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Kugler, Richard L.

Works: 95 works in 320 publications in 1 language and 13,944 library holdings
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
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( )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,732 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 Yet the United States cannot adequately reassure foreign countries with an outdated force posture.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( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,354 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( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 688 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 424 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( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 416 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
Western unity and the transatlantic security challenge by Peter van Ham( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 370 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
The global century : globalization and national security( Book )

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

Challenges of the global century : report of the Project on Globalization and National Security by Stephen J Flanagan( Book )

4 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 ..." p. [1] of cover
Mind the gap : promoting a transatlantic revolution in military affairs by David C Gompert( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 311 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
Custer in cyberspace by David C Gompert( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative approaches to army transformation by Joseph N Mait( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new military framework for NATO by Hans Binnendijk( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 300 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 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The NATO Response Force 2002-2006 : innovation by the Atlantic Alliance by Richard L Kugler( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 294 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.*INTEROPERABILITY
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 291 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
Case Study in Army Transformation: Creating Modular Forces by Richard L Kugler( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. defense transformation is noted for acquiring modern information networks and other advanced technologies, but less so for creating new force structures and weapon platforms. The exception is the U.S. Army transformation plan. This plan is imposing major changes on how Army forces are structured and also intends to acquire an entirely new set of weapon systems over the coming years. The centerpiece of this plan is the modular brigade combat team (BCT), which is being applied to all combat brigades. Unlike old combat brigades, which were embedded in divisions and drew upon them for essential support, the new BCTs are to be entirely self-contained and thus deployable on their own and usable as separate formations on the battlefield. Accompanying these BCTs are parallel, modular-creating changes to the Army command and control structure as well as its combat support and combat service support (CS/CSS) assets, and its aviation assets. The effect is to spread the concept of modularity across virtually the entire Army force structure. This case study analyzes the Army's modular plan as well as its overall approach to transformation, including key rationales, goals, and main features. It begins by describing the pre-transformation Army force structure that was inherited from the Cold War. It then assesses how the Department of Defense (DOD) transformation philosophy and recent experiences in expeditionary operations provide a strategic framework for determining how the Army has approached changes to its force structure. Then, it briefly describes the Army's original transformation roadmap, 2001-2002. Next, it portrays the main features of the current Army transformation roadmap, adopted in 2003-2004. It analyzes the BCT concept, as well as other modular formations being created by the Army. Next, it assesses the Army's plan to create networked FCS weapons and other assets. Finally, it concludes with future prospects and challenges facing Army transformation
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 288 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
Dissuasion as a strategic concept by Richard L Kugler( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phrase "dissuasion of potential adversaries from pursuing threatening military competition and ambitions" initially appeared in the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review Report as one of four key strategic goals abroad; the other three are assuring allies and friends, deterring threats and coercion against U.S. interests, and decisively defeating adversaries who commit aggression. The term also was endorsed in the U.S. National Security Strategy, published in late 2002. Despite this clear articulation, the Bush administration has yet to clarify how the concept will he applied to defense plans and strategy. Dissuasion can be an effective complement to deterrence. It offers a potent concept for handling geopolitical situations in which U.S. relationships with key countries fall short of overt rivalry but can deteriorate if strategic and military competition takes hold. Dissuasion also will have to be integrated into American diplomacy in sensitive regions where the goal is to constrain potential rivals without provoking them into becoming adversaries or forming hostile coalitions. For the Department of Defense, dissuasion requires adaptation of military missions and transformation of capabilities. For example, it underscores the need to keep large U.S. forces in Asia for strategic reasons that go beyond deterring war on the Korean Peninsula. There and elsewhere, it may necessitate adjustments in the U.S. overseas military presence, power-projection capabilities, defense transformation, and alliance military relationships
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 281 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
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Policy analysis in national security affairs : new methods for a new era
Seeing the elephant : the U.S. role in global securityEnlarging NATO : the Russia factorPolicy analysis in national security affairs : new methods for a new eraMind the gap : promoting a transatlantic revolution in military affairs
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