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Works: 322 works in 332 publications in 1 language and 458 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Classifications: E183.8.S65, 327.73047
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American and Soviet relations since détente : the framework by Terry L Heyns( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rules for leadership : improving unit performance by Jon W Blades( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an original set of leadership rules to improve unit performance at all organizational levels. The work is designed to fill the considerable gap between the very position-specific, recipe-type lists of things you should do or not do in this particular job approach and the General Patton-type speech approach that provides a lot of inspiration to excel, but very few specifics as to what one ought to do. In essence, then, this book presents a set of principles of rules that a leader can apply in any situation to improve his group's performance. This work is also intended to serve academic theorists by presenting findings which considerably reduce the great deal of conflict in the research literature and among several of the published theories. An Overview: Rules for Leadership; Leader Actions: Style and Enforcement of Performance Standards; Group Skills: Member and Leader Intelligence and Ability; Group Incentive: Member and Leader Motivation; Group Bonding: Unit Cohesion; Using the Rules for Leadership
By the numbers : the reform of the selective service system, 1970-1972 by Curtis W Tarr( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Armed Forces of the United States reportedly are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain enough qualified men and women to defend the Nation. The available pool of service-eligible males is shrinking and will continue to decrease into the 1990s. This trend has serious implications for either a volunteer or a conscripted force. Since the military cannot affect such demographic phenomena, manpower seems destined to be a crucial defense issue for the remainder of this century. Curtis W. Tarr, the author of this book, presided over the Selective Service System during a period of transition. He arrived in 1970 when conscription was in full swing and under attack, instituted changes, and departed in 1972 as the All-Volunteer Force was emerging. In the Selective Service System change did not come about easily. The story of how it eventually succeeded is doubly instructive; as an important episode of American history narrated by an articulate observer, and as an account by a key participant, who had face in seminal form many of the manpower problems maturing in the 1980s. This book is also a story of organizational reform, a topic of perennial interest to managers in the government and the private sector
The US Marine Corps and defense unification 1944-47 : the politics of survival by Gordon W Keiser( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the controversy surrounding defense organization in the period 1944-1947 is fitting in light of current events. Having passed through public disenchantment attendant to the Vietnam war (by no means our country's first unpopular fight), the US national security establishment is being promised rebirth. With fresh designs for defense organization in the offing, it is worthwhile to study the heated policy conflict that ultimately resulted in a structure affecting virtually every aspect of civil-military relations in the United States. The Marine Corps' part in the conflict is a little-known chapter in American civil-military relations or, more precisely, the field of politico-military affirs. The purpose of this study is to analyze events leading to the enactment of the National Security Act, focusing on the Marine Corps as perhaps the most vocal and bitter military opponent of the concept of unification expressed by the War Deparment. The main themes of this study are: centralization versus dectralization in the defense structure, the role of military lobbying, and the relationship between the Marine Corps on one hand, and Congress and its constituency on the other
USCYBERCOM: The Need for a Combatant Command versus a Subunified Command( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is a subunified command under United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). It was scheduled for an October/ November 2009 initial operating capability (currently delayed) and an October 2010 full operational capability. There are some excellent reasons why the Secretary of Defense chose to initiate a subunified warfighting command for the cyberspace domain, but the situation facing the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Federal Government will require USCYBERCOM to develop into a full combatant command (COCOM) in the next 5 years. The decision to create a subunified command for the cyberspace domain was made at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) level. There are several fundamental requirements for reorganizing DOD elements into a COCOM. But the decision to create a subunified command was based on a number of factors, one of which is the nature of the current threat. The present situation and potential ramifications are sufficiently aggressive and of such a hostile nature that DOD must take immediate action to mitigate and eventually neutralize the ongoing threat. DOD's cyberspace domain and data infrastructure encompass numerous critical
Counterdrug Operations in U.S. Pacific Command by James Kraska( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The first duty of government is to protect its citizens against all threats, both foreign and domestic. The President's national drug control strategy identifies one such danger as illegal drugs because they attack and subvert the social and economic fabric of the Nation. The volume of drugs which enter the country and the demand for them continue to be a cause of great alarm. While cocaine use has dropped, consumption of marijuana and other illegal drugs is increasing among young people. Perhaps most troubling is that the rate of heroin and methamphetamine use is also growing. The social and health impact of iilegal drug use amounts to $70 billion in illness, death, and crime each year in the United States. Drugs destroy families and overwhelm the criminal justice, health, and social service systems. Most Americans identify it as one of our most acute problems. Moreover, in the source nations of Asia and South America, crime and profits related to trafficking in drugs erode emerging democratic institutions and legitimate economic activity. These worldwide effects make drug trafficking a major international security issue
The bear went over the mountain : Soviet combat tactics in Afghanistan by Lester W Grau( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Soviet Union decided to invade Afghanistan, they evaluated their chances for success upon their experiences in East Germany, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Unfortunately for their soldiers, as well as the people of Afghanistan, they ignored not only the experiences of the British in the same region, but also their own experience with the Basmachi resistance fighters in Central Asia from 1918-1933. Consequently, in Afghanistan the Soviet army found its tactics inadequate to meet the challenges posed by the difficult terrain and the highly motivated mujahideen freedom fighters. To capture the lessons their tactical leaders learned in Afghanistan and to explain the change in tactics that followed, the Frunze Military Academy compiled this book for their command and general staff combat arms officers. The lessons are valuable not just for Russian officers, but for the tactical training of platoon, company and battalion leaders of any nation likely to engage in conflicts involving civil war, guerrilla forces and rough terrain. This is a book dealing with the starkest features of the unforgiving landscape of tactical combat: casualties and death, adaptation, and survival
Containment: Concept and Policy. Volume 1( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East in 2015 : the impact of regional trends on U.S. strategic planning( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume was begun in 1999, when the National Intelligence Council asked the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University to examine change in the Middle East. At that time, little political change had occurred in the region in 30 years. In fact, the governments of the Middle East had shown a remarkable stability. Except for the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and a military coup in Sudan in 1989, the region had been stable. Most rulers had been in place for a generation Syrian President Hafiz al-Asad since 1971, the Iraqi Ba'thists and Saddam Husayn since 1968, Jordanian King Hussein since 1952, Moroccan King Hassan since 1961, Omani Sultan Qaboos since 1970, and Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi since 1969. The same families have ruled Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states for much of the 20th century. Iran, the only country in the region to undergo a revolution in the past 25 years, passed power to new leaders through elections. Assassinations in Egypt and Israel brought in new leaders but did not change the basic political structure in those countries. With the exceptions of Qatar, Iran, Sudan, and Algeria, transfers of power were orderly and preordained by elections (in Israel) or family, tribal, or party consensus. At the same time, the economies of the countries including the oil-rich Persian Gulf states have remained stagnant, and an unchanging trend in demographics rapidly increasing populations, lowered mortality rates, growing unemployment, and insufficient job creation seems poised to threaten stability. The spread of weapons of mass destruction, new security alliances, drugs, terrorism, and the increasing popularity of religiously defined activist movements, both Islamic and Jewish, raise questions about future challenges to internal and external regime security
The United States and Vietnam, 1787-1941 by Robert Hopkins Miller( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As efforts continue to settle the Cambodia-Laos issue, Vietnam is again a focus of American attention. With the passage of time since the United States pulled out of Vietnam, American policy makers have begun approaching the major Indochinese issues from new perspectives, particularly new perspectives toward that general region. As is so often the case, history, by informing, may also help illuminate these issues. In this book, Ambassador Robert Hopkins Miller, a diplomat with considerable experience in Southeast Asia, presents the early history of United States-Vietnam relations. In 1787, President Thomas Jefferson first showed an interest in the region -- then call Cochinchina -- for the purpose of trading for rice. From this beginning, Miller traces the ebb and flow of U.S. diplomatic, economic, and strategic interests in Vietnam until Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. Amply illustrated with excerpts from contemporary correspondence and official documents, the research shows Vietnam's intricate relationship with China, the gradually increasing commercial involvement of the Western powers, and the impact of Japan's expansionist policy. The chapters building up to World War II are particularly informative as they demonstrate, among other matters, the responsibility of national leaders to identify unambiguous political aims. A chronology of events occurring between the United States and Vietnam from 1787 to December 7, 1941 is included
Containment: Concept and Policy. Volume 2( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir zhirinovsky : an assessment of a russian ultra-nationalist by James W Morrison( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document focuses on Vladimir Zhirinovskiy of Russia. His foreign and domestic politics, his personal and political history, his inconsistencies, and his possible future role and influence in Russian policy making are discussed. Alternative approaches Western Nations might pursue in dealing with Zhirinovskiy are explored
The Voroshilov Lectures. Materials from the Soviet General Staff Academy. Volume 1. Issues of Soviet Military Strategy( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral Obligation and the Military: Collected Essays( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Command and control : the literature and commentaries by Frank M Snyder( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication represents an effort by teachers and researchers at the Naval War College, Harvard University, and the Institute for National Strategic Studies to develop a practical textbook on command and control for those military officers and civilian official who are preparing to meet the special challenges of leadership in the years ahead. It recognizes the traditional, time-honored functions of command, explains more recent developments in the process of command and control, and examines both the useful capability and the perhaps imperfectly understood limitations of modern communications and computer systems. We have all progressed from a world in which global strategies were paramount to one in which regional strategies and joint, combined, and coalitional operations have become the norm. In this new world, the military may be increasingly called upon to assume more noncombat roles and peacekeeping missions. The challenges to leadership, to command and control, grow more complex each year, as does the technology supporting the commander. But the balance between how individual commanders operate and how the C4 system itself affects their operations must be constantly readdressed and refined. This collection of readings and commentary intends to do just that
Essays on strategy XIV( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past 15 years, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategy Essay Competition has challenged students at the senior and intermediate-level military colleges to write about the major issues of national strategy in visionary and creative ways. The best of this writing is recognized by publication in Essays on Strategy, which is distributed to a wide reading audience throughout the national defense community. Previous editions have proved to be especially welcome to long-range planners, policy makers, and students and faculty throughout the military educational system. This edition of Essays on Strategy addresses a characteristically broad range of subjects: Iranian nuclear strategy, no-fly-zone operations, foreign ownership of communication assets, long-range effects of the Goldwater-Nichols legislation on civilian control of the military, the growing influence of Islamists in the Middle East and North Africa, the collision of C4I technology with organizational command structures, the need for new management practices in defense depots to support 21st century operations, and defense reforms that go beyond those recommended in the Bottom-Up Review. All these subjects are of vital interest within the Department of Defense, and the fresh ideas explored in these essays should contribute to ongoing discussions in many areas. As with past competitions, the authors represent a broad cross section of backgrounds within the Department of Defense in general and the professional military education system in particular. We would like to render a special salute to the Marine Corps University, which entered the competition for the first time this year. It not only hit the beach hard and in force but, by winning two distinguished-essay citations, also established a strong beachhead we hope will encourage those who follow
America on the ice : Antarctic policy issues by Frank Klotz( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working together under the highly successful Antarctic Treaty of 1959, the United States and other nations have quietly and peacefully pursued exploration and scientific research in Antarctica. The treaty, however, could be subject to major revision in 1991 and possibly even elimination. It is therefore important to review U.S. national interests in anticipation of a new treaty arrangement that may necessitate modifying U.S. policy toward Antarctica. Frank Klotz examines Antarctica before the 1959 treaty, and then scrutinizes the operation of the treaty itself. In doing so, he notes three significant challenges to continued cooperation in the Antarctic have arisen despite 30 years of international cooperation. First, as the world has become more aware of dwindling natural resources, the modest discoveries in the Antarctic are attracting more attention. Second, certain nations, not signatories to the treaty, have questioned the right of the treaty members to control resource development. Third, disputes over territorial sovereignty remain to be resolved
Mind the gap : promoting a transatlantic revolution in military affairs by David C Gompert( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American defense officials meet informally with their allies and friends from other North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries, the conversation often turns to the growing disparity in combat capability between European and U.S. forces. The problem is bemoaned, but the participants are not stirred to action. This is unfortunate. We need a cross-Atlantic debate that seeks feasible solutions to this problem. Mind the Gap responds directly to that need. It not only dissects the problem of a growing disparity but also rejects its inevitability. Instead, it lays out a multitiered strategy for its solution which is specific and practical, including processes and procedures for implementation. The proposed strategy is complicated and would be difficult to execute; it would raise questions and even objections. That is as it should be. The alliance, nevertheless, has solved larger, more complex problems. We urgently need to find a way to close the gap because the problem is getting worse. The United States continues to implement its vision of a globally mobile military force equipped with the latest technology. The European members of NATO are not investing in similar capabilities. As a result, the gap will widen and be increasingly difficult to close
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