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On "other war" lessons from five decades of RAND counterinsurgency research by Austin Long( file )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,441 libraries worldwide
The challenges posed by insurgency and instability have proved difficult to surmount. This difficulty may embolden future opponents to embrace insurgency in combating the United States. Both the current and future conduct of the war on terror demand that the United States improve its ability to conduct counterinsurgency (COIN) operations. This study makes recommendations for improving COIN based on RAND's decades-long study of it
Soviet military power ( serial )
in English and held by 1,440 libraries worldwide
The Pentagon Papers; the Defense Department history of United States decisionmaking on Vietnam by National Military Establishment (U.S.)( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
Heads we win the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN) by David C Gompert( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,367 libraries worldwide
Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly motivated insurgency-capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." Cognitive COIN goes beyond information technology and encompasses comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regenerate. Countering the challenges of a global insurgency demands the ability to understand it, shape popular attitudes about it, and act directly against it. The four cognitive abilities that are most important to COIN operations are anticipation, opportunism, decision speed, and learning in action, applied through rapid-adaptive decisionmaking. In 21st-century COIN, tight control and bureaucracy must yield to the power of networked intelligence, with each operative authorized to act, react, and adapt. With these notions as a backdrop, this paper offers concrete ideas for gaining the cognitive advantage in anticipating and countering the new global insurgency
Russia's economy signs of progress and retreat on the transitional road by Charles Wolf( file )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
Sixteen years after the Soviet Union's demise, the Russian economy can still be appropriately characterized as transitional. The authors shed light on ambiguities surrounding this status through an exploration of four questions related to issues of interest to government decisionmakers
Soviet military power by United States( Book )
19 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
USA's årlige vurdering af Sovietunionens politiske og militære styrkeforhold
Reliability issues for DoD systems report of a workshop ( file )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
The effects of nuclear weapons ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
When 'The Effects of Atomic Weapons' was published in 1950, the explosive energy yields of the fission bombs available at that time were equivalent to some thousands of tons (i.e., kilotons) of TNT. With the development of thermonuclear (fusion) weapons, having energy yields in the range of millions of tons (i.e., megatons) of TNT, a new presentation, entitled 'The Effects of Nuclear Weapons,' was issued in 1957. A completely revised edition was published in 1962 and this was reprinted with a few changes early in 1964. Since the last version of 'The Effects of Nuclear Weapons' was prepared, much new information has become available concerning nuclear weapons effects. This has come in part from the series of atmospheric tests, including several at very high altitudes, conducted in the Pacific Ocean area in 1962. In addition, laboratory studies, theoretical calculations, and computer simulations have provided a better understanding of the various effects. Within the limits imposed by security requirements, the new information has been incorporated in the present edition. In particular, attention may be called to a new chapter on the electromagnetic pulse. The material is arranged in a manner that should permit the general reader to obtain a good understanding of the various topics without having to cope with the more technical details. Most chapters are thus in two parts: the first part is written at a fairly low technical level whereas the second treats some of the more technical and mathematical aspects. The presentation allows the reader to omit any or all of the latter sections without loss of continuity
Defense energy management ( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
Reconstruction under fire unifying civil and military counterinsurgency ( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
It is widely agreed that effective civilian relief, reconstruction, and development work can help convince people to support their government against insurgency. Knowing this, insurgents will target such work, threatening both those who perform it and those who benefit from it. Too often, the result is a postponement of efforts to improve government and serve the population until contested territory has been cleared of insurgents. This can lead to excessive reliance on force to defeat insurgents - at best, delaying and, at worst, preventing success. Unsatisfied with this general state of affairs, a RAND team with combined security and development expertise set out to learn how 'civilian counterinsurgency' (civil COIN) could be conducted more safely in the face of active insurgency, when it can do the most good
The armed forces officer by United States( file )
6 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Ledetråd for den amerikanske officer, vedrørende hans forhold til sine omgivelser, herunder ledelse, mandskabsbehandling og uddannelse
Grenada documents : an overview and selection ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
Dictionary of military terms by United States( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains all definitions approved for DoD and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use, as well as a complete listing of commonly used abbreviations and acronyms
Manual for courts-martial, United States ( serial )
in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Conduct of the Persian Gulf War : final report to Congress by United States( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
The "Magic" background of Pearl Harbor ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
Reference manual for the Ada programming language by États-Unis( Book )
28 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Terrorist group profiles ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
This study is designed to provide the American people detailed information about key terrorist groups and thereby strip away much of their mystique. We anticipate it will be useful to researchers, students, the media, and others who follow terrorist issues. The study is divided into geographic sections that begin with an overview, followed by coverage of the key regional terrorist groups. Information includes an estimate of each group's membership strength, identities of key leaders, ideological orientation, target audiences, a narrative description of the group's background, and a selected incident chronology
The effects of atomic weapons by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory( Book )
9 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Thesaurus of engineering and scientific terms; a list of engineering and related scientific terms and their relationships for use as a vocabulary reference in indexing and retrieving technical information by Engineers Joint Council( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Subtitle: A list of engineering and related scientific terms and their relationships for use as a vocabulary reference in indexing and retrieving technical information
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