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Added December 01, 2004
Type: Monograph
Deception 101--Primer on Deception. Authored by Dr. Joseph W Caddell.
The author reviews the basic concepts related to "deception," defining terms, providing historical examples, and discussing problems associated with deception.
Added November 01, 2004
Type: Monograph
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the 21st Century: Reconceputalizing Threat and Response. Authored by Dr. Steven Metz, LTC Raymond A. Millen.
Modern insurgency warfare presents fresh challenges for the United States, which must re-conceptualize its approach to fighting such conflicts. Because the dominant characteristics of insurgency--protractedness and ambiguity--effectively stymie the American military's approach to war, the United States needs to reorient its strategic thinking.
Added November 01, 2004
Type: Monograph
Shadows of Things Past and Images of the Future: Lessons for the Insurgencies in Our Midst. Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author identifies the political-strategic challenges of modern unconventional conflicts, with a focus on the political complexity of insurgency. This report comes at a time when U.S. and other world political and military leaders have been struggling with the "new" political-psychological aspects of insurgency/terrorist war.
Added June 01, 2004
Type: Colloquium Report
Building Capability from the Technical Revolution that Has Happened. Authored by Dr. John White, Dr. John Deutch.
With U.S. military forces engaged around the world in both combat and stabilization operations, the need for rigorous and critical analysis of security transformation has never been greater. Toward this end, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the Strategic Studies Institute, and the Eisenhower National Security Series cosponsored a conference on security transformation.
Added May 01, 2004
Type: Monograph
The Exigencies of Global, Integrated Warfare: The Evolving Role of the CJCS and his Dedicated Staff. Authored by LTC Michael S. Bell.
A survey of the evolving role of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff demonstrates the relevance of the Chairman, supported by a dedicated staff, in the conduct of global, integrated operations in a long-term war.
Added May 01, 2004
Type: Monograph
Learning from the Stones: A Go Approach to Mastering China's Strategic Concept, Shi. Authored by Dr. David Lai.
The author introduces a new approach to learning about the different ways of strategic thinking and interaction in Chinese culture. It is through learning the Chinese board game called go,that is a living reflection of Chinese philosophy, culture, strategic thinking, warfare, military tactics, and diplomatic bargaining. The author suggests that a little knowledge of go will take U.S. leaders a long way in understanding the essence of the Chinese way of war and diplomacy.
Added March 01, 2004
Type: Monograph
Toward an American Way of War. Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
This monograph addresses trends in American strategic thinking to the war in Iraq. It argues that the American way of war is really a way of battle and offers some recommendations for change.
Added February 01, 2004
Type: Monograph
Reconfiguring the American Military Presence in Europe. Authored by LTC Raymond A. Millen.
America has three basic options regarding the basing of ground troops in Europe--complete withdrawal, annual rotations, and restructuring the Alliance to accommodate a smaller U.S. presence. Restructuring NATO to nine integrated multinational divisions permits greater burden sharing and an expeditionary capability.