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Crane, Conrad C.

Works: 11 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 2,184 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Classifications: DS79.76, 940.544973
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Bombs, cities, and civilians : American airpower strategy in World War II by Conrad C Crane ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En skildring af den amerikanske bombeoffensiv under 2. verdenskrig, herunder virkningen på flybesætningerne og betydningen af denne offensiv på udfaldet af krigen
Reconstructing Iraq insights, challenges and missions for military forces in a post-conflict scenario by Conrad C Crane ( )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In October 2002, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute, in coordination with the Office of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff/G-3, initiated a study to analyze how American and coalition forces can best address the requirements that will necessarily follow operational victory in a war with Iraq. The objectives of the project were to determine and analyze probable missions for military forces in a post-Saddam Iraq; examine associated challenges; and formulate strategic recommendations for transferring responsibilities to coalition partners or civilian organizations, mitigating local animosity, and facilitating overall mission accomplishment in the war against terrorism. The study has much to offer planners and executors of operations to occupy and reconstruct Iraq, but also has many insights that will apply to achieving strategic objectives in any conflict after hostilities are concluded. The current war against terrorism has highlighted the danger posed by failed and struggling states. If this nation and its coalition partners decide to undertake the mission to remove Saddam Hussein, they will also have to be prepared to dedicate considerable time, manpower, and money to the effort to reconstruct Iraq after the fighting is over. Otherwise, the success of military operations will be ephemeral, and the problems they were designed to eliminate could return or be replaced by new and more virulent difficulties
USAWC key strategic issues list by Conrad C Crane ( )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In today's dynamic strategic environment, political changes can become challenges very quickly. Any list of key strategic issues must, therefore, include the broadest array of regional and functional concerns. This is a catalogue of significant issues, arranged as potential research topics, of concern to U.S. policymakers. KSIL entries are intended to be general enough for researchers to modify or expand appropriately, and to adapt to a variety of methodologies. While the list of general topics is broad, it is neither comprehensive nor restrictive. Researchers are encouraged to contact any of the SSI points of contact, or those found in the Expanded KSIL, for further information regarding their desired topics. These points of contact are not necessarily subject experts, but can recommend experts or additional sponsors
Precedents, variables, and options in planning a U.S. military disengagement strategy from Iraq by W. Andrew Terrill ( )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Avoiding Vietnam the U.S. Army's response to defeat in Southeast Asia by Conrad C Crane ( )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As American operations against terrorism spread around the globe to places like Afghanistan and the Philippines, an increasing tendency has been for commentators to draw parallels with past experience in Vietnam. Even soldiers on the ground have begun to speak in such terms. The author analyzes the Army's response to that defeat in Southeast Asia and its long-term impact. Contrary to the accepted wisdom that nations which lose wars tend to learn best how to correct their mistakes, he argues that Americans tried to forget the unhappy experience with counterinsurgency by refocusing on conventional wars. While that process eventually produced the powerful force that won the Persian Gulf War, it left an Army with force structure, doctrine, and attitudes that are much less applicable to the peace operations and counterterrorism campaign it now faces. The author asserts that the Army must change in order to operate effectively in the full spectrum of future requirements, and it is time to reexamine the war in Vietnam. He also draws attention to the service's "Lessons Learned" process, and provides insights as to how the experience gained in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM should be analyzed and applied
Facing the hydra maintaining strategic balance while pursuing a global war against terrorism by Conrad C Crane ( )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dr. Conrad Crane analyzes the impact of the war on terrorism and the requirements of the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review on the many essential missions conducted by the U.S. Armed Forces. Focusing primarily on the Army, he highlights the requirements associated with combat operations against terrorists, accelerating transformation and the new emphasis on homeland security and force protection. At the same time, he points out that the Army and the other Services must remain involved worldwide in day-to-day assurance, dissuasion, and deterrence activities; execution of peace operations and other smaller-scale contingencies; and remaining ready for other major combat operations. Dr. Crane asserts that these obligations require the Army to reshape and expand its force structure. Failure to do so places critical missions at risk around the world could lead to replacement of operational "victory" in the war on terrorism with strategic failure, as regional instability increases around the world."--SSI
Transforming defense by U.S. Army War College Conference on Strategy ( )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of papers from the U.S. Army War College's Twelfth Annual Strategy Conference, "Transforming defense in an era of peace and prosperity," held April 2001
Landpower and crises : army roles and missions in smaller-scale contingencies during the 1990s by Conrad C Crane ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author analyzes the role of landpower in the 170 smaller-scale contingencies conducted by the United States during the last decade. He divides such contingencies into engagement, enhanced deterrence, hostility, and stabilization phases, and discusses the military's role in each one. The author especially emphasizes the recurring problems in the planning, execution, and force structure for stabilization tasks, including nation-building. He concludes that, despite the desire of American leaders to limit military involvement in such missions, it is unavoidable because of the capability mismatch between military and civilian organizations, combined with the requirements of peace operations and the character of American soldiers. Recommendations include acceptance of some degree of nation-building as the Army's mission and adapting its force structure, training, and planning accordingly
Alternative national military strategies for the United States by Conrad C Crane ( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summarizes presentations given at a conference convened by the U.S. Army War College and the Georgetown University Center for Peace and Security Studies
The Korean War : lessons for the next fifty years by Conrad C Crane ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transforming Defense ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From April 17-20, 2001, the U.S. Army War College sponsored a major conference to examine the many issues and questions surrounding the transformation of the U.S. Armed Forces from a Cold War paradigm into a defense establishment ready to meet the complex challenges of the future. The conference brought together at Carlisle Barracks over 230 American and foreign academic, business, government, media, and military representatives. A series of enlightening-and sometimes troubling- discussions highlighted the many opportunities and challenges involved in executing long-term and extensive defense reform. The conference focused on five general themes: an historical overview of defense transformation, change and organizational dynamics, global perspectives on American defense reform, financing the process, and service plans to execute it. This collection regroups papers and presentations fi'om the conference into three categories: Historical Overviews of Transforming Defense, Transformation Plans and Barriers, and External Views of Transformation. Each section contains an introduction describing the essays that follow, as well as summarizing other relevant conference presentations and discussions bearing on the topic. If presenters did not produce a formal article for publication, their key arguments are still described in the introduction
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