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Strategy
FINDING STRATEGIC BALANCE  

Fundamentally, is it better for the nation to seek to acquire 1,763[ii] exquisite F-35s, or should we accept small reductions in the F-35 program of record to invest in low-end forces used to build partnerships and carry the load of the Nations many low intensity military ...Read more >

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RESPONDING TO CAPABILITY SURPRISE: A STRATEGY FOR U.S. NAVAL FORCES  

In response to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the National Research Council appointed a committee operating under the auspices of the Naval Studies Board to study the issues surrounding capability surprise, both operational and technical, facing U.S. naval forces—the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast ...Read more >

203 Pages
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ARMY STRATEGIC PLANNING GUIDANCE  

The emerging environment presents a complex range of threats, challenges and opportunities, making it likely that U.S. forces will be called on to operate under a broad variety of ...Read more >

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IRAQ IN CRISIS  By Anthony H. Cordesman

As events in late December 2013 and early 2014 have made brutally clear, Iraq is a nation in crisis bordering on civil war. It is burdened by a long history of war, internal power struggles, and failed ...Read more >

336 Pages
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STRATEGIC LANDPOWER IN THE INDO-ASIA-PACIFIC  By John R. Deni

The US Army has a major, strategic role to play in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater. That role can be broken down into three broad areasbolstering defense of allies and deterring aggression, promoting regional security and stability through security coopertion, and ameliorating the growing US-China security ...Read more >

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INDIAS STRATEGIC PARTNERS : A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT  

The 21st century has witnessed a new pattern of international relationships in which nations enter into freewheeling partnerships with other nations based on complementarity of interests in specific but vital ...Read more >

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WEAPON SYSTEMS 2012  

The U.S. Army is involved in combat operations around the world against adaptive enemies able to take advantage of the ever-increasing pace of technological change. Concurrently, we are facing an increasingly constrained fiscal environmentt, ...Read more >

384 Pages
56.02 MB
IS ANYONE LISTENING DOES US FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TARGET PEOPLES TOP PRIORITIES  By Benjamin Leo

The United States government has made repeated declarations over the last decade to align its assistance programs behind developing countries’ priorities. By utilizing public attitude surveys for 42 African and Latin American countries, this paper examines how well the US has implemented this guiding ...Read more >

36 Pages
1.46 MB
GAME CHANGERS DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND U.S. DEFENSE STRATEGY  By Shawn Brimley

During the next decade, the rise of new powers and the accelerating diffusion of advanced technology throughout the international system will pose significant challenges to U.S. technological dominance in military ...Read more >

32 Pages
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CHANGING MINDS IN THE ARMY : WHY IT IS SO DIFFICULT AND WAHT TO DO ABOUT IT  

The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of ...Read more >

47 Pages
2.66 MB
US STRATEGY IN A POST-WESTERN WORLD  By Robert A. Manning

It received precious little attention. But the World Bank report earlier this year indicating that, for the first time, trade between developing ...Read more >

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THE NEXT US MILITARY INTERVENTION  By Thomas Wade

This report synthesizes a 72-hour crowdsourced brainstorming exercise where over 50 Wikistrat analysts from around the world analyzed what might lead to the next military intervention by the United States ...Read more >

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STRATEGIC TERRORISM  By Nathan Myhrvold

Technology contains no inherent moral directiveit empowers people, whatever their intent, good or evil. This fact, of course, has always been true: when bronze implements supplanted those made of ...Read more >

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LONG VIEW FROM DELHI  By PIA MALHOTRA

Till recently there was no concept of strategic thinking in India or the need for scenario based analyses of threats and challenges facing the ...Read more >

12 Pages
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US AND IRANIAN STRATEGIC COMPETITION : THE IMPACT OF AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, INDIA, AND CENTRAL ASIA  By By Robert M. Shelala

Security and stability in Central and South Asia are driven by regional tensions and quarrels, and the internal instability of regional states. Weak governance and corruption are major problems in every state in the region, along with state barriers to economic growth and development ...Read more >

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