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Marine Corps University (U.S.). Press

Works: 32 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 10,863 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Biographies  Illustrated works  Case studies 
Classifications: U241, 956.7044345
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Most widely held works by Marine Corps University (U.S.).
Among the people : U.S. Marines in Iraq by David A Benhoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book captures, in moving photographs, the day-to-day efforts of our Marines' civil affairs work with the Iraqi people
Al-Anbar awakening( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This two-volume anthology of interviews tells the story of the al-Anbar Awakening and the emergence of al-Anbar Province from the throes of insurgency. It presents the perspectives of both Iraqis (volume two) and Americans (volume one) who ultimately came to work together, in an unlikely alliance of former adversaries, for the stabilization and redevelopment of the province. The collection begins in the 2003-2004 time frame with the rise of the insurgency and concludes with observations from the vintage point of early-to-mid 2009. The anthology demonstrates that there is not one history of the Awakening, but several histories intertwined. It is not a complete collection, but one that provides a broad spectrum of candid, unvarnished perspectives from some of the leading players."--Preface
The end of don't ask don't tell : the impact in studies and personal essays by service members and veterans( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices -- both straight and gay -- representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and its repeal on 20 September 2011 in order to benefit policy makers, historians, researchers, and general readers. Topics include lessons learned from foreign militaries, serving while openly gay, women at war, returning to duty, marching forward after repeal, and support for the committed same-sex partners and families of gay service members
Rethinking a Middle East in transition( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking a Middle East in Transition presents the opinions of an array of experts on the region, drawn from their presentations at the Middle East Institute's 64th Annual Conference in November 2010, on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution. Participants came from across the spectrum -- diplomats, policy specialists, academic scholars, military planners, and journalists. Topics addressed include the Arab-Israeli peace process; Iran and its role in the region; the challenges of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the difficulties of confronting and negotiating with nonstate actors such as Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban; public opinion in the Arab world; Turkey's growing influence; Israel's perspectives on recent developments; conditions in Iraq as the United States withdraws its forces; and the Obama administration's policies in response to all of these issues
Aspects of leadership : ethics, law, and spirituality( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book are intended to inform leaders, and the general public, about the challenges of ethical decision making, the application of the law of war, and the important role of spirituality. Aspects of Leadership will educate readers and generate important questions that leaders should ask themselves, encouraging them to reflect upon their pivotal roles in these three areas"--Back cover
China's emerging national security interests and their impact on the People's Liberation Army by Murray Scot Tanner( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War, will, and warlords : counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2011 by Robert M Cassidy( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War, Will, and Warlords: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2011 compares the reasons for and the responses to the insurgencies in Afghanistan and Pakistan since October 2001. The book also examines the lack of security and the support of insurgent groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan since the 1970s that explain the rise of the Pakistan-supported Taliban. It explores the border tribal areas between the two countries and how they influence regional stability and U.S. security. Pakistan and Afghanistan represent the epicenter in regional and global Islamist terrorism as conditions and machinations in these two countries led to the emergence of the first Taliban emirate with Pakistan's support. The Taliban harbored al-Qaeda before the 1998 twin embassy attacks in Africa and during the September 2001 attacks on the United States. Al-Qaeda and affiliated armed groups now benefit from sanctuary along the border in Pakistan. The border regions between Afghanistan and Pakistan are inexorably linked to the future stability of South Asia and to the security of the United States. This work explains the implications of what happened during this 10-year period to provide candid insights on the prospects and risks associated with bringing a durable stability to this area of the world."--Publisher's website
The Iranian puzzle piece : understanding Iran in the global context( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following pages contain six chapters discussing the importance of incorporating culture into current and future operations. Several of the authors draw extensively on their personal operating experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing important 'boots on the ground' perspectives. Others carefully evaluate our current capacity in light of the cultural challenges we will face in future deployments around the globe: offering potential solutions for the future."--Page ix
Al-Qaida after ten years of war : a global perspective of successes, failures, and prospects( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the United States has been at war with al-Qaida. Over the past 10 years, counterterrorism efforts have disrupted its main training facilities and eliminated much of the core leadership structure, including the mastermind Usama Bin Ladin. Despite this, al-Qaida has proved resilient. While the core leadership has been compromised, regional al-Qaida offshoots and affiliated Islamist terrorist groups have formed, developed, and become prominent in their own right. To aid in examining and explaining al-Qaida's trajectory, the Minerva Initiative at Marine Corps University hosted a conference in the spring of 2011, just days before Bin Ladin's demise. The panels at this conference addressed diverse issues such as al-Qaida's overarching strategy; the degree of control that central al-Qaida leadership maintains over regional franchises; and the strategies, tactics, successes, and failures in each theater of operation. The resulting papers contribute to the ongoing and ever-evolving net assessment of al-Qaida and its future prospects, and they help inform the crafting of a war termination phase with al-Qaida
On the ground in Afghanistan : counterinsurgency in practice by Gerald Meyerle( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a glimpse into what relatively small military units -- teams, platoons, companies, and highly dispersed battalions -- have done to roll back the insurgency in some of the more remote areas of Afghanistan. The book includes 15 vignettes about different units from the U.S. Marines, Army, and Army Special Forces; the British Army and Marines; the Dutch Army and Marines; and the Canadian Army. The case studies cover 10 provinces in Afghanistan's south and east. They describe the diverse conditions the units faced in these provinces, how they responded to these conditions, what worked and what did not, and the successes they achieved. Key themes include: dealing with a localized insurgency; navigating the political terrain; searching for political solutions;l engaging the population and building popular support; and, using reconstruction funds
Counterinsurgency leadership in Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq have shown once again the difference that excellent leadership can make in irregular warfare. Thrust unexpectedly into counterinsurgency situations in 2002 and 2003, American commanders had to operate under difficult and constantly changing conditions. Some adapted quickly; others adjusted over a longer period of time with the help of experience and education. Selecting the right commanders became more important than ever to unit effectiveness. We have come a long way in recent years, but opportunities for further improvement in leadership development and command selection remain. The need for leadership goes beyond today's conflicts and lies at the heart of the current debates over the future of our national security organizations and strategy
Acknowledging limits : police advisers and counterinsurgency in Afghanistan by William Rosenau( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph explores police mentoring in Afghanistan by U.S. and U.K. military forces during the 2007-2009 period. In a series of 10 vignettes, this study examines efforts to advise, train, and support elements of the Afghan National Police (ANP) in northern, eastern, and southern Afghanistan. These vignettes explore the mentoring of ANP units, as well as the advising of individual chiefs of police at the district and province levels."--Page vii
Wotan's workshop : military experiments before World War II by Brian McCue( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To increased understanding of the process of military experimentation, this CNA occasional paper examines some of these experiments; today, the technologies need no introduction, and the Second World War provides hindsight through which the experiments and their findings can be viewed. The efforts described here have been chosen as an instructive set, not an exhaustive one. This being a work of analysis, rather than history secondary sources--as well as primary sources in the form of some participants' memoirs--have been used freely."--Publisher's website
The dilemma of lawlessness : organized crime, violence, prosperity, and security along Guatemala's borders by Ralph H Espach( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Qaida, the tribes, and the government : lessons and prospects for Iraq's unstable triangle by Norman L Cigar( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle East Studies Occasional Papers Number Two. This study examines Al-Qaida's experience dealing with the tribes in Iraq in terms of a triangular relationship involving the Sunni tribes, Al-Qaida, and the government (or the United States as the governing authority in the initial stages), with latter two entities often competing for the allegiance of the tribes
Rethinking the drone war : national security, legitimacy, and civilian casualties in U.S. counterterrorism operations by Larry L Lewis( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is a collection of four reports that collectively address these issues by exploring the themes of legitimacy, civilian protection, and national security interests. They address questions in the modern counterterrorism context. This volume provides concrete recommendations for policy makers as well as military commanders, a number of which have, since the time of its writing, been incorporated into the recent U.S. policy guidelines related to civilian casualties. Although this volume focuses specifically on current counterterrorism practices, its analysis, frameworks, and conclusions can be applied in varying degrees to emerging technologies as well. These considerations can help a government ensure that its use of force is not only effective, but also responsible and consonant with larger interests."--Provided by publisher
Afghanistan, alone & unafraid by David A Benhoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Foreword: It is clear from the first pages of Alone and Unafraid that Lieutenant Colonel David A Benhoff uses a camera like an artist uses pastels. With this book on Afghanistan, he reprises the success he met with in the production of his previous work on Iraq, Among the People, published by Marine Corps University Press in 2008. The current book is not intended to cover all aspects of the conflict in Afghanistan. Instead, we had asked Lieutenant Colonel Benhoff to use his skill with the camera to capture the interaction of Marines with the Afghan people and the Afghan National Army (ANA). I am pleased to report that he responded brilliantly to this task. This book vividly records the stark topography of Afghanistan. The land is both magnificent and forlornly threatening. The photographs show just how closely the land and the people of Afghanistan are to being one with each other. The images literally jump out at you and give the impression that the people of Afghanistan are long-suffering and stoic, but also cautiously optimistic about their future. The book also touches on the interaction of U.S. Marines with Afghan people and includes some focus on the Marine advisory mission to assist the Afghan National Army (ANA) in becoming a self-sufficient military force. As the photographs demonstrate, this particular mission continues to be a difficult task. Nonetheless, like their "cautiously optimistic" counterparts in the ANA, it is also evident that the Marines believe that their mission will ultimately succeed in Afghanistan and the day will eventually come when U.S. forces can leave the region and Afghanistan will be free from the terror of a violent enemy. Lieutenant Colonel Benhoff is an intelligence officer and deployed to Afghanistan while serving with us as a field historian for the Marine Corps History Division. I commend his work on this project, and also that of Mr. Vincent J. Martinez, who presented the images to great effect in his design of the book
Operation Knight's Move : German airborne raid against Tito, 25 May 1944 by Charles D Melson( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saddam Hussein's nuclear vision : an atomic shield and sword for conquest by Norman L Cigar( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new conception of war : John Boyd, the U.S. Marines, and maneuver warfare by Ian T Brown( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to examine John Boyd's early life and military career, outlining how he exhibited his personal drive to be useful and how he applied it from the open skies of aerial combat to the halls of the Pentagon. It also discusses his first glimmerings of a grander idea of conflict, developed from several insights gleaned through decades of military service. From there, it outlines the Marine Corps' tradition of adapting to remain useful and places it in the context of an institutional realization that the post-Vietnam world required another adaptive leap to retain its advertised utility. It continues with a discussion of initial attempts by Marines and interested civilians to find answers to two key questions--what was the Corps' role in the new threat environment, and what organizing principle should it use to fulfill this role--and concludes with the initial discussions about the maneuver warfare concept, which a handful of thinkers believed was the answer to those questions. The book then returns to Boyd and his development of the ideas on conflict that would become the intellectual foundation of maneuver warfare. It illustrates the key events that ultimately led him to create a mental framework for conceptualizing survival and decision making as described in his essay, "Destruction and Creation," and then applying that framework to the realm of warfare in "Patterns of Conflict." After summarizing the central insights from those two works, it explains general misconceptions about each that arose as Boyd's theories gained a wider audience and shows how the ideas from "Patterns of Conflict" became enmeshed with the debate about maneuver warfare.--Provided by publisher
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