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Simons, William E.

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Works: 29 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 2,369 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by William E Simons
The limits of coercive diplomacy; Laos, Cuba, Vietnam by Alexander L George( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of coercive diplomacy( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers for peace : critical operational issues by Bruce Pirnie( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a power with global interests, the United States has a strong concern for successful peace operations. Seldom if ever will its interests be well served by failure, especially widely publicized and expensive failures that tend to discredit the United Nations. Intended to assist the analysis of peace operations, this report provides a checklist of critical issues that should be resolved when a new peace operation is proposed or an existing operation is under review. Asserting that peace operations are too complex and too highly variable to follow a tidy set of guidelines, it offers issues to be resolved rather than guidelines to be followed. The issues are presented as a checklist organized around six headings covering the subject of peace operations: (1) amenability of the conflict to peace operations; (2) consent of parties bearing responsibility for the conflict; (3) mandate approved by the Security Council; (4) configuration of the peace force; (5) physical environment surrounding the operation; and (6) extent of international support for the operation. One broad issue is posed under each heading as a starting point for inquiry, then is divided into further issues forming the checklist. Each critical issue assumes different dimensions according to the type of operation that is being contemplated or is in progress. The five types of operations and their subtypes are those defined and illustrated in the companion volume, Soldiers for Peace: An Operational Typology (MR-582-OSD): observation, interposition, transition, security for humanitarian aid, and peace enforcement. As in that volume, the issues are illustrated with examples from the Congo to Croatia
Liberal education in the service academies by William E Simons( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers for peace : an operational typology by Bruce Pirnie( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite increased interest in peace operations during recent years, their study remains a semantic morass, because there is no generally accepted classification of such operations for analysts and decisionmakers. Even fundamental concepts are frequently misunderstood or are interpreted in widely different ways. This confusion increases the danger that peace operations will become murky and ill-defined, as is often alleged by critics. The typology presented in this report defines five types of peace operations -- observation, interposition, transition, security for humanitarian aid, and peace enforcement -- from an operational perspective, drawing on the past five decades of experience, and offers vivid illustrations from the Congo to Croatia. It should help decisionmakers to understand the limitations of peace operations, to select the optimal type of operation for a given situation, and to evaluate success and failure
Professional military education in the United States : a historical dictionary( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A framework for enhancing operational capabilities by Glenn A Kent( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report suggests a straightforward approach for linking defense system acquisition programs with our national security objectives. It reflects two related defense planning issues: lack of clarity regarding the relative importance and relevance of the military capabilities we are trying to achieve, and excessive consumption of time, energy, and dollars in acquiring the systems to achieve these capabilities. To structure the Department of Defense effort to enhance operational capabilities, the authors propose a framework with five components: (1) assess abilities to achieve projected operational objectives, identify critical deficiencies, determine the importance of enhancing capabilities, assess opportunities to do so, and direct concept formulation; (2) formulate, define, evaluate, and demonstrate new concepts; (3) decide, allocate, and budget; (4) acquire systems; and (5) organize and equip force elements. The framework provides a clear audit trail from national objectives to military tasks; it also defines a coherent flow of functions among forums and identifies which official and which forum is responsible for taking action. -- Publisher's description
Sample campaign plans and staff assessments for NATO's Southern region by David A Shlapak( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Note is the product of an intensive six-month effort by the RAND Strategy Assessment Center in support of the National Defense University's (NDU) spring 1988 Allied Forces Southern Europe seminar war game. This week-long exercise represented the capstone in the university's year-long program to introduce field-grade officers to the concepts and issues involved in joint and combined operations at the theater level. RAND provided game materials for both NDU students and faculty. The Note comprises the reference materials developed for the exercise, including (1) a summary of the geography of the Southern Region; (2) a sample staff assessment of the overall balance of forces in the area; (3) parallel assessments for each of the three land subtheaters (Northern Italy, the Balkans, and Eastern Turkey); (4) a sample NATO campaign plan; (5) a sample Warsaw Pact campaign plan for the Southwestern theater of military operations; and (6) a quantitative NATO-Warsaw Pact force balance summary for the Southern Region
NATO's interacting models of national mobilization by William E Simons( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alliance nations have found prohibitive the costs of manning their NATO forward defense positions fully and continually with active duty personnel. Accordingly, they have adopted various modes of mobilizing their national resources in time of crisis to bring their deployed forces in Europe up to effective wartime strength. Meeting the challenge of deterrence, however, means getting a proper combination of forces together and moving them to their forward positions in time to make a difference. This problem is particularly demanding with respect to NATO's central region. Here, unlike the flanks, a credible deterrent posture is the mutual responsibility of seven different nations within NATO's current military command structure. This paper examines the different processes by which these nations plan to mobilize their resources and move their reinforcements into position. It also identifies problems likely to be encountered in coordinating the simultaneous flow of these resources in the central region and suggests some areas where improvement can be made
Long-range development planning in the Air Force by Rand Corporation( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes current planning procedures in both the Air Staff and Air Force Systems Command and suggests ways of applying these procedures more effectively to technology development so as to enable the Air Force to develop the capabilities that it will need. Based on data from (1) the literature on management theory, industrial planning, and modeling techniques, and (2) interviews with government and corporate executives and planning staffs, current Air Force planning practices are examined critically in relation to an analogue developed from our theoretical study and supplemented by observations of industrial practice. Recommended improvements include establishing a systematic strategic planning effort by creating a small corporate planning staff within the Chief of Staff's personal staff, to be charged with exploring goals and alternatives suitable for the uncertainties of the future, with particular concern for resource constraints. Also, long-range corporate preferences with respect to resource allocation should be integrated routinely into RDT & E program planning at all levels
Some thoughts on future European security by William E Simons( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines developments affecting European security and discusses possible enhancements to security in spite of resource limitations. Europeans are concerned over a perceived U.S. lack of an integrated world view toward Soviet policies, both in and outside of Europe. Challenges to European security include: the Soviet arms buildup, lack of progress toward coordinated monetary and trade policies, and political instability and a growing popular affinity for nonalignment in the Mediterranean countries. Efforts to maintain social cohesion and civilian morale are as vital to European security as guns and missiles. In discussing the choices and resources for military security the author cautions against expectations of a manpower/technology tradeoff; any savings realized could be marginal and manpower involvement may be vital for political cohesion and strategic flexibility. The paper concludes by advocating a centralized NATO logistics system responsive to emergency resupply needs of defending forces irrespective of national identify, and a more rational use of West German territorial defense capabilities for a flexible defense in depth
The Air Force needs a corporate planning conscience by William E Simons( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coercion in Vietnam? by William E Simons( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the public record of the first half of 1965 to determine whether U.S. air strikes against North Vietnam represented an attempt at military coercion. The validity of criticism of the failure of U.S. air power to force Hanoi to abandon support of the Viet Cong (VC) insurgency depends largely on the extent to which coercion was an objective of the bombing program. Comparison of official U.S. actions and decisions with a minimal set of actions necessary to indicate coercive intent reveals that at no time during the first half of 1965 was the coercive objective pursued alone. Only briefly was it a prominent feature of U.S. policy. Even then, the United States did not explicitly demand a specific course of action of Hanoi or threaten increasing punishment. Bombing was redirected toward the more immediate military objective of limiting Hanoi's infiltration of men and supplies to the South. Thwarting a Hanoi military victory by committing U.S. forces to ground combat in the South was increasingly regarded as the main way to persuade Hanoi to cease supporting the VC insurgency
Military professionals as policy advisers by William E Simons( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the role of the military in the national security policymaking process. The military has an obligation to see that national military commitments are based on realistic evaluations. Therefore, national security policymaking activity should regularly involve military judgments, since (1) all aspects of national security relate in some way to military forces, (2) a lack of military advice could result in overcommitment or shortcomings, and (3) decisions should be realistically appraised as to available alternatives. At present, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the only regular representative of the military in the policymaking process, is a technical bureau, largely self-limited to providing narrow judgments on request. Instead, the JCS should help to formulate realistic policy objectives and, at the same time, stimulate consideration of the possible costs and risks of contemplated courses of national action
Scenarios, targets, and planning factors for projecting air-delivered firepower in the Third World by William E Simons( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typology of peace operations by Bruce Pirnie( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers for Peace: Critical Operational Issues( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a power with global interests, the United States has a strong concern for successful peace operations. Seldom if ever will its interests be well served by failures, especially widely publicized and expensive failures that tend to discredit the United Nations. This report develops issues associated with peace operations conducted under authority of the United Nations, either through the United Nations system or by other agents. At the outset, it offers commentary on questions raised by The Clinton Administration's Policy on Reforming Multilateral Peace Operations' (hereafter Administration's Policy): Should the United States vote affirmatively? Should the United States participate with its own personnel? Every member state with a seat on the Security Council must answer the first question, and many member states will also have to consider whether they should contribute troops. But U.S. decisions carry the greatest weight and are often critical, especially its decision to participate. When the United States decides to participate in a peace operation, its immense power and prestige radically increase the chances for success
Potential Air Force contributions to sea control in limited war : a contextual analysis by William E Simons( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air Force Near a Corporate Planning Conscience by Rand Corporation( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Military pressures against North Vietnam : action and  policy debate following the Tonkin Gulf incidents by William E Simons( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Soldiers for peace : critical operational issues
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Soldiers for peace : an operational typologyProfessional military education in the United States : a historical dictionaryTypology of peace operations
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Simons, W. E.

Simons, W. E. (William E.)

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