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WINNING BATTLES LOSING WARS : A DISTURBING TREND IN AMERICAN WARFARE  

Since winning World War II and despite decades of U.S. hegemony, we must acknowledge an ironic and disturbing trend: America is winning battles, but losing wars. While these strategic losses may be the collective fault of many, our oath as U.S. military officers requires us to act boldly to reverse this trend. If we do not act, America may lose again or forfeit her power to influence global affairs and deter potential enemies. This strategic research paper analyzes the disturbing trend in our ...Read more >

22 Pages
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MODERNIZING CHINAS MILITARY OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSTRAINTS  

The key determinant of a country’s ability to expend resources on its military forces is the size of its economy. From a U.S. military planning perspective, the major question concerning China’s economy is its ability to generate military capabilities both in absolute terms and in comparison to the U.S. economy. This chapter first measures China’s economic output. It then assesses the potential for China’s economy to continue to grow rapidly over the course of the next three decades. ...Read more >

299 Pages
2.21 MB
ARMY FIELD SUPPORT BRIGADE A SOLUTION TO INTEGRATING ACQUISITION,LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY  

The current United States Army Chief of Staff, General Peter J. Schoomaker, recently testified to the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee that the successes enjoyed during the initial stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom were the result of an integrated logistics team of soldiers, civilians and contractors, all of whom developed innovative solutions to a range of challenges caused by major capability gaps in the current logistics systems. In order to fill the gaps, sustain the future force ...Read more >

23 Pages
155.75 KB
MILITARY OFFICER INTELLIGENCE CORPS EVOLVING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY  

For the past two decades the Military Intelligence (MI) Officer Corps of the United States Army, has evolved in response to legislative requirements, organizational culture and the changing security environment of the nation. Throughout these transitions, the basic challenge to acquire enough officers to meet field grade requirements has resulted in several initiatives. At the same time, the MI Corps has sought to develop and refine areas of expertise within the profession. The future readiness ...Read more >

33 Pages
170.38 KB
INDIA US RELATIONS : A ROAD MAP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY  

After more than half a century of unrealized potential, India is now emerging as an important state in the global balance of power. In the years ahead, India will have an opportunity to shape the outcomes on some of the most critical issues of the twenty first century: the construction of Asian stability, globalization, economic prosperity, cultural vibrancy, neutralization of extremist ideologies, terrorism and fundamentalism and upholding democracy. Given the magnitude of the global security ...Read more >

22 Pages
65.37 KB
THE EFFECTS-BASED APPROACH TO OPERATIONS AND THE FUTURE OF ARMY DOCTRINE  

This thesis addresses the implications of the Effects-Based Approach to Operations (EBAO) concept on U.S. Army doctrine. EBAO has the potential to radically change the Joint concept of warfare if one considers it as a more holistic approach to planning and conducting operations. Despite the Army’s resistance to apply EBAO below the Corps level, numerous case studies from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) exist to prove otherwise and demonstrate how EBAO can be ...Read more >

77 Pages
403.04 KB
PUBLIC KEY INFRASTRUCTURE UTILIZATION TO PROVIDE AN ADDED LEVEL OF AUTHENTICITY TO TRANSMITTED DATA  

Information Systems have a need for a level of security to protect the data when being transmitted from one user to another. This thesis points out a method of protecting data utilizing an end to end level of security. The idea is grounded in looking at the advantages provided with the Public Key Infrastructure applied to add a level of authenticity to the data on the receiving end of a ...Read more >

65 Pages
944.17 KB
ISLAMISM AND RADICALISM IN THE MALDIVES  

This thesis aims to explore the rise of Islamism and Islamic radicalism in the Republic of Maldives. It analyzes the causes and grievances which have fueled the rise of political Islam, as well as its radical elements and the main groups operating in both the political and social space as well as on the fringes, including an analysis of their main ideological drivers and their social and political ...Read more >

83 Pages
252.23 KB
AN ANALYSIS OF MOBILE AD-HOC NETWORK PERFORMANCE TO RECOMMEND A BASIS OF ISSUE FOR THE U.S. ARMY NETT WARRIOR SYSTEM  

The U.S. Army Nett Warrior System is a type of Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) designed to enhance situational awareness and communications within a U.S. Army Brigade Combat Team. It depends on reliable wireless communication provided by Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) Radio ...Read more >

75 Pages
1.29 MB
ADAPTIVE, TACTICAL MESH NETWORKING : CONTROL BASE MANET MODEL  

Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) do not depend on any kind of established infrastructure; therefore, they can be deployed without any need of fixed infrastructure. MANET are expected to play an important role in delivering real time services to war fighters in tactical military networks by providing infrastructureless ...Read more >

63 Pages
1.22 MB
LIMITED WAR UNDER THE NUCLEAR UMBRELLA : AN ANALYSIS OF INDIAS COLD START DOCTRINE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR STABILITY ON THE SUBCONTINENT  

In May 1998, both India and Pakistan detonated nuclear devices, adding new complications to an already volatile security environment. In the years since these tests, the Indian subcontinent has been the site of one war in 1999 and numerous other military confrontations, the biggest occurring in 2001 and ...Read more >

123 Pages
1.94 MB
OUTSOURCING, MANAGING, SUPERVISING AND REGULATING PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES IN CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS  

This thesis examines the utilization of private military companies (PMCs) by government agencies of the United States in contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The aim of this thesis is to investigate the roles that PMCs play in current contingency operations and to analyze how PMCs can become more useful instruments in contingency operations if they are properly outsourced, managed, supervised and regulated. In this regard, this study largely rests on transaction cost economics to ...Read more >

145 Pages
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CLOUD COMPUTING IN SUPPORT OF SYNCHRONIZED DISASTER RESPONSE OPERATIONS  

During disaster response, key resources are supplied from a variety of channels including: government agencies, volunteer organizations, commercial businesses, educational institutions and others. While many of the entities have efficient internal methods of communication and coordination, global collaboration has historically been hindered by political, social and technological ...Read more >

126 Pages
1.79 MB
BRIDGING THE GAP IN THE REALM OF INFORMATION DOMINANCE A CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS FOR THE NAVAL POSTRGRADUATE SCHOOL CENTER FOR CYBER WARFARE  

As the information age continues to evolve and technological expansion persists in creating a marked footprint across the four corners of the world, the need arises to protect our prized assets from potential adversarial motives. The extant threat to cyberspace necessitates the need to aptly man, train and equip our forces to ably combat any untoward ...Read more >

102 Pages
1.82 MB
AN INTEGRATED COMMAND AND CONTROL ARCHITECTURE CONCEPT FOR UNMANNED SYSTEMS IN THE YEAR OF 2030  

U.S. Forces require an integrated Command and Control Architecture that enables operations of a dynamic mix of manned and unmanned systems. The level of autonomous behavior correlates to 1 the amount of trust with the reporting vehicles and 2 the multi spectral perspective of the ...Read more >

407 Pages
6.67 MB
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