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Peters, John E. 1947-

Works: 56 works in 181 publications in 2 languages and 9,512 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Contributor
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Most widely held works by John E Peters
Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland security : concepts, issues, and options by Eric V Larson( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,228 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
War and escalation in South Asia( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph highlights key factors in South Asia imperiling U.S. interests, and suggests how and where the U.S. military might play an expanded, influential role. It suggests seven steps the military might take to better advance and defend U.S. interests in South Asia, the Middle East, and Asia at large. Washington should intensify involvement in South Asia and become more influential with the governments there. Given the area's potential for violence, it should also shape part of the U.S. military to meet potential crises
The changing quality of stability in Europe : the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty toward 2001 by John E Peters( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some observers have wondered whether the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty was becoming an instrument whose purpose had become obsolete, or whose function had been taken over by other, more effective institutions. The author concludes that it no longer functions as its designers originally intended, but it nevertheless continues to contribute to the region's stability. This report illustrates that CFE cannot merely exist in stasis but must interact with other arms control activities and other European security instruments. Along the line of other security instruments, the author proposes safety and security measures to improve peoples' confidence that civil authority will function fairly to protect them--measures providing international monitors to evaluate the objectivity and legal basis of the police process, and providing people with recourse to an international court in the event due process is not observed. The protracted need for NATO forces in Bosnia is testimony to the fact that the arms control aspects of the Dayton Accords, although successful at separating the belligerents and corralling the major weapons, do not go far enough in addressing the fundamental problems of Bosnia and many parts of Europe in general
National Guard Special Forces : enhancing the contributions of Reserve Component Army Special Operations Forces by John E Peters( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to draw on the experience gained from nearly a decade of war, U.S. Army Special Operations Command wished to identify options for enhancing the contributions of the Special Forces Groups residing within the U.S. Army National Guard (ARNG). The research was motivated by the sponsor's belief that ARNG might occupy high-value capability niches that could be put to use in future deployments. This report presents an analysis of ARNG Special Forces capabilities. The study also examined the prevailing legal and policy guidance that affects how the ARNG raises, trains, equips, sustains, mobilizes and deploys its Special Forces, with the expectation that the guidance might constrain how these processes could be conducted to fill the niches. The report concludes that the expected capability niches do not exist in a form that could benefit the overall Special Forces community or serve as the basis for training, organizing, or deploying ARNG Special Forces. The report also concludes that the regulatory environment presents far fewer constraints than commonly thought and that many of the points of contention between ARNG Special Forces and U.S. Army Special Operations Command can be effectively managed through regular coordination, cooperation, and periodic conferences
Authorities and options for funding USSOCOM operations by Elvira N Loredo( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines mechanisms, sources, and inter-Service agreements for funding special operations forces (SOF) operations and provides recommendations to reduce the frequency and duration of disputes between the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the Military Departments, and Geographic Combatant Commands over their respective funding responsibilities for SOF, especially with respect to when Service Common (Major Force Program (MFP) 2) and SOF Peculiar (MFP 11) funds should be used. The Geographic Combatant Commanders, in accordance with guidance received from the President and Secretary of Defense, generate requests for unplanned activities and operations, sometimes in response to unanticipated events. Such events fall outside planned and programmed activities, creating validated operational support requirements that are unfunded and/or unbudgeted. Each time this occurs, it leads to prolonged negotiations to work out funding responsibility disputes among a variety of stakeholders to secure the funding necessary to execute the new requirement. SOCOM's Global SOF Network (GSN) envisions increased use of SOF, which would further increase the frequency of such disputes and could be hindered by current funding processes, motivating the research conducted to produce this report. If the President and Congress agree to expand the use of SOF as described by the GSN concept, it would be necessary to increase the flexibility of funding available for validated but unfunded operations. To increase the effectiveness of SOF, the Department of Defense needs funding solutions that are responsive to global events while enabling effective financial stewardship that satisfies the needs of all stakeholders
European contributions to Operation Allied Force : implications for transatlantic cooperation by Bi De Si( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Operation Allied Force, the 1999 NATO air campaign that sought to prevent a wider humanitarian disaster in Kosovo, has become the epicenter of controversy over European security and defense capabilities. It represents the triumph of air power to some observers, and highlights the limitations of air power to some observers, and highlights the limitations of air power to others. It represents a successful case of cooperative allied military action for proponents of NATO, and suggests the limits of U.S.-European military cooperation to the skeptics. This report offers a dispassionate assessment of what operation Allied Force really means in terms of future U.S.-European military action and future European military capabilities. It provides perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic, offering the lessons learned and implications from Allied Force as they might appear in Brussels, Paris, London, and Berlin as well as in Washington. The report also provides perspectives apporpriate to various levels of involvement in the operation: the political, general military, and all air force-specific implications."--Preface
The U.S. military : ready for the new world order? by John E Peters( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operations other than war : implications for the U.S Army by Jennifer M Taw( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Cold War political pressures are likely to increase the demand for the U.S. military in general and the U.S. Army in particular to conduct operations other than war (OOTW). This report analyzes how changing demographics worldwide will affect the operational requirements of future OOTW missions. Two key factors that have influenced U.S. success or failure in the past are (1) political-military communication and (2) mission creep and mission swing. Without effective political-military communication, military planning may be derived from political rhetoric or, alternatively, political decisions may be based on faulty understandings of military capabilities or considerations. Equally critical is sufficient recognition of, and planning for, mission creep (in which political goals shift, requiring military operations different from those planned at the intervention's outset) and mission swing (in which the operational environment undergoes quick deterioration or improvement unrelated to the presence or efforts of intervening forces). The report concludes with specific recommendations regarding Army doctrine, training, equipment, and force structure
Out of area or out of reach? : European military support for operations in southwest Asia by John E Peters( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines how Europe's military force might respond to a contingency in Southwest Asia in the next five to ten years. The examination covers the state of European forces, their preparedness for operations in a remote and demanding theater of operations, and their readiness to join a "coalition of the willing" out-of-area mission to Southwest Asia. It also considers how regional actors might respond to an incursion from the West: how and with what means they might resist and what strategy they might employ. Recommendations are given for paths the Europeans could pursue to improve their ability for expeditionary operations. The report should be helpful to those interested in defense policy, Alliance planning, military strategy, and force development, especially U.S.-European cooperation for out-of-area missions
CFE and military stability in Europe by John E Peters( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RAND's research effort to provide analytic support over the past two years to the Office of Non-Nuclear Arms Control, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, has ranged widely. First, it aided preparation for the CFE (Conventional Forces in Europe) Implementation Review Conference held in May 1996 and, more recently, reinforced U.S. negotiations in the CFE Adaptation Talks. Over the ensuing months, the project has explored U.S. negotiating options and the consequences associated with potential new foreign arms control proposals. This report is a record of our analytic support. The report describes the main activities and involvements of the project. It features two principal chapters, one dealing with the big questions about the future of CFE and one that describes more-technical details and modeling of arms control pacts. A final chapter suggests what can be learned from the past two years of arms control support and offers some brief recommendations for the United States' conventional arms control agenda. The author counsels in this report against undertaking additional pan-European conventional arms control initiatives. To the extent that arms control will be useful in the near future, it will involve more-local agreements tailored specifically to address grievances among neighbors. Unless circumstances alter dramatically, Europe-wide negotiations will make little sense, especially in the face of NATO enlargement, for which, presumably, allies will not negotiate arms control pacts with each other
Enhancing the retention of Army noncommissioned officers by Herbert J Shukiar( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Helping children with reading disability by Ruth Edgington( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for parents helping their children with reading disabilities, the book describes specific activities in eight areas. The eight areas include general suggestions for the study period, hand and eye coordination activities, phonics training, ear training, reading, relaxation activities, muscle memory, writing, and spelling. Thirteen approaches to and methods of teaching are specified. The appendix lists instructional materials, including commercial work- and textbooks and programs, as well as other materials. Twenty-seven aids are also illustrated. (Le)
Futures intelligence : assessing intelligence support to three Army long-range planning communities by John E Peters( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 158 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
Artificial reefs : a disposal option for Navy and MARAD ships by Michael Hynes( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 2005, the U.S. Navy and the Maritime Administration will have accumulated some 360 retired ships in need of disposal. A previous RAND study reviewed disposal options such as recycling (either domestically or overseas) and long-term storage. However, preparation and use of the ships for construction of artificial reefs was identified as the lowest-cost option. With the demonstrated potential attractiveness of reefing as a disposal option, in this study the authors examine the economic, legal, environmental, and programmatic issues that might bear on the Navy₂s decision to pursue the reefing option more seriously. They examine the demand for ships to be used as reefs and the impediments to such use, suggest program goals, and review possible business models for their potential to minimize risks and costs to the Navy
Analytics of third-party claim recovery for military aircraft engine warranties by John E Peters( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This briefing reports findings on whether warranty recovery firms could be employed effectively to assist the armed forces with their warranty claims for aircraft engines. The General Accounting Office periodically has criticized the Services for poor oversight of warranty claims, and the relevant trade literature suggests that the commercial airlines discover and file only about 30 percent of the warranty claims to which they are entitled contractually. Such airlines as United Airlines procure the services of warranty claims firms annually. A number of circumstances often are alleged that would limit the effectiveness of a third-party aircraft engine warranty claims process in the military context. These concerns seem misplaced. The use of contractors for this purpose in principle is feasible, but the military use of engine warranties is decreasing, and even a substantial increase in claims engendered by a third-party program would yield only a small return in terms of dollars or equivalent goods and services. Accordingly, a program is unlikely to yield benefits worth the administrative efforts required."--Rand abstracts
A methodology for developing Army acquisition strategies for an uncertain future( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph proposes adaptation of a RAND tool called Assumption-Based Planning to help Army personnel maintain proper alignment between strategic guidance and the Army acquisition program and budget. It uses this tool to create a model that recommends acquisition investments across a broad range of capabilities. The model works toward the goal of satisfying the complex and evolving requirements specified in the national security guidance
Unmanned aircraft systems for logistics applications( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RAND Arroyo Center estimated the technical and operational feasibility and likely benefits of employing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for 10 various tasks in support of logistics operations. These tasks fell into three broad categories: (1) surveillance and reconnaissance, (2) finding supplies, and (3) transporting things. The project discovered that the pace of evolution and development in the realm of UAS and their payloads is quite rapid, suggesting significant potential for these systems in the near- and long-term future. A key consideration for the Army when contemplating its future options will be bandwidth. Theaters rich in bandwidth will feature robust intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance networks that can satisfy many of the logistics community's needs. In these circumstances, the Army should invest in connectivity to that network. In cases where bandwidth is insufficient, then small UAS with direct, point-to-point connectivity may be an attractive option for providing critical situational awareness
Restoring America's military prowess : creating reliable civil-military relations, sound campaign planning and stability-counter-insurgency operations by John E Peters( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. military spends more than 14 countries combined and possesses state-of-the art weapons and equipment, yet after 13 years of effort, 1.4 trillion, and some 6,000 casualties, it still has been unable to defeat its enemies in Afghanistan and Iraq. The book explains why and how it can be remedied
Toward operational art in special warfare by Dan Madden( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hybrid irregular and conventional military operations are playing an increasingly prominent role in international conflict, exploited by countries such as Russia and Iran. The United States requires new approaches for exerting influence, filling the "missing middle"--Between the limitations of distant strike and the costly, indefinite commitment of conventional forces - to counter these increasing threats. Special warfare provides policymakers with an additional option that can help secure U.S. interests and manage risks. These campaigns stabilize a friendly state or destabilize a hostile regime by operating through and with local state or nonstate partners, rather than through unilateral U.S. action. Currently, there is no shared understanding of how special warfare compaigns should be designed and executed. This RAND study sought to fill this gap by (1) adapting conventional operational art to the unique characteristics of special warfare, (2) identifying the strategic advantages and risks associatesd with special warfare, (3) exploring how special warfare campaigns could be used to address challenges identified in strategic guidance, and (4) proposing a framework for military and civilian leaders to design and execute these campaigns. The research indicates that the U.S. Department of Defense should strengthen its special warfare planning capacity and culture, implement institutional reforms to facilitate unified action among relevant U.S. government agencies, and develop enhanced influence capabilities. An online volume of appendixes, RR-779/1-A, Toward Operational Art in Special Warfare: Appendixes, provides additional context to supplement the analyses presented in this report."--Back cover
European contributions to Operation Allied Air Force : implications for transatlantic cooperation( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation Allied Force, the 1999 NATO air campaign that sought to prevent a wider humanitarian disaster in Kosovo, represents the triumph of air power to some observers and highlights air power_s limitations for others. While representing a successful cooperative allied military action for NATO, it also suggests limits to U.S.-European military cooperation. This report, a dispassionate assessment of Operation Allied Force, provides perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic as well as political and military implications. The campaign highlighted the growing gap between U.S. military capabilities and those of Europe, the potential consequences of joining a limited-objective operation that expands to undesirable proportions and duration, the absence of consensus both within the U.S. military and the Alliance on the best use of air power, the vulnerabilities of a multimember military coalition engaged in an essentially humanitarian operation facing an adversary fighting for its survival, and the limitations inherent in a fight-and-negotiate strategy that left an unrepentant adversary in power. The report concludes that the European allies can expect continued emphasis on the Defense Capabilities Initiative, a U.S. plan adopted by NATO that stresses the need for all NATO forces to be interoperable, deployable, and sustainable. Furthermore, the Europeans must reverse recent trends of defense reductions and invest more in order to realize major improvements in defense capabilities
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Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland security : concepts, issues, and options
War and escalation in South AsiaThe changing quality of stability in Europe : the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty toward 2001European contributions to Operation Allied Force : implications for transatlantic cooperationThe U.S. military : ready for the new world order?Operations other than war : implications for the U.S ArmyOut of area or out of reach? : European military support for operations in southwest AsiaCFE and military stability in EuropeEnhancing the retention of Army noncommissioned officers
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