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Dr. Harry R Yarger

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HARRY R. (Rich) YARGER is the Professor of National Security Policy in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. Currently he teaches courses in Fundamentals of Strategic Thinking, Theory of War and Strategy, National Security Policy and Strategy, and Grand Strategy. His research focuses on national security policy, strategic theory, and the education and development of strategic level leaders. In addition to teaching positions, Dr. Yarger served 5 years as the Chairman of the War College’s Department of Distance Education and is considered one of the Army’s leading experts in on-line education. Dr. Yarger has also taught at the undergraduate level at several local colleges. A retired Army colonel, he is a Vietnam veteran and served in both Germany and Korea. Dr. Yarger is a graduate of the Army War College and obtained his doctorate in history from Temple University

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Harry R Yarger

  • Short of General War: Perspectives on the Use of Military Power in the 21st Century

    April 19, 2010

    Edited by Dr. Harry R Yarger.
    In this anthology, students in the U.S. Army War College Class of 2008 critically examine the emerging 21st century security environment and offer diverse and innovative thoughts on how military power should be applied in situations short of general war.

  • Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy

    February 01, 2006

    Authored by Dr. Harry R Yarger.
    Strategy is often used as a general term for a plan, a concept, a course of action, or a "vision" of the direction in which to proceed at the personal, organizational, and governmental—local, state, or federal—levels. Such casual use of the term reduces strategy to just a good idea without the necessary underlying thought or development. What is the true meaning of strategy?