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PAUL BRACKEN is Professor of Political Science and Professor of International Business at Yale University. He teaches in the areas of comparative politics, international relations, and international management, and is coordinator of international studies at the Yale Management School. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1983 he was at the Hudson Institute, New York, for 10 years where he led a broad range of policy and economic studies. Dr. Bracken is the author of The Command and Control of Nuclear Forces, and Reforging European Security and many journal articles dealing with defense planning, Asian security, and crisis management. He is working on a book, entitled High Command, on the evolution of large military organizations and their effects on the state system and international relations over the past 500 years. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Bracken received his B.S> in engineering from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in operations research from Yale University.
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Authored by COL Raoul Henri Alcala, Dr. Paul Bracken.
While economic power has increased in importance in international relations, military power as traditionally conceived remains a dominant factor in determining the status of nations. He argues that doctrines will provide the basis for force structure, training, and weapons acquisition.