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Military Strategy and Policy Studies

Added February 06, 2017
Type: Book
The Al-Qaeda Organization and the Islamic State Organization: History, Doctrine, Modus Operandi, and U.S. Policy to Degrade and Defeat Terrorism Conducted in the Name of Sunni Islam. Authored by Dr. Paul Kamolnick.
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The al-Qaeda Organization (AQO) and Islamic State Organization (ISO) share an aspiration to re-establish a global Sunni imperium, yet are qualitatively distinct species of transnational terrorist entities. Fully comprehending their unique histories, doctrines, modus operandi, and critical vulnerabilities will greatly assist formulating more effective policy and strategy to expedite their degradation, defeat, and destruction.
Added January 24, 2017
Type: Letort Papers
Prospects for the Rule of Law in Cyberspace. Authored by Mr. Keir Giles.
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This Letort Paper surveys moves toward establishing international norms and rule of law in cyberspace, and the potential for establishing further internationally agreed upon standards of behavior. It highlights opposing views on the nature of legality in cyberspace; and how and where those views are gaining global support. The survey shows that despite long-term campaigns for new binding international treaties, at present bilateral confidence building agreements and commercial interaction are the strongest drivers for norms building.
Added January 17, 2017
Type: Letort Papers
Emerging Powers and Future Threats: Implications for the U.S. and Global Defense Industry. Authored by Dr. Terrence R. Guay.
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This Letort Paper examines the defense industrial bases of Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS), and Turkey, and the economic, political, and social factors that will influence their development in the coming years. In light of events in these countries and the structure of the global arms production and trade, four recommendations are made to maintain the national security interests of the United States.