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68 Publications Found in 2005

Added December 01, 2005
Type: Book
Assessing the Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism Threat
Authored by Milton Leitenberg.
It is nearly 15 years since biological weapons (BW) have become a significant national security preoccupation. The events of September 11, 2001, although not in any way related to BW, combined with the distribution of professionally prepared anthrax spores through the U.S. postal system in the weeks afterwards, magnified previous concerns by orders of magnitude.
Added December 01, 2005
Type: Letort Papers
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.
Added December 01, 2005
Type: Letort Papers
Transformation for What?
Authored by Dr. John White.
Security transformation is vital for the United States to promote national security in rapidly changing times, but it is also a moving target. American policymakers and strategists must reassess regularly the global security environment and the trajectory of transformation.
Added December 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Revisions in Need of Revising: What Went Wrong in the Iraq War
Authored by Dr. David C Hendrickson, Dr. Robert W Tucker.
The authors examine the contentious debate over the Iraq war and occupation, focusing on the critique that the Bush administration squandered an historic opportunity to reconstruct the Iraqi state. They argue that the most serious problems facing Iraq and its American occupiers—criminal anarchy and lawlessness, a raging insurgency and a society divided into rival and antagonistic groups—were virtually inevitable consequences that flowed from the act of war itself.
Added December 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
Why the Teachers?
Authored by Dr. Douglas J. Macdonald.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the December 2005 newsletter.
Added November 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran
Edited by Mr. Henry D. Sokolski, Mr. Patrick Clawson.
This book examines what additional security threats Iran might pose as it becomes increasingly capable of making nuclear weapons, what steps the United States and its friends might take to deter and contain it, and what should be done to assure Iran's neighbors do not follow in Tehran's nuclear footsteps.
Added November 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Going to War With the Allies You Have: Allies, Counterinsurgency, and the War on Terrorism
Authored by Dr. Daniel Byman.
The author reviews the problems common to the security forces of local allies that have fought or may soon fight insurgencies linked to al-Qa'ida. He argues that these problems stem from deep structural weaknesses, such as the regime's perceived illegitimacy, poor civil-military relations, an undeveloped economy, and discriminatory societies. Together, they greatly inhibit the allied armed forces' effectiveness in fighting the insurgents. In order to be effective, any program to assist allied counterinsurgency forces should factor in the allies' weaknesses.
Added November 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
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.
Added November 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Fourth-Generation War and Other Myths
Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
Dr Antulio J. Echevarria II critiques the theory of fourth-generation warfare, examining its problematic assumptions and logical flaws. He argues that this theory is hopelessly flawed and that its proponents undermine their credibility by subscribing to it.
Added November 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
The Danger of Seeking Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the November 2005 newsletter.
Added October 15, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
The PLA Shapes the Future Security Environment
Edited by Andy Gudgel.
Over 50 experts on China and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) gathered at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, from September 23-25, to attend the 2005 PLA Conference, "The PLA Shapes the Future Security Environment," cosponsored by the Heritage Foundation and the U.S. Army War College.
Added October 01, 2005
Type: Book
Chinese National Security: Decisionmaking Under Stress
Edited by Dr. Andrew Scobell, Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
If there is one constant in expert analyses of the history of modern China, it is the characterization of a country perpetually in the throes of crises. While China at the mid-point of the Twenty-first Century's first decade is arguably the most secure and stable it has been in more than a century, crises continue to emerge with apparent frequency. Consequently, the study of China's behavior in conditions of tension and stress is of considerable importance to policy makers and analysts around the world.
Added October 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Natural Allies? Regional Security in Asia and Prospects for Indo-American Strategic Cooperation
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
American military power has created a strategic revolution by its successful and prolonged projection into and from Central Asia. This monograph explores the strategic and policy ramifications of that revolution in strategic affairs.
Added October 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Precedents, Variables, and Options in Planning a U.S. Military Disengagement Strategy from Iraq
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill, Dr. Conrad C. Crane.
The questions of how to empower the Iraqis most effectively and then progressively withdraw non-Iraqi forces from that country is one of the most important policy problems currently facing the United States. The authors seek to present the U.S. situation in Iraq in all of its complexity and ambiguity, with policy recommendations for how that withdrawal strategy might be most effectively implemented.
Added October 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Bolivarian Socialism, and Asymmetric Warfare
Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author answers questions regarding Who is Hugo Chavez? How can the innumerable charges and countercharges between the Venezuelan and U.S. governments be interpreted? What is Chavez's bolivarianismo? And, What are the implications for stability and instability in Latin America?
Added October 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
The High Cost of Primacy
Authored by Mr. Nathan P. Freier.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the October 2005 newsletter.
Added September 10, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
Contending Perspectives: Southeast Asia and American Views on a Rising China
Edited by Corazon S. Foley.
The State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies of Singapore, and the U.S. Army War College conducted a colloquium on Southeast Asia and American views of China in August 2005 in Singapore.
Added September 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Contractors on Deployed Military Operations: United Kingdom Policy and Doctrine
Authored by Professor Matthew Uttley.
The author examines the controversies surrounding deployed contractor support, the ways that the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) has harnessed private sector capacity, and the lessons this provides for U.S. policymakers and military planners. He suggests the need for ongoing policy and doctrine refinement by defence officials as well as greater independent scrutiny of developments, not least because the use of contractors on deployed operations has an important impact on government expenditure choices, public accountability, the efficiency and effectiveness of the military establishment, and the conduct and outcome of armed conflict.
Added September 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Balik Terrorism: The Return of the Abu Sayyaf
Authored by Dr. Zachary Abuza.
The author analyzes the historical roots and recent resurgence of the Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist organization. He examines the triangular relationship between the ASG, Jemaah Islamiyah, and the Moro Islamic Liberation front, and the impact that this relationship has on Philippine and regional security.
Added September 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
Honoring, Not Pitying, Our Troops
Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the September 2005 newsletter.
Added August 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Appeasement Reconsidered: Investigating the Mythology of the 1930s
Authored by Dr. Jeffrey Record.
Anglo-French appeasement of Hitler in the 1930s has generated a mythology that ignores much of the actual political-military situation at the time and that continues to mislead U.S. foreign policy today.
Added August 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
Implications of DoD Directive 3000
Authored by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the August 2005 newsletter.
Added August 01, 2005
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
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.
Added August 01, 2005
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Tribal Alliances: Ways, Means, and ends to Successful Strategy
Authored by Richard L Taylor.
National Security and National Military Strategy to be successful must utilize all elements and tools of power at its disposal. Recognition of the potential value of tribal organizations, particularly in the "arc of instability stretching from the Western Hemisphere, through Africa and the Middle East and extending to Asia" is a must to enhance successful peace and stability operations.
Added August 01, 2005
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Reshaping the Expeditionary Army to Win Decisively: The Case for Greater Stabilization capacity in the Modular Force
Authored by Colonel Bryan G Watson.
The author makes the case that U.S. strategy demands the U.S. Armed Forces build a force with greater capacity for conducting stabilization operations concurrent with combat operation. He traces the strategic roots of the stabilization requirement, develops a warfighting concept for "progressive stabilization," and makes judgments on whether the Army's current Modular Force effort will generate the right type of force. He concludes by making some recommendations on where the Army should adjust its current modernization effort to make the force more relevant.
Added July 16, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
The Test of Terrain: The Impact of Stability Operations Upon the Armed Forces
Edited by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II.
On June 16-18, 2005, the Strategic Studies Institute co-hosted a conference on "The Impact of Stability Operations Upon the Armed Forces" in cooperation with the Centre d'Etudes en Sciences Sociales de la Défense, Royal United Services Institute, the Association of the United States Army, the Förderkreis Deutsches Heer, the Heritage Foundation, and the United States Embassy, Paris.
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
U.S. Defense Strategy After Saddam
Authored by Dr. Michael E. O'Hanlon.
What kind of military will the nation need in the future--and at what cost? The war on terror and the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have forced upon this country soaring defense budgets and unprecedented challenges in policymaking.
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Sustainability of Colombian Military/Strategic Support for "Democratic Security"
Authored by Dr. Thomas A. Marks.
At a time when counterinsurgency is again widely discussed, embattled Colombia has implemented a Democratic Security and Defense Policy that shows every sign of success against a complex narco-insurgency that has raged for four decades. The strategic initiative has been seized by acting upon the principle that personal security is the basis for state vitality.
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
North Korea's Strategic Intentions
Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
North Korea poses a key challenge to the global community of states. Sometimes viewed as primarily a nuclear or proliferation challenge, Pyongyang actually presents the United States and other countries with multiple problems. As the 2005 National Defense Strategy of the United States notes, these challenges include "traditional, irregular, and catastrophic." While each dimension of these threat capabilities are fairly clear and, with the exception of the third, readily documented, North Korea's intentions are a much more controversial subject upon which specialists reach widely disparate conclusions.
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Who Stays and Who Goes: Army Enlisted Reserve and National Guard Retention
Authored by Dr. Clayton K. S. Chun.
The author examines Army Reserve and National Guard enlisted retention patterns from 1995-2002. This study provides a necessary background to compare retention patterns in the past from those of today. Reserve component leadership could then assess their personnel retention efforts to adjust appropriate public policies to improve their force structure.
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Law vs. War: Competing Approaches to Fighting Terrorism
Authored by Ms. Shawn Boyne, Mr. Michael German, Dr. Paul R Pillar, Dr. Dallas D. Owens.
The readings in this volume address one of the fundamental assumptions underlying the conduct of the War on Terrorism - the nature of our enemy, whether perpetrators of terrorist activities are criminals or soldiers (combatants).
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
After Two Wars: Reflections on the American Strategic Revolution in Central Asia
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
U.S. military access to Central Asia and the Caucasus is a long-standing fact, but it is desirable as well for the future. The author explains why it is necessary, and how we might ensure that we retain this access to confront future contingencies.
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
2005 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL)
Edited by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
The U.S. Army must maintain a strategic perspective—that it take advantage of the collective insights of scholars and senior-level students both within the defense community and beyond. The Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL), developed at the U.S. Army War College by SSI, helps the Army identify and bring together those insights.
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Democratization Vs. Liberalization in the Arab World: Dilemmas and Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy
Authored by Dr. Daniel Brumberg.
Liberalized autocracy is a system of rule allowing for a measure of political openness and competition in the electoral, party, and press arenas, while ensuring that power rests in the hands of ruling regimes. While the United States supports such hybrid systems, whether the gap between words and deeds should or can be closed or narrowed is a complex question, since a sudden move from state-managed liberalization to democracy could open the door to Islamist power.
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
Gangs, "Coups D' Streets," and the New War in Central America
Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the July 2005 newsletter.
Added June 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Budget Policy, Deficits, and Defense: A Fiscal Framework for Defense Planning
Authored by Dr. Dennis S. Ippolito.
Military transformation strategies are based on overly optimistic assumptions about future defense budgets. Defense plans should take into account fiscal realities, particularly the deficit and debt outlook and domestic program commitments.
Added June 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
The Strategic Implications of the Rise of Populism in Europe and South America
Authored by Dr. Steve C. Ropp.
Are U.S. policy planners adequately prepared to deal with a potential future burst of populist turbulence in Europe or South America? Steve C. Ropp looks at this understudied phenomenon and offers some suggestions to strategic planners for mitigating its effects on the global democratic core of representative democracies.
Added June 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
U.S. National Security Implications of Chinese Involvement in Latin America
Authored by Dr. R Evan Ellis.
The underlying demographic and economic trends driving China's engagement with Latin America are significant and enduring—indicating that China's increased presence in the Western Hemisphere is likely to both endure and expand. This paper explores these trends, their manifestations, and some of the dynamics through which they may impact the national security of the United States.
Added June 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Pseudo Operations and Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Other Countries
Authored by Dr. Lawrence E. Cline.
The author argues that pseudo operations in which specially trained government troops--preferably supported by guerrilla defectors--infiltrate guerrilla groups have been very effective in previous operations. If used with care, such operations can be useful in future counterinsurgency campaigns.
Added June 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
Welcome Iran and North Korea to the Nuclear Club: You're Targeted
Authored by LTC Raymond A. Millen.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the June 2005 newsletter.
Added June 01, 2005
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Terrorist Beheadings: Cultural and Strategic Implications
Authored by Mr. Ronald H. Jones.
The author concludes that understanding the cultural and symbolic significance of terrorist beheadings is key to defeating them. He recommends political rituals such as elections, war crimes tribunals, and shura councils as countermeasures to affirm the legitimacy and authority of the new Iraqi government.
Added May 29, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
The U.S.-UK Special Relationship: Past, Present and Future
Edited by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II.
On April 11-13, 2005, the Strategic Studies Institute co-sponsored a conference on "The U.S.-UK Special Relationship: Past, Present and Future," in cooperation with Dickinson College, and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham. The conference was followed by a wrap-up session hosted by the Royal United Services Institute in London. Conference attendees were primarily from the Defence Academy and its associated colleges and research bodies.
Added May 25, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
South Asia and the Nuclear Future: Rethinking the Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation
Edited by Todd S. Sechser.
On June 4-5, 2004, the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University hosted a workshop on the question of nuclear weapons and stability in South Asia. Cosponsored by CISAC and the U.S. Army War College, the workshop brought together approximately 75 scholars, military officers, civilian policymakers, scientists, and journalists.
Added May 25, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
U.S.-India Security Ties
Edited by Brian Shoup.
On April 21-23, 2005, the India Studies Program at Indiana University hosted a conference aimed at assessing the current state of Indo-U.S. relations. More than 20 scholars, policymakers, and military leaders attended the conference, and provided a number of viewpoints on the evolution of the relationship between the two countries. In particular, conference attendees focused on issues pertaining to strategic cooperation and questioned whether we are, in fact, witnessing the convergence of grand strategies between two states that have traditionally maintained tenuous security links.
Added May 25, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
Beyond The U.S. War on Terrorism: Comparing Domestic Legal Remedies to an International Dilemma
Edited by Dr. Dallas D. Owens.
The John Bassett Moore Society of International Law, University of Virginia School of Law, in cooperation with the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, sponsored a conference, "Beyond the U.S. War on Terrorism: Comparing Domestic Legal Remedies to an International Dilemma," on February 25-26, 2005.
Added May 23, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
Strategic Opportunities: Charting New Approaches to Defense and Security Challenges in the Western Hemisphere
Edited by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The Latin American and Caribbean Center of Florida International University, the U.S. Southern Command, and the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College held the eighth in a series of major annual conferences dealing with security matters in the Western Hemisphere in Coral Gables, Florida, on March 9-11, 2005.
Added May 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
The International Community and Haiti: A Proposal for Cooperative Sovereignty
Authored by Dr. Gabriel Marcella.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the May 2005 newsletter.
Added April 05, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
The Rise and Fall of Empires
Edited by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II.
On March 4-5, 2005, the Strategic Studies Institute and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS), (Duke University, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University) co-hosted a conference addressing the question of whether or not the United States has become an empire and, if so, what does that mean for U.S. national security policy?
Added April 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Afghanistan: Reconstituting a Collapsed State
Authored by LTC Raymond A. Millen.
The U.S. effort to reconstitute Afghanistan as a fully sovereign and functioning state is endangered by endemic warlordism more so than the low-level Taliban/al Qaeda insurgency. LTC Millen offers a shift in strategy that addresses the war of ideas, the counter narcotics initiative, and the incorporation of the Afghan National Army into the provincial reconstruction teams. As LTC Millen observes, all the resources are in place, they simply need a shift in focus.
Added April 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
The Transatlantic Defense Industrial Base: Restructuring Scenarios and Their Implications
Authored by Dr. Terrence R. Guay.
The author examines the economic, political, technological, and security factors that have shaped recent developments in the U.S. and European defense industries. The author also identifies issues that will shape further industrial restructuring and consolidation in the short- and medium-term, and makes recommendations for assisting the development of a transatlantic, rather than bipolar, defense industrial base.
Added April 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Transformation and Strategic Surprise
Authored by Dr. Colin S. Gray.
The U.S. Armed forces may be attempting to effect the wrong transformation. What the country needs is military power that is not only superior at warfare, but also can win wars and the peace that follows--and those are strategic and political competencies.
Added April 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
American Grand Strategy After 9/11: An Assessment
Authored by Dr. Stephen D. Biddle.
Three years after 9-11, some of the most important choices for American grand strategy have yet to be made. Heretofore, the costs of pursuing ambitious but ill-defined goals have been high but tolerable; the Iraqi insurgency, however, is raising the costs to the point where choices must be made. The two natural alternatives, rollback and containment, each have strengths. But they also have real drawbacks--and the choice between them rests on some basic, and inherently subjective, value judgments.
Added April 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
The New RC: Will it Please Anyone?
Authored by Dr. Dallas D. Owens.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the April 2005 newsletter.
Added April 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
The Power of Division and Unity
Authored by Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the April 2006 newsletter.
Added April 01, 2005
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Dismantling North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Programs
Authored by COL David J. Bishop.
This paper examines the choices available to the United States for dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
Added March 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Street Gangs: The New Urban Insurgency
Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author identifies the political-strategic challenges of contemporary unconventional conflict. He focuses on the political complexity of the gang phenomenon, and the common linkage between third generation gangs and insurgents.
Added March 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Saudi Arabia: Islamic Threat, Political Reform, and the Global War on Terror
Authored by Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur.
What should the United States do about Saudi Arabia? What is the best course for strategic cooperation with Saudi Arabia in light of Islamic extremism in the Kingdom, and calls for political and religious reform?
Added March 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
Seizing the Day: Resolution in and around the Black Sea
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the March 2005 newsletter.
Added March 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
The Return of the Latin American Left
Authored by Dr. Alex Crowther.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the March 2006 newsletter.
Added February 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Strategic Implications of Intercommunal Warfare in Iraq
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
This study considers the regional consequences of intercommunal warfare in Iraq by examining how such an eventuality may develop and how neighboring states might become involved in such a conflict. This work does not predict an Iraqi civil war but rather views it as a worst-case eventuality. The danger of an Iraqi civil war requires serious U.S. cooperation with those regional states that also have a stake in preventing this outcome.
Added February 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
The U.S.-India Relationship: Strategic Partnership or Complementary Interests?
Authored by Dr. Amit Gupta.
This monograph discusses the potential for U.S.-India security cooperation and the possible avenues such cooperation may take.
Added February 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
The Problem with Fourth-Generation War
Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the February 2005 newsletter.
Added February 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
Is there a Positive Side to Al Jazeera?
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the February 2006 newsletter.
Added January 27, 2005
Type: Colloquium Brief
Stabilization and Post-Conflict Operations: The Role of the Military
Edited by Dr. Dallas D. Owens.
The Women In International Security (WIIS) and Georgetown University, in cooperation with the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, sponsored a conference, "Stabilization and Post-Conflict Operations: The Role of the Military," on November 17, 2004.
Added January 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Insurgency in Iraq: An Historical Perspective
Authored by Dr. Ian F.W. Beckett.
This monograph considers the patterns of past insurgencies by way of establishing how much the conflict in Iraq conforms to previous experience. In particular, the author compares and contrasts Iraq with previous Middle Eastern insurgencies and suggests that there is much that can be learned from British, French, and Israeli experience.
Added January 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
The Impact of Missile Threats on the Reliability of U.S. Overseas Bases: A Framework for Analysis
Authored by Mr. Joel Wuthnow.
Despite changes in the global security environment stemming from the end of the Cold War, U.S. overseas bases remain vulnerable to ballistic and cruise missiles. This publication explains how technical, strategic and political factors will pose complex and discrete concerns, and makes a series of policy recommendations for how best to diminish the threat.
Added January 01, 2005
Type: Op-Ed
It's Asia (Again)
Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the January 2005 newsletter.
Added January 01, 2005
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Logistics Transformation--Restarting a Stalled Process
Authored by LTC Victor Maccagnan, Jr..
Logistics transformation has simply not happened to the degree necessitated by today's strategic, operational, and tactical environment. This paper will address the question of why logistics transformation is needed, why it has not yet been realized, what must be changed to achieve a successful transformation, who must change it, and how to reenergize logistics transformation to get results and benefits now.

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