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Snider, Don M. 1940-

Works: 45 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 4,160 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS79.72, 956.70442
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Don M Snider
Desert Storm : the Gulf War and what we learned by Michael J Mazarr( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En analyse af Golfkrigen og forsg på at uddrage erfaringer
The United Nations at fifty : sovereignty, peacekeeping, and human rights( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American civil-military relations : the soldier and the state in a new era( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American civil-military relations offers the first comprehensive assessment of the subject since the publication of Samuel P. Huntington's field-defining book, The soldier and the state. Using this seminal work as a point of departure, experts in the fields of political science, history, and sociology ask what has been learned and what more needs to be investigated in the relationship between civilian and military sectors in the 21st century ... What is clear from the essays in this volume is that the line between civil and military expertise and responsibility is not that sharply drawn, and perhaps given the increasing complexity of international security issues, it should not be. When forming national security policy, the editors conclude, civilian and military leaders need to maintain a respectful and engaged dialogue"--Publisher's website
U.S. civil-military relations : in crisis or transition?( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nordic-Baltic security : an international perspective( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the Army profession by Lloyd J Matthews( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. The study of military professionals -- II. Officership and the Army profession -- III. The expert knowledge of the Army profession -- IV. The Army's military technical expertise -- V. The Army profession and the Army ethos -- VI. The premier expertise : human / leader development -- VII. The Army profession and its political-cultural expertise
The Gulf War : military lessons learned by CSIS Study Group on Lessons Learned from the Gulf War( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defense in the late 1990s : avoiding the train wreck( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Cold War political violence by Don M Snider( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Army's professional military ethic in an era of persistent conflict by Don M Snider( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This essay offers a proposal for the missing constructs and language with which we can more precisely think about and examine the Army's Professional Military Ethic, starting with its macro context which is the profession's culture. We examine three major long-term influences on that culture and its core ethos, thus describing how they evolve over time. We contend that in the present era of persistent conflict, we are witnessing dynamic changes within these three influences. In order to analyze these changes, we introduce a more detailed framework which divides the Ethic into its legal and moral components, then divide each of these into their institutional and individual manifestations. Turning from description to analysis, we also examine to what extent, if any, recent doctrinal adaptations by the Army (FM 3-0, 3-24, and 6-22, etc.) indicate true evolution in the essential nature of the profession's Ethic. Then, we present what we believe to be the most significant ethical challenge facing the Army profession -- the moral development of Army leaders, moving them from 'values to virtues' in order that they, as Army professionals, can consistently achieve the high quality of moral character necessary to apply effectively and, in a trustworthy manner, their renowned military-technical competencies."--Page x
Dissent and strategic leadership of the military professions by Don M Snider( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the central difficulties to a right understanding of American civil-military relations is the nature of the U.S. military. Are our armed forces just obedient bureaucracies like most of the Executive branch, or are they vocational professions granted significant autonomy and a unique role in these relationships because of their expert knowledge and their expertise to apply it in the defense of America? To large measure, the answer to this question should determine the behavior of the strategic leaders of these professions, including the uncommon behavior of public dissent. Using the "Revolt of the Generals" in 2006 as stimulus, the author develops from the study of military professions the critical trust relationships that should have informed their individual decisions to dissent. After doing so, he makes recommendations for the restoration of the professions' ethic in this critical area of behavior by the senior officers who are the professions' strategic leaders
A New military strategy for the 1990s : implications for capabilities and acquisition( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The national security strategy : documenting strategic vision by Don M Snider( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act requires the President to submit an annual report on the National Security Strategy. In theory, a formal presentation of grand strategy was intended to lend coherence to the budgeting process; a clear statement of interests, objectives, and concepts for achieving them gave Congress a clear idea of the resources required to support the President's strategy. The problem with such documents is that they often create the false impression that strategy formulation is a rational and systemic process. In fact, strategy formulation both within the executive branch and between the executive branch and Congress is an intensely political process from which national strategy emerges after protracted bargaining and compromise. Key personalities do what they can agree to do. Don Snider, as an Army colonel, participated in this process at the National Security Council, and prepared the 1988 Report on National Security Strategy. This study is his account of the strategy formulation process as viewed from the White House
Once again, the challenge to the U.S. Army during a defense reduction : to remain a military profession by Don M Snider( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As with the post-Cold War downsizing during the Clinton administration in the late 1990s, one critical challenge for the U.S. Army centers on the qualitative, institutional character of the Army after the reductions -- will the U.S. Army manifest the essential characteristics and behavior of a military profession with Soldiers and civilians who see themselves sacrificially called to a vocation of service to country within a motivating professional culture that sustains a meritocratic ethic, or will the Army's character be more like any other government occupation in which its members view themselves as filing a job, motivated mostly by the extrinsic factors of pay, location, and work hours? In mid-2010, the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff directed the Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command, then General Martin Dempsey, to undertake a broad campaign of learning, involving the entire Department. The intent was to think through what it means for the Army to be a profession of arms and for its Soldiers and civilians to be professionals as the Army largely returns stateside after a decade of war and then quickly transitions to the new era of Defense reductions. Several new conceptions of the Army as a military profession have been produced, along with numerous initiatives that are currently being staffed to strengthen the professional character of the Army as it simultaneously recovers from a decade of war and transitions through reductions in force. They form the descriptive content of this monograph
"--To insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence--" : papers from the Conference on Homeland Protection by Max G Manwaring( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member 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 warrior's character : leadership wisdom from West Point's Cadet Prayer( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of America's most honored institutions, West Point has produced some of the greatest leaders in the history of the nation -- and the world. For almost a century, West Point's men and women have been both informed and inspired by the "Cadet Prayer"--A simple but profound set of moral precepts for those who aspire to realize in their lives and work as leaders the ideals and principles of West Point. Using the "Cadet Prayer" and the Academy's developmental model as a foundation, these essays lay the groundwork for achieving leadership success in any business, asserting that in leadership, moral character comes first. Without it, skills, competence, and vision are useless
A soldier's morality, religion, and our professional ethic : does the Army's culture facilitate integration, character development, and trust in the profession? by Don M Snider( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors argue that an urgent leadership issue has arisen which is strongly, but not favorably, influencing our professional culture -- a hostility toward religion and its correct expressions within the military. Setting aside the role of Chaplains as a separate issue, the focus here is on the role religion may play in the moral character of individual soldiers -- especially leaders -- and how their personal morality, faith-based or not, is to be integrated with their profession's ethic so they can serve in all cases "without reservation" as their oath requires
Strategy, forces and budgets : dominant influences in executive decision making, post-Cold War, 1989-91 by Don M Snider( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The successful application of national military strategy depends upon the existence of a balanced, flexible military establishment; a national force structured, manned, equipped, and trained to execute the broad range of potential missions that exist in the post-cold war world. With this in mind, the national leaders of the previous administration developed a concept for a military that was considerably smaller; but well-equipped, highly trained, and capable of rapid response to a number of probable scenarios in the final decade of the 20th century. The author's masterful assessment of the processes by which these plans for the future state of America's armed forces were developed is a valuable addition to the literature on strategy formulation. Working with a great deal of original source material, he is able to illuminate the critical series of events that resulted in the development of the National Military Strategy of the United States and the "base force." He comments upon the roles played throughout this process by the Secretary of Defense, by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and by the Service Chiefs. He assesses the extent to which the "build-down" has been achieved since the concept was approved, and how the process was affected by the Gulf War, domestic needs, and, to a lesser degree, by a change in administrations."
Attack submarines in the post-Cold War era : the issues facing policymakers( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 17 WorldCat member 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
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American civil-military relations : the soldier and the state in a new era
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The future of the Army profession