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Gompert, David C.

Overview
Works: 142 works in 479 publications in 2 languages and 25,003 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: JX1974.7, 327.174
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David C Gompert
Security in Iraq : a framework for analyzing emerging threats as U.S. forces leave by David C Gompert( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical question surrounding the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq is Iraq's internal security and stability. Although the U.S. withdrawal plan is designed with care to avoid weakening Iraq's security, the end of U.S. occupation may alter the strategies of the main Iraqi political actors, each of which has enough armed power to be able to shatter Iraq's domestic peace. In view of the potential for insecurity in Iraq, the United States cannot afford to take a passive or reactive stance. To anticipate dangers and act purposefully, U.S. policy-makers need a dynamic analytic framework with which to examine the shifting motivations and capabilities of the actors that affect Iraq's security. This monograph offers such a framework
Heads we win : the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN) by David C Gompert( )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly motivated insurgency-capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." Cognitive COIN goes beyond information technology and encompasses comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regener
War by other means : building complete and balanced capabilities for counterinsurgency by David C Gompert( )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The difficulties encountered by the United States in securing Iraq and Afghanistan despite years of effort and staggering costs raises the central question of the RAND Counterinsurgency Study: How should the United States improve its capabilities to counter insurgencies, particularly those that are heavily influenced by transnational terrorist movements and thus linked into a global jihadist network? This capstone volume to the study draws on other reports in the series as well as an examination of 89 insurgencies since World War II, an analysis of the new challenges posed by what is becoming known as global insurgency, and many of the lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report's recommendations are based on the premise that counterinsurgency (COIN) is a contest for the allegiance of a nation's population; victory over jihadist insurgency consists not of merely winning a war against terrorists but of persuading Islamic populations to choose legitimate government and reject violent religious tyranny. The authors evaluate three types of COIN capabilities: civil capabilities to help weak states improve their political and economic performance; informational and cognitive capabilities to enable better governance and improve COIN decisionmaking; and security capabilities to protect people and infrastructure and to weaken insurgent forces. Gompert and Gordon warn that U.S. capabilities are deficient in several critical areas but also emphasize that U.S. allies and international organizations can provide capabilities that the United States currently cannot. The authors conclude by outlining the investments, organizational changes within the federal government and the military, and international arrangements that the United States should pursue to improve its COIN capabilities."--(Publisher's website)
Making Liberia safe : transformation of the national security sector by David C Gompert( )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberia's new government has made security sector transformation a high priority. The authors analyze Liberia's complex security environment, set forth an integrated security concept to guide the formation and use of those forces and assemble a complete security structure. They develop specific force-structure options, discuss the cost-effectiveness of each, and suggest immediate steps toward implementation of the new security structure
Underkill : scalable capabilities for military operations amid populations( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. military is ill-equipped to strike at extremists who hide in populations. Using deadly force against them can harm and alienate the very people whose cooperation U.S. forces are trying to earn. To solve this problem, a new RAND study proposes a "continuum of force"--A suite of capabilities that includes sound, light, lasers, cell phones, and video cameras. These technologies are available but have received insufficient attention
Sea power and American interests in the western Pacific by David C Gompert( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China sees American sea power in East Asian waters as threatening to itself, its regional aspirations, and possibly its global access. So it is mounting a challenge with anti-ship missiles, submarines, and a growing fleet of its own. However, the United States will not relinquish its sea power, which it sees as needed to maintain its influence and stability, despite China's growing might, in this vital region. History shows that rivalries between established and rising sea powers tend to end badly, to wit: Britain versus Germany before World War I and the United States versus Japan before World War II. In this case, technology that enables the targeting of surface ships, especially aircraft carriers, favors the challenger, China. The United States can exploit technology more boldly than it has previously to make its sea power less vulnerable by relying more on submarines, drones, and smaller, elusive, widely distributed strike platforms. Yet, such a U.S. strategy could take decades and even then be vulnerable to Chinese cyber-war. Therefore, in parallel with making its sea power more survivable, the United States should propose an alternative to confrontation at sea: East Asian multilateral maritime-security cooperation, with China invited to join. While China might be wary that such a regional arrangement would be designed to contain and constrain it, the alternative of exclusion and isolation could induce China to join
Reconstruction under fire : unifying civil and military counterinsurgency( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective civilian relief, reconstruction, and development work can help convince people to support their government against insurgency. Knowing this, insurgents will target such work, threatening both those who perform it and those who benefit from it. Too often, the result is a postponement of efforts to improve government and serve the population until contested territory has been cleared of insurgents. This can lead to excessive reliance on force to defeat insurgents - delaying or even preventing success. A RAND team with combined security and development expertise set out to learn how civilian counterinsurgency (civil COIN) (essential human services, political reform, physical reconstruction, economic development, and indigenous capacity-building) could be conducted more safely in the face of active insurgency, when it can do the most good. The authors propose the following to improve the security of civil COIN under fire: a concept for setting priorities among civil COIN measures; a way to allocate security forces optimally among various civil COIN activities, as well as between them and other COIN security missions (e.g., direct operations against insurgents); new, integrated concepts of operation (ICONOPS) that military and civilian leaders could employ during COIN campaigns to manage risk and produce best results for COIN as a whole; and general requirements for capabilities and corresponding investments to secure civil COIN, derived from ICONOPS
Blinders, blunders, and wars : what America and China can learn by David C Gompert( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of wars caused by misjudgments, from Napoleon{u2019}s invasion of Russia to America{u2019}s invasion of Iraq, reveals that leaders relied on cognitive models, or simplified representations of their worlds, that were seriously at odds with objective reality. Blinders, Blunders, and Wars analyzes eight historical examples of strategic blunders regarding war and peace and four examples of decisions that turned out well, and then applies those lessons to the current Sino-American case. Leaders{u2019} egos, intuitions, unwarranted self-confidence, and aversion to information that contradicted their views prevented them from correcting their models. Yet advisors and bureaucracies can be inadequate safeguards and can, out of fawning or fear, reinforce leaders{u2019} flawed thinking. War between China and the United States is more likely to occur by blunder than from rational premeditation. Yet flawed Chinese and American cognitive models of one another are creating strategic distrust, which could increase the danger of misjudgment by either or both, the likelihood of crises, and the possibility of war. Although these American and Chinese leaders have unprecedented access to information, there is no guarantee they will use it well when faced with choices concerning war and peace. They can learn from Blinders, Blunders, and Wars. As a general remedy, the authors recommend the establishment of a government body providing independent analysis and advice on war-and-peace decisions by critiquing information use, assumptions, assessments, reasoning, options, and plans. For the Sino-U.S. case, they offer a set of measures to bring the models each has of the other into line with objective reality
Battle-wise : seeking time-information superiority in networked warfare by David C Gompert( )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capacity and means by which the American Armed Forces defend their nation are entering a paradigm-breaking transition period. Previous transitions have been driven by the technologies of weapons and their platforms. This is not so in the 21st century. Taking the information revolution as a starting point, Battle-Wise argues that only by strengthening the relationship between information technology and brain matter will the U.S. military enhance its ability to outsmart and outfight future adversaries. Our aim is to understand whether and how advantages in thinking and decisionmaking under operational conditions can affect outcomes victories or defeats especially in networked warfare. It is important to identify as precisely as possible the mental abilities, such as anticipation and rapid adaptation, that are of greatest utility in networked operations and thus in strategic competition so that these abilities can be emphasized in the ways that military personnel are recruited, taught, developed, and organized. The role of the mind in networked warfare is still unknown. This book is meant to raise ideas, issues, and possibilities, as well as at the risk of seeming presumptuous a potential framework
War with China : Thinking Through the Unthinkable by David C Gompert( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Premeditated war between the United States and China is very unlikely, but the danger that a mishandled crisis could trigger hostilities cannot be ignored. Thus, while neither state wants war, both states' militaries have plans to fight one. As Chinese anti-access and area-denial (A2AD) capabilities improve, the United States can no longer be so certain that war would follow its plan and lead to decisive victory. This analysis illuminates various paths a war with China could take and their possible consequences. Technological advances in the ability to target opposing forces are creating conditions of conventional counterforce, whereby each side has the means to strike and degrade the other's forces and, therefore, an incentive to do so promptly, if not first. This implies fierce early exchanges, with steep military losses on both sides, until one gains control. At present, Chinese losses would greatly exceed U.S. losses, and the gap would only grow as fighting persisted. But, by 2025, that gap could be much smaller. Even then, however, China could not be confident of gaining military advantage, which suggests the possibility of a prolonged and destructive, yet inconclusive, war. In that event, nonmilitary factors--economic costs, internal political effects, and international reactions--could become more important. Political leaders on both sides could limit the severity of war by ordering their respective militaries to refrain from swift and massive conventional counterforce attacks. The resulting restricted, sporadic fighting could substantially reduce military losses and economic harm. This possibility underscores the importance of firm civilian control over wartime decisionmaking and of communication between capitals. At the same time, the United States can prepare for a long and severe war by reducing its vulnerability to Chinese A2AD forces and developing plans to ensure that economic and international consequences would work to its advantage"--Back cover
Nuclear weapons and world politics : alternatives for the future( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3. Forbud mod kernevåben, risiko ved usikkerhedsmomenter og modsætninger; Mål og midler; Instabilitet; Ulovlig produktion; Våbenkontrol; Ideologiske konflikter og diplomatisk krig; Organisation; Supermagter, USA, Sovjetunionen, skrotning af kernevåben; Nord-sydkonflkten; Demokrati; Magtstrukturer og verdensbilleder: Nutidsverden, Internationaliseret verden, globalisering
Paradox of power : Sino-American strategic restraint in an era of vulnerability by David C Gompert( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking deeply into the matter of strategic vulnerability, the authors address questions that this vulnerability poses: Do conditions exist for Sino-U.S. mutual deterrence in these realms? Might the two states agree on reciprocal restraint? What practical measures might build confidence in restraint? How would strategic restraint affect Sino-U.S. relations as well as security in and beyond East Asia?
The Power to Coerce : Countering Adversaries Without Going to War by David C Gompert( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mounting costs, risks, and public misgivings of waging war are raising the importance of U.S. power to coerce (P2C). The best P2C options are financial sanctions, support for political opposition to hostile regimes, and offensive cyber operations"--Publisher's description
America and Europe : a partnership for a new era( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right makes might : freedom and power in the information age by David C Gompert( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: What to make of a rising power?
Heads we win--the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN) : RAND counterinsurgency study--paper 1 by David C Gompert( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly motivated insurgency-capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." Cognitive COIN goes beyond information technology and encompasses comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regenerate. Countering the challenges of a global insurgency demands the ability to understand it, shape popular attitudes about it, and act directly against it. The four cognitive abilities that are most important to COIN operations are anticipation, opportunism, decision speed, and learning in action, applied through rapid-adaptive decisionmaking. In 21st-century COIN, tight control and bureaucracy must yield to the power of networked intelligence, with each operative authorized to act, react, and adapt. With these notions as a backdrop, this paper offers concrete ideas for gaining the cognitive advantage in anticipating and countering the new global insurgency
Creating a NATO special operations force by David C Gompert( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind the gap : promoting a transatlantic revolution in military affairs by David C Gompert( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 313 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

Lee's mistake : learning from the decision to order Pickett's Charge by David C Gompert( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Heads we win : the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN)War by other means : building complete and balanced capabilities for counterinsurgencyMaking Liberia safe : transformation of the national security sectorUnderkill : scalable capabilities for military operations amid populationsReconstruction under fire : unifying civil and military counterinsurgencyAmerica and Europe : a partnership for a new eraRight makes might : freedom and power in the information ageHeads we win--the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN) : RAND counterinsurgency study--paper 1Mind the gap : promoting a transatlantic revolution in military affairs
Alternative Names
David Gompert Director of National Intelligence

David Gompert intelligence officer

Gompert, D. C.

Gompert, David

Gompert, David 1945-

Gompert, David Charles 1945-

Gong, Peide

رقابت کردن

곰퍼트, 데이비드 C. 1945-

곰퍼트, 데이비드 찰스 1945-

龔培德

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