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Developing Strategic Leaders for the 21st Century... Cover Image
Added February 08, 2008
Developing Strategic Leaders for the 21st Century. Authored by Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland.
The attack on the World Trade Center and subsequent conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan changed forever how Americans think about “national security.” These events expanded not only the number and scope of issues, but also the overall complexity of the process. Consequently, the requirement for interagency decisionmaking accelerated, demands for greater policy flexibility increased, and an interagency process that was largely confined to a few departments of the Federal Government now involves a multitude of new players and allied states.
Transformation Concepts for National Security in t... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2002
Transformation Concepts for National Security in the 21st Century. Edited by Dr. Williamson Murray.
This book represents some of the thinking by students at the U.S. Army War College, considering the nature and direction of transformation. They consider how the transformed joint services of the United States should employ force in the 21st century. The services are exploring concepts such as Effects Based Operations and Rapid Decisive Operations to move swiftly and strike vigorously to secure vi
Army Transformation: A View from the U.S. Army War... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2001
Army Transformation: A View from the U.S. Army War College. Edited by Dr. Williamson Murray.
The famous British general, the Duke of Wellington, wrote that, "The country must have a large and efficient army, one capable of meeting the enemy abroad, or they must expect to meet him at home." Our security interests and the need for landpower to secure them span the globe. Dr. Williamson Murray's introduction sets the historical context for military transformation.
The Technological Fix: Weapons and the Cost of War... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1995
The Technological Fix: Weapons and the Cost of War. Authored by Dr. Alex Roland.
Indirectly, any military institute operates within its technology context. The Army of today is, for instance, in a period of technological transition from an Industrial Age army to an Information Age army. A tremendous faith in technology is an abiding American characteristic.
The Army in the Information Age... Cover Image
Added March 01, 1995
The Army in the Information Age. Authored by General Gordon R. Sullivan, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony M. Coroalles.
They provide insights into three critical areas: the operational environment; the emergence of simultaneity as a unifying concept in Information Age warfare; and, changes that must take place in the planning environment. The authors suggest that the challenge today is to determine what array of capabilities may be needed to perform a broader range of requirements.
Whither the RMA: Two Perspectives on Tomorrow's Ar... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1994
Whither the RMA: Two Perspectives on Tomorrow's Army. 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.