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National Defense University

Works: 32 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 32 library holdings
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The Russian military's role in politics by James H Brusstar( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most crucial challenges that democratizing states face is that of redefining civil-military relations and transforming the military into a force loyal to the new democratic system. In order to prevent the military from becoming a threat, democratizing governments must re-educate their military professionals and instill in them a sense of respect for democratic institutions and the multi-party system. The goal is to limit the military's role in politics and develop a tradition of an apolitical army. The problems facing Russia in this regard are multi- fold. It inherited from the USSR an officer corps for which loyalty to both the Soviet Union and the ruling Communist party was a prerequisite to professional advancement. Although civilian control over the military was strong, the top political leadership shared with the military elite a high respect for military power and hence accorded military programs and Armed Forces' needs a high priority. The Soviet Armed Forces were, in effect, the favorite son of the command economy
Defiant again : indigenous peoples and Latin American security by Donna Lee Van Cott( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper explores the complex nexus of security issues that the governments of Latin America and the indigenous communities of the region face at the end of the 20th century. A better understanding of security issues from the perspective of indigenous communities should enable policymakers in the United States to estimate more accurately how U.S. policy plays a role in the aggravation or resolution of interethnic conflict in Latin America. Although the national contexts of indigenous-state relations differ markedly throughout the hemisphere, relevant issues of national security are strikingly similar-maintenance of international borders, eradication and interdiction of drugs, suppression of aimed insurgencies, and containment of rural unrest. National governments, state armed forces, and indigenous peoples, however, all have different conceptions of the meaning of 'national security.' Governments tend to view security in terms of sovereignty: protecting the integrity of international boundaries, containing social conflict manifested in rural violence or urban riots, monopolizing the means of legitimate force, protecting natural resources, and encouraging economic development. The Latin American military tends to view security as a mission to defend the nation from either external attack or internal subversion. Thus the relationship between the military and indigenous peoples varies, depending on the definition of the military's security mission, which may include wiping out internal subversion, maintaining public safety, or promoting economic development
The Pentagon reporters by Robert B Sims( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study looks at national security news by examining the small band of reporters who are considered the Pentagon press corps. It introduces those who regularly cover military stories. It presents reporters largely as they see themselves, in the context of their working environment. It tells us what they say about their work, their colleagues, their organizations, and their sources. As a result, the study tilts toward being an occasionally sympathetic examination of why reporters do what they do-especially why they do things that often irritate leaders in the Defense Establishment. After a brief overview of the historical roots of reporting about national defense, the following pages are organized by media categories: Wire services, daily newspaper; news services, weekly news magazines; technical and policy publications; television; and broadcasting. The final section focuses on Pentagon correspondents as a group, and includes some general observations for those who want to understand defense news coverage better, or to become better communicators themselves
Better together : rethinking U.S. and UK defense cooperation by Nicholas Cowley( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Due to the move towards a multi-polar world, the rising cost of defense equipment, and budget constraints, it is difficult for the U.S. and UK to protect their national interests. The U.S. can no longer be expected to single-handedly protect world order, nor can it afford to. At the same time, cuts to UK military capability have left the UK unable to conduct anything more than the smallest unilateral operations. However, recent history has shown that the U.S. and UK are reliable allies and further analysis of the two nations' interests shows an extraordinary level of commonality. Therefore, this paper posits that the U.S. and UK must re-examine how far they can advance their military integration. In doing so, the two countries could increase the efficiency of their defense spending, improve their flexibility in securing national interests, and act as a backbone of Western power. Whilst the U.S. and the UK are not suffering an absolute reduction in power, during the next decade there is a risk that the world order will change to the detriment of the West. To manage those risks and shape the changing global landscape, the U.S. and UK must start a detailed study of how they can complement each others' military capabilities. A failure to do so may leave the two nations managing a steady decline in power, and the West increasingly vulnerable to the plethora of threats facing them."-- Abstract
European security toward the year 2000 by National Defense University( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Earth data and new weapons by Jay L Larson( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many modern weapons require detailed information about the earth to guide them to target. This 'earth data' is also necessary for training those who will man the weapons. The authors believe inadequate data now mars the early, critical stages of weapons development and acquisition. In this study, they catalog a history of bureaucratic omissions, contradictions, and funding disputes that have hampered earth data programs. They recommended system improvements under the general aegis of the Department of Defense, with the Defense Mapping Agency taking a leading role. They suggest specific ways to clarify existing regulations, standardize earth data products, identify earth data requirements early in the weapons acquisition process, and adequately fund development. Keywords: Guidance/data bases
The United States and Vietnam, 1787-1941 by Robert Hopkins Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As efforts continue to settle the Cambodia-Laos issue, Vietnam is again a focus of American attention. With the passage of time since the United States pulled out of Vietnam, American policy makers have begun approaching the major Indochinese issues from new perspectives, particularly new perspectives toward that general region. As is so often the case, history, by informing, may also help illuminate these issues. In this book, Ambassador Robert Hopkins Miller, a diplomat with considerable experience in Southeast Asia, presents the early history of United States-Vietnam relations. In 1787, President Thomas Jefferson first showed an interest in the region -- then call Cochinchina -- for the purpose of trading for rice. From this beginning, Miller traces the ebb and flow of U.S. diplomatic, economic, and strategic interests in Vietnam until Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. Amply illustrated with excerpts from contemporary correspondence and official documents, the research shows Vietnam's intricate relationship with China, the gradually increasing commercial involvement of the Western powers, and the impact of Japan's expansionist policy. The chapters building up to World War II are particularly informative as they demonstrate, among other matters, the responsibility of national leaders to identify unambiguous political aims. A chronology of events occurring between the United States and Vietnam from 1787 to December 7, 1941 is included
Transforming for stabilization and reconstruction operations( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

På baggrund af erfaringerne fra de amerikansk ledede operationer i Afghanistan og Irak analyseres, hvorledes de militære styrker fremtidigt kan forberedes bedst muligt til også at genopbygge og restabilisere de tidligere krigsskuepladser, således at de berørte samfund kan komme til at fungere optimalt
Triage for failing states by Edward Marks( Book )

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

The period since the end of the Cold War has witnessed dramatic growth in the number of local wars, anarchic situations resulting from the collapse of governing institutions, and natural disasters requiring humanitarian assistance. The majority of international efforts to deal with these crises have been linked with the United Nations operations tied generically to 'peacekeeping'. Bipolarity has given way to multipolarity; today, intrastate conflicts threaten international order and stability much as interstate wars have done in this century. While debate in the academic community and official precincts in Washington has tended to focus on the purely military aspects of international peacekeeping in the post-Cold War era, United Nations involvement in crisis resolution has developed through the humanitarian entry point. Numerous issues have arisen in the peacekeeping-humanitarian assistance realm. Most notable have been: (a) whether humanitarian assistance represents a form of intervention in violation of Article 2(7) of the United Nations Charter relating to interference in the domestic affairs of sovereign member states; (b) the extent to which such intervention is justified when governments brutalize their populations or cannot provide minimal services to their citizens; (c) how to reorganize and draw together the diverse and divergent United Nations agencies concerned with peace support and humanitarian assistance operations: and (d) which elements should be responsible for overall coordination and direction of the two activities
Political warfare and psychological operations : rethinking the US approach by Frank R Barnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The revolution in military affairs : allied perspectives by Robbin F Laird( Book )

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

The revolution in military affairs (RMA) is an American concept that frames a debate about the restructuring of American military forces in the period of globalization of the American economy. A core task for U.S. allies is to seek to understand the American debate and to identify opportunities for and the risks to themselves in variant patterns of development of the American military in the years ahead. An RMA rests upon a dramatic restructuring of the American economy. New technologies are correlated with significant changes in organizational structures. The restructuring of the American military is occurring in the context of restructuring American society and expanded global reach for the United States. It is part of a much broader process of change within the United States and in the relationship of the United States to the world
The new great game in Muslim Central Asia by Mohammed E Ahrari( Book )

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

The dismantlement of the Soviet Union also brought about the liberation of six Central Asian Muslim republics-Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Although Azerbaijan is part of the Caucasus region, it is included in this study because: the independence of that country, like that of the Central Asian states, was brought about as a result of the dismantlement of the Soviet Union. Azerbaijan like its Central Asian counterparts is a Muslim state, and faces similar politico-economic problems. Azerbaijan's conflict with Armenia involving Nagorno-Karabkh reminds one of a number of conflicts in the Central Asian region. these include a seething ethnic conflict in Kazakhstan (involving the Khazaks and the Slavs), the ongoing civil war in Tajikistan along ethnic, national, and religious lines (since the Russian forces are also involved in this civil war), and the ethnic conflict in the Fargana valley that cuts across the borders of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Like the economies of its Central Asian neighbors, the Azeri economy was largely dependent on the economy of the former Soviet Union. Consequently, like its other neighbors. Azerbaijan is also busy establishing economic self-sufficiency, along with strengthening its religious political, linguistic, and ethnic identities
National urban problems by Richard H Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Should Article 43 of the United Nations Charter be raised from the dead? by Eugene V Rostow( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

International essays( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clausewitzian friction and future war by Barry D Watts( Book )

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

Contents include: The Once and Future Problem of General Friction; Clausewitz's Development of the Unified Concept of a General Friction; Scharnhorst's Clarity About War As It Actually Is; Clausewitz's Mature Concept of General Friction; Friction Before, During, and After Desert Storm; The Intractability of Strategic Surprise; The Inaccessibility of Critical Information; Evolutionary Biology As A Source of Friction and Exemplar for Theory; 'Situation Awareness' in Air to Air Combat and Friction; Nonlinearity and A Modern Taxonomy of General Friction; and Implications for Future War, Its Theory, and Its Conduct
Asian perspectives on the challenges of China, March 7-8, 2000 by Pacific Symposium (National Defense University)( )

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

AT&T aftermath of antitrust : preserving positive command and control by George H Bolling( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America on the ice : Antarctic policy issues by Frank Klotz( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working together under the highly successful Antarctic Treaty of 1959, the United States and other nations have quietly and peacefully pursued exploration and scientific research in Antarctica. The treaty, however, could be subject to major revision in 1991 and possibly even elimination. It is therefore important to review U.S. national interests in anticipation of a new treaty arrangement that may necessitate modifying U.S. policy toward Antarctica. Frank Klotz examines Antarctica before the 1959 treaty, and then scrutinizes the operation of the treaty itself. In doing so, he notes three significant challenges to continued cooperation in the Antarctic have arisen despite 30 years of international cooperation. First, as the world has become more aware of dwindling natural resources, the modest discoveries in the Antarctic are attracting more attention. Second, certain nations, not signatories to the treaty, have questioned the right of the treaty members to control resource development. Third, disputes over territorial sovereignty remain to be resolved
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