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Transformation
REVOLUTIONS IN MOTION: THE TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE ARAB WORLD, 2010-2014   By Professor Jack A. Goldstone*

When asked what he thought of the impact of the French Revolution, during Nixon’s visit to China in 1972, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai is famously said to have responded “It’s too early to tell.” ...Read more >

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ARMAMENTS, DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY  

SIPRI Yearbook 2013 presents a combination of original data in areas such as world military expenditure, international arms transfers, arms production, nuclear forces, armed conflicts and ...Read more >

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RISKLESS WAR: TECHNOLOGY, COERCIVE DIPLOMACY, AND THE LURE OF LIMITED WAR  By Douglas Peiferf

Just when critics have consigned the Revolution in Military Affairs and Transformation to the dustbin of clichd phrases, a fresh buzz of excitement is stirring among ...Read more >

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ARCTIC ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ENVIRONMENTAL OBLIGATIONS AND SECURITY STAKES  By JEPPE KOFOD

There is no universally accepted definition of the Arctic, and different institutions utilize different definitions. Geographically, the area can be defined as the region north of the Arctic Circle (66 33'N), but there are also climatic ...Read more >

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KNOWLEDGE MUST BECOME CAPABILITY : INSTITUTIONAL INTELLECTUALISM AS AN AGENT FOR MILITARY TRANSFORMATION  By Steven W. Knott

While academics and military professionals have debated the value of intellectual pursuits to the profession of arms in recent years, that dialogue has failed to address the salient issue: the concept of institutional intellectualism and its catalytic role as an agent for ...Read more >

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ARMOR  

cessor state to the Mughal Empire, and a search for a Muslim space defines its identity. To this end, Akbar discusses the scars that pre-date the formation of modern India and Pakistan. They include the Shiite Safavid Persian Nadir Shah (1739-1757), who entered Delhi and massacred 20,000 Hindus and Muslims. The Mughals, a Muslim dynasty ruling India, failed in its basic duty to protect its people from 58 days of terror, plunder and ...Read more >

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DEFENSE MODELING, SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS : MEETING THE CHALLENGE  

Modeling, simulation, and analysis (MS&A) is a crucial tool for military affairs. While DoDs reliance on MS&A, in some form, dates back to World War I, changes in the enterprise of MS&A have not kept pace with the new demands arising from rapid changes in DoD processes and missions or with the rapid changes in the technology available to meet those ...Read more >

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MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL NEEDS FOR A TRANSFORMED NAVAL FORCE  

The men and women who serve in uniform for the naval services are at the heart of U.S. maritime superiority. Sound Navy and Marine Corps manpower and personnel policies are crucial to attracting enough of the right people to join and remain in service for as long as ...Read more >

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TESTING OF BODY ARMOR MATERIALS : PHASE III  

In 2009, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the report Warfighter Support: Independent Expert Assessment of Army Body Armor Test Results and Procedures Needed Before Fielding, which commented on the conduct of the test procedures governing acceptance of body armor vest-plate inserts worn by military service members (GAO, ...Read more >

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TRANSFORMING THE BRITISH ARMY  

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THE DEATH OF THE ARMOR CORPS  

The Army has become decidedly infantry centric. This wouldnt be so bad if it was a fighting kind of infantry centered army. But instead it is an infantry centric Army grounded in the principles of population centric counterinsurgency and Rupert Smith's view of war in the future as wars amongst the ...Read more >

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DEFENSE TRANSFORMATION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION: MEETING THE CHALLENGE  

Defense transformation has preoccupied the U.S. Defense Department for more than a decade. Just as critical, however, is how nations in the Asia-Pacific region – both U.S. allies and potential adversaries – are dealing with the demands and challenges of defense ...Read more >

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MODERNIZING LANDWARNET: EMPOWERING AMERICAS ARMY  

The Athenian Pheidippides’ run through the Greek peninsula to warn of Persian invasion in 490 B.C. embodies a simple military truth: information is power. So too does George McClellan’s strategic victory at Antietam in 1862, which rested on found orders detailing Robert E. Lee’s movements. Armed with timely, accurate and relevant information, the Athenians and the Union Army were able to respond swiftly and effectively to win on the battlefield. More than 1,500 years after Pheidippides and ...Read more >

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A NEW EQUIPPING STRATEGY : MODERNIZING THE U.S. ARMY OF 2020  

Properly equipping the Army in a balanced way is a delicate process. Few in American history have had a more panoramic view of the subject than George C. Marshall, who served during World War II as Army Chief of Staff and later as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense. Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in 1953, he summarized his ...Read more >

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TRANSFORMATION OF PLA LOGISTICS SYSTEM : AN ANALYSIS  

The Peoples Liberation Army of China (PLA) is undergoing a revolution in Military Logistics. A historical review of PLA operations since Vietnam War (1979) reveals that logistics and combat sustainability have been a weak link in PLAs prosecution of operations. China’s entry into Korean War (1951) and subsequent campaigns including the 1962 conflict exposed shortcomings in the Chinese logistics ...Read more >

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