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Strategy
AMBIGUITY AS A STRATEGIC TOOL  

Ambiguity and deception, have for long, been both operational and strategic tools of statecraft. However, technological advances in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms have made both operational and strategic deception an extremely ...Read more >

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STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL DECISION MAKING : DOES MILITARY WEAKNESS AFFECT DECISIONS MADE?  

The United States and Japan had a very contentious relationship between 1939 and 1941. During this time, Japans strategic objectives focused on the desire for a policy of national self-sufficiency and of non-reliance on Western imports or economic aid. Its major operational objective was the Dutch East Indies, where Japan imported its oil, rubber, and a number of other ...Read more >

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TIME TO END STRATEGIC AMBIGUITY IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA  

The CSIS Southeast Asia Program hosted its second annual conference on the South China Sea June 27-28. As expected, the event, titled "The South China Sea and Asia Pacific in ...Read more >

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A NATION AT WAR  

Is America at war? To the soldier under attack today from a roadside bomb or a group of insurgents in Iraq, the answer seems clear: a resounding yes. The same unequivocal response would have emanated from Afghanistan in 2002, although that theater has suffered from inattention in the intervening years. In Afghanistan, the answer to the war question is a bit harder: soldiers in Kabul recognize that they are at “something other than peace,” but may not be sure that they are at war . . . ...Read more >

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REFORMING THE MILITARY INSTITUTIONS AND NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY  

India simultaneously faces a period of strategic opportunity and confronts tremendous threats and challenges in safeguarding its vital national interests such as elimination of terrorism, internal cohesion, peaceful neighbourhood and the ...Read more >

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ASYMMETRY IS STRATEGY STRATEGY IS ASYMMETRY  By By Lukas Milevski

Much of the strategic studies literature of the past two decades identifies profound novelty in the conduct and challenges of modern war, novelty that ultimately calls into question the nature and even existence of war. ...Read more >

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STRATEGY, SCENARIOS AND THE GLOBAL SHIFT IN DEFENSE POWER  

The art of strategy, in defense as elsewhere, involves understanding possible futures to inform present ...Read more >

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TOWARDS A U.S. ARMY OFFICER CORPS STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS : A PROPOSED HUMAN CAPITAL MODEL FOCUSED UPON TALENT  By Casey Wardynski

Throughout Americas history, U.S. Army officers have played an integral role in the formulation and execution of its national security ...Read more >

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TALENT : IMPLICATIONS FOR A U.S. ARMY OFFICER CORPS STRATEGY  By Casey Wardynski

For years, the U.S. Army has given competency pride of place in its officer development doctrine. In popular usage, competent means having requisite or adequate ability, and in a labor market context, it ...Read more >

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STRATEGIC SHIFT : APPRAISING RECENT CHANGES IN U.S. DEFENSE PLANS AND PRIORITIES  By Richard L. Kugler

This paper examines major changes in U.S. defense plans and priorities that the Department of Defense (DOD) has issued through high level strategy and other guidance documents during 2012 and the beginning of 2013. These ...Read more >

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THE FLAWED STRATEGIC DEBATE ON SYRIA  By Richard Outzen

Dating from Bashar al-Asads first suppression of mass demonstrations in April 2011, the war in Syria is now 3 years old, has killed more than 130,000 Syrians, and displaced nine million Syrians, two million as refugees into neighboring ...Read more >

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DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER 2014 : FROM THE MILITARY EXIT STRATEGY TO A CIVILIAN ENTRY STRATEGY  

With the closure of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the withdrawal of most North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces scheduled for the end of ...Read more >

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STRATEGIC EMPATHY  

As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, it leaves violence and uncertainty in its wake. The election of a new Afghan president gives some grounds for optimism and could improve the fraught ...Read more >

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STRATEGY FOR DEFENSE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE  

The Defense Critical Infrastructure Program (DCIP) Infrastructure articulates the approach required for ensuring the availability of assets deemed essential to the successful ...Read more >

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STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THE NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR INFORMATION SHARING AND SAFEGUARDING  

Todays dynamic operating environment challenges Federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector partners to continue improving information sharing and safeguarding processes and ...Read more >

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