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RAOUL HENRI (ROY) ALCALA heads a consulting firm, Alcala Enterprises, which specializes in national security and foreign policy issues. He retired from the Army in 1991 after four years in charge of the Army Chief of Staff’s Assessment and Initiatives Group. As a White House Fellow during the Ford and Carter administrations, he served as a special assistant to the Federal Energy Administrator and to the President’s National Security Advisor. A graduate from the U.S. Military Academy, he holds masters degrees from Yale University in international relations and political science. His most recent publications include a policy paper for The Atlantic Council of the United States: The United States, NATO, and Security Relations with Central and Eastern Europe; studies for the RAND Corporation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Science Applications International Corporation on military strategy, technology, doctrine, training, and force structure, and on Persian Gulf lessons learned. He is a Senior Fellow of Business Executives for National Security.
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Authored by COL Raoul Henri Alcala, Dr. Paul Bracken.
While economic power has increased in importance in international relations, military power as traditionally conceived remains a dominant factor in determining the status of nations. He argues that doctrines will provide the basis for force structure, training, and weapons acquisition.