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Dissertations
EMPATHY FOR CARNIVORES  By LTC Kevin R. Cutright

Empathy is arguably a one-word summary of the rationale for Red Teams, Human Terrain Teams, and the U.S. militarys vast attention to culture over the last decade. Once the military must co-opt others instead of coercing them, empathy becomes a professional ...Read more >

76 Pages
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CLAUSEWITZS TRINITY : DEAD OR ALIVE  By Major Kenneth Algreen Starskov

Prussian Carl von Clausewitzs meta-theoretical concept known as the Trinity has the potential to serve as an analytical vehicle to understand war in both a historical and contemporary context. An inherent historical misconception, however, restrains the Trinity from reaching its full ...Read more >

67 Pages
850.83 KB
THE EVOLUTION OF PREEMPTIVE STRIKES IN ISRAELI OPERATIONAL PLANNING AND FUTURE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CYBER DOMAIN  By Major Robert C. Parmenter

The strategic and operational use of preemptive strikes transitioned from the traditional tactic of air raids to the use of covert cyber-attacks like Stuxnet designed specifically to disrupt enemy capabilities. Through a close examination of the evolution of preemptive ...Read more >

75 Pages
425.36 KB
CHINESE OPERATIONAL ART : UNDERSTANDING THE PRESENT THROUGH THE LENS OF THE PAST  By Major Matthew J.P. Castillo

This monograph seeks to determine if Chinas military has a uniquely Chinese flavor of operational art when compared to the United States. The study asserts the importance of history, specifically relating to Chinas unique philosophical and military ...Read more >

70 Pages
385.26 KB
COMBATING NON-STATE ORGANIZATIONS DEEP REACH  By Lieutenant Colonel Victor H. Sundquist

Combating the Influence of Non-State Organizations Deep Reach: Understanding The Expanded Influence of Violent Non-State Actors and the Methodologies Required To Counter Their Future ...Read more >

62 Pages
1.99 MB
THE CYBERSPACE DOMAIN: PATH TO A NEW SERVICE  By Colonel Eric J. Denny

Cyberspace is a contested domain. Characteristics of the domain inspire a variety of actors to conduct operations in and through cyberspace. US and foreign government policy officials are focused on creating strategies and norms to reduce current risks through cyberspace to national ...Read more >

115 Pages
592.46 KB
THE ARMYS CORE COMPETENCIES  By Major Richard E. Dunning

In October 2011, the United States Army published doctrine espousing its newest core competencies: Combined Arms Maneuver (CAM) and Wide Area Security (WAS). The use of these terms is neither academic nor arbitrary as they are ...Read more >

67 Pages
392.50 KB
THE SOUTH CHINA SEA : EVERY NATION FOR ITSELF  By MAJ Thomas A. Elmore

To determine why ASEAN failed to reach consensus required answering four interrelated questions. First, what is the strategic importance of the South China Sea? The importance of the South China Sea lies both in its resource potential and its location on a major sea ...Read more >

44 Pages
285.48 KB
THE ARMY PROFESSION : A NARRATIVE  By Major Sean P. Finnerty

Army Doctrine 2015 depicts the Army as a profession consisting of two sub-professions: the Army Profession of Arms and the Army Civil Corps. This all-inclusive model of the Army as a profession is ahistorical and begs the question why Army leaders adopted ...Read more >

48 Pages
299.57 KB
BOYD AND THE PAST : A LOOK AT THE UTILITY OF ANCIENT HISTORY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN THEORIES OF WARFARE  By Major Richard M. Fournier

What utility does ancient military history have for the development of modern theories of warfare? This monograph discusses the development of theory from ancient history by examining the theories and writings of United States Air Force Colonel (retired) John ...Read more >

49 Pages
271.04 KB
INDIA-CHINA RIVALRY AND STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR BANGLADESH  By S M NAIMUL HAQUE, MAJOR, BANGLADESH ARMY

Bangladesh is a small state of South Asia. Like any other small states, Bangladesh also strives to maintain her most two important security interests, those are: territorial integrity, and political ...Read more >

89 Pages
393.09 KB
THE FALL OF THE GENERAL STAFF MODEL : TOWARDS A THIRD GENERATION U.S. ARMY STAFF THEORY  By Major John A. Gabriel

The internal staff structure within division and corps headquarters is not designed to achieve its purpose in the current environment. The first section details the unchanging fundamental principles and the change in context from that which originally drove the current headquarters design during World War I to the current ...Read more >

79 Pages
1.15 MB
A DISSERTATION IN SOCIOLOGY  

The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was established to serve as the primary organization in the U.S. Government for the integration, sharing, and analysis of all terrorism and counterterrorism ...Read more >

215 Pages
2.27 MB
WARGAMES IN THE FIFTH DOMAIN  By Karin Kosina

This dire warning by Leon Panetta, current US Secretary of Defense and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, seems to sum up a grim new reality. Mainstream media coverage merely echoes what top military and intelligence officials appear to agree on: we have entered a new era of global ...Read more >

121 Pages
825.59 KB
A MOBILE PHONE-BASED SENSOR GRID FOR DISTRIBUTED TEAM OPERATIONS  

In distributed warfare, warfighters operate in remote and austere environments with limited support from outside. In such situations, each team has to take care of its own safety and security. For operations that last over several days, even the most highly trained teams are vulnerable to fatigue, leading to a loss of focus during long periods of boring activities such as night ...Read more >

63 Pages
1.02 MB
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