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Globalization and the Nature of War... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2003
Globalization and the Nature of War. Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
Globalization—the spread of information and information technologies, along with greater public participation in economic and political processes—is transforming every aspect of human affairs. What is not yet clear, however, are the impacts of these trends, especially how they might affect the nature of war. This monograph argues that the Clausewitzian trinity—hostility, chance, purpose—is still a valid way of looking at the nature of war in the 21st century.
Russia in Afghanistan and Chechnya: Military Strat... Cover Image
Added February 01, 2003
Russia in Afghanistan and Chechnya: Military Strategic Culture and the Paradoxes of Asymmetric Conflict. Authored by Major Robert M. Cassidy.
The author uses a detailed assessment of the Russian experience in Afghanistan and Chechnya to draw important conclusions about asymmetric warfare. Even in this era of asymmetry, the U.S. Army exhibits a cultural preference for the "big war" paradigm. He suggests that the U.S. military in general, including the Army, needs a cultural transformation to master the challenge of asymmetry fully
Clausewitz's Center of Gravity: Changing Our Warfi... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2002
Clausewitz's Center of Gravity: Changing Our Warfighting Doctrine--Again!. Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
The center of gravity concept has long been hailed by the U.S. military as the cornerstone of the operational art; yet, the term has many different meanings. In going back to the original concept, the author reveals that Clausewitz intended the center of gravity to function much as its counterpart in the mechanical sciences, that is, as a focal point—as the one element within a combatant's entire structure or system that has the necessary centripetal force to hold that structure together.
Chinese Information Warfare: A Phantom Menace or E... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2001
Chinese Information Warfare: A Phantom Menace or Emerging Threat? Authored by Mr. Toshi Yoshihara.
The author explores what he perceives to be China s pursuit of information warfare (IW) as a method of fighting asymmetric warfare against the United States. The author examines those aspects of IW--PSYOPS, Denial, and Deception--that China believes provides the greatest prospects for victory in a conflict.
Soldiers in Cities: Military Operations on Urban T... Cover Image
Added October 01, 2001
Soldiers in Cities: Military Operations on Urban Terrain. Authored by Dr. Michael Desch.
This is required reading for military professionals and others interested in defense policy and issues. America's own military history demonstrates the soldier's dilemma in fighting among populations. Our doctrine and cultural focus have remained preoccupied with the classic "fight in the woods" or the seizure of high ground.