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Kugler, Richard L.

Works: 95 works in 311 publications in 1 language and 12,910 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: UA23, 355.033573
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Most widely held works by Richard L Kugler
Changes ahead : future directions for the U.S. overseas military presence by Richard L Kugler( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. military forces stationed abroad play vital roles. As regional political and military dynamics shift, so too will the United States need to adjust its overseas military posture to accommodate new objectives and missions in new places. In general, that posture will need to become more flexible and more expeditionary, covering a wider array of challenges and broader geographic areas. Such changes can be unsettling to accomplish and may even worry allies and friends. Yet the United States cannot adequately reassure foreign countries with an outdated force posture. Planning for these changes should not be based on marginal adjustments to arbitrary manpower levels but should assess strategic objectives, missions, and requirements before considering the implications for manpower, units, activities, and money. This planning also should establish coherent goals and orderly means of reaching them, rather than muddle along in incremental ways that lack direction or can be blown off course by the shifting political winds. This study offers eight options that can be used to help guide thinking and planning for the coming era of change
Seeing the elephant : the U.S. role in global security by Hans Binnendijk( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the current state of the global security system, and where is it headed? What challenges and opportunities do we face, and what dangers are emerging? How will various regions of the world be affected? How can the United States best act to help shape the future while protecting its security, interests, and values? How can the United States deal with the threats of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction? An intellectual history of U.S. national security thinking since the end of the fall of the Soviet Union, Seeing the Elephant is an attempt to see the evolving international security system and America's role in it through the eyes of more than fifty perceptive authors who have analyzed key aspects of the unfolding post-Cold War drama. Its premise is that, like the blind men in the Buddhist fable who each feels a different part of an elephant, these authors and their assessments, taken together, can give us a better view of where the world is headed
New directions in U.S. national security strategy, defense plans, and diplomacy : an official studies blueprint by Richard L Kugler( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where are U.S. national security strategy, defense plans, and diplomacy headed in the coming years? An answer to this important question comes from seven official studies that have been issued during 2010 ... This work addresses each of these seven studies individually in sequential order. In each case, it endeavors to summarize the main features of the study and to evaluate its contents. At the end, this book examines how these studies interlock to form an overall blueprint, identifies lingering issues that call for further analysis, and offers constructive ideas for further research and analyses"--Page xi-xii
Enlarging NATO : the Russia factor by Richard L Kugler( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bog om muligheden for at udvide NATO ved at indlemme den tidligere modstander Rusland
Policy analysis in national security affairs : new methods for a new era by Richard L Kugler( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses how to conduct policy analysis in the field of national security, including foreign policy and defense strategy. It is a philosophical and conceptual book for helphing people think deeply, clearly, and insightfully about complex policy issues. This books reflects the viewpoint that the best policies normally come from efforts to synthesize competing camps by drawing upon the best of each of them and by combining them to forge a sensible whole. While this book is written to be reader-friendly, it aspires to in-depth scholarship
The global century : globalization and national security( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western unity and the transatlantic security challenge by Peter van Ham( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshall Center Paper #4 offers two perspectives on how the democratic community can prevent chaos in a globalizing world. Peter van Ham argues that the United States should take Europe seriously and make greater use of America's soft power, while Europe should engage in security issues on a global scale. Richard Kugler contends that NATO must act as an alliance of equals, creating new force structures to deal with the emerging threats of an increasingly dangerous world
Challenges of the global century : report of the Project on Globalization and National Security by Stephen J Flanagan( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "[t]he complete two-volume set of The Global century ..." page 1 of cover
Mind the gap : promoting a transatlantic revolution in military affairs by David C Gompert( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American defense officials meet informally with their allies and friends from other North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries, the conversation often turns to the growing disparity in combat capability between European and U.S. forces. The problem is bemoaned, but the participants are not stirred to action. This is unfortunate. We need a cross-Atlantic debate that seeks feasible solutions to this problem. Mind the Gap responds directly to that need. It not only dissects the problem of a growing disparity but also rejects its inevitability. Instead, it lays out a multitiered strategy for its solution which is specific and practical, including processes and procedures for implementation. The proposed strategy is complicated and would be difficult to execute; it would raise questions and even objections. That is as it should be. The alliance, nevertheless, has solved larger, more complex problems. We urgently need to find a way to close the gap because the problem is getting worse. The United States continues to implement its vision of a globally mobile military force equipped with the latest technology. The European members of NATO are not investing in similar capabilities. As a result, the gap will widen and be increasingly difficult to close
Strategic shift : appraising recent changes in U.S. defense plans and priorities by Richard L Kugler( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines important changes in U.S. defense planning unveiled by the Department of Defense (DOD) during 2012 and early 2013. Through a series of strategic and operational documents DOD has put forth an interlocking set of changes that placed greater emphasis on the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, created a new force-sizing construct, adopted new operational concepts, trimmed the U.S. force structure and defense budget, and called for enhanced cooperation with global partners. These strategies and concepts were developed under to the levels of the FY13 Defense budget submission and are carried forth in the FY14 Defense budget submission. This study describes these changes, evaluates them, and addresses the challenges of implementation. In particular, it recommends that DOD 'double down' in its pursuit of globally integrated operations through joint force integration in the context of the Capstone Concept for Joint Operations and the cross-domain synergy needed to operate effectively in the face of sophisticated adversaries. These are likely to be important in any strategic context. This study's conclusions and recommendations are not altered by DOD's budget request in FY14, though effective implementation will be more challenging
Custer in cyberspace by David C Gompert( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needed--a NATO stabilization and reconstruction force by Hans Binnendijk( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative approaches to army transformation by Joseph N Mait( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new military framework for NATO by Hans Binnendijk( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extended deterrence regime to counter Iranian nuclear weapons : issues and options by Richard L Kugler( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper analyzes the idea of creating a U.S.-led "extended deterrence regime" to respond to potential Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons and missiles. It does not focus on how to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed power. Instead it addresses how the U.S. Government can act to deter Iran in a future setting where Iran already possesses these weapons and is trying to employ them to geopolitical advantage."--Page 1
Lee's mistake : learning from the decision to order Pickett's Charge by David C Gompert( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future directions for U.S. foreign policy : balancing status quo and reform by Richard L Kugler( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the United States be a status quo power in its foreign policy, or should it instead seek fundamental change and reform? This thorny issue is being increasingly debated today with an intent focus on the Greater Middle East. For years, the United States was seen as a status quo power in this region of the world, supporting non-democratic regimes in the name of preserving stability, security, and access to oil. Beginning in late 2001, however, the United States dramatically switched gears by becoming a revolutionary power in the Middle East, seeking regime change in Afghanistan and Iraq and promoting rapid democratization throughout the region. Although those two countries now have elected governments, democratization efforts in the Middle East have been less than effective thus far. Not only have elections intensified sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, they also have brought Hamas to power in Palestine, strengthened Hezbollah in Lebanon, and propelled a Holocaust-denier to power in Iran. Overall, the seeming result has been to make the Middle East more dangerous, to expose the limits on U.S. influence in the region, and to raise questions about the feasibility of establishing western-style democracy there. While the future is uncertain, this checkered record has reopened the issue of status quo vs. reform in ways that mandate constructive solutions not only in the Middle East, but elsewhere. This paper compares the foreign policy choices of four U.S. Presidents (Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush); discusses the seven key strategic challenges faced by the United States and its allies in their efforts to guide the future toward a positive outcome; and presents five foreign policy approaches available to the United States for handling these challenges with a satisfactory balance between preserving the status quo and seeking reforms
Dual-track transformation for NATO by Hans Binnendijk( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revising the two-major theater war standard by Hans Binnendijk( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing to fight two nearly simultaneous major theater wars (MTWs) has been the standard used to design U.S. defense policy and force structure since 1993. But with a broader spectrum of challenges looming, the threat of concurrent wars in the Persian Gulf and on the Korean Peninsula appearing less likely, and the emergence of China as a potential rival, a new approach is needed. Without a new standard, the Armed Forces will transform themselves using a rigid and outdated strategic model. The standard put forth herein combines attention to peacetime needs with a fresh interpretation of wartime requirements. For peacetime, it would create force packages for regional commanders to perform deterrent, theater engagement, routine operational, and minor crisis management missions. In wartime, it would create a powerful joint force for handling one conflict which may be larger than a MTW, plus forces for two medium-sized operations elsewhere. This amounts to a new strategic calculus of one plus one-half plus one-half contingencies to determine U.S. force requirements. This new standard aims to make defense plans not only responsive to real-world events, but also flexible and adaptable. It judges that preparing U.S. forces to handle a wide spectrum of events-big and small, in peace and war-may be more important than optimizing them for one canonical wartime scenario. It calls for a force structure that is large and adaptable enough to maintain core military capabilities in order to perform diverse strategic missions
The NATO Response Force 2002-2006: Innovation by the Atlantic Alliance by Richard L Kugler( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) capable of transforming so that it can be an effective military alliance in the early 21st century? Critics often deride NATO as incapable of transformational innovations because of its political, military, technological, and budgetary constraints. Yet NATO's often cumbersome track record contains at least one recent departure that most critics would concede is an important innovation because it promises to strengthen the Alliance's capacity to perform new missions outside Europe. This departure is the creation of the NATO Response Force (NRF), a wholly new NATO force for expeditionary operations that was proposed in late 2002 and is scheduled to reach full operational capability in late 2006. The NRF is planned to be a small but potent force of about 25,000 members distributed among a balanced combination of ground, air, and naval units. It is to be a joint force with the advantages of modern information networks and other assets that enable it to operate with high effectiveness. It is intended to perform a wide spectrum of demanding missions, to be interoperable with technologically sophisticated U.S. forces, and to help stimulate overall defense transformation within NATO. This case study examines the NRF, including the strategic circumstances that gave rise to its birth, the design concept behind it, its evolution during 2002-2006, and its problems and prospects. The NRF is important not only in its own right, but also because it helps illuminate the conditions under which NATO transformational innovation can occur, the leadership strategies that can help bring it about, and the process of implementing it. Thus far, the NRF has been a success in that it is now becoming operational and a usable option at NATO's disposal, yet it still has not acquired all of the information-era capabilities its needs to fulfill its ambitious vision. Building the NRF to full maturity will likely take several years
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Enlarging NATO : the Russia factor
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