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Kugler, Richard L.

Works: 89 works in 279 publications in 1 language and 12,744 library holdings
Genres: History 
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( )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,670 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 Yet the United States cannot adequately reassure foreign countries with an outdated force posture.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 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intellectual history of the post-Cold War period
New directions in U.S. national security strategy, defense plans, and diplomacy : an official studies blueprint by Richard L Kugler( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 620 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 )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bog om muligheden for at udvide NATO ved at indlemme den tidligere modstander Rusland
The global century : globalization and national security by National Defense University( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy analysis in national security affairs : new methods for a new era by Richard L Kugler( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 363 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
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 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization describes the era that is emerging from the shattered glacis of the old Cold War divide. Helping shape this era is an energetic economy powered by the accelerating pace of transport, telecommunications, and information technology. Defined broadly, globalization is the process of growing international activity in many areas that is creating ever-closer ties, enhanced interdependence, and greater opportunity and vulnerability for all. Events at the far corners of the earth are now affecting each other, countries and regions are being drawn closer together, key trends are interacting as never before, and the pace of change is accelerating. Because of it, the 21st century will be the first truly Global Century
Western unity and the transatlantic security challenge by Peter van Ham( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 318 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
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 290 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
Needed--a NATO stabilization and reconstruction force by Hans Binnendijk( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Custer in cyberspace by David C Gompert( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative approaches to army transformation by Joseph N Mait( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new military framework for NATO by Hans Binnendijk( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 260 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 257 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
Dual-track transformation for NATO by Hans Binnendijk( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 250 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
Commitment to purpose : how alliance partnership won the cold war by Richard L Kugler( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an in-depth historical analysis of how the Cold War unfolded in Europe from 1946-1992. It focuses on the NATO-Warsaw Pact military confrontation, but it views this confrontation in larger framework of security policies and East-West diplomacy on both sides. Its thesis is that the West won the Cold War because it not only forged the NATO military alliance, but also learned how to make this alliance work by mastering the art of peacetime coalition planning. The effect was to keep Western Europe secure, thereby allowing the West's superior economic performance and political cohesion to overshadow the rival Soviet-led bloc. A further thesis is that the western alliance should be kept alive in order to deal with new problems on Europe's horizon. The book includes a foreword by Robert Komer, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Revising the two-major theater war standard by Hans Binnendijk( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 242 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
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Enlarging NATO : the Russia factor
Seeing the elephant : the U.S. role in global securityEnlarging NATO : the Russia factorThe global century : globalization and national securityPolicy analysis in national security affairs : new methods for a new eraMind the gap : promoting a transatlantic revolution in military affairsCommitment to purpose : how alliance partnership won the cold war
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