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Dr. Thomas-Durell Young

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DR. THOMAS--DURELL YOUNG is at the Center for Civil-Military Relations, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. From 1992 until 2000, he was a Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, and is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Army War College.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young

  • Multinational Land Forces and the NATO Force Structure Review

    June 01, 2000

    Authored by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    While there are arguably sufficient reaction forces to support NATO Ministerial Guidance, there are numerous weaknesses that would, and have, inhibited the efficient and effective deployment of land forces in crises. There are insufficient deployable reaction headquarters, both at the corps and component command level that would support a commander of a NATO Combined Joint Task Force.

  • Shaping the World through Engagement: Assessing the Department of Defense's Theater Engagement Planning Process

    April 01, 2000

    Authored by COL Thomas Jordan, Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    The Department of Defense (DoD) has launched an ambitious planning initiative that could have a major impact upon how resources are allocated among the military departments and the combatant commands. This monograph addresses how well Theater Engagement Planning methodology has been designed and implemented and offers recommendations to improve the existing process.

  • European Security: Washington's Shaping Strategy in Action

    March 01, 2000

    Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank, Dr. Thomas-Durell Young, Dr. William T. Johnsen.
    Notwithstanding the claims of some in the United States, European affairs continue to dominate U.S. foreign policy and strategic thinking. The end of the Cold War has not seen any blurring of the focus of U.S. officials on European affairs. Managing the implications of the break-up of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, the seemingly never-ending conflicts in the Balkans, increasing Western norms and institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, and expanding and reforming the North Atlantic Alliance are just some of the issues that require firm and consistent U.S. leadership.

  • Defining U.S. Atlantic Command's Role in the Power Projection Strategy

    August 01, 1998

    Authored by Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    The lynch-pin in the power projection strategy of the United States is a completely transformed U.S. Atlantic Command (USACOM). The authors recommend that USACOM should be further transformed into a "Joint Forces Command." Their analysis exposes the need for a significant review of Title 10 of the U.S. Code and a reexamination of some of the fundamental tenets underlying the structure and command.

  • Reforming NATO's Military Structures: The Long-Term Study and Its Implications for Land Forces

    May 01, 1998

    Authored by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    Often taken for granted, the Alliance's integrated command structure provides the basis for NATO's collective defense, and increasingly, as seen in Bosnia, its ability to undertake peace support operations. However, the very value by which nations hold the structure has resulted in a difficult and time-consuming reorganization process, which has produced only limited reforms.

  • Multinational Land Formations and NATO: Reforming Practices and Structures

    December 01, 1997

    Authored by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    Reduced national force structures, new NATO roles and missions emanating from the military implementation of Alliance Strategy and the rapid reaction requirements associated with the embryonic Combined Joint Task Forces (CJTF) Concept are but three of a multitude of inter-related issues.

  • "Enhancing" the Australian-U.S. Defense Relationship: A Guide to U.S. Policy

    November 01, 1997

    Authored by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    U.S. security relationships in the Pacific have enjoyed remarkable continuity since the end of the Cold War. Among the closest of U.S. allies, Australia shares a number of concerns about potential change in the western Pacific balance. It is thus natural that the two countries look to their own cooperative defense relationship for hedges against an uncertain future.

  • Command in NATO After the Cold War: Alliance, National, and Multinational Consideration

    June 01, 1997

    Edited by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    The effectiveness of NATO is largely due to the existence of its integrated and multinational command structure. That command structure, the cement of the Alliance, derives from the mutual obligations contained in Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty.

  • Force, Statecraft and German Unity: The Struggle to Adapt Institutions and Practices

    December 01, 1996

    Edited by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    Concerning Bonn's ongoing attempt to adapt institutions and practices, German policy making is clearly a manifestation of officials largely navigating in a little-known policy milieu. Realpolitik, let alone Machtpolitik (either as mere terms, let alone as concepts) are neither freely used in "polite" political discord in Germany, nor widely contemplated.

  • Strategic Plans, Joint Doctrine and Antipodean Insights

    October 01, 1995

    Authored by Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    The common view is that doctrine persists over a broader time frame than planning and that the latter draws on the former for context, syntax, even format. In truth the very process of planning shapes new ways of military action. The authors explore the relationship between strategic planning and doctrine at the joint level.

  • U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Planning: The Missing Nexus

    September 01, 1995

    Authored by Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    The authors define a formal strategic plan: one that contains specific strategic objectives, offers a clear and executable strategy for achieving objectives, illuminates force capability requirements, and is harmonized with the Future Years Defense Program. They conclude by examining three alternatives to improve the strategic planning processes and to facilitate efficient development of strategic plans.

  • French Policy Toward NATO: Enhanced Selectivity, Vice Rapprochement

    September 01, 1994

    Authored by Dr. William T. Johnsen, Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    The authors of this report explain how French policy toward NATO has changed since 1992. Importantly, they discuss how these changes have been effected. However, certain key elements of French external policy have not changed. In effect, therefore, the authors argue that while France may wish to cooperate with NATO, this does not imply that there will be a more cooperative French attitude toward the Alliance.

  • Partnership for Peace: Discerning Fact from Fiction

    August 01, 1994

    Authored by Dr. William T. Johnsen, Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    The authors analyze and assess Partnership for Peace (PfP) from the perspective of the political realities which govern NATO. They counter the critics of PfP with an analysis of its exact provisions. Moreover, by drawing on the Alliance's historical record regarding expansion, they argue that PfP is the best and most realistic means available to resolve the prickly issue of NATO enlargement.

  • Trends in German Defense Policy: The Defense Policy Guidelines and the Centralization of Operational Control

    June 01, 1994

    Authored by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
    Like most of its NATO allies, the Federal Republic of Germany has undertaken a massive restructuring of its armed forces. The end of the Cold War, the need for unified Germany to assume responsibility for its security, and the current economic recession have made German defense planning extremely difficult.