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Works: 196 works in 357 publications in 1 language and 39,312 library holdings
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Most widely held works by National Defense University Press
Special operations in US strategy by National Defense University( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partnership for the Americas : Western Hemisphere strategy and U.S. Southern Command by James Stavridis( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN, reflects on his tenure as Commander of United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). The first Admiral to command Southern Command, Admiral Stavridis broke with tradition from day one, discarding the customary military staff model and creating an innovative organization designed not solely to subdue adversaries, but ... to build durable and lasting partnerships. From his unique perspective as commander, Stavridis uses his personal style to describe his vision for the command's role in the Americas, making most of limited resources to create goodwill and mutual respect, while countering illegal drug trafficking, overcoming a dangerous insurgency in Colombia, and responding to humanitarian crises. He devotes chapters to USSOUTHCOM's role in nurturing institutional respect for human rights among military and security forces of the region, advancing health security, and supporting a new regional strategy to counter the increasing challenge of urban and transnational gang violence. Citing the hemisphere's common geography, culture, economy, and history, Stavridis makes a case for a common approach and strategy for defending our "shared home of the Americas" through an international, interagency, and private-public approach, all connected through coherent effective strategic communication--Publisher's description
Charting a course : strategic choices for a new administration( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The new administration takes office in a time of great complexity. The President faces a national security environment shaped by strong currents: globalization; the proliferation of new, poor, and weak states, as well as nonstate actors; a persistent landscape of violent extremist organizations; slow economic growth; the rise of China and a revanchist Russia; a collapsing Middle East; and domestic policies wracked by division and mistrust. While in absolute terms the Nation and the world are safer than in the last century, today the United States finds itself almost on a permanent war footing, engaged in military operations around the world. This book, written by experts at the Defense Department's National Defense University, offers valuable policy advice and grand strategy recommendations to those senior leaders who will staff and lead the next administration in national security affairs. The President and his staff, Members of Congress, and the many leaders throughout government concerned with the Nation's security interests should find this book valuable. Their task is not an easy one, and this volume's insights and reflections are offered with an ample dose of humility. There are no silver bullets, no elegant solutions to the complex problems confronting america and its leaders. This volume provides context and understanding about the current national security environment to those in the new administration as they prepare to lead the Nation during challenging times. To those senior leaders who bear the heaviest respobsibilities, these policy insights may chart a course forward."--Back cover
The Armed Forces officer by Richard M Swain( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950, when he commissioned the first edition of The Armed Forces Officer, Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall told its author, S.L.A. Marshall, that "American military officers, of whatever service, should share common ground ethically and morally." In this new edition, the authors methodically explore that common ground, reflecting on the basics of the Profession of Arms, and the officer's special place and distinctive obligations within that profession and especially to the Constitution
Battle-wise : seeking time-information superiority in networked warfare by David C Gompert( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The People's Liberation Army and contingency planning in China( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How will China use its increasing military capabilities in the future? China faces a complicated security environment with a wide range of internal and external threats. Rapidly expanding international interests are creating demands for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to conduct new missions ranging from protecting Chinese shipping from Somali pirates to evacuating citizens from Libya. The most recent Chinese defense white paper states that the armed forces must 'make serious preparations to cope with the most complex and difficult scenarios ... so as to ensure proper responses ... at any time and under any circumstances.' Based on a conference co-sponsored by Taiwan's Council of Advanced Policy Studies, RAND, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and National Defense University, [this book] brings together leading experts from the United States and Taiwan to examine how the PLA prepares for a range of domestic, border, and maritime contingencies. The book includes chapters on how the PLA, domestic security forces, and the civilian government conduct contingency planning and how military commanders can draw upon national-level military assets and mobilize civilian resources to execute their plans. Substantive chapters assess PLA planning for potential domestic contingencies such as suppressing internal unrest, border contingencies involving India, Myanmar, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, and maritime contingencies in both the near and the far seas. Authors also examine PLA preparations and performance in disaster relief, counterpiracy, and noncombatant evacuation operations. Improving PLA capabilities are giving Chinese leaders new options to respond to domestic and international crises, but the PLA still has significant limitations in projecting and sustaining power, especially in contested environments."--Back cover
Council of war : a history of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1942-1991 by Steven L Rearden( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Established during World War II to advise the President on the strategic direction of the Armed Forces of the United States, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) continued in existence after the war and, as military advisers and planners, have played a significant role in the development of national policy. Knowledge of JCS relations with the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council is essential to an understanding of the current work of the Chairman and the Joint Staff. A history of their activities, both in war and peacetime, also provides important insights into the military history of the United States. For these reasons, the Joint Chiefs of Staff directed that an official history of their activities be kept for the record. Its value for instructional purposes, for the orientation of officers newly assigned to the JCS organization, and as a source of information for staff studies is self-apparent ... Adopting a broad view, it surveys the JCS role and contributions from the early days of World War II through the end of the Cold War. Written from a combination of primary and secondary sources, it is a fresh work of scholarship, looking at the problems of this era and their military implications. The main prism is that of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but in laying out the JCS perspective, it deals also with the wider impact of key decisions and the ensuing policies."--Page ix
The Chinese Air Force : evolving concepts, roles, and capabilities( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents revised and edited papers from a October 2010 conference held in Taipei on the Chinese Air Force. The conference was jointly organized by Taiwan?s Council for Advanced Policy Studies, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the U.S. National Defense University, and the RAND Corporation. This books offers a complete picture of where the Chinese air force is today, where it has come from, and most importantly, where it is headed
Political warfare and psychological operations : rethinking the US approach by Frank R Barnett( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-nuclear attitudes in New Zealand and Australia by Dora Alves( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vast South Pacific, so near to Southeast Asia and vital sea lines of communications, is of great strategic value to the United States and the West. Peace in the South Pacific has depended on regional cooperation, primarily under ANZUS-the alliance of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. But New Zealand broke alliance ranks when it refused in early 1985 to allow a US ship to call at its ports following an ANZUS sea exercise. Coupled with the stern US response of suspending military cooperation with New Zealand, the incident threw into doubt the future of the South Pacific accord. This monograph, by Dr. Dora Alves of the National Defense University, examines the regional events leading to New Zealand's action and the resulting furor. Because the center of the incident is the issue of nuclear arms, Dr. Alves focuses on the growth of anti-nuclear attitudes in New Zealand, where the ruling Labour Party adopted an anti-nuclear stance as policy. Dr. Alves' work is both a case study of the interaction of domestic politics with international treaty obligations and a discussion of the strong anti-nuclear attitudes of many South Pacific inhabitants
The technological transformation of China by T. David McDonald( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cohesion, the human element in combat : leadership and societal influence in the armies of the Soviet Union, the United States, North Vietnam, and Israel by William Darryl Henderson( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book discusses The Significance of Military Cohesion, Measuring Military Power, Why Soldiers Fight, Characteristics of a Cohesive Army, Organizational Characteristics, Small Group and Unit Characteristics, and Leadership Characteristics. The Author Compares Cohesion in the North Vietnamese, US, Soviet, and Israeli Armies and Measures Societal Group Effects on Cohesion. Leadership in Cohesive Units is also very important." -- Abstract
Creating strategic vision : long-range planning for national security by National Defense University( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America faces a 21st century challenged by military and political competition with the Soviet Union, terrorism in the Third World, and economic competition with Asia and Europe. Our weaknesses are due as much as anything to our lack of strategic vision. We lack effective systems for systematic, long-range planning and an ability to think about long-range agendas for large institutions. This book is a key building block to development of American strategic vision, long-range planning, innovation and thinking about the future. The effort to look at the Air Force experience, to consider a surprise-free future for dealing with the Soviet Union, and to outline the fundamental questions of an introductory model for long-range planning will be helpful to everyone who is concerned about America's defense establishment and about America's future
Korea on the brink : from the "12/12 incident" to the Kwangju Uprising, 1979-1980 by John Adams Wickham( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China debates the future security environment by Michael Pillsbury( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study offers over 600 selected quotations from the writings of over 200 Chinese authors published from 1994 to 1999. Analysis and interpretation are kept to a minimum so that the Chinese may speak for themselves. Many Chinese scholars assisted with this study by providing hard-to-get books and articles unfamiliar to most Westerners. Half the authors were interviewed in China. They explained some of the viewpoints in recent debates about the future security environment. Debates in China are generally concealed, and frequently authors pretend they do not exist. However muted they may be, China's debates about the future nevertheless exist and merit attention if we are to understand the premises of China's national strategy and set a baseline from which to measure any future change in these premises. China policy debates are not easy to understand fully ..."--Preface
The diplomat's dictionary by Chas W Freeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big 'L' : American logistics in World War II( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do we mean by our title: The Big "L"? We mean we intend to examine World War II logistics from a broad viewpoint. Here are some definitions of logistics indicating the expanse of the expression. "Logistics is a system established to create and sustain military capability." Create is a broad term which involves raw materials, people, and finance (or labor and capital), research and development, machine tools, factories and transportation (which we call infrastructure), and acquisition. Sustain is equally broad, involving munitions and ammunition, food and cooks, spares and spare parts, maintenance and maintainers, billets and billeters, hospitals and doctors and nurses, and transportation (roads, railroads, airfields, ports, canals, bridges, locks more infrastructure pilots, merchant mariners, drivers)
Convergence : illicit networks and national security in the age of globalization by National Defense University (U. S.)( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firepower in limited war by Robert H Scales( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The military of the United States is the world's strongest. Our armed forces are equipped with weapons of remarkable accuracy and unprecedented destructive power. In the Gulf War, allied forces used these weapons in what turned out to be a high-tech shooting gallery. The pinpoint accuracy of the sharpshooter's rifle is now routinely expected in the delivery of thousand pound bombs." "Recent events in Somalia and the Balkans have aptly demonstrated, however, the profound limitations of firepower in limited conflicts of low intensity. Yet, these are the kinds of war we are most likely to encounter as we proceed down the path of the new world order." "Author Scales examines this problem through his analysis of the role of firepower in the wars in Indochina, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Falklands War, and the Gulf War."--BOOK JACKET
"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

". . . to make clear that all acts of terrorism are illegitimate so that terrorism will be viewed in the same light as slavery, piracy, or genocide: behavior that no respectable government can condone or support and all must oppose." ... National Security Strategy of the United States, 2002. It did not take long after 9/11 for the American government and public to realize that a critical obstacle to combating terrorism effectively was the surprising willingness of people in many parts of the world to excuse or, worse yet, applaud terrorist acts, depending on the cause in whose name they were committed. Notwithstanding the enormity of the attacks on New York and Washington and the wave of sympathy for the United States expressed in most quarters in the immediate aftermath, simply reaching international agreement on the meaning of terrorism proved impossible once someone intoned the mantra that "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." To overcome the attitudes that generated support for terrorism among key elements of the world's population, the Bush administration concluded that it would be necessary to build a global antiterrorism consensus. Working from the grassroots up, the United States would persuade people that the intentional use of violence against noncombatants for political ends was evil in itself regardless of the merits of the cause to which terrorism was used. The administration's recognition of the need to undertake such an effort found its most memorable public expression in the words quoted in the epigraph above
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Cohesion, the human element in combat : leadership and societal influence in the armies of the Soviet Union, the United States, North Vietnam, and Israel"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus