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On the Uses of Cultural Knowledge... Cover Image
Added November 13, 2007
On the Uses of Cultural Knowledge. Authored by Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager.
Culture has become something of a buzz word among America’s national security leaders. Faced with an brutal civil war and insurgency in Iraq , the many complex political and social issues confronted by U.S. military commanders on the ground have given rise to a new awareness that a cultural understanding of an adversary society is imperative if counterinsurgency is to succeed.
Law vs. War: Competing Approaches to Fighting Terr... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2005
Law vs. War: Competing Approaches to Fighting Terrorism. Authored by Ms. Shawn Boyne, Mr. Michael German, Dr. Paul R Pillar, Dr. Dallas D. Owens.
The readings in this volume address one of the fundamental assumptions underlying the conduct of the War on Terrorism - the nature of our enemy, whether perpetrators of terrorist activities are criminals or soldiers (combatants).
Transformation and Strategic Surprise... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2005
Transformation and Strategic Surprise. Authored by Dr. Colin S. Gray.
The U.S. Armed forces may be attempting to effect the wrong transformation. What the country needs is military power that is not only superior at warfare, but also can win wars and the peace that follows--and those are strategic and political competencies.
Northeast Asia--Cultural Influences on the U.S. Na... Cover Image
Added June 01, 2004
Northeast Asia--Cultural Influences on the U.S. National Security Strategy. Authored by Mr. Larry B. Rogers.
The U.S. core interests and National Security Strategy are founded on Western cultural operatives that assume all nation-states will respond to its influences in a predictable manner. Today, we no longer have the preponderance of economic or military power in the region. Tolerance of what is deemed an abrasive U.S. presence is decreasing while anti-Americanism is growing.
Learning from the Stones: A <em>Go</em> Approach t... Cover Image
Added May 01, 2004
Learning from the Stones: A Go Approach to Mastering China's Strategic Concept, Shi. Authored by Dr. David Lai.
The author introduces a new approach to learning about the different ways of strategic thinking and interaction in Chinese culture. It is through learning the Chinese board game called go,that is a living reflection of Chinese philosophy, culture, strategic thinking, warfare, military tactics, and diplomatic bargaining. The author suggests that a little knowledge of go will take U.S. leaders a long way in understanding the essence of the Chinese way of war and diplomacy.
Impact of Strategic Culture on U.S. Policies for E... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2003
Impact of Strategic Culture on U.S. Policies for East Asia. Authored by Colonel Frank L. Miller, Jr..
The author, using examples from the Asia-Pacific region, illustrates the need for regional and, at times, subregional approaches to collective security. He concludes that treating these relationships from a global perspective, and thus ignoring local norms, can cause unnecessary friction.
Crisis Deterrence in the Taiwan Strait... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2003
Crisis Deterrence in the Taiwan Strait. Authored by Chaplain (Colonel) Douglas McCready.
Chinese leaders believe that, by using asymmetrical means, they will be able to overcome the military advantage of the United States and Taiwan. Deterrence, as used against the Soviet Union during the Cold War, will not be effective with China without significant modification. The cultural divide affects not only deterrence theory, but also how China and the United States understand and communicate.
Improving Accountability for Effective Command Cli... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2003
Improving Accountability for Effective Command Climate: A Strategic Imperative. Authored by COL Steven M. Jones.
The Army Transformation process and endstate will entail a new cultural mindset. More than ever before, organizational (command) climate will become an increasingly significant prerequisite for unit effectiveness and combat readiness. Strategic remedies relating to unit climate assessment, leader development, performance appraisal, and accountability systems are proposed.
Strategic Leadership Competencies... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2003
Strategic Leadership Competencies. Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong, Dr. Stephen J. Gerras, COL William Kidd, COL Robert Pricone, COL Richard Swengros.
The strategic leadership literature is replete with long lists of the knowledge, skills, and abilities. Looking across the literature on strategic leadership, current Army strategic leader competencies, and the future environment, six meta-competencies can be derived: identity, mental agility, cross-cultural savvy, interpersonal maturity, world-class warrior, and professional astuteness.
Russia in Afghanistan and Chechnya: Military Strat... Cover Image
Added February 01, 2003
Russia in Afghanistan and Chechnya: Military Strategic Culture and the Paradoxes of Asymmetric Conflict. Authored by Major Robert M. Cassidy.
The author uses a detailed assessment of the Russian experience in Afghanistan and Chechnya to draw important conclusions about asymmetric warfare. Even in this era of asymmetry, the U.S. Army exhibits a cultural preference for the "big war" paradigm. He suggests that the U.S. military in general, including the Army, needs a cultural transformation to master the challenge of asymmetry fully
South Asia in 2020: Future Strategic Balances and ... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2002
South Asia in 2020: Future Strategic Balances and Alliances. Edited by Dr. Michael R. Chambers.
While there are numerous ways to approach the question of "whither South Asia?" the conference organizers decided to focus on the future of strategic balances and alliances in the region, with 2020 as the target date. This choice of topic allowed the conference participants to talk not only about the patterns of amity and enmity within the region, but also about the role of extraregional powers.
China and Strategic Culture... Cover Image
Added May 01, 2002
China and Strategic Culture. Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
The author examines the impact of strategic culture on 21st century China. He contends that the People's Republic of China's security policies and its tendency to use military force are influenced by their understandings of the strategic cultures of other states. Gaining a fuller appreciation for how Chinese strategists view the U.S. and Japan will better enable us to assess regional and global security issues.
New Century, Old Thinking: The Dangers of the Perc... Cover Image
Added April 01, 1998
New Century, Old Thinking: The Dangers of the Perceptual Gap in U.S.-China Relations. Authored by Colonel Susan M. Puska.
The author provides an examination of the reciprocal relations between China and the United States over the past century and a half. If this past is prologue, then potential conflict looms darkly over future U.S.-China interactions. The first step toward precluding conflict, according to the author, is to understand the nature of the past relationship.
Traditional Military Thinking and the Defensive St... Cover Image
Added August 01, 1997
Traditional Military Thinking and the Defensive Strategy of China. Authored by Lieutenant General Li Jijun. Edited by Dr. Earl H. Tilford, Jr..
On July 15, 1997, the U.S. Army War College hosted a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Military Science. A speech was delivered to the U.S. Army War College Corresponding Studies Class of 1997 by the Chinese delegation's leader, Lieutenant General Li Jijun. General Li graciously agreed to the publication of his address.
The Technological Fix: Weapons and the Cost of War... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1995
The Technological Fix: Weapons and the Cost of War. Authored by Dr. Alex Roland.
Indirectly, any military institute operates within its technology context. The Army of today is, for instance, in a period of technological transition from an Industrial Age army to an Information Age army. A tremendous faith in technology is an abiding American characteristic.
Shari'a Law, Cult Violence and System Change in Eg... Cover Image
Added April 01, 1994
Shari'a Law, Cult Violence and System Change in Egypt: The Dilemma Facing President Mubarak. Authored by Dr. Stephen C. Pelletiere.
Egypt is one of the more economically deprived countries in the world. Societal stress is a major challenge. Few believe that Egypt will escape the poverty that has for so long oppressed it. This study looks at the unrest, identifies the forces behind it, and prescribes steps that can be taken to alleviate the situation.