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USAF Institute for National Security Studies

Works: 110 works in 227 publications in 1 language and 16,964 library holdings
Genres: History  Forecasts  Bibliography  Case studies 
Classifications: DS62.8, 327.73051
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Most widely held works by USAF Institute for National Security Studies
Y : the sources of Islamic revolutionary conduct by Stephen P Lambert( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese People's Liberation Army "short arms and slow legs" by Russell D Howard( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting shadows arms control and defense planning in a rapidly changing multi-polar world by David R King( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of arms control is changing. It now deals with issues affecting all nations and not just the super powers. A new framework for approaching non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and arms control could focus on a two-fold policy initiative. The first policy would be a new strategic "triad" built around conventional capability including rapidly deployable forces, regional ballistic missile defense, and long-range precision-strike capability. The second policy would employ an information strategy using the current diplomatic initiatives that appear to be the most productive, or unilateral and multilateral export controls, military assistance in the form of infrastructure, and confidence building measures. Continued success in arms control requires abandoning Cold War policies. Emerging policies will need to appreciate different world views. Good intelligence will be a key factor in the success of any policy orientation and its implementation. The focus needs to change from arms control involving the superpowers to arms control involving everyone
Overcoming uncertainty U.S.-China strategic relations in the 21st century by Walter N Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mutual uncertainty colors every aspect of U.S.-China relations. America worries that China will use its growing military power in pursuit of its expanding interests. Beijing fears the U.S. will try to prevent it from achieving its comprehensive modernization goals. Thus, there lingers an omnipresent perception on both sides that the United States and China are on a road to inevitable confrontation. Policy makers and defense planners on each side are, therefore, required to hedge against some future, undefined, military threat from the other which, in turn, feeds mutual distrust. This paper offers a range of policy steps that would work to overcome mutual uncertainty and advance responsibly U.S.-China relations. Changes in the global strategic environment, China's prospects for development, and the full range of vital and important bilateral security issues are explored, including both sides' goals, interests, and strategic perspectives regarding these issues. Bilateral military relations are also addressed, including why and how they should support the overall security relationship. Ultimately, this paper is intended to provide a framework for a balanced debate on China policy that would contribute to improved stability and predictability in U.S.-China relations
Out of (South) Africa Pretoria's nuclear weapons experience by Roy E Horton( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next peace operation U.S. Air Force issues and perspectives by William C Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the role of the Air Force in future peace operations. The authors draw upon the experience of the US and other nations to improve understanding of how peacekeeping forces operate and shed light on how best to employ American forces. This paper reviews existing US military doctrine and examines the impact on combat readiness. The authors then suggest areas for consideration regarding the preparation for conduct of peace operations. Air Force doctrine is not required so long as appropriate doctrine for various functional areas is incorporated into strategies and operation plans. Coercive airpower can play a role in peace operations, but the most powerful contribution of airpower is likely to come through air mobility As long as the American government and public feel that peace operations will help promote national security interests, the US military will be called upon to participate in those missions alongside many other agencies. This paper neither advocates the use of military forces for peace operations nor recommends they not be employed. It address the current reality, and it should help military members understand the very unusual tasks they will no doubt be called upon to perform in the next peace operations
Uncharted paths, uncertain vision U.S. military involvements in Sub-Saharan Africa in the wake of the Cold War by Dan Henk( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO counterproliferation policy a case study in alliance politics by Jeffrey Arthur Larsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO, potential sources of tension by Joseph R Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weapons proliferation and organized crime the Russian military and security force dimension by Graham Hall Turbiville( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Threat perceptions in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore by William E Berry( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's crumbling tactical nuclear weapons complex an opportunity for arms control by Stephen P Lambert( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonlethal weapons terms and references( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental security in the Czech Republic status and concerns in the post-Communist era by Paul J Valley( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Czech Republic has made great strides toward reconciling its political and economic development with environmental protection and security issues since its recent democratization. Although new technological and legislative efforts continue to work at reducing emissions from automobiles, industries, power plants and coal mining, the Republic is committed to continuing its battle against air and water pollution, poor waste management, and needless destruction of nature. Shifting the structure of primary energy sources to qualitatively better fuels, along with the introduction of less energy-consuming technologies and the activation of new nuclear reactors, would eventually replace most of the output of coal burning power plants. However, the use of nuclear power has been opposed by several political and environmental activists groups. At the international level, Austria's opposition to the Temelin Nuclear Power plant is of great concern since Austria, as a non-nuclear state, propagates negative information about nuclear power to its citizens and other countries
Political-military affairs officers and the Air Force continued turbulence in a vital career specialty by James E Kinzer( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Air Force's system has many deficiencies for preparing and utilizing political-military affairs officers to help develop and implement the military dimensions of US foreign policy. Important policy-making and implementation billets are routinely filled by officers with inadequate education and regional expertise to perform their duties competently. Meanwhile, officers who have acquired such skills remain untapped for sensitive political-military positions due to the personnel system's inability to track them and assign them to billets where their skills are needed. The paper clarifies the need within the post-Cold War environment for officers with both general international relations skills and specific regional expertise. Specific recommendations are provided aimed at improving the development and use of political-military affairs officers. A specific career field should be created that is capable of providing well-trained officers to fill billets requiring expertise in political science, international relations, or a specific region of the world. Thousands of staff jobs should be reevaluated to determine which positions require specific advanced degrees and language skills. The report offers suggestions for striking a balance between getting a sufficient payback in follow-on tours for the specialized education and training and ensuring that these officers remain credible within their operational specialties
Environmental federalism and U.S. military installations a framework for compliance by James M Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholy reunion a report from the future on the collapse of civil-military relations in the United States by Charles J Dunlap( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 2017. The United States has suffered not only defeats in the High-Tech War of 2007 and the Second Gulf War of 2010, but also a military coup of 2012. That coup, engineered by a highly politicized officer corps that blamed these bloody losses on 'incompetent' civilian leaders, was initially welcomed by a public exasperated with elected government. Only a few years of repressive military rule had passed, however, before the countercoup in 2015. The chastened electorate placed the thoroughly disgraced armed forces under draconian civilian control. The speaker in this essay addresses the twentieth reunion of the Air University classes of 1997, a rather melancholy even under the circumstances. He examines civil-military relations issues emerging in the 1996-1997 time frame that, with the benefit of twenty-first century hindsight, foretold the coming catastrophes. The speaker argues that too many analysts in the 1990s wrongly concluded that the military's acceptance of the shrinking defense budgets and the imposition of social policies on the armed forces 'proved' civilian control was secure"--Page viii
Economic power in the Sino-U.S. relationship by Kevin F Donovan( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear proliferation the diplomatic role of non-weaponized programs by Rosalind R Reynolds( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the Cold War has not seen the end of reliance on nuclear weapons for deterrence or diplomacy purposes. The use of nuclear weapons for such purposes is as evident in the threshold states as in the nuclear powers. The nuclear weapon states used their nuclear weapons for deterrence, bargaining, and blackmail, even during the early years of the Cold War when the U.S. was essentially non-Weaponized. In the nuclear non-Weaponized states in Asia a non-Weaponized deterrent relationship is developing between India and Pakistan and North Korea has used its nuclear program to restore diplomatic relations with the international community. The role of nuclear weapons in the post Cold War world is determined by the role of non-Weaponized programs in proliferating states. This paper describes examples in South Asia and the Korean peninsula and show that while an increased reliance on nuclear weapons programs may be a threat to the current non-proliferation regime, the focus on non-Weaponized programs rather than on weapons themselves actually improves international security by reducing the threat of nuclear war
Counterforce locating and destroying weapons of mass destruction by Robert W Chandler( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Institute for National Security Studies (United States Air Force Academy)

United States Air Force Academy. Institute for National Security Studies

USA Air Force Academy Institute for National Security Studies

USAF Institute for National Security Studies

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