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Works: 1,163 works in 1,225 publications in 1 language and 1,454 library holdings
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Classifications: UA23, 355.033573
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The Soviet Union and ASEAN by Thomas L Wilborn( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memorandum considers whether Soviet foreign policy in the ASEAN countries has been a success or failure. The author contends that after Vietnam invaded Kampuchea with Soviet support--and the ASEAN area assumed greater importance to Moscow than ever before--whatever influence the USSR had in ASEAN capitals was negated. ASEAN countries forcefully have opposed Vietnamese and Soviet policy toward Kampuchea and the refugee problem, and indirectly have supported China. The author believes that Soviet strategy to contain China requires at least ASEAN neutrality, and that Soviet moves to reverse current trends can be expected. (Author)
AY 97 compendium : Army after next project( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine present problems with the nature of military power 30 years into the future, which must be solved before movement toward the future can make much progress. They try to find the questions, and, once having found them, to formulate a range of answers since no single answer is likely to be precisely on target. If the papers are not dramatically futuristic in approach, they are nevertheless set against a future backdrop which is still in the process of being defined. The authors have a difficult task; the task of the professional soldier in time of peace is to try to figure out the future in such a fashion that, when it arrives, he won't be so far wrong as to be unable to take corrective action quickly
The United States and the transformation of African security : the African Crisis Response Initiative and beyond by Dan Henk( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine the African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI). While traditionally, the U.S. military has not been heavily involved in Sub-Saharan Africa, this has begun to change since the end of the Cold War. U.S. forces have supported several humanitarian relief and evacuation operations associated with African conflicts, conducted numerous 'engagement' activities aimed at assisting African states and their militaries during the transition to democracy, and helped Africans develop a capability to avoid or solve their region's security problems. They conclude with recommendations where U.S. national security interests can be promoted with limited resources
Between a rock and a hard place : the United States, Mexico, and the agony of national security by Donald E Schulz( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study analyses the changing nature of U.S.-Mexican national security issues, with a focus on narcotrafficking, the growing militarization of Mexico's counterdrug and police institutions, the danger of spreading guerrilla war, and the prospects of political and economic instability. The conclusion is that Mexico is in the midst of an extended period of transition in which it is extremely vulnerable to disruption on several different fronts-simultaneously. While the economy has largely recovered from the 1994-95 peso crisis, it remains both fragile and volatile. Although much progress has been achieved in democratization, there is still a long way to go. Both political and criminal violence are growing. A new guerrilla group has appeared which may prove to be more troublesome than the Zapatistas. At the same time, the drug cartels are increasingly targeting law enforcement officers for assassination
Strategic planning and the drug threat by William W Mendel( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors illustrate how the principles and techniques of strategic and operational planning can be applied to the supply reduction side of our national effort to curb the trafficking of illicit drugs. They provide a detailed overview of the drug problem and discuss key ingredients and how an effective strategy can be formulated, including better ways to synchronize and sustain cooperative multiagency assaults on drug trafficking networks. While recognizing that eliminating the demand for drugs is the best and perhaps only lasting solution to the larger problem, the authors acknowledge that such can never be achieved without complementary supply reduction actions that curtail the international drug producers, the traffickers and the local pusher from selling their wares
Five-dimensional (cyber) warfighting : can the Army After Next be defeated through complex concepts and technologies? by Robert J Bunker( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers a scenario which frontally assaults some of the premises he sees emerging from the Army After Next Project. He forecasts a scenario in which a future enemy concedes that the U.S. Army's superior technology, advanced weaponry, and proven record of success in recent military operations make it virtually invulnerable to conventional forms of symmetric attack. They therefore seek asymmetric ways to obviate those advantages. The author devises a five-dimensional, holistic approach to warfare that uses the three dimensions of land, sea, and aerospace but also incorporates the temporal and cyber dimensions of warfare. This approach to warfare exploits U.S. weaknesses while maximizing the enemy's limited areas of technological capability
America's Army : preparing for tomorrow's security challenges by Robert H Scales( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As the new millennium approaches, America's elected leadership should anticipate that chaos and unpredictability will continue to characterize the international strategic environment. Ample evidence suggests that global instability and regional conflict will most likely occur along geopolitical and cultural faultlines that have separated civilizations for millennia. The rise of a regional hegemon constitutes the most dangerous future challenge to American vital interests. America's Army will continue to be the only element of military power prepared to exercise direct, continuing and comprehensive control of land, its resources, and its people. While pursuing an aggressive path that will transform it from a heavy, forward-deployed force to a lighter, more versatile, power projection force, the Army will exist to deter aggression and to fight and win the nation's wars. The Army must be sufficiently versatile to operate effectively across a wide range of missions as part of a joint force or multinational coalition that can win quickly and decisively
The CFE Treaty : a Cold War anachronism? by Jeffrey D McCausland( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study examines the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty with respect to the process of implementation to date and prospects for final implementation in November 1995. It describes the basic points of the treaty and the danger posed by the ongoing disagreement between NATO and the Russian Federation over the limitations imposed by the treaty on Russian forces in the "flank areas" (Leningrad and North Caucasus Military Districts in the Russian Federation) . It analyzes the positions of the primary NATO members, Russian Federation, Ukraine, as well as the United States, and places the treaty in the broader context of Russian foreign policy and the future of conventional arms control. The main findings are as follows
U.S. Army War College Key Strategic Issues List( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The purpose of the Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) is to provide military and civilian researchers with a ready reference for issues of special interest to the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense (DoD). Unlike other lists that generally reflect issues that are operational or tactical in nature, the focus of the KSIL is strategic. The spotlight is, in other words, on those items that senior Army and DoD leaders should consider in providing military advice and formulating military strategy. At present, the U.S. military is engaged in a changing situation in Iraq and an increasing presence in Afghanistan, as well as efforts to restore balance in force sizing and structure. With the publication of the 2009 KSIL, the Strategic Studies Institute and the U.S. Army War College invite all researchers to contribute to informing America's leaders of current and emerging challenges. Section 1, Functional Strategic Issues, contains the following categories: Overseas Contingency Operations; Homeland Security, Homeland Defense, and Civil Support; Military Change; National Security Strategy and National Military Strategy; Landpower Employment; Landpower Generation and Sustainment; and Leadership, Personnel Management, and Culture. Section 2, Regional Strategic Issues, contains Evolving Regional Security Matters in Africa, the Middle East and the Islamic World, the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, South Asia, Central Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and Other Areas. Section 3, War and Society, contains the categories American Society and International Society. The report concludes with a list of Strategic Studies Institute Subject Matter and Regional Experts
Transnational threats from the Middle East : crying wolf or crying havoc? by Anthony H Cordesman( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no doubt that the Middle East can present significant potential threats to the West. The author of this monograph examines these threats in order to put them into perspective to distinguish between "crying wolf' and "crying havoc." After thorough analysis, he contends that the problems caused by narcotics and organized crime, immigration, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction do not as yet require draconian action by the Western nations. However, he asserts that if the threats of Middle Eastern terrorism and proliferation were to be combined into super-terrorism, the result would create a new form of asymmetric warfare for which the West is singularly ill-prepared
Decisionmaking in operation iraqi freedom : removing saddam hussein by force by Steven Metz( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) is pleased to initiate its latest monograph series, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Key Decisions. SSI started this project in an effort to give leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces some important insights into how military advice was provided to the Nation's civilian leadership during the many years -- including the months before the invasion -- of the war in Iraq. Understanding the ways that military leaders advise those who exercise civilian control over the military is important for the continuing prosecution of that war, but also for the inevitable next time that the United States considers embarking on such an endeavor. A second objective of this series is to provide military and civilian leaders a clearer picture of what they must do to ensure that U.S. Armed Forces are properly prepared -- with strategy, doctrine, force structure, equipment, training, and leadership -- for future operations. Dr. Steven Metz has done a superb job with the first monograph in the OIF key decisions series with his study of the 2003 decision to go to war. Forcibly removing Saddam Hussein from power was arguably the most momentous act of the Bush administration, its effects profound and far-reaching. For much of the previous decade, the low-level conflict with Iraq had demonstrated how difficult it is for the United States to synchronize force and diplomacy and to apply force in precise, measured doses. It raised questions about whether and when it was necessary or effective to use overwhelming military force -- and how to convince the American public and Congress of the need to do this. And it demonstrated the persisting strengths and weaknesses of the American method for strategic decision making, particularly the interplay between crisis and normal decision making, and the role of the uniformed military in the process
W(h)ither corps? by D. Robert Worley( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Army transformation has many dimensions with change in technology, operational methods, and organizations. So far, the focus of organizational transformation has been on the redesign of tactical units such as the interim brigade combat teams. But corps--the Army's operational level organizations--must also be transformed. The author provides a history of the structure and function of Army corps and discusses ways they might be redesigned to play an effective role in the 21st century security environment. He concludes that the different Army corps have such diverse functions that a "one size fits all" approach is inappropriate. After considering a number of options, he provides a blueprint for an array of corps structures that would fulfill missions from peacekeeping to major wars
China's strategic modernization : implications for the United States by Mark A Stokes( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional wisdom portrays the People's Republic of China (PRC) People's Liberation Army (PLA) as a backward continental force that will not pose a military challenge to its neighbors or to the United States well into the 21st century. PLA writings that demonstrate interest in exploiting the revolution in military affairs (RMA) are dismissed by a large segment of the PLA- watching community as wistful fantasies. The author offers an alternative perspective by outlining emerging PLA operational concepts and a range of research and development projects that appear to have been heavily influenced by U.S. and Russian writings on the RMA. Fulfillment of the PLA's vision for the 21st century could have significant repercussions for U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region
World view : the 1996 strategic assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) analysts annually assess the strategic equation for their particular area of interest. These 1996 strategic assessments are crucial for two reasons. First, the post-Cold War world remains complex. These complexities present the nation and the Army with diverse and potentially perilous challenges. To remain the world's best Army in the 21st century, possible strategic challenges must be defined clearly. Second, the Army is addressing this strategic context at a crucial juncture when planned downsizing is nearly completed and the Army 5 vision of the future is being transformed into modernization requirements through the Force XXI process. Reduction of Army spending continues to be a important issue
Future Warfare: Anthology Revised Edition( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Revised Anthology is about the future of military operations in the opening decades of the 21st century. Its purpose is not to predict the future, but to speculate on the conduct of military operations as an instrument of national policy in a world absent massive thermonuclear and conventional superpower confrontation characteristic of the Cold War. Also absent are indirect constraints imposed by that confrontation on virtually all political-military relationships, not solely those between superpower principals. Most of these essays are attempts to define military operational concepts that might be employed to execute such an engagement strategy
The test of terrain : the impact of stability operations upon the armed forces by Douglas V Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace operations and stability operations both press the decisionmaking locus to much lower levels than normally experienced in major combat operations. These operations allow junior leaders greater latitude and usually end up empowering them in the exercise of initiative and imagination, a fact not always welcomed by the establishment after operations cease. Despite general European public "shyness" toward casualties, soldiers appear to be seeking service in these operations as adventure or escape from otherwise routine duties at home. The media world has changed, and truth must be sought from multiple sources as CNN seldom has much to offer
Rapid decisive operations : an assumptions-based critique by Antulio Joseph Echevarria( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological innovation plays a paradoxical role in military transformation. With each problem it solves, technological innovation tends to introduce new challenges or complications. Operational concepts can partly reconcile these tensions by finding the optimal balance between technological strengths and weaknesses. In so doing, they perform two vital functions (integrating and stimulating) for military transformation ..."--Page v
World view : the 1994 strategic assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute by Steven Metz( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Strategic Studies Institute prepares annual strategic assessments which form the basis of its study program. These assessments seem especially crucial this year as the strategic situation throughout the world is far more complex and fraught with danger than many realize. The dramatically altered world of the post-cold war period is not the peaceful and tranquil scene many longed for and thought had arrived. In this dynamic international setting, the technical revolution is propelling many nations from the industrial age into the information age. The implications for military force structures and strategies are as enormous as they are uncertain. This monograph provides a world view and lists eight major determinants which in 1994 will dominantly influence U.S. interests, national military strategy and the Army's posture. World view, Technological revolution, Global trends, Strategic assessments, U.S. Interests, Information age
U.S. Army War College guide to strategy by Joseph R Cerami( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 3 decades, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Department of National Security and Strategy has faced the challenge of educating future strategic leaders on the subject of national security, or grand strategy. Fitting at the top of an officer's or government official's career-long professional development program, this challenge has been to design a course on strategy that incorporates its many facets in a short period of time, all within the 1-year, senior service college curriculum. To do this, a conceptual approach has provided the framework to think about strategy formulation. The purpose of this volume is to present the USAWC strategy formulation model to students and practitioners. This book serves as a guide to one method for the formulation, analysis, and study of strategy--an approach which we have found to be useful in providing generations of strategists with the conceptual tools to think systematically, strategically, critically, creatively, and big. Balancing what is described in the chapters as ends, ways, and means remains at the core of the Army War College's approach to national security and military strategy and strategy formulation
"Shaping" the world through "engagement" : assessing the Department of Defense's theater engagement planning process by Thomas M Jordan( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Defense (DoD) launched in 1997/98 an ambitious planning initiative that could have a major impact upon how resources are allocated among the military departments and the combatant commanders-in-chief (CINCs). The National Command Authorities have directed the geographic CINCs to implement the administration's strategy of "shaping" within their areas of responsibility. In the past, no single, unifying planning mechanism existed within the Joint Strategic Planning System to address shaping. As a result, the DoD now seeks to ensure that all shaping activities conducted by the U.S. armed forces are executed to further U.S. policy and national security objectives. The Theater Engagement Plan (TEP) system has been in existence for almost 4 years. From its early problematic initiation and the reluctance of many in the DoD and the armed forces to take it seriously, the TEP has become a major agenda item particularly for the geographic CINCs. Many in the combatant commands see the TEP as providing an important instrument that strengthens their respective positions in the never ending struggle to obtain the forces and capabilities needed to implement theater strategies. Therefore, the TEP must be consistent with military department Title 10 responsibilities to raise, train and equip the U.S. armed forces
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