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National Defense University Press

Works: 143 works in 238 publications in 1 language and 25,739 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Dictionaries  Quotations 
Classifications: UA835, 355.033573
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Special operations in US strategy by National Defense University ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 623 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 517 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
The Chinese Air Force : evolving concepts, roles, and capabilities ( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 496 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
The technological transformation of China by T. David McDonald ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political warfare and psychological operations : rethinking the US approach ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 481 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 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anti-nuclear attitudes in New Zealand and Australia by Dora Alves ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 457 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
Creating strategic vision : long-range planning for national security by National Defense University ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 448 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
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 432 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."--P. ix
The diplomat's dictionary by Charles W Freeman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese views of future warfare ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China debates the future security environment by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 394 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 big 'L' : American logistics in World War II ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Firepower in limited war by Robert H Scales ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The air campaign : planning for combat by John A Warden ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "The Air Campaign," Colonel John A. Warden III focuses on the use of air forces at the operational level in a theater of war. The most compelling task for the theater commander, he argues, is translating national war objectives into tactical plans at operational levels. He presents his case by drawing on fascinating historical examples, stressing that the mastery of operational-level strategy can be the key to winning future wars. Colonel Warden shows us how to use air power more effectively -- through mass, concentration, and economy of forces -- because, he warns, the United States no longer holds an edge in manpower, production capacity, and technology. Simply put, an air force inferior in numbers must fight better and smarter to win. This book offers planners greater understanding of how to use air power for future air campaigns against a wide variety of enemy capabilities in a wide variety of air operations. As the reader will see, the classic principles of war also apply to air combat. One of the author's important contributions is to demonstrate that perception to those whose grave responsibility one day may be to plan and carry through a victorious air campaign
"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 348 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
The Euphrates triangle : security implications of the Southeastern Anatolia project by Frederick M Lorenz ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For more than 4,000 years, lands irrigated by the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers have been the scene of violent conflict. History has been shaped by geography and, in particular, by access to water. The Southeastern Anatolia Project (Guneydogu Anadolu Projesi, or GAP) is a major reclamation and hydropower project that has been a Turkish Government priority since 1961. When complete, the 22-dam project will irrigate an additional 1.7 million hectares (about 4.2 million acres) in southeast Turkey. The GAP has direct consequences for Iraq and Syria. Both countries are heavily dependent on the waters of the Tigris and the Euphrates, and the impact of the project could ultimately reduce the flow of fresh water to Syria and to Iraq. These transboundary water issues have the potential to further destabilize an already tense region as the GAP approaches full development in the next 20 years. A 1988 article in U.S. News and World Report described a frightening scenario: November 12, 1993. War erupted throughout the Middle East today in a desperate struggle for dwindling water supplies. Iraqi forces, attempting to smash a Syrian blockade, launched massive attacks on the Euphrates River valley. Syria answered with missile attacks on Baghdad. The envisioned scenario has not materialized some 10 years after its dire prediction, but security conditions in the Tigris-Euphrates basin are unstable and the potential for "water wars" is still present. Resource scarcity is an important factor in any security analysis, and the realm of environmental security is subject to renewed debate in the United States. This book explores the relationship between regional security and the river environment of the Tigris-Euphrates basin. The focus will be on Turkey, because a review of Turkish history, politics, and military capability is central to an understanding of the security issues concerning the GAP. (8 figures)
U-boats in the Bay of Biscay : an essay in operations analysis by Brian McCue ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International essays I ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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