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STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP IN THE SOFT POWER ENVIRONMENT ARE THERE LESSONS FOR THE MILITARY  By Colonel Richard Nixon

Focusing on strategic leadership in the soft power environment, this work seeks to determine whether or not there are any lessons that might usefully be employed by the military at the strategic ...Read more >

31 Pages
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LIFTING OFF OF THE DIGITAL PLATEAU WITH MILITARY DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS  By MAJ Stephen J. Banks

Armies have used wargames throughout history to increase their chance for victory by gaining an understanding how events might unfold. A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project called Deep Green, attempted to introduce wargames during the execution of military ...Read more >

65 Pages
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WHY HAS THE US ARMY BEEN SLOW TO ADOPT MODERN HANDHELD TECHNOLOGY  By MAJ Justin T. Agostine

Despite the significant popularity of handheld devices in the civilian sector, the US Army has taken eight years to adopt handheld devices for field use. Why has the US Army been slow to adopt handheld devices? This monograph considers three possible explanations for the US Armys delay in adopting handheld ...Read more >

48 Pages
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APPLYING OPERATIONAL ART TO THE JOINT OPERATIONAL ACCESS CONCEPT  By Maj Daniel J. Arkema

Anti-access and area denial strategies threaten the capability of the United States to maintain its global influence with its expeditionary force. In response to this threat, the U.S. Department of Defense published the Joint Operational Access ...Read more >

64 Pages
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MECHANIZED CAVALRY GROUPS : LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE OF RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE  By Major E. Dave Wright

After more than ten years of combat, the U.S. Army acknowledges the need to review its modern reconnaissance and security doctrine, specifically in regards to the .ack of a dedicated element at the corps and division ...Read more >

75 Pages
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FINDING THE BALANCE TO COMBAT A HYBRID THREAT  By MAJ James F. Blanton

In 2006, the Israelis faced an enemy they were unprepared for. Their training had fixated on the key tasks to be successful in peace enforcement operations, ignoring the broader scope of other forms of ...Read more >

69 Pages
680.82 KB
UNDERSTANDING STRATEGIC SUCCESS AND TACTICAL FAILURE IN 1973 : AN EXAMINATION FROM A SPATIAL-TEMPORAL PERSPECTIVE  By MAJ Lucas J.A. Braxton

On 6 October 1973 at 2:00 pm, the world witnessed a conflict that continues to be discussed and researched within the professional military community. Military powers of the period would observe the event and modify their existing practices of combined arms warfare with an emphasis on the relationship between infantry and ...Read more >

77 Pages
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THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY UNDERSTANDING THE BRITISH APPROACH TO COUNTERINSURGENCY  By Major Thomas L. U. Mcilwaine

It does so through an examination of the sources of the excellent reputation for proficiency in counterinsurgency operations enjoyed by the British Army in 2003. It suggests that this reputation was in part based on the successes enjoyed by the British Army during the process of dismantling the British ...Read more >

71 Pages
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THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON CROWD BEHAVIOR AND THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT  By MAJ Justine S. Krumm

Since the Twitter Revolution and the penetration of the Internet, social media has dramatically altered how the world interacts and responds to crisis. The United States Army has yet to fully recognize the role social media plays in ...Read more >

78 Pages
878.22 KB
THE MILITARY APPLICATIONS OF CLOUD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES  By MAJ Dallas A. Powell

Cloud computing remotely hosting network services and data is an emerging concept in the business world that enables the use of mobile devices, increases security, and enables more effective information sharing within ...Read more >

70 Pages
704.04 KB
ZARQAWIS SFUMATO : OPERATIONAL ART IN IRREGULAR WARFARE  By MAJ Gary W. Brock

U.S. military doctrine defines operational art within the domain of conventional warfare. This monograph evolves the conventional understanding of operational art into the domain of irregular ...Read more >

51 Pages
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DEFEATING INSURGENCIES WITH MINIMAL FORCE RATIOS  By CHRISTOPHER BLAHA, MAJOR, USA

This thesis examines three successful counterinsurgencies fought with a force ratio of less than 20 counterinsurgents per 1000 inhabitants. Discussion begins with a review of force ratios and their quantitative effect on the probability of a counterinsurgency victory, followed by a ...Read more >

70 Pages
549.41 KB
THE CENTER OF GRAVITY, SYSTEMICALLY UNDERSTOOD  By Major Christopher M. Rowe

How does the U.S. military understand and apply the center of gravity concept in the contexts of theory, doctrine, and planning for the conduct of operations? In particular, does the center of gravity serve as an effective tool when applied in accordance with current military doctrine and other non-doctrinal ...Read more >

58 Pages
316.45 KB
SINO-INDIAN WAR 1962WHERE DO INDIA AND CHINA STAND TODAY  By QASIM HAMEEDY, MAJOR, PAKISTAN ARMY

The Sino-Indian relationship has become increasingly complex. Both countries view each other within an extremely sophisticated framework of cooperation and antagonism. Cooperation can be seen in a number of areas including trade, government-to-government and military ...Read more >

82 Pages
774.73 KB
COMBINED ARMS IN THE ELECTRO-MAGNETIC SPECTRUM : INTEGRATING NON-KINETIC OPERATIONS  By Major Jeffrey C. Crivellaro

Anti-access, area denial (A2AD) environments provide adversaries with an asymmetric advantage too costly for a 21st - century military to overcome. Arguably, a counter to a defense-in-depth environment is an attack-in-depth strategy. However, regaining a relative advantage requires leveraging the electro-magnetic ...Read more >

54 Pages
1.15 MB
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