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JUSTICE : A PROBLEM FOR MILITARY ETHICS DURING IRREGULAR WAR  

This monograph directly addresses the problem posed when considering the question ‘Who says what right is?’ or ‘Justice according to whom?’ The relative nature of the term ‘justice’ creates a problem for military ethics, particularly when soldiers try to determine what actions are morally acceptable while engaging in irregular warfare. This problem prompted a distinct way of thinking about ‘justice’ to form over the course of history, called the Just War Tradition. However, instead of ...Read more >

57 Pages
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DEFENSE BUDGET PRIORITIES AND CHOICE  

After every major conflict, the U.S. military has experienced significant budget draw downs. The new budget level for the Defense Department will rise from FY 2013 to FY 2017; however, total U.S. defense spending, including both base funding and war costs, will drop by about 22% from its peak in 2010, after accounting for inflation. By comparison, the 7 years following the Vietnam and Cold War peak budgets saw a similar magnitude of decline on the order of 20 to 25%. However, there are several ...Read more >

16 Pages
383 KB
ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY BY BRIGADIER S K SINGH   

The notion of national security has commonly been expressed through the role of military. However, we are now living in an age of revolutions on many fronts in politics with the end of Cold War, in economics with the growth of free market economy and globalization of trade, and in technology with the advancements in information systems. The changing environment provides a rich array of possibilities for addressing national security in its broadest terms. It has been proved again and again that ...Read more >

88 Pages
676 KB
REORGANIZING FOR IRREGULAR WARFARE  

A thorough understanding of Irregular Warfare (IW) and the principles of organizational theory and design will enable the Department of Defense (DoD) to organize efficiently and effectively for operations within the Irregular Warfare Environment, while maintaining its conventional capabilities. We develop our argument for this thesis in several stages. First, we define irregular warfare and differentiate it from conventional warfare through the development of our critical success factors. We ...Read more >

99 Pages
1.07 MB
THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTRODUCTION   

The media, with specific reference to the collective entity of newspapers, radio, television and the International Network (Internet), play a very important role in national development. National development involves changes or advancement in a nation aimed at improving the political, economic and social lives of the people. The real influence of the media in national development will depend on the media themselves, the societies in which they operate, and the audience they reach. None of these ...Read more >

91 Pages
605 KB
A PARADIGM FOR SECURITY METRICS IN COUNTERINSURGENCY  

Current Army doctrine lacks a security metrics paradigm similar to the infrastructure paradigm SWEAT-MSO. Because of this, commanders, staff, subordinates, other government leaders, and the media lack a simple and common set of terms to use when communicating an assessment of security in a counterinsurgency ...Read more >

126 Pages
2.08 MB
THE BIGGEST STICK : THE EMPLOYMENT OF ARTILLERY UNITS IN COUNTERINSURGENCY  

This study uses a comparative analysis of the Malayan Emergency, the American experience in Vietnam, and Operation Iraqi Freedom to examine the role and effectiveness of artillery units in complex counterinsurgency ...Read more >

314 Pages
2.53 MB
PROTECTING, ISOLATING AND CONTROLLING BEHAVIOR : POPULATION AND RESOURCE CONTROL MEASURES IN COUNTERINSURGENCY CAMPAIGNS  

The classical counterinsurgency theorists emphasize that it is necessary for the government to gain and maintain control of the population in order to defeat the insurgency. They describe population and resource control measures as a means of doing ...Read more >

368 Pages
2.71 MB
EYEWITNESS TO WAR VOLUME III US ARMY ADVISORS IN AFGHANISTAN  

Everybody has a story to tell. In 2005, the US Army Training and Doctrine Command gave the Combat Studies Institute (CSI) the mission to capture some of those stories by conducting oral interviews with Soldiers who have participated in operations during the Long ...Read more >

440 Pages
4.04 MB
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARMY RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES  

The United States Army is changing and so must the chaplaincy. At the heart of the ongoing Army transformation is a critical thinking (CT) approach to problem solving and ...Read more >

103 Pages
1.27 MB
MILITARY STRATEGY OF BANGLADESH TO COUNTER TERRORISM IN NEAR FUTURE  

Bangladesh is a developing country of South Asia which earned its independence from Pakistan in 1971. With a majority Muslim populace, it enjoys a reputation as a moderate Muslim country where its people are traditionally more Bengali than ...Read more >

83 Pages
1.46 MB
COMPETENT, CONFIDENT AND AGILE? A STUDY OF THE U.S. ARMY LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS MODEL AND ITS APPLICATION FOR U.S. ARMY COMPANY COMMANDERS  

Field Manual 1, The Army constitutes mission command as the prevailing leadership philosophy of the U.S. Army. With the publication of Field Manual 6-22, Army Leadership the U.S. Army introduced the Leadership Requirements Model (LRM) to the force, as a guide to leaders on how to be an Army leader and what to ...Read more >

112 Pages
1.49 MB
PROTECTING, ISOLATING AND CONTROLLING BEHAVIOR : POPULATION AND RESOURCE CONTROL MEASURES IN COUNTERINSURGENCY CAMPAIGNS  

This study examined the employment of population and resource control measures by counterinsurgent forces during three unique campaigns and some conclusions can be drawn from this examination. However, before any conclusions are discussed, a note of caution is in order. Population and resource control measures are not a panacea for addressing the problems caused by an insurgency. They should form a part of the solution and are a valuable tool for counterinsurgents, but they should not be relied ...Read more >

368 Pages
2.71 MB
DEFINING ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF MISSION COMMAND  

The research and analysis conducted uncovered connections between the fundamentals of mission command and aspects of adaptive leadership. The components for the definition of adaptive leadership were scattered about or hinted at everywhere in Army literature and supported in literature outside of the Army. The result of this research uncovered the components and put them together in a logical way, within the framework of mission ...Read more >

91 Pages
1.60 MB
BREACHING THE FORTRESS WALL  

Technical countermeasures are key components of national efforts to combat terrorist violence. Efforts to collect data about and disrupt terrorist activities through human intelligence and direct action, information gathering and protective technologies complement technical countermeasures, helping to ensure that terrorists are identified, their ability to plan and stage attacks is limited and, if those attacks occur, their impact is contained.Given the potential effect of such measures on ...Read more >

183 Pages
1.31 MB
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