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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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Making sense of irregular warfare, irregular challenges and the related role of the submarine force by Michael T Kubiniec( Book )
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
NATO relevance military implications and translation of the 2010 concept by Steven B Snyder( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"NATO has published seven Strategic Concepts in its sixty-year history; the most recent one was delivered at the November 2010 Lisbon summit, as NATO's 2010 Strategic Concept (2010 SC). This thesis analyzes the two-part argument that a concise, relevant and actionable 2010 SC, which is effectively translated and aligned into military policy and guidance, will enhance NATO's continued relevance through the next century. The initial focus delivers a historical summary of NATO and analyzes its first six strategic documentation efforts within their respective strategic environments, assessing their content, construct, and the degree to which they aligned with and contributed to the efficacy of the Alliance's efforts. The second focus of the thesis analyzes the 2010 Strategic Concept through three lenses: the background and method of its creation, the content and construct of the document itself, and the perspective of several pundits. These three lenses provide an assessment of the document's concision and relevance. Finally, in order to enhance the degree to which the 2010 Strategic Concept is actionable, the author offers draft content for consideration in NATO's subsequent military translation of the Strategic Concept, leveraging an alignment with U.S. strategy. The thesis concludes that the 2010 Strategic Concept positively contributed to NATO's future efficacy and relevance, however, it left gaps in several areas. It avoided requisite prioritization, was overly complex, and left large gaps in force structure resourcing expectations. The draft content offered would mitigate those gaps in the ongoing military translation."--Abstract
Bridging the ends and means of the responsibility to protect : an opportunity for U.S. leadership by Ivan G Carlson( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper examines the merits of the concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) from conceptualization through domestic and international efforts at operationalization. R2P is a relatively recent approach whose objective is to provide effective ways to address the recurrent problem of mass atrocities through emphasis on prevention and a modern interpretation of sovereignty which includes a responsibility of government to protect their populations from internal and external threats of all types. R2P was conceptualized in 2001 by the International Convention on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS). It expanded international responsibility from reaction to mass atrocities to include prevention and post-conflict rebuilding. In addition to traditional justification for intervention, it also included all threats to a population, including disease, famine, and natural disasters. Based upon the work of the ICISS, the United Nations formally adopted the definition of R2P in 2005 and embraced the international responsibility of prevention, but limited the types of threats to which it applies to those of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Although additional documents have been developed at the U.N. toward implementation, none have been adopted and there continues to be lack of a coherency and consistency in addressing humanitarian crises. More recently, the administration of President Barak Obama made significant strides in the development of R2P policy through its inclusion in the National Security Strategy in 2008 and the 2011 release of Presidential Study Directive 10. Current efforts in the U.S. draw upon a comprehensive framework published by the Genocide Prevention Task Force to develop a national policy for the prevention of mass atrocities."--Abstract
The impact of internal unrest and disputed borders on Chinese military forces by Michael L May( Book )
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
Provincial reconstruction teams who's in charge? by Candace C Eckert( Book )
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
Optimizing the DoD supply chain for the future Joint Force by Matthew B Reuter( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The future Joint Force will engage in an operating environment that is a complex mixture of uncertainty, change, and conflict. Among these complexities, global access will be challenged by anti-access and area-denial measures, focused on limiting the Joint Force's freedom of action in a persistent combination of combat, security, engagement, and relief and reconstruction operations. Furthermore, resource constraints will produce military-wide reductions and necessitate a more economical approach to global logistics. As efficiencies are achieved, though, global logistics must effectively sustain the Joint Force. A key factor of success or failure is the effectiveness and efficiency of the logistics enterprise, of which the supply chain is an enabling capability. The current Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain has reached its highest potential, and is neither effective nor efficient enough to meet the requirements of the Joint Force amidst the demands of the future operating environment. Therefore, a new emphasis is needed to achieve an optimal strategic fit between the national defense strategy and the supply chain strategy. The fit will be made possible by changes in DoD logistics policy, strategy, organizational structure, management, and processes. Additionally, best business practices in the commercial sector must continue to be adopted and adapted to the military environment, thereby providing benchmarks that will position the DoD supply chain on the leading edge of global logistics." -- Abstract
Not again! : 20th century hollow force lessons learned for the 21st century military by Russell C Burton( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper investigates the problem of how the United States Department of Defense planners should organize the U.S. military, specifically the ground combat elements of the Army and Marine Corps, to meet near-to-mid term security challenges in a fiscally sustainable way. The post-Cold War force structure of the Armed Forces requires more to be spent on defense than two generations ago; yet it is ill-suited to manage the challenges of the twenty-first century strategic environment. In short, the U.S. military has become fiscally unsustainable while the world has become less secure. As such, a drawdown of U.S. military force structure is on the horizon. The question that remains is how to accomplish this drawdown without "hollowing-out" the military that remains behind. The thesis of this paper is that twentieth-century history provides solutions to meet the challenges of the strategic environment while preventing another hollowing out of U.S. conventional combat capabilities. This paper examines history to glean lessons learned and provide policy, personnel, training and material recommendations for current force planners to posture the ground combat elements of the U.S. military to meet its mission requirements during the 2015-2020 time period."--Abstract
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
Is America on the road to victory in the Global War on Terrorism? by Donald S Cunningham( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The United States entered into war on 11 September 2001. Four and a half years have passed and it has become increasingly more difficult to determine if success is being achieved. The United States must fight this war to defend the lives and liberties of its citizens. It is critical that the nation's leaders define victory for this war, that they re-address their view of the capacity and the identity of the enemy and therefore the length of time required to attain victory, and that they re-evaluate their strategy in fighting this war. This war will not end with a V-T (Victory against Terrorism) Day. The U.S., for the time being, has taken the battle to the enemy but further success in defeating terrorists is not guaranteed. The current strategy of labeling the campaign a war on terrorism is fundamentally flawed. It now needs improvement in order to attain final victory. The new strategy of the United states must begin by specifically defining the enemy vice calling it terrorism in general. Second, an attainable and decisive endate must clearly be stated. Finally, the new strategy must guide improvements in the diplomatic, military and social/political elements of national power in order to synchronize all national efforts toward this desired end-state."--Abstract
Islamic radicalization and the global Islamist movement : protecting U.S. national interests by understanding and countering Islamist grand strategy with U.S. policy by Coyt D Hargus( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This thesis examines the national security policies and strategies of the United States (U.S.) as they address terrorism and the root causes of terrorism in an information age. It focuses on the root causes of terrorism and the enduring nature of the Global Islamist Movement as manifested by its flagship terrorist organization, al-Qaeda. The thesis summarizes the Global Islamist Movement's historic and theological foundations, its ideology, and its published strategy in order to argue the enduring nature of the movement's threat to U.S. interests globally. The thesis also assesses and identifies shortcomings in various U.S. national security policies with respect to Global Islamist Movement and the terrorism, which it spawns. The thesis is presented in a deductive manner and argues that lobalization and modern social media have empowered this most recent Islamist resurgence in ways which makes its asymmetric strategies and decentralized execution effective. The thesis leads the reader to conclude that the Global Islamist Movement is an enduring threat to the U.S. and that U.S. national-level policies must specifically acknowledge that threat so subsequent strategies can align the elements of U.S. national power against the threat."-- Abstract
Joint space forces in theater : coordination 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
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
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