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National Defense University

Works: 251 works in 519 publications in 1 language and 27,066 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
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Classifications: UA23, 955.054
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The American home front : Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II by James L Abrahamson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This latest National Defense University military history seeks to broaden the perspective of those who are interested in understanding the effects of the wartime mobilization of American society. Through a comparative analysis of the economic, political, and social results of America's four principal wars, this study reveals the major issues faced by each wartime administration and sketches the consequences of the mobilization policies adopted. As the author, Colonel James L. Abrahamson, U.S. Army, explains, each conflict occurred in unique circumstances, required varied policies, and produced different effects on American institutions. He therefore avoids offering a simplistic list of the expected domestic consequences of any future conflict. Nevertheless, certain common factors, which may inform modern mobilization planners, surface in his analysis of these four wars. The author suggests that if planners are aware of the implications of their mobilization choices, they can better devise effective policies for drawing forth the material and human essentials of victory
France in Black Africa by Francis Terry McNamara ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When, in 1960, France granted independence to its colonies in West and Central Africa-an empire covering an area the size of the contiguous United States-the French still intended to retain influence in Africa. Through a system of accords with these newly independent African nations, based upon ties naturally formed over the colonial years, France has succeeded for three decades in preserving its position in African affairs. The course of Franco-African relations in the near future, though, is less than certain. In this book, Ambassador Francis Terry McNamara outlines France's acquisition and administration of its Black African empire and traces the former colonies' paths to independence. Drawing upon that background, the ambassador examines the structure of post-independence Franco-African relations and recent strains on those relations, especially African economic crises and the French tendency to focus on Europe. Because of those strains, he suggests, France alone may be unable to support its former dependencies much longer. He believes that long-term solutions to African problems will have to involve international organizations like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as well as other nations such as the United States and France's European partners. -- From Foreword
Containment : concept and policy : based on a symposium cosponsored by the National Defense University and the Foreign Service Institute by National Defense University ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin American insurgencies by Georges A Fauriol ( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gulf security and the Iran-Iraq war ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nato's future : toward a new transatlantic bargain by Stanley R Sloan ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contents: The Original Bargain; The Bargain Revised; Evolution of the Bargain, 1954-1984; Living with the Nuclear Dilemma; Differing Perspectives on East West Relations; Tensions within the West; The Dual Masters of Continuity and Change; A Policy of Active Engagement; and In Search of the New Bargain
Soviet perceptions of war and peace by National Defense University ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1835 Alexis de Tocqueville predicted that America and Russia were 'marked out by the will of heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe, ' with the Russians using 'the authority of society in a single arm' and the Americans relying 'upon personal interest (and) freedom.' De Tocqueville was amazingly prescient. A century and a half later the two nations are the most powerful militarily and the most opposed ideologically; each having a different view of an ideal world order and each perceiving the other as a national security threat. As the authors in this volume suggest, the perceptions one nation has of another must be studied. Soviet perceptions of their political and military imperatives and of US intentions and military force posture directly affect Soviet force developments and deployments. Should the Soviet Union misperceive the intentions of the United States, war could occur through miscalculation or error. Therefore, to the extent that Soviet perceptions of war and peace are understood in the United States, the better able we will be to manage the US-Soviet relationship and forestall the possibility of conflict through misunderstanding
The Pentagon reporters by Robert B Sims ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emerging role of the US Army in space by Arthur J Downey ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Air Force, exultantly, and the Navy, quietly, have organized separate space commands and are pursuing a multitude of space-related programs. The Army, despite playing a leading role in military space activities in te 1950s, does not have an operational space command. Its space-related efforts remain largely in the areas of research and development. Does the Army have a role in space? According to Colonel Arthur Downey, US Army, the Army cannot ignore the potential applications of space technology to all military operations. Nor can the Army expect either the Air Force or the Navy to channel its resources to Army-specific missions. Colonel Downey recommends the Army tend its own business in space in three major areas: training space-qualified personnel, continuing research and development, and updating combat doctrine to take space technology into account. Contents: Space Policy: Goals and Directions; The Present Military Roles and Missions in Space; Military Organization for Space; and Technology, the Future, and the Impact on the Army
The War Powers Resolution : balance of war powers in the eighties by Robert D Clark ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economics & Pacific security by National Defense University ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Constitution and national security : a bicentennial view by National Defense University ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains papers from a conference on the U.S. Constitution and national security that was held by the National Defense University. Part I, Dividing Constitutional Powers, contains "White House Decisionmaking," by Paul Anderson; "The Intellectual Legacy of Our Constitution," by Gregory D. Foster; "Foreign Policy and Congressional Presidential Relations," by Robert Jervis; "National Security -- Shared and Divided Powers," by Howard E. Shuman; "The Power of the Purse," by Robert F. Turner; and "The Constitution, Congressional Government, and the Imperial Republic," by Robert S. Wood. Part II, The Evolution of the Presidency, contains "Presidential Powers and National Security," by Larry Berman; "Can the President Lead?," by George C. Edwards, III; "Executive Prerogatives, the Constitution, and National Security," by Joseph E. Goldberg; "Presidential Transitions and National Security Issues," by James P. Pfiffner; "Congress, National Security, and the Rise of the Presidential Branch," by Nelson W. Polsby; and "Institutionalization, Deinstitutionalization, and Leadership," by Bert A. Rockman. Part III, The Constitution and Foreign Policy, contains "The War Powers Resolution," by John C. Culver; "The Legitimacy of the Congressional National Security Role," by Louis Fisher; "Foreign Policy and the Economic World Order of the 1990s," by Gerald Garvey; "Nuclear Defense Policy: The Constitutional Framework," by Louis Henkin; "The War Powers Resolution: Congress versus the President," by Morris S. Ogul; "National Security and the United States Judiciary," by C. Herman Pritchett; "The Constitutionality of Strategic Planning," by George H. Quester; and "Legal Lessons in National Security," by Edwin Timbers
The national space program from the fifties into the eighties by Cass Schichtle ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph traces the National Space Program and its confusing history from the 1950s to the 1980s. Its focus is the Government agencies charged with leading this nation's public and military programs, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), respectively. Although the legal role each agency plays can be found in the Space Act of 1958, the programs each pursues are most governed by national space policy. Thus, the central theme of this work is civilian and military space policies and the organizational changes that have been required to implement them. The introduction and chapter 1 review events and influences that have been part of the complex space policy formulation process. Chapter 2 presents a rather detailed evolution of the National Space Program through past administrations for an understanding that is essential to put current issues into proper perspective. To keep this work unclassified, there is no mention of the intelligence community's space work, and program-specific data on military space systems are kept to a minimum
US strategy to counter domestic political terrorism by James B Motley ( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contents: The Threat of Domestic Terrorism: Nature and Dimensions; Combatting the Threat: Unprecedented Policy Decisions; The Antiterrorism Program of the United States Government; Antiterrorist Policy, Organization, and Strategy: A Critical Appraisal; The Threatened Role of Intelligence in Combating Terrorism; The Hanafi Muslim Incident: A Case Study of Successful Hostage Negotiations; Coping with the Future: Recommendations for Improvement
The Iranian Revolution and modernization : way stations to anarchy by Jack C Miklos ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"To many observers in the West, events in Iran leading up to the revolution in 1979 took a mystifying and seemingly irrational course. In this National Security Essay, Jack Miklos, a foreign service officer who served in several key assignments in Iran, discusses the Iranian Revolution. He looks at theories of social modernization as applied to the history and culture of Iran, and then focuses in depth on the effects of land reform and the pervasive influence of what he identifies as the Iranian national character. His purpose is to examine social science theorizing with a case study of US-aided modernization which exploded in a traditional counter-reformation. Based on firsthand observations as well as theory, the author offers insights into how modernization may have contributed to the Iranian Revolution. These insights can broaden our understanding of nations culturally much different from our own and perhaps help us appreciate the complexity of national behavior and some of its determinants."--Foreword
America plans for space : a reader based on the National Defense University Space Symposium by Space Symposium ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Guard and Reserve in the total force : the first decade, 1973-1983 by National Defense University ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Limiting conventional forces in Europe : an alternative to the mutual and balanced force reduction negotiations by William R Bowman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
US Army special warfare : its origins : psychological and unconventional warfare, 1941-1952 by Alfred H Paddock ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contents: Psychological Warfare in World War II; Unconventional Warfare in World War II; The Interwar Years, Part I: Psychological Warfare; The Interwar Years, Part II: Unconventional Warfare; Korea and the Office of the Chief of Psychological Warfare; The Road to Fort Bragg; The Psychological Warfare Center and the Origins of Special Warfare
Plans, programs and the defense budget by Robert P Meehan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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