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National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies

Works: 682 works in 1,615 publications in 1 language and 121,268 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other
Classifications: JX1981.P7, 355
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Most widely held works by National Defense University
Strategic challenges : America's global security agenda by Stephen J Flanagan( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores seven looming strategic challenges facing the United States: tackling global terrorism, stopping WMD proliferation, protecting the homeland, defusing conflicts in unstable regions, engaging other major powers, strengthening relations with allies and partners, and undertaking defense transformation. The authors of each chapter take a similar approach: defining the problem at hand, explicating current U.S. efforts to master the challenge, and analyzing choices that U.S. policymakers will face in the next decade and, as appropriate, the consequences of alternative courses of action. Strategic Challenges capitalizes on the great regional and topical expertise of current and former members of the professional research staff at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University to present an authoritative overview of the global environment that the United States faces."--Jacket
Joint Force Quarterly : JFQ( )

in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published for officers of Armed Forces to promote understanding of the integrated employment of land, sea, air, space and special operations forces
Strategic forum( )

in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 687 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
Arabism and Islam : stateless nations and nationless states by Christine Moss Helms( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1980s, Islamic activists in the Arab Middle East have challenged the definition of "legitimate authority" and provided the means and rationale for revolutionary change, hoping to pressure established governments to alter domestic and foreign policies. No nation-state has been immune. Fearful Arab nationalist leaders, unwilling or unable to abandon decades of ideological baggage, have begun a gradual, if erratic, process of melding the spirit and letter of Islamic precepts into existing national laws and political rhetoric. Whether it is adequate to the challenge, the state nevertheless bears the onus of accommodation, because Islam and Arabism will not soon disappear. They will assume new form and substance in the changing realities of the region. Dilemmas inherent to this century and the gauntlet delivered to hitherto unquestioned political caveats will continue to exacerbate the competition between Islam and Arabism, their quest for political platforms and supporters, and the credibility of all other claimants, including the state. Visions of the future, especially when they are sacred and apocalyptic, can never be entirely freed of historical, emotive baggage. Even if Islamic political activism and pan-Arabism diminish in their intensity, they will endure as subtle, formative forces in all aspects of life. Indigenous inhabitants are fully aware that these influences have profound resonance in their lives. At the same time, these forces act like invisible sentinels in the mind, standing ready to cast a long shadow as unconscious motivators of political behavior. Sections are as follows: Declaration of Crisis; Pluralism: Minorities in the Arab World; Stateless Nations and Nationless States: Twentieth Century Disunity; Search for Unity: An Arab Sunni Core; Arabs and Non-Arabs: The Myth of Equality; Fatal Wounds: Universal Islam Takes the Offensive; and The State: Visionary Futures
Toward a theory of spacepower : selected essays( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble in paradise? : Europe in the 21st century by Steven Philip Kramer( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic security : neglected dimension of national security? by National Defense University (U. S.)( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran--Soviet interests, US concerns by Ralph A Cossa( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new great game in Muslim Central Asia by Mohammed E Ahrari( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military implications of United Nations peacekeeping operations by William H Lewis( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The actions by the United Nations Security Council in the matter of Iraq's attempt to annex Kuwait have lead some observers to conclude that the United Nations is now well positioned to play a consequential role in the maintenance of international order. The coalition formed to meet Iraq's aggression included thirty-seven member states from five continents. This successful action represented a significant precedent for future preventive diplomacy and collective security actions by the world body. As one senior Canadian official somewhat exuberantly observed, a powerful message has been sent: 'the United Nations, can as it was intended, safeguard world order and security.'
Reassessing the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran by Judith Share Yaphe( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobilizing U.S. industry in World War II : myth and reality by Alan L Gropman( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents include: Mobilization Activities Before Pearl Harbor Day; Education for Mobilization; Interwar Planning for Industrial Mobilization; Mobilizing for War: 1939 to 1941; The War Production Board; The Controlled Materials Pan; The Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion; U.S. Production in World War II; Balancing Military and Civilian Needs; Overcoming Raw Material Scarcities; Maritime Construction; and, People Mobilization: 'Rosie the Riveter.'
Developing battlefield technologies in the 1990s( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the John Holmes Library collection
The Mitterrand legacy and the future of French security policy by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khomeini's incorporation of the Iranian military by Mark J Roberts( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Soviet foreign policy by John Van Oudenaren( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In four years as leaders of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev has introduced radical changes in the theory and practices of Soviet foreign policy. In his self-proclaimed 'new political thinking, ' he has down-played the importance of class struggle in international relations, emphasized 'mutual security' and the role of politics in resolving disputes, and stressed the interdependent nature of the contemporary world. He has called for common efforts to solve such problems as debt, hunger, pollution and above all disarmament. the Soviets have also invoked new political thinking to explain a series of surprising policy moves, including the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan the acceptance of on-site inspection in the 1986 Conference Disarmament in Europe (CDE) and the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreements, and the payment of UN dues long in arrears
From Gettysburg to the Gulf and beyond : coping with revolutionary technological changes in land warfare by Richard J Dunn( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today at the close of the twentieth century, technology is changing at a pace without precedence in human history. One day's marvel becomes a necessity of ordinary life the next. Rapid technological change permeates the whole of human existence, exhausting our mental ability to comprehend and cope. In the military realm, we have won the most technologically sophisticated war ever fought. With lightning speed, high-tech weaponry annihilated a massive Iraqi force while the world watched minute-by-minute from its living rooms, leading to a fundamental question of critical importance to the armed services and the nation: How does our military as an institution deal with technological change? How well have we done it in the past, and how well are we prepared to do it in the future? What approach should we use? Mow do we even frame the issues? Herein lies the subject of this paper. Readers who seek exciting acronym-spiced accounts of futuristic battles fought with their favorite high-tech weaponry are encouraged to look elsewhere. The issue here is much more mundane and much more important than specific applications of technology: it is, rather, our basic ability to comprehend the total impact of technology on warfare. If, however, you suspect this issue is dull and uninspiring stuff, let me conjure up a few mental images for you
NATO's future : beyond collective defense by Stanley R Sloan( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shock and awe : achieving rapid dominance by Harlan Ullman( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this paper is to explore alternative concepts for structuring mission capability packages (MCP's) around which future U.S. military forces might be configured. From the very outset of this study group's deliberations, we agreed that the most useful contribution we could make would be to attempt to reach beyond what we saw as the current and commendable efforts, largely but not entirely, within the Department of Defense to define concepts for strategy, doctrine, operations, and force structure to deal with a highly uncertain future. In approaching this endeavor, we fully recognized the inherent and actual limits and difficulties in attempting to reach beyond what may prove to be the full extent of our grasp. It is, of course, clear that U.S. military forces are currently the most capable in the world and are likely to remain so for a long time to come. Why then, many will ask, should we examine and even propose major excursions and changes if the country occupies this position of military superiority? For reasons noted in this paper, we believe that excursions are important if only to confirm the validity of current defense approaches. There are several overreaching realties that have led us to this conclusion. First, while everyone recognizes that the Cold War has ended, no one has yet been able to describe or predict what this means for more precisely defining the nature of our future security needs. Despite this absence of both clairvoyance and a galvanizing external danger, the United States has become refreshingly open in examining new strategic options and choices. The variety of conceptual efforts underway in the Pentagon to deal with this uncertainty exemplifies this reality
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