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Coup D'Oeil: Strategic Intuition in Army Planning... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2005
Coup D'Oeil: Strategic Intuition in Army Planning. Authored by Dr. William Duggan.
Dr. Duggan shows how to reconcile analytical and intuitive methods of decisionmaking by drawing on recent scientific research that brings the two together. The result is "strategic intuition," which bears remarkable resemblance to von Clausewitz's idea of coup d'oeil in his classic work, On War.
Agile Leaders, Agile Institutions: Educating Adapt... Cover Image
Added August 01, 2005
Agile Leaders, Agile Institutions: Educating Adaptive and Innovative Leaders for Today and Tomorrow. Authored by LTC Christopher P Gehler.
This paper examines the new strategic reality and its implications on our officers' professional military education, as well as the concepts of individual and organizational agility, specifically investigating adaptability, innovation, and learning. The author recommends a model to develop agile leaders, while making the institutional system more agile as well.
Developing Adaptive Leaders: The Crucible Experien... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2004
Developing Adaptive Leaders: The Crucible Experience of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong.
Within the complex environment of postwar Iraq, junior officers are being developed into creative, innovative, and independent leaders. This unique leader development opportunity is a result of the ambiguous, complex, and unpredictable environment of postwar Iraq.
The Exigencies of Global, Integrated Warfare: The ... Cover Image
Added May 01, 2004
The Exigencies of Global, Integrated Warfare: The Evolving Role of the CJCS and his Dedicated Staff. Authored by LTC Michael S. Bell.
A survey of the evolving role of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff demonstrates the relevance of the Chairman, supported by a dedicated staff, in the conduct of global, integrated operations in a long-term war.
Toward an American Way of War... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2004
Toward an American Way of War. Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
This monograph addresses trends in American strategic thinking to the war in Iraq. It argues that the American way of war is really a way of battle and offers some recommendations for change.
Army Professional Expertise and Jurisdictions... Cover Image
Added October 01, 2003
Army Professional Expertise and Jurisdictions. Authored by Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr..
The most important purpose of this framework is to provide a mechanism for HOW TO THINK about Army expert knowledge and jurisdictions.
Improving Accountability for Effective Command Cli... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2003
Improving Accountability for Effective Command Climate: A Strategic Imperative. Authored by COL Steven M. Jones.
The Army Transformation process and endstate will entail a new cultural mindset. More than ever before, organizational (command) climate will become an increasingly significant prerequisite for unit effectiveness and combat readiness. Strategic remedies relating to unit climate assessment, leader development, performance appraisal, and accountability systems are proposed.
Strategic Leadership Competencies... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2003
Strategic Leadership Competencies. Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong, Dr. Stephen J. Gerras, COL William Kidd, COL Robert Pricone, COL Richard Swengros.
The strategic leadership literature is replete with long lists of the knowledge, skills, and abilities. Looking across the literature on strategic leadership, current Army strategic leader competencies, and the future environment, six meta-competencies can be derived: identity, mental agility, cross-cultural savvy, interpersonal maturity, world-class warrior, and professional astuteness.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff's Leadership Using ... Cover Image
Added June 01, 2003
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff's Leadership Using the Joint Strategic Planning System in the 1990s: Recommendations for Strategic Leaders. Authored by Dr. Richard M. Meinhart.
The author examines how three Chairmen--Generals Powell, Shalikashvili, and Shelton--adapted and used strategic planning to provide direction and shape the military in the rapidly changing strategic environment of the 1990s. He identifies five broad recommendations relevant to future leaders on how to use a strategic planning system to transform their organizations.
Stifled Innovation? Developing Tomorrow's Leaders ... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2002
Stifled Innovation? Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Today. Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong.
The author examines the current company commander experience and concludes that the Army values innovation in its rhetoric, but the reality is that junior officers are seldom given opportunities to be innovative in planning training; to make decisions; or to fail, learn, and try again.
Educating International Security Practitioners: Pr... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2001
Educating International Security Practitioners: Preparing to Face the Demands of the 21st Century International Security Environment. Authored by Dr. Robert H. Dorff, Brigadier General Daniel J. Kaufman, Dr. James M. Smith, Dr. Linda P. Brady.
The authors examine the challenges of the 21st century international security environment to which future strategic leaders and policy practitioners will need to respond.
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.
Generations Apart: Xers and Boomers in the Officer... Cover Image
Added October 01, 2000
Generations Apart: Xers and Boomers in the Officer Corps. Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong.
The author points out that Generation X officers are more confident in their abilities, perceive loyalty differently, want more balance between work and family, and are not intimidated by rank.
Future Leadership, Old Issues, New Methods... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2000
Future Leadership, Old Issues, New Methods. Edited by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II.
Each year, the Army After Next Seminar students are asked to orient their Strategy Research Papers on topics appropriate to the programs 30-years in the future focus. Thirty years ago, the United States Army was deeply involved in Vietnam and in the Cold War.
Strategic Art: The New Discipline for 21st Century... Cover Image
Added October 01, 1995
Strategic Art: The New Discipline for 21st Century Leaders. Authored by Lieutenant General (USA, Ret) Richard A. Chilcoat.
Strategic art, broadly defined, is therefore: The skillful formulation, coordination, and application of end (objectives), ways (courses of action), and means (supporting resources) to promote and defend the national interests.
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.
The Military-News Media Relationship: Thinking For... Cover Image
Added December 01, 1993
The Military-News Media Relationship: Thinking Forward. Authored by COL Charles W. Ricks, Dr. Rod Lyon, Prof. William T. Tow.
Given the volatile, unstable, and ambiguous environment in which armed forces can find themselves, the actions of field forces have a greater chance than ever before of affecting subsequent strategic decisions made at higher levels. The pressure on field commanders to "get it right the first time" is demonstrably greater than ever.
Land Warfare in the 21st Century... Cover Image
Added February 01, 1993
Land Warfare in the 21st Century. Authored by Colonel James M. Dubik, General Gordon R. Sullivan.
Change will inevitably coexist with at least three constants--the root causes of war, the nature of war, and the essence of fighting power.
General George C. Marshall: Strategic Leadership a... Cover Image
Added February 01, 1993
General George C. Marshall: Strategic Leadership and the Challenges of Reconstituting the Army, 1939-41. Authored by COL John T Nelson, II.
The study of strategic leadership as a formal, analytical concept is relatively new. Therefore, concrete, historical examples of leaders who have wrestled with the width and breadth of strategic-level challenges are of inestimable value.