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LTC Dianne L. Smith

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LIEUTENANT COLONEL DIANNE L. SMITH is the analyst on Russia for Allied Forces Central Europe. From August 1997 until July 1998 she was the Director of Army Intelligence at the Center for Strategic Leadership. She served as a Strategic Research Analyst in the Strategic Studies Institute from August 1995 to August 1997. Prior to that she was Team Chief for Central Asia, National Military Intelligence Collection Center, Defense Intelligence Agency. A Military Intelligence officer and Russian Foreign Area Officer, her previous assignments include U.S. Army Exchange Officer to the United Kingdom Defense Intelligence and Security School, Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom; Chief of Strategic Intelligence Branch, Intelligence Division, Allied Forces Central Europe, Brunssum, Netherlands; Counterintelligence Officer, Combined Field Army (ROK-US), Uijongbu, Korea; and Assistant Professor of Russian History at the U.S. Military Academy. Her recent works include “Muscovite Logistics, 1475-1598” and “From Chattanooga to Durham Station, the Influence of Logistics Upon Sherman’s Strategy.” She holds a B.A. in history and international relations from the University of Nebraska and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Russian history from the University of California at Davis. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

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SSI books and monographs by LTC Dianne L. Smith

  • Opening Pandora's Box: Ethnicity and Central Asian Militaries

    October 01, 1998

    Authored by LTC Dianne L. Smith.
    The author examines whether ethnic consciousness affects military service and the specific roles played by ethnic groups within the armed forces, or if military institutions affect ethnicity. The Soviets used military service as a tool to break down ethnicity and create a "New Soviet Man."

  • Breaking Away from the Bear

    August 01, 1998

    Authored by LTC Dianne L. Smith.
    Lieutenant Colonel Dianne L. Smith examines the development of post-Soviet Central Asian armed forces, Central Asian efforts to guarantee their national security, and the implications for the United States of this struggle. She cautions that the United States use its influence and its military-to-military contact programs judiciously.

  • Asian Security to the Year 2000

    December 01, 1996

    Authored by Abraham Kim, Marc Jason Gilbert, Perry L. Wood, Paul H.B. Godwin, Dr. Robert J. Wirsing, Dr. William J. Taylor, Jr.. Edited by LTC Dianne L. Smith.
    This compendium of papers from the conference examines the security policies being pursued by many of the key Asian actors--China, the Koreas, Pakistan, and the nations of Southeast Asia, particularly those in ASEAN. The contributors to this volume paint the picture of a dynamic and diverse Asia on the verge of the new century. Each author identifies the critical issues which frame both challenges

  • Central Asia: A New Great Game?

    June 01, 1996

    Authored by LTC Dianne L. Smith.
    In January 1996, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a conference on "Asian Security to the Year 2000." One focus of the conferees was the growing relevance of events in Central Asia. Perhaps nowhere on the continent was the Cold War transformation in the security environment more dramatic than in Central Asia.