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63 Publications Found in 2009

Added December 23, 2009
Type: Monograph
Medvedev's Plan: Giving Russia a Voice but not a Veto in a New European Security System
Authored by Dr. Richard J. Krickus.
The author revisits Medvedev’s proposal and, while some Western analysts deem the conflicting interests and value gap that separate the West from Russia to be overwhelming, others argue that the time has come to engage Russia in seeking a common security agenda in Europe. The most compelling question confronting those who favor a security partnership with Russia is: How to give Russia a voice but not a veto in a new European security system?
Added December 03, 2009
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
An All Hazards Training Center for a Catastrophic Emergency
Authored by Colonel Xavier Stewart.
The author has experienced dramatic changes in homeland security theory, policy and practices. He proposes the establishment of All-Hazard Training Centers in the 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency regions to train civil support team (weapons of mass destruction) emergency responders for chemical, biological radiological, nuclear, explosive, and cyberspace events or natural catastrophes.
Added December 02, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
Resetting the Reset Button: Realism About Russia
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 December 2009 newsletter.
Added November 27, 2009
Type: PKSOI Papers
Democratic Governance and the Rule of Law: Lessons from Colombia
Authored by Dr. Gabriel Marcella.
Colombia has experienced conflict for decades and, as the author observed, was a “paradigm for a failing state” in that it was replete with terrorism, kidnapping, murder, corruption, and general lawlessness. But today it is much safer through the imposition of the "Rule of Law."
Added November 25, 2009
Type: Colloquium Brief
Leadership and National Security Reform Conference
Authored by Dr. Joseph R. Cerami, Dr. Jeffrey A. Engel, Lindsey K. Pavelka.
The need for significant changes in leader development and government reform to improve the alignment, coordination, integration, and interoperability among largely autonomous U.S. Government agencies was addressed. The two conference panels were challenged to discuss leadership in a broader sense rather than focusing solely at the top, or on presidential leadership.
Added November 16, 2009
Type: Monograph
YouTube War: Fighting in a World of Cameras in Every Cell Phone and Photoshop on Every Computer
Authored by Dr. Cori E. Dauber.
Terrorist attacks are media events designed to draw the attention of the press since, without a larger audience, a terrorist attack will have accomplished very little. Shaping the attitudes and perceptions of the public can undermine the public will to fight. This is done by shaping media coverage.
Added November 03, 2009
Type: Letort Papers
India's Strategic Defense Transformation: Expanding Global Relationships
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Brian K. Hedrick.
India’s defense establishment is undergoing an unprecedented transformation as it seeks to (1) modernize its military, (2) obtain “strategic partnerships” with the United States and other nations, and (3) expand its influence in the Indian Ocean and beyond.
Added November 03, 2009
Type: Monograph
A Case Study in Security Sector Reform: Learning from Security Sector Reform/Building in Afghanistan (October 2002-September 2003)
Authored by Captain Jason C. Howk.
Afghanistan was America’s first attempt at conducting formalized Security Sector Reform. This case study offers readers an opportunity to learn whom the United States saw as key actors in the process, what institutions were slated for reform, and how well the United States and its partners met the typical challenges of SSR.
Added November 03, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
Army Football and Full Spectrum Operations
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Gerras.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the November 2009 newsletter.
Added October 28, 2009
Type: Monograph
Schools for Strategy: Teaching Strategy for 21st Century Conflict
Authored by Dr. Colin S. Gray.
Education in strategy is feasible and important. Few would-be strategists are beyond improvement by some formal education. However, for such education to be well-directed, it needs to rest upon sound assumptions concerning the eternal nature yet ever shifting character, meaning, and function of strategy, and the range of behaviors required for effective strategic performance.
Added October 28, 2009
Type: Monograph
Talent: Implications for a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy
Authored by Colonel Casey Wardynski, Lieutenant Colonel David S. Lyle, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Michael J. Colarusso.
What is the difference between competent and talented? What is talent, and which people have it? What talents should the United States Army seek in its officers? Most importantly, what are the consequences of failing to create an officer talent management system?
Added October 06, 2009
Type: Monograph
The Army's Professional Military Ethic in an Era of Persistent Conflict
Authored by Dr. Don M. Snider, Major Paul Oh, Major Kevin Toner.
As the character of conflict in the 21st century evolves, the Army’s strength will continue to rest on our values, our ethos, and our people. Our Soldiers and leaders must remain true to these values as they operate in increasingly complex environments where moral-ethical failures can have strategic implications.
Added October 06, 2009
Type: Monograph
Guide to Rebuilding Public Sector Services in Stability Operations: A Role for the Military
Authored by Derick W. Brinkerhoff, Ronald W. Johnson, Richard Hill. Edited by Professor Susan Merrill.
The authors provide a set of principles and operational guidelines for peacekeepers to help a country restore public infrastructure and services. The extent to which public sector reconstruction takes place is a function of the mission, the level of resources, expertise of the troops, and the host country context. This guide provides courses of action to both planners and practitioners in executing these operations and supplements existing and emerging documents.
Added October 02, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
War's Second Grammar
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 October 2009 newsletter.
Added September 25, 2009
Type: Letort Papers
A Comprehensive Approach to Improving U.S. Security Force Assistance Efforts
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Baginski, Colonel Brian J. Clark, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Donovan, Ms. Karma Job, Lieutenant Colonel John S. Kolasheski, Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr., Brigadier Simon "Don" Roach, Colonel Sean P. Swindell, Colonel Curt A. Van De Walle, Colonel Michael J. McMahon.
Security Force Assistance may be a new term but the activities are familiar and are related to how the Department of Defense trains, advises, and assists foreign partners' security establishments to accomplish common objectives. Recommendations to improve U.S. performance are provided.
Added September 25, 2009
Type: Monograph
A "New" Dynamic in the Western Hemisphere Security Environment: The Mexican Zetas and Other Private Armies
Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
A new and dangerous dynamic has been introduced into the Mexican internal security environment. That new dynamic is represented by a private military organization called the Zetas, and involves the migration of power from traditional state and nonstate adversaries to nontraditional nonstate private military organizations. Moreover, the actions of this irregular nonstate actor tend to be more political-psychological than military, and further move the threat from hard power to soft power solutions.
Added September 25, 2009
Type: Monograph
Dealing with Political Ferment in Latin America: The Populist Revival, the Emergence of the Center, and Implications for U.S. Policy
Authored by Dr. Hal Brands.
Frustration with poverty, corruption, and citizen insecurity within the political scene in Latin America is widespread as is political and ideological ferment. Given Latin America’s strategic importance to the United States, these changes and their diplomatic ramifications are of considerable interest to American policymakers.
Added September 24, 2009
Type: Letort Papers
Iraq: Strategic Reconciliation, Targeting, and Key Leader Engagement
Authored by Captain Jeanne F. Hull.
Military commanders and diplomats in Iraq and Afghanistan have been meeting with important local officials since the inception of those conflicts. These engagements have aided commanders and diplomats alike in furthering their objectives by establishing productive relationships with those who know and understand Iraq’s complex human terrain best—the Iraqis. However, these engagements frequently take place on ad-hoc bases and are rarely incorporated into other counterinsurgency operations and strategies. In some cases, unit commanders fail to see the utility of using these engagements at all--an oversight that contributes to deteriorating security situations and loss of popular support.
Added September 16, 2009
Type: Monograph
Russian Elite Image of Iran: From the Late Soviet Era to the Present
Authored by Dr. Dmitry Shlapentokh.
Increasing numbers of Russian intellectuals became disenchanted with the West, particularly after the end of the USSR, and looked for alternative geopolitical alliances. The Muslim world, with Iran at the center, became one of the possible alternatives.
Added September 16, 2009
Type: Monograph
Alien: How Operational Art Devoured Strategy
Authored by Brigadier Justin Kelly, Dr. Michael James Brennan.
This authors argue that the idea of an operational level of war charged with the planning and conduct of campaigns misconceives the relationship between wars, campaigns, and operations, and is both historically mistaken and wrong in theory. They conclude that its incorporation into U.S. doctrine has had the regrettable impact of separating the conduct of campaigns from the conduct of wars and consequently marginalized the role of politics in the direction of war. In essence, they argue that the idea of the campaign has come to overwhelm that of strategy.
Added September 16, 2009
Type: Monograph
Escalation and Intrawar Deterrence During Limited Wars in the Middle East
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
This monograph seeks to analyze military escalation and intrawar deterrence by examining two key wars where these concepts became especially relevant—the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the 1991 Gulf War against Iraq. A central conclusion of this monograph is that intrawar deterrence is an inherently fragile concept, and that the nonuse of weapons of mass destruction in both wars was the result of a number of positive factors that may not be repeated in future conflicts.
Added September 16, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
National Security Strategy Reform: Rebalancing the President's Agenda
Authored by Dr. Robert H. Dorff.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the September 2009 newsletter.
Added September 16, 2009
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Baghdad ER--Revisited
Authored by Colonel Erin P Edgar.
The China Dragons of the 28th Combat Support Hospital deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from September 2006 until November 2007. Their service epitomizes the strides that have been made in military combat medicine.
Added August 27, 2009
Type: Letort Papers
Mind-Sets and Missiles: a First Hand Account of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Authored by Mr. Kenneth Michael Absher.
A detailed chronology and analysis of the intelligence failures and successes of the Cuban Missile Crisis is provided.
Added August 26, 2009
Type: Monograph
Criminals, Militias, and Insurgents: Organized Crime in Iraq
Authored by Dr. Phil Williams.
Criminal enterprises and activities had a debilitating impact and made the attainment of U.S. objectives in Iraq much more difficult. Organized crime inhibited reconstruction and development and became a major obstacle to state-building; the insurgency was strengthened and sustained by criminal activities; sectarian conflict was funded by criminal activities and motivated by the desire to control criminal markets; and more traditional criminal enterprises created pervasive insecurity through kidnapping and extortion. Organized crime also acted as an economic and political spoiler in an oil industry expected to be the dynamo for growth and reconstruction in post Ba’athist Iraq.
Added August 11, 2009
Type: PKSOI Papers
Toward a Risk Management Defense Strategy
Authored by Mr. Nathan P. Freier.
The author outlines eight principles for a risk management defense strategy. He argues that these principles provide “measures of merit” for evaluating the new administration’s defense choices.
Added August 07, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
The Role of Cuban Paramilitary Organizations (People's Militias) in the Post-Castro Era
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 August 2009 newsletter.
Added August 06, 2009
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Taking Up the Security Challenge of Climate Change
Authored by Rymn J. Parsons.
The security implications of climate change, including man-made global warming, will be most pronounced in places where the effects of climate change are greatest. Two things are vitally important: stemming the tide of climate change and adapting to its far-reaching consequences.
Added July 02, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
Pakistan - The Most Dangerous Place in the World
Authored by Dr. Larry P. Goodson.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the July 2009 newsletter.
Added June 25, 2009
Type: Other
2009 Key Strategic Issues List
Edited by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
The purpose of the Key Strategic Issues List is to provide military and civilian researchers a ready reference for issues of special interest to the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense.
Added June 24, 2009
Type: Monograph
New Partnerships for a New Era: Enhancing the South African Army's Stabilization Role in Africa
Authored by Professor Deane-Peter Baker.
The author provides a critical analysis of the South African Army’s plans for its future structures and capabilities, and offers recommendations on how the United States can help enable the future South African Army to best contribute to efforts to address conflict on the African continent.
Added June 23, 2009
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
On Peace: Peace as a Means of Statecraft
Authored by Colonel James H. Herrera.
Peace has a pragmatic quality and the potential to be a separate element of statecraft, not simply the absence, termination, or continuation of war. How is this accomplished?
Added June 18, 2009
Type: Colloquium Brief
Strategic Implications of Emerging Technologies
Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
This year’s USAWC’s Strategic Studies Institute 20th Annual Strategy Conference was held on April 14-16, 2009, at Carlisle Barracks. It focused on “Strategic Implications of Emerging Technologies,” and was intended to look beyond the noted importance of advances in the field of cyber and information technologies to raise awareness of other technology areas which thus far have received less visibility. The conference explored biogenetics, biometrics, nanotechnologies, robotics, artificial intelligence, alternative energies, electromagnetic weaponry, nuclear power, and global warming.
Added June 18, 2009
Type: PKSOI Papers
Guide to Rebuilding Governance in Stability Operations: A Role for the Military?
Authored by Derick W. Brinkerhoff, Ronald W. Johnson, Richard Hill. Edited by Professor Susan Merrill.
This guide focuses on the military’s role in rebuilding and establishing a functional, effective, and legitimate nation-state; one that can assure security and stability for its citizens, defend its borders, deliver services effectively for its populace, and is responsible and accountable to its citizens.
Added June 17, 2009
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
China's Strategic Culture: A Perspective for the United States
Authored by Colonel Kenneth D. Johnson.
With much of the American public accepting the “China Threat” theory, it is critical that the United States recognize the role of strategic culture in shaping China’s domestic and external policies.
Added June 10, 2009
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Arrowhead Ripper: Adaptive Leadership in Full Spectrum Operations
Authored by Colonel Fred Johnson.
The question of "whether formations and units organized, trained, and equipped to destroy enemies can be adapted well enough and fast enough to dissuade or co-opt them—or, more significantly, to build the capacity of local security forces to do the dissuading and destroying"--is central to the on-going debate over whether the Army has the proper structure and training to perform full spectrum operations.
Added June 01, 2009
Type: Monograph
Challenges and Opportunities for the Obama Administration in Central Asia
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
President Obama has outlined a comprehensive strategy for the war in Afghanistan which is now the central front of our campaign against Islamic terrorism. The strategy strongly connects our prosecution of that war to our policy in Pakistan and internal developments there as a necessary condition of victory. The author argues that a new approach, relying heavily on improved coordination at home and the more effective leveraging of our superior economic power in Central Asia to help stabilize the region so that it provides a secure rear to Afghanistan, is just as important.
Added June 01, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
China's Maritime Quest
Authored by Dr. David Lai.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the June 2009 newsletter.
Added May 22, 2009
Type: Colloquium Brief
American Grand Strategy after War
Authored by Dr. Dallas D. Owens, Ionut C. Popescu.
The Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS), the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy, and the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) conducted a colloquium on February 26-28, 2009, that examined debates over grand strategy after World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War, and grand strategies likely to follow U.S. involvement in Iraq.
Added May 22, 2009
Type: Monograph
State and Nonstate Associated Gangs: Credible "Midwives of New Social Orders"
Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author addresses the subject of the multifaceted nature and predominant role of gangs operating as state and nonstate proxies in the modern unbalanced global security environment. In every phase of the process of compelling radical political change, agitator-gangs and popular militias play significant roles in helping their political patrons prepare to take control of a targeted political-social entity. As a result, gangs (bandas criminales or whatever they may be called) are important components of a highly complex political-psychological-military act—contemporary irregular asymmetrical political war.
Added May 18, 2009
Type: Letort Papers
Cultural Dimensions of Strategy and Policy
Authored by Colonel Jiyul Kim.
The concepts and framework provided herein have formed the foundation for how the U.S. Army War College has incorporated culture in the study of strategy and policy, including its new approach to regional studies.
Added May 07, 2009
Type: Monograph
Mexico's Narco-Insurgency and U.S. Counterdrug Policy
Authored by Dr. Hal Brands.
The alarming rise in drug-related violence in Mexico is discussed and the prospects of U.S. counterdrug policies in that country is assessed. The author argues that current U.S. policies are ill-suited for confronting the Mexican drug trade, and advocates a more holistic, better integrated approach to counternarcotics.
Added May 04, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
Preventing Iraq from Slipping Back into Sectarian Chaos
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 May 2009 newsletter.
Added April 30, 2009
Type: Book
Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwan
Edited by Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr. David Lai, Dr. Andrew Scobell.
On September 26, 2008, over 70 leading experts from academia, government, the military and policy thinktanks assembled at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, to look beyond the Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) primary focus on Taiwan and to the evolving new roles of the PLA. The conference could not have been timelier, given the PLA’s active involvement in events during 2008, including earthquake relief, counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, space activities, and blue water naval operations.
Added April 22, 2009
Type: Monograph
New NATO Members: Security Consumers or Producers?
Authored by Dr. Joel R. Hillison.
The issue of burden-sharing in NATO is as relevant today as it was when the alliance was originally founded in 1949. This monograph examines how well new NATO members are contributing to the alliance. Lessons learned apply directly to current burden-sharing debates and provide insights into future burden-sharing opportunities and challenges.
Added April 15, 2009
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
A History of Socio-Cultural Intelligence and Research Under the Occupation of Japan
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel (USAF) Michael B. Meyer.
As the Army explores how to incorporate anthropological and sociological researchers into reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the author discusses how General Douglas MacArthur and his staff fused together the work of military socio-cultural intelligence analysts with civilian academic sociologists to rebuild Japan. To understand what mattered most to the Japanese as Americans entered a then-presumably precarious situation (this was not Germany with its western mindset and traditions), intelligence analysts’ role was seminal during the early, demilitarization phase of rebuilding Japan. Sociologists, working closely with Japanese nationals, contributed significantly to the democratization phase. This was perhaps the first time in American history that sociological research supplemented traditional intelligence analysis in informing occupational leaders.
Added April 06, 2009
Type: PKSOI Papers
The New Balance: Limited Armed Stabilization and the Future of U.S. Landpower
Authored by Mr. Nathan P. Freier.
The Department of Defense experienced revolutionary change in its strategic outlook over the past 8 years. As it transitions to new leadership in the White House and undertakes a historic Quadrennial Defense Review, it will be important for to examine the “first principles.” that guide its force planning.
Added April 02, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
Drug Trafficking, Violence, and the State in Mexico
Authored by Dr. Phil Williams.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the April 2009 newsletter.
Added March 31, 2009
Type: Monograph
Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: A Proposed Human Capital Model Focused upon Talent
Authored by Colonel Casey Wardynski, Lieutenant Colonel David S. Lyle, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Michael J. Colarusso.
The authors consider America’s continuing commitment to an all-volunteer military, its global engagement in an era of persistent conflict, and evolving changes in its domestic labor market.
Added March 25, 2009
Type: Letort Papers
Provincial Reconstruction Teams: How Do We Know They Work?
Authored by Dr. Carter Malkasian, Dr. Gerald Meyerle.
Provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs, along with civilian development agencies, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, numerous nongovernmental organizations, and the Afghan government’s National Solidarity Program, are one of several organizations working on reconstruction in Afghanistan. Perhaps unsurprisingly, something of a debate has emerged over whether PRTs are needed.
Added March 11, 2009
Type: Monograph
Russia and Arms Control: Are There Opportunities for the Obama Administration?
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
As of September 2008, the Bush administration was contemplating not just a break in arms talks but actual sanctions, and allowed the bilateral civil nuclear treaty with Russia to die in the Senate rather than go forward for confirmation. Russian spokesmen make clear their belief that American concessions on key elements of arms control issues like missile defenses in Europe are a touchstone for the relationship and a condition of any further progress towards genuine dialogue.
Added March 04, 2009
Type: Book
Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation
Edited by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
The prospects for U.S.-Russian security cooperation lay buried under the wheels of Russia’s invasion of Georgia in August 2008. But ultimately, given Russia's power, standing, and nuclear capability, dialogue and cooperation will be resumed at some point in the future. Therefore, an analysis of the prospects for and conditions favoring such cooperation is an urgent and important task that cries out for clarification precisely because current U.S.-Russian relations are so difficult.
Added February 27, 2009
Type: Monograph
Russia, China, and the United States in Central Asia: Prospects for Great Power Competition and Cooperation in the Shadow of the Georgian Crisis
Authored by Dr. Elizabeth Wishnick.
An overview of changing U.S. Central Asia policy over the past 5 years reveals an effort to respond to changing developments on the ground, most recently the Georgian crisis, but also the “color” revolutions, the Andijan events in Uzbekistan and its subsequent decision to end U.S. basing rights at Karshi Khanabad, Kazakhstan’s economic rise, and leadership change in Turkmenistan. At the same time, the worsening security situation in Afghanistan and growing insecurity about energy supplies has heightened U.S. interest in security and economic cooperation in Central Asia.
Added February 27, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
Training for the “Political” War
Authored by COL Louis H. Jordan, Jr.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the March 2009 newsletter.
Added February 11, 2009
Type: Monograph
Kazakhstan's Defense Policy: An Assessment of the Trends
Authored by Mr. Roger N. McDermott.
United States defense assistance programs have had mixed results in the promotion of defense reform in Kazakhstan, partly as a result of internal factors ranging from corruption to inadequate resource management and geopolitical limitations placed on how far Astana can cooperate with either the Unied States or NATO taking account of its close political relations with both Russia and China. New, deeper and more closely monitored programs are needed, and, combined with multilateral cooperative initiatives, should be a matter of urgent priority, otherwise, such programs will underperform and languish in the repetition of the misjudgements of the past.
Added February 09, 2009
Type: Monograph
Japan's Decision for War in 1941: Some Enduring Lessons
Authored by Dr. Jeffrey Record.
Japan’s decision to attack the United States in 1941 is widely regarded as irrational to the point of suicidal. How could Japan hope to survive a war with, much less defeat, an enemy possessing an invulnerable homeland and an industrial base 10 times that of Japan? The Pacific War was a war that Japan was always going to lose, so how does one explain Tokyo’s decision for war? Did the Japanese recognize the odds against them? Did they have a concept of victory, or at least of avoiding defeat? Or did the Japanese prefer a lost war to an unacceptable peace?
Added February 09, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
Kiss the Embargo Goodbye
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 February 2009 newsletter.
Added February 06, 2009
Type: Letort Papers
Building Partner Capacity/Security Force Assistance: A New Structural Paradigm
Authored by Colonel Scott G. Wuestner.
The current Building Partner Capacity and Stability Operations capabilities and capacities within the Army and how they relate and complement the efforts of the CRC are examined. As the General Purpose Force looks forward to expanding roles in Irregular Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Security Assistance and Stability Operations, does the U.S. Army or the Department of Defense have the proper force structure and minimal capability to fight and win through all phases of conflict?
Added January 26, 2009
Type: Book
Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter
Edited by Mr. Robert Zarate, Mr. Henry D. Sokolski.
Pioneers of nuclear-age policy analysis, Albert Wohlstetter (1913-1997) and Roberta Wohlstetter (1912-2007) emerged as two of America's most consequential, innovative and controversial strategists. Through the clarity of their thinking, the rigor of their research, and the persistence of their personalities, they were able to shape the views and aid the decisions of Democratic and Republican policy makers both during and after the Cold War. Although the Wohlstetters' strategic concepts and analytical methods continue to be highly influential, no book has brought together their most important published and unpublished essays--until now.
Added January 26, 2009
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
The Serpent in Our Garden: Al-Qa'ida and the Long War
Authored by Colonel Brian M. Drinkwine.
This paper recommends new approaches to fighting terrorism. The author explores al-Qa’ida’s organization, leaders, doctrine, and their radical ideologies. Several initiatives are recommended to include development of a cogent grand national strategy. These recommendations are intended to assist future planners in the development of a grand national strategy and an integrated long war campaign plan aimed at terrorism.
Added January 13, 2009
Type: Monograph
After Iraq: The Search for a Sustainable National Security Strategy
Authored by Dr. Colin S. Gray.
A sustainable national security strategy is feasible only when directed by a sustainable national security policy. In the absence of policy guidance, strategy will be meaningless. The only policy that meets both the mandates of American culture and the challenges of the outside world is one that seeks to lead the necessary mission of guarding and advancing world order.
Added January 13, 2009
Type: Op-Ed
The Army's Ethic Suffers under its Retired Generals
Authored by Dr. Don M. Snider.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the January 2009 newsletter.
Added January 06, 2009
Type: Monograph
Regional Spillover Effects of the Iraq War
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
Regional spillover problems associated with the Iraq war need to be considered and addressed even in the event of strong future success in building the new Iraq. In less optimistic scenarios, these issues will become even more important.
Added January 02, 2009
Type: Monograph
Affairs of State: The Interagency and National Security
Edited by Dr. Gabriel Marcella.
National security professionals need to understand how to work in the interagency process. This volume captures invaluable information and insights to assist students and practitioners.

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