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TERRORISM  

Much of the terrorism that we have had to face i the last few years has been sponsored,finance, equipped, directed by Pakistan.But by no it has also acquired a dynamic of its own as is evident form the spread of Islamic fundamntalism across half the world from Algeria through Pakistan and Bangladesh and thence through Malaysia and Indonesia to the Philippines. We have been contending with it for two ...Read more >

25 Pages
14.96 MB
FROM TRANSFORMATION TO COMBAT  

Between November 2003 and October 2004, after four years of planning and preparation, the Armyís first Stryker-equipped force received its baptism by combat on the plains of Iraq. The deployment of the 2d Infantry Divisionís 3d Brigade challenged more than just the Armyís ability to field a new type of combat unit or a new piece of equipment. It sought to showcase and validate new information-age technologies, doctrines and organizations that could serve as models for the future transformation ...Read more >

83 Pages
4.46 MB
NONLETHAL WEAPONSNS AND CAPABILITIES  

The report, which includes a large number of specific observations and suggestions, constitutes a valuable resource on an important but underappreciated subject. My deepest gratitude goes to the co-chairs, Dr. Graham T. Allison and General Paul X.Kelley, USMC (Ret.), as well as to Task Force Director Richard L. Garwin and the Task Force members and observers, who have drawn on their extensive backgrounds in the armed forces, national security policy and ...Read more >

74 Pages
501.60 KB
INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL TO SUMMARY OF THE ART OF WAR  

The summary of the art of war, which 1 submit to the public, was written originally for the instruction of an august prince and in view of the numerous additions which I have just made to it, I flatter myself that it will be worthy of its destination. To the end of causing its object to be better appreciated, I believe it my duty to precede it by a few lines upon the present state of the theory of ...Read more >

26 Pages
1.21 MB
LOGISTICS QUOTATIONS  

When you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics. Go back to the Gulf War. After that war ended, the media stories focused on the strategy that was devised by Colin Powell and executed by Norman Schwartzkopf. For my money, the guy who won the Gulf War was Gus Pagonis, the genius who managed all of the ...Read more >

12 Pages
54.94 KB
THE PRINCE  

I say at once there are fewer difficulties in holding hereditary states and those long accustomed to the family of their prince, than new ones; for it is sufficient only not to transgress the customs of his ancestors and to deal prudently with circumstances as they arise, for a prince of average powers to maintain himself in his state,unless he be deprived of it by some extraordinary and excessive force; and if he should be so deprived of it, whenever anything sinister happens to the usurper, ...Read more >

36 Pages
181.13 KB
ISLAMIZATION IN THE EAST  

The few who have been troubled by the reversion to fundamentalist notions in Islamic societies in this region have focused mainly on Pakistan. But developments in Bangladesh hold as much danger for the region, in particular for India. Islamization has proceeded relentlessly since the assassination of Mujibut Rahman in 1975. The ban on pro Pakistan Islamic groups was lifted in 1976.Secularism had been incrporated as one of the state principles in the ...Read more >

31 Pages
17.60 MB
A MILITARY GUIDE TO TERRORISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY  

Terrorism has become one of the most pervasive and critical threats to the security of the United States in recent history. U.S. military fatalities from terrorist actions since 1972 exceed the total battle deaths from Operations Urgent Fury (Grenada), Just Cause (Panama) and Desert Shield/ Storm (Persian Gulf).1 As Chart I-1 depicts below, there were 655 military deaths between 1980 and 2001 attributed to either hostile action or terrorism. Of these deaths, 65% were due to terrorist ...Read more >

204 Pages
3.97 MB
COMPLEXITY, NETWORKING AND EFFECTS BASED APPROACHES TO OPERATIONS  

ffects-based approaches to operations are simple, even elegant concepts in theory. Yet this idea has, like networkcentric approaches to operations, been misunderstood in a variety of ways. The resulting confusion is responsible for a great deal of unnecessary argument and has hindered progress. These approaches were conceived to draw distinctions between traditional approaches and new approaches that, to proponents, have significant potential to improve ...Read more >

385 Pages
4.48 MB
PLANNING : COMPLEX ENDEAVORS  

There are two major drivers of the need for disruptive innovation, sometimes referred to as transformation, in the Information Age. The first and arguably the most compelling drivers are the changes to the environment in which an entity operates. For militaries, this is the changing nature of their adversaries, their strategies and tactics, as well as the nontraditional nature of the missions they are expected to undertake. For businesses, it is the changing nature of their competitive spaces. ...Read more >

127 Pages
1.51 MB
FUTRE WAR WHAT TRENDS IN AMERICAS POST COLD WAR  

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has engaged in three substantial armed conflicts.In 1991, the U.S. led a coalition of powers to force the Iraqi army to retreat from occupied Kuwait and to restore that countryís independence.In 1999, the U.S. and NATO conducted an air campaign to halt the ethnic cleansing of Kosovar Albanians by the Serbian government,eventually toppling Slobodan Milosevicís regime.In 2001, responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the ...Read more >

63 Pages
716.39 KB
UNDERSTANDING COMMAND AND CONTROL  

Understanding Command and Control (C2) is no longer an option; it is a requirement. This introductory chapter will explain why, if we want to make significant progress on Defense transformation or succeed in 21st century operations,we need to understand Command and Control thoroughly. This book is intended to provide a sound foundation for efforts to better understand Command and ...Read more >

255 Pages
3.10 MB
THE AGILE ORGANIZATION  

About a thousand years ago, the Moffat clan were farmers in southwest Scotland where the River Annan runs from the Southern Uplands down into the Solway Firth. The modern town of Moffat still stands just south of thereóa pretty tourist sort of a place, with a large statue of a ram in the main street to remind us all of its agricultural roots. In those former times, the clans were isolated and disconnected from each other, yet internally very closely tied ...Read more >

230 Pages
3.33 MB
INFORMATION AGE TRANSFORMATION  

Military organizations are, by their very nature,resistant to change. This is in no small part due to the fact that the cost of error is exceedingly high. Change, particularly change that may affect the relationships among organizations and between commanders and their subordinates, presents significant risks and therefore generates considerable concern. The explosion of information technologies has set in motion a virtual tidal wave of change that is in the process of profoundly affecting ...Read more >

155 Pages
1.26 MB
FIREPOWER IN LIMITED WAR  

This book examines the role of modern firepower in limited war. I identify, from recent history, certain fundamental changes in the traditional American way of employing firepower that might better suit the unique requirements of lesser conflicts. The book is, above all, a history of firepower doctrine. Battles, weapons and personalities are mentioned incidentally and only as they relate to the tactical methods that govern the use of artillery, helicopter gunships and tactical ...Read more >

299 Pages
28.86 MB
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