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Larson, Eric V. (Eric Victor) 1957-

Works: 50 works in 187 publications in 2 languages and 17,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: UA23, 355.4773
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Most widely held works by Eric V Larson
American public support for U.S. military operations from Mogadishu to Baghdad by Eric V Larson( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The support of the American public is widely held to be a critical prerequisite for undertaking military action abroad. This monograph describes American public opinion toward wars and other large military operations over the last decade, to delineate the sources of support and opposition for each war or operation, to identify the principal fault lines in support, and to illuminate those factors that are consistent predictors of support for and opposition to military operations
Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland security : concepts, issues, and options by Eric V Larson( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeland security encompasses five distinct missions: domestic preparedness and civil support in case of attacks on civilians, continuity of government, continuity of military operations, border and coastal defense, and national missile defense. This report extensively details four of those mission areas (national missile defense having been covered in great detail elsewhere). The authors define homeland security and its mission areas, provide a methodology for assessing homeland security response options, and review relevant trend data for each mission area. They also assess the adequacy of the doctrine, organizations, training, leadership, materiel, and soldier systems and provide illustrative scenarios to help clarify Army planning priorities. The report concludes with options and recommendations for developing more cost-effective programs and recommends a planning framework that can facilitate planning to meet homeland security needs
Misfortunes of war : press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartime by Eric V Larson( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research, part of a larger study undertaken for the U.S. Air Force of ways to reduce collateral damage, analyzes press, public, and leadership reactions to civilian casualty incidents and how these incidents affect media reporting or public support for military operations. It analyzes U.S. and foreign media and public responses to the 1991 Al Firdos bunker bombing, the 1999 Djakovica convoy and Chinese embassy attacks, the 2002 Afghan wedding party attack, and the 2003 Baghdad marketplace explosion
New forces at work : industry views critical technologies by Steven W Popper( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of the effort to produce the fourth National Critical Technologies Report, the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President asked a research team from RAND's Critical Technologies Institute, now named Science and Technology Policy Institute, to engage business and industry leaders explicitly in a discussion of the issue of critical technologies by gathering private-sector views on what technologies are appropriate to consider under this rubric--and why. The primary substantive input was elicited through extended, detailed interviews conducted individually, usually with one firm's senior executive per session, on-site in most cases. The report presents and analyzes interviewees' responses to what technologies they consider to be critical to their firm or industry; explores the question of what "critical technology" means; reports interviewees' assessments of the status of U.S. efforts and performance in the areas of technology they deemed critical; considers the respective roles of industry, universities, and government in contributing to and sustaining the U.S. technology base; suggests a process whereby the dialogue between government and industry on the public policy issues relating to technology might be made more integral and informative to the activities of both. The responses of many of the interviewees emphasized the aspect of technology as process over technology as product. In line with this vision, the authors propose a critical-technologies review process that would enable wider, more meaningful, and ongoing communication among industry, government, and universities on technology issues
Casualties and consensus : the historical role of casualties in domestic support for U.S. military operations by Eric V Larson( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Casualties and Consensus is a revealing new study of U.S. public opinion on U.S. military operations. Based upon an examination of U.S. experiences in the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Panama, and Somalia, it finds that, contrary to widely held belief, public support for U.S. military operations does not respond to casualties alone but ultimately reflects a sensible weighing of ends and means that is greatly influenced by events and conditions on the battlefield and by U.S. political leaders in Washington." "Casualties and Consensus is an important and insightful discussion of the recurring patterns in the American public's support for wars and military operations, and seems certain to provoke renewed discussion and debate in U.S. academic, political and military circles about the prospects for a post-Cold War consensus on the role of force in American foreign policy."--Jacket
Defense planning in a decade of change : lessons from the base force, bottom-up review, and quadrennial defense review by Eric V Larson( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the Cold War ushered in an era of profound change in the international arena and hence in the policymaking environment as well. Yet the changes that have characterized the post-Cold War era have often proceeded at different paces and have at times moved in opposing directions, placing unprecedented strain on policymakers seeking to shape a new national security and military strategy. This report describes the challenges policymakers have faced as seen through the lens of the three major force structure reviews that have taken place over the past decade: the 1990 Base Force, the 1993 Bottom-Up Review, and the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review. The report focuses on the assumptions, decisions, and outcomes associated with these reviews as well as the planning and execution of each. It concludes that all three reviews fell short of fully apprehending the demands of the emerging threat environment, and the budgets that would be needed and afforded, resulting in a growing imbalance between strategy, forces, and resources over the decade. Accordingly, the report recommends that future defense planners adopt an assumption-based approach in which key planning assumptions are continually reassessed with a view toward recognizing -- and rapidly responding to -- emerging gaps and shortfalls
Air power as a coercive instrument by Daniel Byman( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coercion--the use of threatened force to induce an adversary to change its behavior--is a critical function of the U.S. military. U.S. forces have recently fought in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, and the Horn of Africa to compel recalcitrant regimes and warlords to stop repression, abandon weapons programs, permit humanitarian relief, and otherwise modify their actions. Yet despite its overwhelming military might, the United States often fails to coerce successfully. This report examines the phenomenon of coercion and how air power can contribute to its success. Three factors increase the likelihood of successful coercion: (1) the coercer's ability to raise the costs it imposes while denying the adversary the chance to respond (escalation dominance); (2) an ability to block an adversary's military strategy for victory; and (3) an ability to magnify third-party threats, such as internal instability or the danger posed by another enemy. Domestic political concerns (such as casualty sensitivity) and coalition dynamics often constrain coercive operations and impair the achievement of these conditions. Air power can deliver potent and credible threats that foster the above factors while neutralizing adversary countercoercive moves. When the favorable factors are absent, however, air power--or any other military instrument--will probably fail to coerce. Policymakers' use of coercive air power under inauspicious conditions diminishes the chances of using it elsewhere when the prospects of success would be greater
The economic costs and implications of high-technology hardware theft by James N Dertouzos( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the results of a study undertaken at the request of the American Electronics Association and a consortium of high-tech industries. Based on a nine-month survey of 95 firms, representing approximately 40 percent of the sales volume for the computer, semiconductor, hard disk drive, and cellular telephone industries, the authors estimate that direct costs of hardware theft are almost $250 million. Indirect costs (such as lost sales and expensive theft-reduction strategies) and industry losses could push total losses past $5 billion. Industry and consumers share the price of high-tech losses, but firms do not always have the economic incentive to invest in appropriate security measures. Since 1996, hardware theft has declined significantly, and recent security measures adopted by individual firms appear to be very cost-effective. The authors recommend more such investments and suggest that the largest payoff will come from anticipating what products are most vulnerable and devising targeted procedures to protect them. In addition, they recommend strengthening collaborative industry-law enforcement efforts to help track the threat, anticipate targets, and identify and disable stolen property
Ambivalent allies? : a study of South Korean attitudes toward the U.S. by Eric V Larson( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have South Korean attitudes toward the United States deteriorated? To answer this question, RAND researchers compiled and analyzed public opinion data on those attitudes and examined selected periods in U.S.-South Korean relations to identify the sources of anti-U.S. sentiment. They found evidence of a downturn in favorable sentiment toward the U.S. but also of a more recent recovery. They recommend ways to improve South Koreans' perceptions of the U.S. and address their long-standing grievances
Building a new foundation for innovation : results of a workshop for the National Science Foundation by Eric V Larson( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study reports the efforts of a workshop to buildpartnerships between universities, industry, and governments. In 2000, the National Science Foundation (NSF) created the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program. The PFI is part of a larger NSF effort to build anew foundation for innovation based upon partnerships between university, industry, and local and regional governments that also will be responsive toemerging economic and social challenges facing the nation. In June 2001, a workshop held in Arlington, Virginia, brought together PFI grantees andrepresentatives from university and industry to consider the roles of thePFI and the NSF in the larger national innovation enterprise. This reportsynthesizes workshop discussions regarding innovation and sustainablepartnerships. The workshop revealed strong support for a formal evaluationof the PFI program and endorsed both an expanded NSF role in promotinginnovation and partnerships through the PFI and other programs and continued efforts by NSF to further diversify and better exploit synergies between its innovation-supporting programs
The decisionmaking context in the U.S. Department of the Navy : a primer for cost analysts by Eric V Larson( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides the cost analyst with an introduction to the Department of the Navy and focuses on those characteristics that are most important to understanding the DON's two major resource-allocation processes: budgeting (reflected in its Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS) process), and Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA). The report describes and identifies the most important elements of the DON's executive structure, operating forces, and shore establishment, including the administrative and operational organizations; identifies and describes force structure and major force building blocks and equipment; identifies the principal actors, fora, decisions, and activities within the PPBS and RDA processes; and discusses nomenclature, reporting mechanisms, and coding schemes that are critical to understanding resource allocation within the DON
A new methodology for assessing multilayer missile defense options by Eric V Larson( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraqi Saud missile attacks during the Persian Gulf War dramatized U.S. vulnerability to theater ballistic (and potentially, cruise) missiles and illustrated all too clearly the threat of large-scale casualties to U.S. and allied forces posed proliferating weapons of mass destruction around the world. The presence of these weapons could serve as a strong deterrent on U.S. actions, and could serve result in constraining U.S. forces from achieving their objectives in regional
Futures intelligence : assessing intelligence support to three Army long-range planning communities by John E Peters( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the intelligence needs of three groups of Army long-range planners--strategic planners, force developers, and acquisition--and considers the potential of Army intelligence to satisfy these needs. Data collected from interviews, workshops, and case studies discovered disparities in expectations and capabilities that collectively constitute cultural differences between intelligence officers and planners, and that make it difficult for Army intelligence to render fully satisfactory support to long-range planners. The authors recommend specific actions by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence to address Army intelligence's main shortcomings in supporting long-range planning. Sustained interaction of the Army's intelligence experts with its customers will improve the quality of support. Communications technology plays a role here, but the more important task is to make sure that Army intelligence continues to develop high-quality experts with sound reputations among Army planners and in the intelligence field
Ends and means in the democratic conversation : understanding the role of casualties in support for U.S. military operations by Eric V Larson( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assuring access in key strategic regions : toward a long-term strategy by Eric Larson( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Army cannot effectively project power if it cannot get to where it needs to go to confront future adversaries. The authors of this report developed scenarios and conducted political-military games to determine what strategies, tactics, and capabilities potential adversaries might use to prevent or complicate U.S. access to key areas and how effective the U.S. counters to these tactics are. After their assessment, the authors were reasonably sanguine about the ability of the U.S. to prevail in the near term, but they also identified areas of future concern and suggested several improvements, including expanding the number of in-theater bases that might be available; enhancing the flexibility and deployability of U.S. forces to more austere bases; and upgrading detection, warning, and force protection measures
Assessing irregular warfare : a framework for intelligence analysis( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an analytic framework and procedure for the intelligence analysis of irregular warfare (IW) environments that can serve as the basis for IW intelligence curriculum development efforts. Defines IW in terms of two stylized situations: population-centric (such as counterinsurgency) and counterterrorism. Provides a detailed review of IW-relevant defense policy and strategy documents and a list of relevant doctrinal publications
Interoperability of U.S. and NATO allied Air Forces : supporting data and case studies( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is increasingly participating in coalition military operations. Coalition support may be required for successful military operations and in most such operations the United States desires to share the burden. U.S. allies recognize the increased security that coalition operations can bring. Because interoperability is a key element in coalitions, RAND undertook research to help the Air Force identify potential interoperability problems that may arise in coalition air operations and to suggest nonmateriel and technology-based solutions. The research focus is on command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems in out-of-NATO-area operations. The authors' review of recent coalition air operations found that interoperability problems arose because of differences in doctrine, incompatible communications, different planning and execution systems, and different weapon system capabilities. For example, allies may lack sufficient all-weather, day and night precision-guided weapons. The authors suggest the following to increase interoperability in coalition operations: (1) common or harmonized doctrine for combined joint task force operations, from planning through assessment, (2) compatible or adaptable concepts of operation for airborne surveillance and control, (3) common information-sharing standards and compatible tactical communication systems, and (4) expert, experienced personnel who understand the capabilities of coalition partners. From a technology perspective and cost considerations, C3ISR initiatives appear to offer the best opportunities for interoperability enhancements
Foundations of effective influence operations : a framework for enhancing Army capabilities( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors aim to assist the U.S. Army in understanding "influence operations," capabilities that may allow the United States to effectively influence the attitudes and behavior of particular foreign audiences while minimizing or avoiding combat. The book identifies approaches, methodologies, and tools that may be useful in planning, executing, and assessing influence operations
Understanding commanders' information needs for influence operations( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a study whose goals were to develop an understanding of commanders' information requirements for cultural and other "soft" factors in order to improve the effectiveness of combined arms operations, and to develop practical ways for commanders to integrate information and influence operations activities into combined arms planning/assessment in order to increase the usefulness to ground commanders of such operations
Strategy-policy mismatch : how the U.S. Army can help close gaps in countering weapons of mass destruction by Tim Bonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although two successive presidents have determined that weapons of mass destruction (WMD) - particularly nuclear weapons in the hands of violent extremists - pose the greatest threat to the American people, and have decided that countering their proliferation is a top strategic priority, neither administration has made countering WMD a priority when it comes to allocating budgetary resources to that overarching national mission. In the public domain, little analysis exists that assesses the capacity and capabilities required by military forces to conduct WMD elimination (WMD-E) operations. As a result, public discussion of what capabilities the military requires for such operations generally omits or gives short shrift to requirements for the WMD-E mission. The purpose of this report is to address and analyze those requirements, namely, the ground force capacity (force size) and capabilities (force structure) needed to accomplish WMD-E missions and tasks. In particular, these analyses provide an informed description of the types and size of U.S. Army forces required to conduct WMD-E operations in a wide range of situations
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Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland security : concepts, issues, and options
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Larson, Eric 1957-

Larson, Eric V.

Larson, Eric Victor 1957-

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Chinese (2)

Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland security : concepts, issues, and optionsMisfortunes of war : press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartimeNew forces at work : industry views critical technologiesCasualties and consensus : the historical role of casualties in domestic support for U.S. military operationsDefense planning in a decade of change : lessons from the base force, bottom-up review, and quadrennial defense reviewAir power as a coercive instrumentThe economic costs and implications of high-technology hardware theftAmbivalent allies? : a study of South Korean attitudes toward the U.S.