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Joint Forces Staff College (U.S.). Joint Advanced Warfighting School

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Transforming the Department of State adapting operational capacities and capabilities to the post-9/11 reality, evolving interagency responsibilities, and the challenges of the 21st century by William J Vancio ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite the President's call for transformation of U.S. government security agencies in his 2002 National Security Strategy, the Department of State (DOS) lags behind many of the other elements of national power in that its capabilities and capacities remain much as they were prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Seams and gaps in policy and operations are magnified during times of conflict. Most experts agree that future conflicts will be asymmetrical in nature, with such factors becoming more visible and noticeable than during peacetime. President Bush has indicated that the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) will likely continue for a generation, so transformation of national security agencies is an urgent requirement. The Department of State's deficiencies are predominantly in the operational sector. Chronic shortfalls in budget, material resources, an inflexible personnel system, an antiquated organizational structure, and lack of a formal integrated planning process represent significant obstacles that must be overcome for the Department to carry out its operational mission. The overall national interest of the United States requires that these challenges be resolved or mitigated, and that the Department of State continue to represent a capable, relevant, and viable element of national power. The purpose of this study is to assess the transformation of the Department of State and determine if the proposed changes adequately address the initiatives and recommendations contained in the 2002 National Security Strategy and numerous government-sponsored and independent studies. Measured within the context of the post-9/11 security reality, both existing and emerging capabilities of the Department are contrasted against those in other sectors of the national security establishment. In particular, the author compares the capabilities and performance of the DOS in the stabilization and reconstruction phases of the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the GWOT, and contrasts it with that of the DoD
China's energy security and its military modernization efforts how China plans to dominate the world by Christopher J Larson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This report examines China's increasing demand for energy and how that demand has the potential to threaten the stability of China's Communist Party regime. It illustrates that China's demand for energy will continue to grow and that China will become increasingly reliant on oil imports to meet its energy needs. This reliance on oil imports has forced China, in the short term to adopt an energy security strategy that seeks to protect its access to oil by adopting a non-threatening military posture complemented by use of its economic bargaining power. At the same, China has adopted a long range strategy, that runs side-by-side with the short-term strategy, of "Bide our time and build up our capabilities." This long-term strategy consists of a "String of Pearls" approach to gain the necessary forward bases to secure its energy lifeline and the development of asymmetric military capabilities. The ultimate goal of this long-term strategy is to develop sufficient military capability to challenge the West and achieve great power status."--Abstract
Heroic amateurs the U.S. military in stability operations by C. Scott Leith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With the importance of unstable regions now raised to the level of a peer competitor by our National Security Strategy and the task of DoDD 3000.05 to assume stability operations as a core mission, serious study and change to our military must occur. The first effort must be made in treating the subject appropriately in joint doctrine. The concept must be framed in a way that ideas can be associated precisely for further study and so that optimal organization, equipping, and training may be pursued. The assets required for successful stability operations cover the spectrum. The largest requirement generally for a stability operation will be security. Current formation can compel a basic security but fall short of that created by a police force. The combat formation can handle a heavily armed threat, but not the threat of criminal activity that is essential to the target nation population. If the force does not get larger, the current units must assume a wider range of skills. Other non-traditional military skills must be added to the force to assist in fostering national governance in failed states. The military education and training process has proven to be extremely agile, but it is currently held back by the lack of doctrine and the hesitance to optimize organizations to best handle stability operations. Until the issues are solved the military personnel employed in stability operations will continue to be heroic amateurs."--Abstract
U.S. intelligence : compliance with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and the 9/11 Commission Report recommendations by Cheryl A Harris ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural bias in the Intelligence Community (IC) continues to interfere with meeting the mandated requirements of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission Report due to continued "stovepipe" operations. By the nature of IC's design, it is secretive and operates behind the scenes. True intelligence reform entails opening this closed society to organizations that do not routinely interact with the IC. This aspect alone is a sharp deviation from the normal intelligence modus operandi that will have to shift from the current "need to know" mentality toward a "need to share" collaborative environment. The IC community is transforming in stride while simultaneously supporting the Global War on Terrorism. The establishment of the first Director of National Intelligence is a progressive step toward unifying the 16 organizations under one centralized management authority. The DNI must quickly establish and publish common tactics, techniques and procedures that will unite the IC's efforts in a collaborative work environment. Predictive analysis will enable the civilian leadership and military warfighters to formulate viable courses of action based on the fidelity of the intelligence collected as prioritized by the National Security Strategy. Change in the intelligence community will take time, but strong leadership coupled with clear guidance from the DNI will focus this diverse community and continue to push reform and transformation initiatives forward to build a strong, integrated coalition of intelligence professionals prepared to address an ambiguous global threat
The evolution of the joint ATO cycle by Robert P Winkler ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This study presents a historical look at the evolution of planning and conducting air operations to meet operational and strategic objectives of the combatant commander. It investigates how airpower was utilized to meet Theater Strategic campaign objectives since the birth of military aviation. The paper shows that the command and control process in current Joint Doctrine evolved over time to with particular attention paid to meeting the land component objectives using AirLand battle doctrine. The current Air Tasking Order (ATO) cycle is the result of continuous change throughout airpower's short history. The change process strived to meet the operational needs of the combatant commander and to achieve political goals of the U.S. Air Force. Ultimately, the time driven/current ATO cycle has become a relic of the Cold War and does not capitalize on the flexibility of airpower. This paper demonstrates that rather than devoting time and resources to restructure the planning process, doctrine has institutionalized new roles and missions, like Time Sensitive Targeting in order to circumvent the entrenched process of the Air Tasking Cycle. The paper concludes with a critical analysis of current Joint Doctrine from air apportionment to execution and offers some recommendations for significant improvement."--Abstract
The wrong target : the problem of mistargeting resulting in fratricide and civilian casualties by Robert E Rasmussen ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Despite a considerable effort since Operation Desert Storm. the Services have yet to reduce the likelihood of mistargeting - the engagement of friendly forces and noncombatants by friendly fire. Mistargeting has always occurred but has historically received little scrutiny. The numbers of mistargeting casualties have gone down dramatically, but the rate has gone up since World War II. When tactical mistargeting occurs today. the effects can be enormous and are increasing, particularly given modern global media. There are thousands of U.S. military entities that potentially require Combat Identification (CID), plus coalition partners and neutrals. CID of aircraft and ships has historically reccived proportionally more attention compared to ground units, which suffer the greatest cost of mistargeting. Despite impressive technological advances, there is currently no universal system for positive identification of friendly forces or hostile tars. U.S. and coalition forces have an increasing; reliance on the accuracy of information to locate and positively identify targets. Aircraft are more dependent on external sources for precise targeting data, and weapons are increasingly being dropped "on coordinates" provided by off board sensors and sources, increasing the risk of mistargeting. Modern precision weapon capabilities have outpaced the military's ability to differentiate positively between friend. neutral, and foe, and to locate desired targets precisely. Mistargeting is not a crisis, but a serious, long-term. Joint approach to allow aircrew to distinguish enemy from friendlies and non-combatants is possible and must be pursued."--Abstract
The U.S. freedom agenda in the Middle East by Neil J Makepeace ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Bush Administration's foreign policy has comprised three key components: security through forward defence; a black-andwhite view of the post-9/1 1 world; and, most pervasively, the so-called freedom agenda. These elements combine in an approach that many see as imperious and detached from on-the-ground realities. The thesis of this paper is that the United States requires a more balanced and realistic policy agenda in the Middle East, which discards the strident promotion of constitutional democracy in favour of a less imperious approach based on values that are meaningful to Middle Eastern people and societies. Revised U.S. policies and supporting strategies should reflect the complex and volatile relationship between the Western and Islamic worlds. Some analyses suggest that their clash is inevitable, while others offer hope for an "alliance of civilizations." Such an alliance would require a concerted effort to reconcile Westem and Islamic ideologies, which do not appear to be wholly incompatible. The United States and her allies must seek, through their policies and actions in the Middle East, to empower Muslims who advocate moderate interpretations of the Islamic texts. Radical Islamists and so-called jihadi fighters must be denied theological credibility. The U.S. agenda in the Middle East should also attempt to empower moderate and liberalizing political influences in the region. Middle Eastern regimes occupy a broad spectrum and many are undertaking cautious programmes of liberalization. Political Islam is an increasingly important feature of this social and political landscape. Islamist political parties should be encouraged to operate in the mainstream of politics and to exert moderating influences over their followers. Thus, the United States should discard her strident promotion of constitutional democracy in favour of more carefully focused encouragement of social, economic and political reform in the Middle East. The paper offers a set of 16 recommendations that represent a more realistic and balanced agenda in the Middle East."--Abstract
Applying realism theory in Afghanistan by Michael E Samples ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Shortly after the attacks of 11 September 2001, President George W. Bush initiated the war in Afghanistan and ordered strikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime. During the last nine years, both the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration adjusted and modified the Afghanistan strategy in order to meet changing national strategic objectives. Most recently the Obama administration, following a nine month strategy review, announced in March 2009 a new overarching AfPak strategy, and in December of 2009 announced a renewed Afghanistan strategy. These strategies are now being executed with the following objectives: 'to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda,' 'to degrade the Taliban,' 'to prevent their return,' and to transition to Afghan government and security force lead by July 2011. One year after President Obama's December 2009 West Point speech, are the policy, strategy, and objectives for Afghanistan in the United States' vital national interests? Utilizing the Realism Theories of Hans J. Morgenthau as a comparative model, this thesis will demonstrate that the current United States national policy, strategy, and objectives for Afghanistan meet the principles of Realism Theory, support U.S. vital national security interests, and are achievable."--Abstract
Response to a Chemical Incident or Accident -- Who Is In Charge? by Darryl J Briggs ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper explores and recommends a new strategy in the response to a chemical accident. The thesis of this paper is: Combatant Commanders and the Services must have specific guidance and appropriate authorities to be able to effectively manage a Chemical Accident and Incident Response and Assistance (CAIRA) at a chemical stockpile site. To support the assertion, this paper will explore three separate organizations: Department of Army, Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, and the Department of Homeland Security. In each one of these organizations, the background, authority, current policy and procedures, and other topics are discussed and analyzed. Following the research and analysis, this paper provides some recommendations, a "way," to possibly improve the preparedness and response to an event at a chemical stockpile site."--Abstract
Joint space forces in theater coordinating is no longer sufficient by Brian K Livergood ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The role of space operations in the United States military has matured significantly since the end of the Cold War. The transformation from strategic applications to tactical integration has increased the demands for effects achievable through joint space capabilities on and off the battlefield. The explosive growth of and demand for joint space capabilities have outstripped the joint community's ability to provide unifying doctrine and a command and control structure to meet the demands. Consequently, the military services have independently developed solutions and doctrine to meet the needs of their respective joint force component commander. The thesis of this research is the US military must create a jointly focused command and control organization to meet the Joint Force Commander's growing demand for synchronized joint space capabilities. Although joint doctrine addresses the need for a space coordinating authority (SCA) separate from a commander to achieve space superiority, it does not provide sufficient joint authority to effectively execute the SCA role. Consequently, the Joint Force Air Component Commander has attempted to combine the roles in the Joint Air Operations Center resulting in a less than optimum integration of space into US joint warfighting. To establish clear lines of authority and enable a joint forces wide perspective of space power, a Joint Space Synchronization Authority supported by a Joint Space Synchronization Officer, Theater Space Integration Cell, and Joint Space Superiority Cell is proposed. While these organizations could operate independently of each other at different locations, the greatest synergy is obtained by co-locating them in a joint Space Integration Division in the JAOC. This construct allows for a jointly recognized and focused approach to space force synchronization and integration across all components."--Abstract
The impact of internal unrest and disputed borders on Chinese military forces by Michael L May ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The thesis of this paper is that internal unrest and disputed borders will shape the military forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the foreseeable future. Modern Chinese history is examined to help the reader understand the origins of the People's liberation Army (PLA) and the influence of history on modern Chinese military forces. The strategic environment of China in 2011 is discussed with an emphasis on economic, demographic and social challenges that may influence future Chinese military development and employment. In order to craft an effective policy for engagement with China, U.S. military planners must take a holistic view, including consideration of the PLA's ethos, its place in Chinese society, ongoing modernization efforts and challenges in the short and long term."--Abstract
America's two-front war the American media assault on our center of gravity by J. Allen Kimball ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Vietnam War demonstrated how critical American public support is to sustaining successful military operations. Empowered by their experience and effect on the American public during the Vietnam War, America's media has maintained a "second-front" against the U.S. military by targeting its center of gravity, attempting to influence American public support against military operations. As a result, the military has been forced to fight a "two-front" war. In addition to its battlefield strategy, the military must fight to protect its center of gravity--America public support. The thesis of this paper is that the U.S. military must reduce the vulnerability of its center of gravity to U.S. media assaults by operating in a manner consistent with public expectations of the military and by ensuring the American public understands military goals and operations. In short, if the public understands the military's mission, how the military has accomplished that mission, and the behavior of its forces, public support should be strong enough to withstand the media's assault."--Abstract
America's holy war thesis by John Parker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper examines America's strategic policy to combat terrorism. The paper identifies that the current national strategy is strategically flawed by misidentifying the true enemy the nation faces and that The Global War On Terrorism is a national policy/strategy to combat a 'tactic' used by Islamic Extremists vice focusing on the true enemy, the Muslim population that supports this Holy War in the name of Islam. First, the strategic flaw of the GWOT as a national strategy will be identified followed by an in-depth review of the GWOT. Next, the goals and strategy of Islam and Islamic Extremist are reviewed, and then contrasted to the United States goals. Shortfalls of the United States GWOT policy in combating the Holy War are identified and a new proposed strategy to combat the ideology of Islam and the Muslim support base is provided. A short case study to demonstrate the ramifications of appeasement and misidentifying the strategic enemy is incorporated for historical reference."--Abstract
Provincial reconstruction teams : who's in charge? by Candace C Eckert ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Civilian involvement in stability operations is a critical enabler for transition from military to civilian control as it provides tangible evidence of the importance of civilian leadership, demonstrates integrated civilian/military operability, and can enhance operational effectiveness in the eyes of the host nation. Host nation leaders benefit from observing and working closely with other civilians while developing a strong, stable, and sustainable civil society. A Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) is an interim civil-military organization designed to operate in areas with unstable or limited security, usually following open hostilities. The PRT utilizes all instruments of national power and is intended to improve stability by strengthening the host nation government's ability to provide security to its citizens and deliver essential services. First created in 2002, PRTs have been implemented in Afghanistan and Iraq to enable stability through integrated civil-military operations and enable traditional diplomatic and developmental programs to operate. The organization and leadership of a PRT often differs from team to team with a variety of civilian and military members serving a range of policy capabilities. This thesis studies key civil-military operations from Vietnam through Afghanistan and Iraq. It further examines international and U.S. policy and doctrine concerning these operations, concluding that PRTs led by civilians are the preferred model as they demonstrate civilian/military interoperability and leverage local relationships previously forged by the regional military commander, thus accelerating the transition from military to civilian control and enhancing overall stability operations."--Abstract
Saving the world for democracy : an historical analysis of America's grand strategy in the 21st century by J.A Bassani ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This study looks at three separate and distinct historical examples of grand strategy: The post-Republican Era of the Roman Empire, the rise of the Mongol Empire under Genghis Kahn, and Great Britain after the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the wars of Spanish Succession. From these examples, we see the common threads that run through all grand strategies and the different approaches that nations take in pursuing their national interests. Next, it examines the American experience with the emergence of the so-called Monroe Doctrine (America's first grand strategy), the move toward multilateralism as a result of the Second World War, and America's 21st Century grand strategy that emerged post-9/11. Lastly, I discuss the conflict between America's values and her national interests and the implications for America's future at the end of the Century."--Abstract
Making sense of irregular warfare, irregular challenges and the related role of the submarine force by Michael T Kubiniec ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Current National, Department of Defense and U. S. Navy strategies place as much emphasis on preventing conflict as they do on winning them. Failing and unstable countries and regions around the world foster an environment for broad irregular warfare challenges that include insurgents, violent extremists and criminals and others who pose a threat to U.S. national interests and global security. Countering these irregular challenges in and from the maritime domain is the Navy's espoused prioritized approach which concentrates on preventing, limiting, and eliminating those contributing factors which lead to regional instability, insurgency, crime and a base for violent extremism. The submarine, with an ability to provide persistent and sustained at-sea operations, is a unique multi-mission, high demand Navy resource, available to contribute to joint efforts to counter irregular threats. The submarine force should develop a comprehensive strategy for optimizing its contribution to the joint force in confronting irregular challenges as well as traditional or conventional threat approaches."--Abstract
Afghanistan a war that must be won via the concentration of United States elements of national power by James E Kraft ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A decisive point in the War on Terrorism by Robert A Warburg ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shaping China's development stable growth of an Asia-Pacific might by Christopher Bennett ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the past 30 years, China has emerged from an isolationist, introverted state into a global economic and political power. This growth has allowed China to expand its military, reaching a level of "near-peer" competitor to the U.S., yet that growth is shrouded in mystery and uncertainty. The U.S. must strive to ascertain China's future intentions, and develop a strategy that prepares for two possibilities, peaceful engagement with a prosperous China, and response to an aggressive and militant China. The global environment has changed since the end of the Cold War, and even though the United States is still the dominant global superpower, its influence is waning. The Asia-Pacific region, stretching from Japan to Australia to the Indian Ocean to Central Asia, is a vast expanse with a large, diverse population supporting the gamut of social, economic, religious, and governmental constructs. The U.S. is a "Pacific nation," but must rely upon allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region to commit to "burden-sharing" to maintain security and stability. Keeping key allies and partners aligned with the U.S. is much more challenging in today's globalized world, and the complex and interdependent nature of the Asia-Pacific region adds to the difficulty. The U.S. needs to adapt its strategy towards dealing with regional allies, and do so with the combined efforts of all of the elements of national power, promoting the military component needed for security, while also enhancing its efforts in other areas. The U.S. needs to continue, or in certain cases, initiate engaging and cooperative dialogue, even with sometimes troublesome nations such as North Korea. Additionally, doing so in both a bilateral and multilateral construct will bring about the most positive benefits of international diplomacy, and thus further promote security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region."--Abstract
Planning and education for civil-military operations by Terry D Lindon ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Department of Defense is hampered by a three-part problem: Due to a structural professional military education deficiency civil affairs officers lack the planning capability needed for the conduct of joint civil-military operations at the operational and strategic levels; There is insufficient staff structure at the Joint Staff and Combatant Commands to leverage civil affairs officer/civil-military operations planning capabilities in support of full spectrum operations; The civil-military operations planning capability gap has its roots in the tactically focused, service specific training programs. An advanced professional military education program designed to instruct civil affairs officers for the operational and strategic levels of planning has been through the proof of concept stage but needs widespread implementation in order for the specialty to continue to evolve and remain relevant to the Department of Defense."--Abstract
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