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Victories are Not Enough... Cover Image
Added December 01, 2005
Victories are Not Enough. Authored by Dr. Samuel J. Newland.
The author concludes that the most important lesson to be gleaned from studying the German Way of War is often ignored. That is, tactical victories on the battlefield, without logical goals and an achievable Military Strategy, will not produce positive results for a nation.
Civil-Military Cooperation in Peace Operations: Th... Cover Image
Added October 01, 2004
Civil-Military Cooperation in Peace Operations: The Case of Kosovo. Authored by Dr. Thomas R. Mockaitis.
The humanitarian intervention in Kosovo illustrates the challenges and possibilities of civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) in peace operations. Properly analyzed, this case study yields invaluable lessons that may inform the conduct of future missions. The current missions in Iraq and Afghanistan make this study timely and relevant.
Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2004
Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas After the 16th Party Congress. Edited by Dr. Andrew Scobell, Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
In November 2002, the Chinese Communist Party held its 16th Congress and formally initiated a sweeping turnover of senior leaders in both the Party and the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The meeting heralded not merely a new set of personalities in positions of political and military power, but also the emergence of a new generation of leaders. Who are these individuals, and what does their rise mean for the future of China and its military?
Building Regional Security Cooperation in the West... Cover Image
Added October 01, 2003
Building Regional Security Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Issues and Recommendations. Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring, COL Wendy Fontela, Dr. Mary Grizzard, Mr. Dennis M. Rempe.
Dr. Max Manwaring and his team of conference rapporteurs have generated a substantive set of issues and recommendations. They have provided a viable means by which to begin the implementation of serious hemispheric security cooperation. This report comes at a critical juncture, a time of promise for greater economic integration between the United States and Latin America.
The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liber... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2003
The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liberation Army at 75. Edited by Ms. Laurie Burkitt, Dr. Andrew Scobell, Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
With the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PLA) celebrating its 75th anniversary on August 1, 2002, it only seemed appropriate and timely to take stock of the world's largest military. The PLA has officially been in existence for three-quarters of a century, and its history is one filled with turmoil and warfare.
Avoiding Vietnam: The U.S. Army's Response to Defe... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2002
Avoiding Vietnam: The U.S. Army's Response to Defeat in Southeast Asia. Authored by Dr. Conrad C. Crane.
The author analyzes the Army's response to that defeat in Southeast Asia and its long-term impact. Contrary to the accepted wisdom that nations which lose wars tend to learn best how to correct their mistakes, he argues that Americans tried to forget the unhappy experience with counterinsurgency by refocusing on conventional wars.
Political Control over the Use of Force: A Clausew... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2001
Political Control over the Use of Force: A Clausewitzian Perspective. Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Suzanne C. Nielsen.
The author addresses the issues regarding the ideal relationship between the commander and the statesman in time of war and the balance between political control and military operational expertise by examining what Carl von Clausewitz has to say about civil- military relations and the use of force. She looks in depth at Clausewitz s arguments, reviews his theoretical approach, and discusses four key implications of the basic idea that political purposes govern war.
The Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century... Cover Image
Added December 01, 1999
The Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Authored by Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
Each chapter author was challenged to envision some aspect of the Chinese armed forces into the next century. The goal was to paint a realistic view of how domestic and international pressures would shape both Beijing's and Taipei's security environment.
The Political-Military Rivalry for Operational Con... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1998
The Political-Military Rivalry for Operational Control in U.S. Military Actions: A Soldier's Perspective. Authored by Colonel Lloyd J. Matthews, USA Ret..
The author presents a soldier's perspective of the operational implications of instant access to the battlefield by civilian leaders in Washington.
The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civi... Cover Image
Added April 01, 1998
The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civil-Military Relations for the 21st Century. Edited by Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
Contains papers and speeches from civil-military relations conference. Prominent civilian and military leaders discuss ways to improve working relationships between the two and how to promote greater understanding and security cooperation between the United States and Latin America.
Making Do with Less, or Coping with Upton's Ghost... Cover Image
Added May 01, 1995
Making Do with Less, or Coping with Upton's Ghost. Authored by Dr. Eliot A. Cohen.
Each April the Strategic Studies Institute hosts a conference that addresses key strategic issues facing the Armed Forces and the Nation. This year's theme, "Strategy During the Lean Years: Learning from the Past and the Present," brought together scholars, serving and retired military officers, and civilian defense officials from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to discuss strategy formulation in times of penury from Tacitus to Force XXI.
American Civil-Military Relations: New Issues, End... Cover Image
Added April 01, 1995
American Civil-Military Relations: New Issues, Enduring Problems. Authored by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II, Dr. Steven Metz.
The authors were invited to prepare a paper for a conference on Civil-Military Relations in the fall, 1994. That paper was translated into an article for the Winter, 1995 edition of The Washington Quarterly under the title "Civil-Military Relations in the United States: The State of the Debate." Although the intensity of interest in this subject has fallen from the front pages of the newspapers, the authors have here suggested that the debate needs to continue and that it should start with identification of the right questions.