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Davis, Lynn E. (Lynn Etheridge) 1943-

Works: 60 works in 283 publications in 1 language and 21,159 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E183.8.R9, 327.73047
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Most widely held works about Lynn E Davis
Most widely held works by Lynn E Davis
Individual preparedness and response to chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological terrorist attacks by Lynn E Davis( )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 6,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individual preparedness is an important element of our nation's strategy for homeland security. This report adopts a scenario-driven approach that provides a rigorous way to identify actions-linked specifically to terrorist attacks-individuals can take to protect their health and safety. The result is an individual's strategy across four types of terrorist attacks-chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological-consisting of overarching goals and simple and directive response and preparatory actions. The actions are appropriate regardless of likelihood of an attack, scale of attack, or government alert level; designed to be sensitive to potential variations; and defined in terms of simple rules that should be easy for individuals to adopt. A reference card included at the back of the guide encapsulates the key points and can be removed for display in a prominent place
The U.S. Army and the new national security strategy by Lynn E Davis( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 2,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How is the U.S. Army changing to fulfill its role in light of the new national security strategy? How must it change further to better accomplish its manifold and varied missions? How did the attacks of September 11, 2001, alter or accelerate the need for change? Is the Army's far-reaching program for change known as the Army Transformation on the right track? Fourteen RAND analysts with broad experience in strategic and Army planning have undertaken to answer these questions. In this book, the authors use nine chapters to examine the Army's role in the offensive war on terrorism; the Army's homeland security needs; the implications for the Army of the increase in emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region; the Army's role in coalition operations; the unfinished business of jointness-the lessons to be learned from recent Army operations and how the Army can better prepare for the future; the Army's deployability, logistical, and personnel challenges; and whether the Army can afford the Transformation as currently envisaged. These chapters are bracketed by a concise introduction, a description of the new national security strategy and the Army's place in it, and a succinct summary of the authors' conclusions. This book is nothing less than a call for the Army to change and a prescription for what needs to be done
Hurricane Katrina : lessons for army planning and operations( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The efforts undertaken by civilian and military organizations in response to Hurricane Katrina were historically unprecedented, but a number of changes would enhance future Army and National Guard disaster-response efforts, including preparing governors to call up Guard units for out-of-state emergencies and the creation of regional standing homeland security task forces
Stretched thin : Army forces for sustained operations( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nation has difficult trade-offs in facing calls on Army forces for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This report describes the effects of large deployments on the Army's ability to provide forces for other contingencies, to ensure that soldiers are trained, and to continue to recruit and retain soldiers. The authors found that Army plans for transformation and employing reserves at reasonable rates still fall short. Steps to improve the situation all involve high risks or costs. Unless requirements recede, the nation faces an Army stretched thin, with no quick fix or easy solution
Iran's nuclear future : critical U.S. policy choices by Lynn E Davis( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Iran's nuclear program continues to evolve, U.S. decisionmakers will confront a series of critical policy choices involving complex considerations and policy trade-offs. These policy choices could include dissuading Iran from developing nuclear weapons and deterring Iran from using its nuclear weapons, if it were to acquire them. To be successful, the United States will need to find ways to influence Iran's calculations of costs and benefits as Iran pursues its national security interests (survival of the regime, protection of the homeland, and expansion of its regional influence). The United States will also need to reassure its partners in the region of the credibility of the U.S. deterrent posture so as to reduce the Gulf Cooperation Council states' potential interest in developing their own nuclear weapons and dissuade Israel from pursuing unilateral military actions or openly declaring its nuclear posture. The U.S. Air Force, supporting combatant commanders, will play a prominent role in implementing the policy choices, and so it needs to prepare by understanding the goals and timelines of potential military tasks and by designing exercises and war games to support different policy choices
U.S. overseas military presence : what are the strategic choices? by Lynn E Davis( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since World War II, the United States has relied on a global network of military bases and forces to protect its interests and those of its allies. But the international environment has changed greatly over the decades, and economic concerns have risen, leading some to debate just what America{u2019}s role should now be in the world. This monograph addresses one aspect of this debate by introducing a new analytical approach to defining future U.S. military presence overseas. It does so by first considering U.S. global security interests, then focusing on specific threats to them in East Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. With that, the researchers designed a menu of global postures based on different strategic perspectives. They evaluated the global postures in terms of their operational performance and then compared them in terms of their associated U.S. Air Force bases, combat forces, active-duty personnel, and base operating costs. These analyses offer insights on the critical strategic choices that policymakers need to address and that the public needs to debate as they consider future overseas U.S. military presence. Among these choices are for the United States to depend more on its allies, rely more on U.S. based military forces, focus its presence more on East Asia or on the Middle East, or retain its current overseas presence in the face of expanding threats. Those involved in debates on the future global U.S. posture will need to make explicit their implicit underlying perspectives on what role overseas military presence can play in achieving U.S. global security interests
The Cold War begins: Soviet-American conflict over Eastern Europe by Lynn E Davis( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen fremstiller centrale konflikter og traktater, der efter forfatterens opfattelse har været de væsentlige årsager til den kolde krigs begyndelse
Choosing a new organization for management and disposition of commercial and defense high-level radioactive materials by Lynn E Davis( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding ways to safely store and ultimately dispose of nuclear waste has been on the national policy agenda for decades and remains a matter of considerable debate. This volume considers the creation of a new, single-purpose organization to manage and dispose of commercial and defense high-level radioactive materials. The authors first examine three organizational models⁰́₄federal government corporation, federally chartered private corporation, and independent government agency⁰́₄and evaluate how well they could perform the goals and responsibilities needed in a new management and disposition organization (MDO). The authors find that a federally chartered private corporation, with its commitment to stockholders and making a profit, would be weak in public accountability and political credibility. For the other two models (a federal government corporation and independent government agency), they describe the critical steps to designing an MDO, focusing on the critical relationship of the organization to the President and Congress, its source of funding, and other organizational attributes, such as how it will engage stakeholders and be treated by federal and state regulatory agencies. The authors emphasize that the key challenge in designing a new MDO is the need to strike a balance between political accountability and flexibility
Armed and dangerous? : UAVs and U.S. security by Lynn E Davis( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed drones are making the headlines, especially in their role in targeted killings. In this report, RAND researchers stepped back and asked whether these weapons are transformative. The answer is no, though they offer significant capabilities to their users, especially in counterterrorism operations as has been the case for the United States. Will they proliferate? Yes, but upon a closer look at the types of systems, only a few rich countries will be in a position to develop the higher technology and longer range systems. U.S. adversaries and others will likely find weapons such as aircraft and air defenses more cost and militarily effective. Their proliferation will not create the kinds of global dangers that call for new arms control efforts, but the risks to regional stability cannot be dismissed entirely, as is the case of any conventional weapon. How the United States will use these weapons today and into the future will be important in shaping a broader set of international norms that discourage their misuse by others
Improving anti-drug budgeting( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Provided Annotation The United States spends over $16 billion a year to fight drugs, or so the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has certified over the past few years. What confidence is there that this budget accurately reflects federal expenditures on antidrug activities? The agencies that compile the antidrug budgets use a variety of calculation methods, some of which are problematic. Although the drug-control budget will necessarily always be a collection of estimates, it can be significantly improved, by establishing common principles to guide the calculations and by basing them on empirical data. Such steps would provide ONDCP with the ability to implement strategies and hold agencies accountable for their performance. This is essential for the ONDCP Director to be able to direct and coordinate the nation's antidrug programs and for the American people to be confident about what resources are actually being spent on antidrug activities
Limited nuclear options : deterrence and the new American doctrine by Lynn E Davis( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear arms control choices by Harold Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peacekeeping and peacemaking after the Cold War by Lynn E Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report addresses the challenges of peacekeeping and peacemaking after the Cold War, looking first at recent efforts to keep the peace and then suggesting a multifaceted approach for the future. It looks at operations in which the international community successfully cooperated--such as in Iraq, and less successfully so--such as in Cambodia and the western Sahara. It points out that bringing peace to post-Cold War conflicts will require the international community to take a role in helping build nations and, in the process, carry out such additional activities as monitoring human rights, demobilizing armies, providing administrative services, and setting up democratic institutions. The report defines five conditions that have been necessary for success in traditional UN peacekeeping operations: (1) the international community viewed the conflict of sufficient concern to intervene and was willing to take the risks and bear the costs involved; (2) a plausible political settlement to the dispute existed and could be defined in general terms; (3) the parties to the conflict were prepared to stop fighting and accept outside help in moving toward that political settlement; (4) the international community was essentially neutral as to how the dispute would be resolved, and it was so viewed by the warring parties; and (5) military forces had a role that was relevant to achieving the political settlement, e.g., as truce monitors, patrols in demilitarized zones, etc. For conflicts in which these conditions are met, the international community should seize the opportunity to play a role in bringing peace. When they are not met, the focus should be on nonmilitary measures such as establishing international norms of behavior--most importantly the assurance of the rights of minorities and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Peacemaking operations become the instrument of last resort because of their dangers and their difficult operational requirements. But in order to provide for occasions when they may be needed, the most important step would be for governments to place "volunteer" military forces under UN command
Army forces for homeland security( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although responding to terrorist attacks and other domestic emergencies is primarily the responsibility of various civilian agencies, the U.S. Army has always had a role to play in filling any gaps in civilian capability. Should the Army adopt a hedging strategy to meet the risks of future terrorist attacks and other emergencies? The authors lay out five possible shortfalls in civilian and Army capabilities and suggest five possible responses the Army can begin today to ameliorate future risks. They also estimate the costs, both monetary and political, of the responses. They conclude that the nation needs to decide whether to bear the costs today in order to hedge against future risks
An arms control strategy for the new Europe by Lynn E Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from being a relic of the Cold War, arms control, according to this study, has a continuing role to play in addressing Europe's new insecurities and instabilities and, therefore, should be pursued ambitiously for its potential contribution to peace and security. After summarizing the record of arms control to date and concluding that it provides a firm and impressive foundation upon which to build an ambitious agenda for the future, the study presents a four-part strategy for future arms control in Europe: (1) help build confidence among the newly independent states and contribute to peace-building efforts; (2) confirm by treaty the positive developments in military forces and activities under way in Europe; (3) manage the demilitarization of interstate relations and, over time, foster a community of interest throughout Europe in which disputes are resolved peacefully; and (4) reduce significantly the role of nuclear weapons and strengthen the global nuclear nonproliferation regime
Coordinating the war on terrorism( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The federal government confronts a confounding array of choices about priorities and coordination in the war on terrorism. This Occasional Paper addresses how the war on terrorism should be coordinated within the executive branch of the federal government, in particular within the White House. The authors survey the historical record, lay out the critical choices, and recommend changes
A strategic planning approach : defining alternative counterterrorism strategies as an illustration by Lynn E Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the United States government has historically undertaken strategic reviews and produced numerous strategy documents, these have provided only very general directions for U.S. policymakers. This paper defines an approach to strategic planning and illustrates its application using the example of the critical national security topic of counterterrorism
Homeland security : a compendium of public and private organizations' policy recommendations by John Parachini( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Department of Homeland Security is faced with the task of meeting the ambitious goals set out for it by the Bush Administration. This paper provides a compendium of past recommendations from various public and private organizations on how the new department might achieve those goals. The authors reviewed key reports from those organizations, which represent most of the significant efforts to date concerning recommended policy changes and policy initiatives to enhance homeland security. The authors intend for this paper to be used as a guide for further individual study of those reports
Assuring peace in a changing world : critical choices for the West's strategic and arms control policies by Lynn E Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What you should do to prepare for and respond to chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological terrorist attacks( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Davis, Lynn 1943-

Davis, Lynn E.

Davis, Lynn Etheridge 1943-

Dėvis, L. Ė. (Linn Ė.), 1943-

Etheridge Davis, Lynn 1943-

Lynn E. Davis Amerikaans politica

Lynn E. Davis personnalité politique américaine

Lynn E. Davis político estadounidense

Lynn E. Davis US-amerikanesch Politikerin

Lynn E. Davis US-amerikanische Politikerin

Дэвис, Л. Э. (Линн Э.), 1943-

リン・エスリッジ・デイヴィス アメリカ合衆国の政治学者、政治家

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The U.S. Army and the new national security strategyHurricane Katrina : lessons for army planning and operationsStretched thin : Army forces for sustained operationsIran's nuclear future : critical U.S. policy choicesImproving anti-drug budgetingArmy forces for homeland securityAn arms control strategy for the new EuropeA strategic planning approach : defining alternative counterterrorism strategies as an illustration