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Added December 01, 1993
Type: Monograph
The Military-News Media Relationship: Thinking Forward. Authored by COL Charles W. Ricks, Dr. Rod Lyon, Prof. William T. Tow.
Given the volatile, unstable, and ambiguous environment in which armed forces can find themselves, the actions of field forces have a greater chance than ever before of affecting subsequent strategic decisions made at higher levels. The pressure on field commanders to "get it right the first time" is demonstrably greater than ever.
Added July 01, 1993
Type: Book
Paradigm Lost?: Transitions and the Search for a New World Order. Authored by Dr. David Jablonsky.
After every momentous event, there is usually a transition period, in which participants in the events, whether individuals or nation-states, attempt to chart their way into an unfamiliar future. In the United States in this century, there are three such transitions, each focused on America's role in the international arena.
Added June 01, 1993
Type: Book
Afghanistan and Beyond: Reflections on the Future of Warfare. Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
This report provides an historical analysis of lessons from one of the most important wars of the 1980s, the war in Afghanistan. After reading this study, you will better understand the nature of operations "other than war" in multiethnic states. Many fear that these wars will set the paradigm for wars in the 1990s and will exert pressure on U.S. forces to conduct peacekeeping, peace-enforcement and humanitarian assistance operations in especially dangerous areas.
Added February 01, 1993
Type: Monograph
Land Warfare in the 21st Century. Authored by Colonel James M. Dubik, General Gordon R. Sullivan.
Change will inevitably coexist with at least three constants--the root causes of war, the nature of war, and the essence of fighting power.
Added February 01, 1993
Type: Book
Strategy, Forces and Budgets: Dominant Influences in Executive Decision Making, Post-Cold War, 1989-91. Authored by Dr. Don M. Snider.
The monograph illuminates the critical series of events that resulted in the development of the National Military Strategy of the United States and the "base force."
Added February 01, 1993
Type: Book
Eisenhower as Strategist: The Coherent Use of Military Power in War and Peace. Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
Few if any American officers performed a wider array of strategic functions as Dwight D. Eisenhower--he was a staff planner in the War Department, wartime commander of a massive coalition force, peacetime Chief of Staff, and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
Added January 01, 1993
Type: Book
Alternative World Scenarios for a New Order of Nations. Authored by Dr. Charles W. Taylor.
The author provides a set of plausible scenarios against which users can build policies and decisions while anticipating and judging their consequences before implementation.