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Strategy
OP-ED : THE NEW SECURITY REALITY : NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL  

The past several years have marked the beginning of a different security era than that to which we are accustomed. Accordingly, it requires a new orientation. Whether we like it or not, whether we want it or not, and whether we are prepared for it or not, the United States and the West are engaged in a number of unconventional, undeclared, and undefined asymmetric ...Read more >

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STRATEGIC WARNING : IF SURPRISE IS INEVITABLE, WHAT ROLE FOR ANALYSIS.  

The dramatic events of 11 September 2001 color this paper, but it is not about the devastating terrorist attacks per se, nor about the daunting challenges of tactical warning. The focus, instead, is on strategic ...Read more >

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NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR BIOSURVEILLANCE  

A well-integrated, national biosurveillance enterprise is a national security imperative. Our ability to detect quickly and characterize a potential incident of national significance that affects human, animal, or plant health is of paramount ...Read more >

16 Pages
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SUSTAINING U.S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP  

The United States has played a leading role in transforming the international system over the past sixty-five years. Working with like-minded nations, the United States has created a safer, more stable, and more prosperous world for the American people, our allies, and our partners around the globe than existed prior to World War ...Read more >

16 Pages
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U.S. FORCE POSTURE STRATEGY IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION : AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT  

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Bordallo, and Members of the Subcommittee, on behalf of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. John Hamre, we thank you for this opportunity to present the findings of the CSIS independent assessment of U.S. force posture strategy in the Asia Pacific ...Read more >

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2012 ARMY STRATEGIC PLANNING GUIDANCE  

As the Nation adapts to an evolving security environment, the Army must embrace change to meet the needs of the Nation. The Army is faced with new challenges and new opportunities that require innovative approaches built on the lessons of the past ...Read more >

20 Pages
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THE IDF: TACTICAL SUCCESS - STRATEGIC FAILURE, SOD, THE SECOND INTIFADA AND BEYOND  

Throughout its history the Israeli Defense Force has exhibited brilliant tactical performance. The War of Independence, the Sinai Campaign, the Six Day War, and even the 1973 War placed Israel on a martial pedestal with few peers. On closer inspection, examination reveals a lack of operational foresight and the failure to achieve its ultimate ...Read more >

102 Pages
1.18 MB
US COMBAT TRAINING, OPERATIONAL ART AND STRATEGIC COMPETENCE PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES  

Starting with the establishment of the US Navys Fighter Weapons School (Topgun) in late 1968, the American military Services began committing themselves to longterm, sustained investments in realistic combat training despite the considerable costs and ...Read more >

94 Pages
1.74 MB
AN ARMY AT THE CROSSROADS  

Throughout the twentieth century, the United States Army was oriented primarily on waging conventional warfare against a similarly armed great power, first the German Army during the World Wars and later the Soviet Army during the Cold ...Read more >

96 Pages
1.54 MB
REGAINING STRATEGIC COMPETENCE  

The ability of the US national security establishment to craft, implement, and adapt effective long-term strategies against intelligent adversaries at acceptable costs has been declining for some decades. Granted, US strategic performance since the late 1960s has not been uniformly poor, as the outcome of the Cold War ...Read more >

68 Pages
1.36 MB
DEFENSE PLANNING FOR THE LONG HAUL  

Senior defense officials face a host of critical issues when assessing the nations military posture. Most importantly, they are responsible for determining which threats the United States must be prepared to address, what capabilities will be required to do so, and how the US military should be organized, trained, equipped, and employed ...Read more >

74 Pages
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STRATEGIC THINKING : PROVIDING THE COMPETITIVE EDGE  

Todays dynamic and information-laden strategic environment, senior leaders cannot possibly possess the depth and breadth of information essential for informed decision making. Leaders depend upon their staffs to provide analysis, assessments, and insights into the operating ...Read more >

7 Pages
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THE RISE AND DECLINE OF STRATEGIC PARALYSIS  

A distinct backlash against technology in favor of the human element is a primary driver of recent military ideas--with General James Mattis stinging 2008 dismissal of Effects-Based Operations (EBO) as the ...Read more >

11 Pages
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THE STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL DYNAMICS OF LIMITED WAR  

Throughout military history, America has engaged in both limited and unlimited warfare. The Cold War saw the United States pursuing limited objectives rather than the complete destruction of an adversary. The threat of great power conflict and nuclear annihilation frequently had a restraining effect on ...Read more >

6 Pages
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THE STRATEGIC CHALLENGE OF RIOTS  

Are we entering an age of disorder? Recent events worldwide, and the continuing threat of global economic downturns, suggest the potential for large-scale civil disturbances. If so, public order maintenance and containing riots and disturbances will become key concerns as states and their ...Read more >

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