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PRACTICING STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP WITHOUT A LICENSE  

This research examines existing leadership theories, doctrine, and practices to determine the appropriateness of institutional preparation and development (education and training) of future Joint leaders for holistic, systemic, problem management--preparation for strategic leadership. The research addresses the topic of strategic leadership to find out the extent to which leadership doctrine prepares senior leaders and their advisors for the distinct environment of policy formulation and ...Read more >

49 Pages
1.09 MB
ON THE BRINK : INSTABILITY AND THE PROSPECT OF STATE FAILURE IN PAKISTAN  

The ongoing military operations in Afghanistan underscore the importance of regional stability in Central and South Asia. While much of our attention remains focused on Afghanistan, the unstable nature of Pakistan creates a problematic scenario for the United States. Although the media and policy makers are showing a growing interest in the state, Pakistan’s problems are not new. Instead, they represent a history of domestic, regional, and international troubles that leave the state in an ...Read more >

69 Pages
611 KB
BALANCING OPERATIONS SECURITY AND OPENNESS   

The media and the military play a role in the preservation of American freedoms. However, the military depends on operations security for many of its functions while the media demands wide-open publicity. Professionals in both fields must understand the diverse considerations between military operations security requirements and media obligations to keep the public informed and then seek to reconcile them. This monograph analyzes the military/media relationship in today’s complex, hybrid ...Read more >

55 Pages
295 KB
MARCHING TOWARD THE METAVERSE : STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION THROUGH THE NEW MEDIA  

Traditional models representing how messages are communicated through traditional media are inappropriate for depicting how they are communicated (or, rather, exchanged) through the new media. The former depict monologic (one-to-many) communication flows, whereas dialogic (peer-to-peer and many-to-many) flows represent the dominant mode of communication in the new media universe. However, writers in government and military circles tend not to portray new media strategic communication as wholly ...Read more >

63 Pages
552 KB
THE ARMYS 21ST CENTURY QUANDARY : PREPARING FOR TODAY OR LOOKING AT TOMORROW?  

The Army’s Operational Concept emphasizes that Army forces must be prepared to conduct a combination of offensive, defensive, and stability or civil support operations to create opportunities and achieve desired results. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review Report further outlines the need for a balanced force, capable of operating across the spectrum of conflict. This monograph questions whether the United States Army should attempt to maintain its full spectrum capability while fighting two ...Read more >

61 Pages
422 KB
THE AMRITSAR MASSACRE : THE ORIGINS OF THE BRITISH APPROACH OF MINIMAL FORCE ON PUBLIC ORDER OPERATIONS  

Since the end of the Cold War the British Army has been involved in crowd control operations outside the national boundaries of the United Kingdom. The recent deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have caused the traditional British approach of minimal force in crowd control operations to be pressurized by a desire for a more rapid and direct solution to crowd control operations. This paper provides a study of how the British directed policy of minimal force in crowd control operations evolved ...Read more >

57 Pages
507 KB
BATTLE COMMAND : AN APPROACH TO WICKEDNESS  

This monograph proposes that current Army doctrine provides an adequate tool to achieve the desired results proposed in the concepts of operational Design. Because Army doctrine prescribes approaches that solve problems, it is important to understand the nature of problems, especially as they relate to the operational environment. Problems range from well-structured, easily defined problems with attainable solutions; through medium-structured, difficult to define problems without routine ...Read more >

60 Pages
1.11 MB
THE BUNDESWEHR IN THE 21ST CENTURY-BETWEEN PRUSSIAS GLORY AND DESIGN   

This monograph is meant to inspire military professionals to approach Prussian military history as a source of concepts with enduring relevance for modern armed forces. Reference point for the examination is the Bundeswehr (German armed forces) and its ongoing transformation to an all-volunteer armed force. The future of a professional Bundeswehr is not merely a question of financial resources, organization, or troop strength; it is also a question of leadership culture and military ...Read more >

57 Pages
285 KB
MAJOR COMBAT OPERATIONS VERSUS STABILITY OPERATIONS GETTING ARMY PRIORITIES CORRECT   

This monograph analyzes whether major combat operations or stability operations should be more of a priority for United States Army general purpose forces given the likely future threat, future operating environment, requirements and resources. Title X of the Congressional Code tasks the Army to prepare to accomplish any national objective. It goes on to prioritize those objectives in paragraph 206.2.b which reads, in general, the Army. . . is responsible for the preparation of land forces ...Read more >

68 Pages
513 KB
CHINESE STRATEGIC ART : A CULTURAL FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING CHINESE STRATEGY  

This monograph examines the ambiguities of Chinese strategic and military thought and introduces a new concept of Chinese Strategic Art to help analysts understand how the People’s Republic of China (PRC) thinks about and practices strategy. This study reviews a multi-disciplinary selection of military, philosophical, and psychological literature to define and understand Chinese traditional and strategic culture, and the strategic theory of the People’s Liberation Army. The study of culture and ...Read more >

62 Pages
358 KB
ADAPTING TO THE UNCERTAIN NATURE OF FUTURE CONFLICT   

It is not known against whom or where the United States Army will fight next, nor is it clear what the nature of that conflict will be. What is relatively certain is that the United States Army will likely initially get it wrong, regardless of its level of preparation. In order to prevail, it will have to adapt. The Army is currently focused on winning its two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But these two wars will not last forever and other potential antagonists loom on the horizon. The Army ...Read more >

94 Pages
538 KB
ORGANIZING FOR OPERATIONAL DECEPTION   

The operationalization of Military Deception (MILDEC) requires a unique combination of resources, detailed intelligence, significant preparation, operational security and secrecy to achieve maximum effects. It requires close synchronization horizontally and vertically through staffs regardless of echelon, while controlling the dissemination of information to maintain secrecy. Unfortunately, this has been lost in the process of deconstructing operational staffs and reorganizing them to manage ...Read more >

77 Pages
1.31 MB
THE FUTURE OF PROFESSIONAL OFFICER EDUCATION IN THE GERMAN ARMED FORCES   

In 2004, the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr released a concept for the realignment of field grade officer development. The concept claims to respond to the requirements of the contemporary and future operating environment and attempts to ensure lifelong professional education. The reform acknowledges the growing complexity of joint, interagency, and multinational strategic considerations in the aftermath of the Cold War. A key element in the Bundeswehr’s response to changes in security needs ...Read more >

50 Pages
363 KB
SIZE MATTERS : HOW BIG SHOULD A MILITARY DESIGN TEAM BE ?  

While the literature on the size of small groups and teams is extensive, there is little research on design team sizes and no formal research or analysis on the size of a military design team. This monograph investigates the optimal team size and composition for the military design team. The monograph is a multidisciplinary survey that draws from design theory, organization theory, leadership theory, social psychology, psychology, and anthropology. The results of the survey indicate that the ...Read more >

78 Pages
562 KB
THE UYGHUR MOVEMENT : CHINAS INSURGENCY IN XINJIANG  

In 742, a predominantly Turko-Mongolian steppe nomadic tribe known today as the Uyghurs migrated eastward from eastern Turkey towards the oases of modern-day Xinjiang province of China; they have remained there for the last 1,268 years. Throughout this time, this population has endured the hardships of political, economic, cultural, ethnic, and religious persecution ranging from nomadic tribal disputes to unrelenting and brutal aggression from the Chinese government. The purpose of this ...Read more >

57 Pages
321 KB
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