Nagl, John A. 1966-
Most widely held works by John A Nagl
Learning to eat soup with a knife : counterinsurgency lessons from Malaya and Vietnam by John A Nagl ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 839 libraries worldwide
Invariably, armies are accused of preparing to fight the previous war. In Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife, Lieutenant Colonel John A. Nagl?a veteran of both Operation Desert Storm and the current conflict in Iraq?considers the now-crucial question of how armies adapt to changing circumstances during the course of conflicts for which they are initially unprepared. Through the use of archival sources and interviews with participants in both engagements, Nagl compares the development of counterinsurgency doctrine and practice in the Malayan Emergency from 1948 to 1960 with what developed in the Vietnam War from 1950 to 1975. In examining these two events, Nagl?the subject of a recent New York Times Magazine cover story by Peter Maass?argues that organizational culture is key to the ability to learn from unanticipated conditions, a variable which explains why the British army successfully conducted counterinsurgency in Malaya but why the American army failed to do so in Vietnam, treating the war instead as a conventional conflict. Nagl concludes that the British army, because of its role as a colonial police force and the organizational characteristics created by its history and national culture, was better able to quickly learn and apply the lessons of counterinsurgency during the course of the Malayan Emergency.
Instructions for American servicemen in Iraq during World War II by United States ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Counterinsurgency warfare : theory and practice by David Galula ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
A template for the defeat of insurgents seeks to define the laws of counterinsurgency warfare, discuss its principles, and outline the corresponding strategy and tactics.
Army professionalism, the military ethic, and officership in the 21st century by Don M Snider ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
The authors address what they--and many others--perceived to be a decline in military professionalism in the Army officer corps. The authors first describe the ethical, technical, and political components of military professionalism and then address the causes for the decline. They conclude by proposing a set of principles which, if adhered to, will reinvigorate the vision of the officer corps and motivate the corps to selfless service.
to ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence ..." : papers from the Conference on Homeland Protection ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
On April 11-13, 2000, the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute sponsored a major conference that examined what the Department of Defense must do "to insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence . . ., given the increasing contemporary threats to the U.S. homeland. This book highlights the issues and themes that ran through the conference. As such, it is not a comprehensive record of the proceedings. It is organized as an anthology of the best of a series of outstanding conference presentations, revised in light of the discussions that took place there. Finally, the anthology is complemented by an overview and four specific recommendations. Those recommendations look to the future and place emphasis on the transformation strategy that conference participants considered essential to safeguard the American homeland now and into the future.
The U.S. Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency field manual : U.S. Army field manual no. 3-24 : Marine Corps warfighting publication no. 3-33.5 by United States ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The U.S. Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency field manual : U.S. Army field manual no. 3-24, Marine Corps warfighting publication no. 3-33.5 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
An indispensable force investing in America's National Guard and Reserves by John A Nagl ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the National Guard and Reserves, which comprise nearly half of total U.S. military manpower, have served repeatedly in Iraq and Afghanistan while simultaneously protecting the homeland against threats ranging from natural disasters to terrorism. Yet America's need for operational service by its cost-effective Guard and Reserves will last beyond the current conflicts. In this report, authors John Nagl and Travis Sharp argue that although policymakers have taken great strides in recent years to support the Guard and Reserves, the U.S. government still is not investing sufficiently in the policies, laws, and budgets required for the Guard and Reserves to fulfill their current and future role in U.S. national security. Nagl and Sharp recommend that the Pentagon take advantage of this opportune moment, when the wartime experience of the Guard and Reserves make them more capable than ever before, to make further improvements in roles and missions, readiness, cost, education and the "continuum of service" concept of flexible 21st century personnel management.
Keeping the edge revitalizing America's military officer corps ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The U.S. military officer corps, the professional body entrusted with preparing and training the armed forces for war and peace, is at the forefront of an ever-increasing array of challenges. Indeed, America arguably relies on its armed forces to perform a wider variety of functions than any other nation in history. To respond effectively to a rapidly changing strategic environment, the U.S. military must develop and maintain a high degree of adaptability within the officer corps. Twenty-first-century military officers must learn and embody enduring principles of warfare and leadership, but the teaching and training of officers must change to meet the contemporary demands and opportunities they are likely to face. In addition to demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in conventional state-on-state warfare, officers must also develop a broader skill set in politics, economics, and the use of information in modern warfare to cope with a more complicated and rapidly evolving international environment. Determining the proper balance between conventional competencies and emerging requirements-- and the best means to train and educate a corps of adaptive leaders-- remains a contentious issue with no obvious consensus solution.
Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II by United States Army ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
|(3z|(BAmerican success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis like American soldiers or not.|(3y|(B. The U.S. military could certainly have used that bit of wisdom in 2003, as violence began to eclipse the Iraq Wars early successes. Ironically, had the Army only looked in its own archives, they would have found itthat piece of advice is from a manual the U.S. War Department handed out to American servicemen posted in Iraq back in 1943. The advice in Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II, presented here in a new facsimile edition, retains a surprising, even h.
British and American army counterinsurgency learning during the Malayan Emergency and the Vietnam War by John A Nagl ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
After the fire shaping the future U.S. relationship with Iraq by John A Nagl ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
It is time for America to take the long view. Neither Iraq nor America's stake in a stable, peaceful, secure Middle East will vanish when the last American combat brigade departs. U.S. policymakers must advance long-term, low-profile engagement that helps to resolve Iraq's internal challenges, strengthens its government and economic institutions, and integrates it as a constructive partner in the region. Though Iraq still faces many significant challenges, America's willingness to try to impose solutions and Iraq's willingness to accept them has dwindled. This reality demands a new consideration of American objectives and a new approach to achieving them.
The U.S. Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency field manual : U.S. Army field manual no. 3-24 : Marine Corps warfighting publication no. 3-33.5 by États-Unis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Fueling the future force preparing the Department of Defense for a post-petroleum era by Christine Parthemore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) must prepare now to transition smoothly to a future in which it does not depend on petroleum. This is no small task: up to 77 percent of DOD's massive energy needs-- and most of the aircraft, ground vehicles, ships and weapons systems that DOD is purchasing today-- depend on petroleum for fuel. The authors argue that to ready America's armed forces for tomorrow's challenges, DOD should ensure that it can operate all of its systems on non-petroleum fuels by 2040. They recommend 12 specific guiding principles that will help DOD map a path forward that relies on technological innovation, fuel source diversification and efficiency to hedge against price spikes and scarcities and to accommodate America's economic, political and environmental needs. The authors argue that by planning now around these likely future conditions, DOD can weather change, protect its own interests, reduce its vulnerability to extreme price spikes and, most importantly, ensure that it can meet its mandate to protect the nation's security.
Contracting in conflicts the path to reform by Richard Fontaine ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
When our nation goes to war, contractors go with it. In both Iraq and Afghanistan today, there are more private contractors than U.S. troops on the ground. This state of affairs is likely to endure. Now, and for the foreseeable future, the United States will be unable to engage in conflicts or reconstruction and stabilization operations of any significant size without private contractors. Changes in business practices, the provision of government services and the character of modern conflict, together with limits on the size of the American military, diplomatic and development corps, are driving the size and scope of expeditionary contracting to unprecedented proportions. Absent a significant reduction in America's international commitments and perceived global interests, the employment of private contractors in future American conflicts is here to stay. This report outlines a full range of issues raised by expeditionary contracting and offers recommendations for how the United States-- both the government and the community of private contracting firms-- can strike a balance among the greater efficiency and effectiveness necessary to support American missions overseas; the versatility and flexibility required in a rapidly evolving strategic environment; and the proper oversight, accountability and transparency expected by American taxpayers.
Contractors in American conflicts adapting to a new reality by Richard Fontaine ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
When our nation goes to war, contractors go with it. Contractors have become an enduring feature of modern American conflicts, and the United States cannot now engage in hostilities or in reconstruction and stabilization operations without them. At their peak, there were more contractors on the ground in Iraq than American troops in uniform and there are more contractors today in Afghanistan than there are U.S. troops on the ground. However, while private security contractors (PSC) like Blackwater (now knows as Xe Services) have gotten the bulk of public and congressional attention, they only compromise about 5 percent of all contractors in hostile environments. This working paper, which is part of the CNAS project Contracting in Conflicts, addresses the other 95 percent. That 95 percent represents the vast majority of all the tasks carried out by U.S. contractors in theater, and it has been plagued by its own set of problems, including insufficient oversight, inadequate integration into operational planning, and ambiguous legal status. In order for the United States to adapt to the key role that contractors will play in future hostilities, it must establish new policies and rules of the road.
The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual by United States Army ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
When the U.S. military invaded Iraq, it lacked a common understanding of the problems inherent in counterinsurgency campaigns. It had neither studied them, nor developed doctrine and tactics to deal with them. It is fair to say that in 2003, most Army officers knew more about the U.S. Civil War than they did about counterinsurgency. The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual was written to fill that void. The result of unprecedented collaboration among top U.S. military experts, scholars, and practitioners in the field, the manual espouses an approach to combat that emphasizes.
Beyond bullets a pragmatic strategy to combat violent Islamist extremism by Kristin M Lord ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
To protect vital American interests, our country needs a pragmatic and comprehensive strategy that works to eliminate al Qaeda as a functioning organization and undermines violent Islamist extremism in its many forms. As other national security concerns proliferate, America must re-commit to countering violent extremism by employing an approach that is sustainable, properly resourced, grounded in bipartisan political support, and bolstered by a dense network of partnerships that engages actors both inside and outside of government. This strategy must provide broad strategic direction as well as a coherent roadmap to guide government-wide planning, day-to-day decision making, and budgeting.
Protipovstalecký boj v Iráku a Afghánistánu : rozhovor s Johnem Naglem by John A Nagl ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Czech and held by 2 libraries worldwide
U.S. Army War College guide to strategy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Armed Forces--Officers Armed Forces--Officers--Professional ethics Armed Forces--Operations other than war Armed Forces--Personnel management Armed Forces--Reserves--Operational readiness Armies, Colonial Career development Civil defense Civil-military relations Command of troops Command of troops--Moral and ethical aspects Conference proceedings Contracting out Counterinsurgency Defense contracts Great Britain.--Army Guerrilla warfare Handbooks, manuals, etc. History Iraq Iraq War (2003-) Jihad Leadership Malaya Malayan Emergency (Malaya : 1948-1960) Military doctrine Military ethics Military policy National characteristics, Iraqi National security Nation-building Operational readiness (Military science) Personnel management Political science Professional ethics Qaida (Organization) Relations (Canon law) Rules Soldiers--Protection Strategy Terrorism--Government policy Underground movements, War United States United States.--Army United States.--Dept. of Defense United States.--National Guard Bureau Vietnam Vietnam War (1961-1975) War on Terrorism (2001-2009) Weapons of mass destruction--Government policy