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Warfare
NONETHELESS, WE NEED TO MANEUVER  By Gal Perl Finkel

In his article “Whoever Flees from Maneuver Warfare Will Not Win” (special publication, Institute for National Security Studies, December 23, 2021), Ofer Shelah, a former Knesset member and company commander in the paratroopers, argued that “fast and decisive maneuver is a necessary condition for shortening – and not prolonging – the campaign: whatever the definition of the achievement is, it is reached more quickly when all ...Read more >

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AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE ON THE STUDY OF WAR  By Michael P. D Alessandro

"Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution it represent the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your ...Read more >

1968 Pages
9.06 MB
ENSURING A STRONG US DEFENSE FOR THE FUTURE  By William J. Perry

In the first half of the 20th century alone, the world experienced two devastating world wars, the rise of the Soviet Union as a totalitarian menace, and the advent of the nuclear age. This grim history and the threats to America and her interests following World War II ...Read more >

84 Pages
1.16 MB
A NEW ORDER OF NATIONS  By Charles W. Tay

The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government. Research for this book was completed on November 15, 1991. ...Read more >

127 Pages
5.70 MB
INFANTRY WEAPONS  

194 Pages
3.09 MB
SWARMING: THE ART OF 21ST CENTURY WARFARE  

To defend her position, 21st Century America and western powers must seek out and create opportunities for advancement. To do this, American warriors, intelligence agencies and nations must learn, adapt, even transform real-time becoming confidently capable in every domain. What you do in the first decades of the century dictates what you do throughout the ...Read more >

12 Pages
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DISTILLING THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND  

This paper represents the opinions of the author and should not be taken to represent the views of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, the United States government, the Institute of Land Warfare, or the Association of the United States Army or its ...Read more >

25 Pages
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NEW RULES OF WAR  

26 Pages
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HOW HAS WAR CHANGED SINCE THE END OF THE COLD WAR  

The question in this papers title is answered directly in the main section of the analysis below. However, as a necessary precursor to that analysis, four caveats or warnings are signaled which bear upon the degree of confidence that should, and should not, be placed in strategic futurology. In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, prediction is difficult, especially about the ...Read more >

19 Pages
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REEXAMINING COMPLEX OPERATIONS  

An integrated set of political, economic, social, and security measures intended to end and prevent the recurrence of armed violence, create legitimate and effective political, economic, and social structures, and resolve the underlying causes of a conflict in order to establish and sustain the conditions necessary for lasting ...Read more >

32 Pages
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IRREGULAR WARFARE  

Air Force Doctrine Document (AFDD) 2-3, Irregular Warfare, establishes operational-level doctrinal guidance for irregular warfare (IW). IW is not a lesserincluded form of traditional warfare. Rather, IW encompasses a spectrum of warfare where the nature and characteristics are significantly different from traditional war. IW presents unique challenges to military forces requiring innovative strategies for employing Air Force capabilities. Effectively combating and conducting IW is ...Read more >

104 Pages
1.41 MB
ONE WAR, JOINT WARFARE  

Increasingly, a unitary view of war is becoming the gold standard for which armed forces should prepare. Instuonal flexibility is essenal in idenfying the character of each conflict and the potenal changes within it, thereby influencing doctrine, training and defence spending. The current UK defence structures concerned with the development, assimilaon and applicaon of ideas about war are stove-piped, however and do not relate to this unitary view of war. The year 2009 marks the centenary of ...Read more >

6 Pages
4.25 MB
RECOGNIZING AND UNDERSTANDING REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE IN WARFARE : THE SOVEREIGNTY OF CONTEXT  

It is 12 years since Andrew W. Marshall lent his formidable personal authority, as well as the weight of his small but influential Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), to the proposition that a revolution in military affairs (RMA) might or could be underway.4 The history of the great RMA debate of the 1990s and beyond remains to be written, though preferably, one hopes, not until many more years have elapsed. At present the story is unduly incomplete and too ...Read more >

67 Pages
1.16 MB
PUNCTURING THE COUNTERINSURGENCY MYTH : BRITAIN AND IRREGULAR WARFARE IN THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE  

Britains numerous counterinsurgency campaigns in the post-World War II era have resulted in a generally accepted academic assessment that this volume of experience equates to competence in the realm of irregular warfare. However, the British response to the complexities of 21st century insurgencies, particularly in their decentralized and globally networked form, has threatened to expose this competency as a colonial-era myth. Quantity of counterinsurgency combat experience has not equated to ...Read more >

38 Pages
3.11 MB
THE REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS : 12 OBSERVATIONS ON AN OUT OF FASHION IDEA  

AS A RALLYING cry for changing the U.S. military, the concept of a revolution in military affairs (RMA) has had a good run. From the middle of the 1990s into the beginning of the 21st century, the Pentagon used it to justify rewriting doctrine, overhauling organizational structures and spending vast amounts of money on new weapons systems. Although the concept of a revolution in military affairs owed its lineage largely to historians the military revolution of the 17th century and Soviet ...Read more >

9 Pages
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