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National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies

Works: 657 works in 1,569 publications in 1 language and 113,909 library holdings
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Most widely held works by National Defense University
Joint Force Quarterly : JFQ( )

in English and held by 1,349 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 challenges : America's global security agenda by Stephen J Flanagan( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,242 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
"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 654 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
Toward a theory of spacepower : selected essays( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1): from the John Holmes Library collection
Strategic forum( )

in English and held by 583 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 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabism and Islam : stateless nations and nationless states by Christine Moss Helms( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 571 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
Iran--Soviet interests, US concerns by Ralph A Cossa( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reassessing the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran by Judith Share Yaphe( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 477 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.'
Military implications of United Nations peacekeeping operations by William H Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 475 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.'
The new great game in Muslim Central Asia by Mohammed E Ahrari( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mitterrand legacy and the future of French security policy by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Francois Mitterrand was the living link between France's Cold War and post-Cold War security policy. Generally speaking, Mitterrand's leadership in foreign and security policy was impressive. His masterful security policy performance during his first term (1981-1988) gave way to much criticized hesitations and uncertainties during the transition from Cold War to post-Cold War problems. Yet, overall, Mitterrand's legacies in foreign and security policy are a source of some confidence to President Chirac. There are two parts to the issue of evaluating Francois Mitterrand's legacy in French security policy. One is the heritage of 14 years of French policy. Not everything was Mitterrand's responsibility, and, given France's interests, much of what he did would have been done, better or worse, by any French president. The other is, what aspects of the legacy are particularly Mitterrand's work? Did Mitterrand's own views, for example, prolong certain policies that otherwise would likely have been changed? Will certain of his policies, controversial or inadequate, be rapidly changed after his departure from office? Are there notable Mitterrand policies likely to characterize French security policy for a long time? Chapter 1 provides background information on France and Post-Cold War European Security and Mitterrand's Legacy. Chapter 2, Concepts and Doctrine, addresses The New Nexus of Security and Integration; The Security Concern of Muslim Fundamentalism; The Crise des Fondements: Gaullism, National Interest, and European Security; and Bosnia, France, and European Security. Chapter 3, Some French Military Trends, looks at Force Development: The 1995-2000 Military Plan, Mitterrand's Nuclear Legacy, and The Nuclear Test Moratorium. Chapter 4, Institutional Developments, focuses on The Balladur Cohabitation Government, A French-British Defense Axis?, Developing the OSCE, and An Inter-African Peacekeeping Force? Chapter 5 discusses After Mitterrand. (42 refs.) 7
Khomeini's incorporation of the Iranian military by Mark J Roberts( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial contents include: History; Pre-Revolutionary Iran; The Shah's Departure; Purge of the Monarchists; Ideological Purge; and The Iran-Iraq War
Developing battlefield technologies in the 1990s( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the John Holmes Library collection
NATO's future : beyond collective defense by Stanley R Sloan( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blunting the sword : budget policy and the future of defense by Dennis S Ippolito( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial Contents include: Why Defense Budgets Ar Unstable; Post Cold War Transition I: The Base Force; Post Cold War Transition II: The Clinton Program; The Shrinking Discretionary Spending Margin; Risk, Reversibility, and Defense Planning
Defiant again : indigenous peoples and Latin American security by Donna Lee Van Cott( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper explores the complex nexus of security issues that the governments of Latin America and the indigenous communities of the region face at the end of the 20th century. A better understanding of security issues from the perspective of indigenous communities should enable policymakers in the United States to estimate more accurately how U.S. policy plays a role in the aggravation or resolution of interethnic conflict in Latin America. Although the national contexts of indigenous-state relations differ markedly throughout the hemisphere, relevant issues of national security are strikingly similar-maintenance of international borders, eradication and interdiction of drugs, suppression of aimed insurgencies, and containment of rural unrest. National governments, state armed forces, and indigenous peoples, however, all have different conceptions of the meaning of 'national security.' Governments tend to view security in terms of sovereignty: protecting the integrity of international boundaries, containing social conflict manifested in rural violence or urban riots, monopolizing the means of legitimate force, protecting natural resources, and encouraging economic development. The Latin American military tends to view security as a mission to defend the nation from either external attack or internal subversion. Thus the relationship between the military and indigenous peoples varies, depending on the definition of the military's security mission, which may include wiping out internal subversion, maintaining public safety, or promoting economic development
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 399 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
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Strategic challenges : America's global security agenda
"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus
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