is the time for the United States to decide upon a new grand strategy to guide the nation's direction for the future. The report identifies options for a new U.S. architectural framework. During the Cold War, U.S. foreign and security policies were guided by the objective of "Soviet containment." Today, does the country need a new vision and grand strategy? What options are there to choose from, which is the best, and why? And what are the preferred option's implications for America's foreign and security policies and its military forces? The report seeks to answer these questions and offers seven principles that should guide U.S. policies+-+75716588351742ocn070737836file20010.59Taking charge a bipartisan report to the President-elect on foreign policy and national securityA report prepared by Transition 2001, a bipartisan panel of about 60 American leaders in the areas of foreign and defense policy, outlining the most important national security challenges for the new administration, suggesting priorities, and recommending specific courses of action that the new president could take in the early days of his administration. Such decisive early action will be critical for setting U.S. foreign and national security policy on the right path for the balance of his term and beyond. This summary is based on more than 25 discussion papers on key issues and areas, prepared by RAND staff and others, analyzing the most critical foreign and national security issues facing the United States, both during the first part of the new administration and in the long term. The discussion papers are published in a companion report, RAND MR-1306/1-RC+-+31047588351735ocn029985812book19930.93Rand CorporationLessons from BosniaConference proceedingsThis report documents the August 5, 1993 proceedings of the first in a series of RAND seminars entitled "Lesser Regional Crises/Peace Enforcement." It includes four essays: "Turning Points in Bosnia and the West" by Jim Steinberg, examines whether a different reaction by the United States, the West, or the international community at large at different points in the Bosnia crisis might have produced preferable results. The author also assesses what we can learn from this crisis in dealing with future ones. "Turning Points in Bosnia and the Region," by Alan Fogelquist, describes the various stages in the evolution of the fighting in Bosnia and changes in the strategies of the protagonists. The author describes some ominous new scenarios that the crisis may still produce. Cheryl Benard, who has interviewed some 250 Bosnians in camps in Europe, analyzes the dynamics of ethnic cleansing. In "Bosnia: Was it Inevitable?" she raises questions about the degree of popular support for Serb expansionism, and asks whether current Western policy might be unwittingly encouraging ethnic nationalism. And in "Bosnia as Future," author Albert Wohlstetter outlines a strategy that the United States and the other democracies should follow now in dealing with the ongoing conflicts in Bosnia. In doing so, he argues that Bosnia is a test case for likely future conflicts across Europe, making it all the more important that the aggressors in Bosnia be defeated1617ocn035990361book19950.94Lewis, LeslieNew-concept development : a planning approach for the 21st century Air ForceUsing the economic model of demand, supply, and integration, the authors discuss the elements that shape the demand when attempting to define strategic direction and potential investment strategies in the next 15 to 20 years. There is an emphasis on nonmateriel solutions in the supplying of new ideas, as well on allowing new concepts to be shared throughout the Air Force. The integration process filters new ideas against demand and enables the Air Force to link new concepts to resource investment processes, such as the PPBS. The linkages to the planning and resourcing processes within the Air Force could be examined in greater detail, however. Some of the issues that should be addressed are how proposed new concepts might be identified as useful, how new-concept development and long-range planning should be functionally and organizationally supported, and how might new-concept development and long-range planning be implemented and sustained+-+23297588351593ocn009759408book19840.86Security in southern Asia1575ocn035029586book19960.93Davis, Paul KA composite approach to Air Force planningAfter the 1996 Presidential election, the Department of Defense (DoD) will probably conduct a major review of national military strategy and the current basis of force planning, the Bottom-Up Review. In preparation for this review, what issues should the Air Force consider, what planning methods should be brought to bear, and when? The authors address these questions and note that there is no single best planning method. Different methods focus on and deal with different generic planning activities, and no method stands alone or constitutes a complete methodology. If undertaken by creative minds, most of the techniques discussed here will do a good job for the Air Force (and for the DoD more generally). But it is particularly important to allow and encourage participants to break the shackles of conventional wisdom--not only about current realities, but about what the nature of the future will be, about what "good" strategic planners are "supposed" to assume about the future, and what types and levels of forces are allegedly "required."+-+28897588351254ocn024257125book19910.86Khalilzad, ZalmayProspects for the Afghan interim governmentThis report assesses the prospects for the Afghan Interim Government (AIG) formed by the Pakistan-based mujahedin leaders in February 1989 after the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. It focuses on the following issues: (1) whether the AIG is an asset, a liability, or of no importance in the conflict between the mujahedin and the Kabul regime; (2) the attitude of key commanders, the Afghan leaders based in Pakistan, and other noted Afghans toward the AIG; (3) the prospects for broadening the AIG; (4) the alternatives proposed by the important Afghans--the AIG leaders, resistance commanders, and the former king--on how the AIG should be broadened or replaced; (5) the implications if the AIG is not broadened; and (6) the alternatives to the current AIG402ocn007122776book19800.93Khalilzad, ZalmayThe return of the great game : superpower rivalry and domestic turmoil in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey322ocn243432624book19880.47Benard, CherylGott in Teheran : Irans Islamische Republic+-+9602758835+-+9602758835Fri Mar 21 15:12:32 EDT 2014batch28021