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LEVERAGING CYBERSPACE IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS  

This paper will provide background of how forces predominantly fought in the past and employed conventional weapons in Counterinsurgency operations. Second, the author will clearly define cyberspace and present an in depth discussion into the employment techniques, challenges and advantages of this readily available ...Read more >

31 Pages
319.78 KB
KNOWLEDGE CENTRIC WARFARE : AN INTRODUCTION  

Knowledge Centric Warfare, an evolutionary step beyond Network Centric Warfare, provides a conceptual underpinning to propel this fundamental shift in the joint force. Built upon the philosophical position that knowledge is inseparable from the knower, it rejects the objectification of knowledge and argues that deliberately developing the private and cultural mental models of the force will achieve the Chairman’s ...Read more >

38 Pages
379.12 KB
JUS AD BELLUM : RELEVANCY IN THE 21ST CENTURY  

This research paper will explain jus ad bellum, describe the processes used by the international community to use armed force, explore its application for self defense and preventative ...Read more >

34 Pages
533.15 KB
KEEPING UP WITH THE DRONES : IS JUST WAR THEORY OBSOLETE  

The employment of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will be examined in the context of the tenets of jus in bello, which include: proportionality, discrimination, responsibility, mala in se and the code of ...Read more >

34 Pages
532.15 KB
INTELLIGENCE AND INFORMATION : THE PROLIFERATION OF UNCERTAINTY  

This report illustrates how multiple instruments of national power and interagency cooperation enhance intelligence analysts’ ability to connect the dots. Intelligence officials must balance demands for national intelligence systems to collect more data while ensuring the most relevant information is processed and analyzed for intelligence ...Read more >

33 Pages
318.28 KB
INTELLIGENCE IN VIETNAM AND IRAQ : LESSONS UNLEARNED  

Most aspects of strategic and operational difficulties in the present Iraq War can be traced in some measure to problems in understanding and using strategic and operational intelligence. The primary rationale for the war posited by the George W. Bush administration predicated on the possession by Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction established an intelligence controversy ...Read more >

31 Pages
307.73 KB
WHAT ARE THE LESSONS FROM USING AIRPOWER IN COUNTERINSURGENCIES  

All of counterinsurgencies provide valuable lessons that, when applied to the entire spectrum of operations, will ensure airpower dominance well into the ...Read more >

34 Pages
590.69 KB
CHANGING THE WAYS OF THE INSTITUTIONAL ARMY’S LEADER DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY  

This paper will explore the current and future operational environments, discuss why the Army requires agile and adaptive leaders for these environments and why the institutional Army is resistant to change its Ways of producing such ...Read more >

40 Pages
670.64 KB
WHAT IS NEW IN NEW WARS  

This paper will analyze three important dimensions connected to the classical theory on war in relation to new wars. The aim of the analysis is to search for a more comprehensive understanding of possibilities, challenges and limitations connected to war as a political tool ...Read more >

36 Pages
544.54 KB
THE PROMISE OF PRECISION  

This paper contends that recent history reconfirms the need for a balanced military, consisting of different services and arms, capable of operating in all levels of war and considering precision weapons as just one of many options. This paper also recommends changes necessary to more effectively use precision ...Read more >

30 Pages
364.56 KB
REBALANCING THE REGIONAL D.I.M.E.  

This paper proposes an Interagency Regional Operations Center as the answer to the Ends, Ways and Means ...Read more >

32 Pages
396.13 KB
WHY BRILLIANT MILITARY LEADERS FAIL : LEARNING FROM THEIR MISTAKES  

In the first decade of the 21st Century, the military observed the firing or resignation of the Chief of Staff from Air Force, the Secretaries of Army and Air Force, plus several General Officers to include the Commander of Central Command. Naturally, the question is why did these smart and otherwise extremely successful senior leaders lose their jobs? We can learn from their experience and improve ourselves as ...Read more >

56 Pages
437.64 KB
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