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Fourth-Generation War and Other Myths... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2005
Fourth-Generation War and Other Myths. Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
Dr Antulio J. Echevarria II critiques the theory of fourth-generation warfare, examining its problematic assumptions and logical flaws. He argues that this theory is hopelessly flawed and that its proponents undermine their credibility by subscribing to it.
Tribal Alliances: Ways, Means, and ends to Success... Cover Image
Added August 01, 2005
Tribal Alliances: Ways, Means, and ends to Successful Strategy. Authored by Richard L Taylor.
National Security and National Military Strategy to be successful must utilize all elements and tools of power at its disposal. Recognition of the potential value of tribal organizations, particularly in the "arc of instability stretching from the Western Hemisphere, through Africa and the Middle East and extending to Asia" is a must to enhance successful peace and stability operations.
The Strategic Implications of the Rise of Populism... Cover Image
Added June 01, 2005
The Strategic Implications of the Rise of Populism in Europe and South America. Authored by Dr. Steve C. Ropp.
Are U.S. policy planners adequately prepared to deal with a potential future burst of populist turbulence in Europe or South America? Steve C. Ropp looks at this understudied phenomenon and offers some suggestions to strategic planners for mitigating its effects on the global democratic core of representative democracies.
The Bases of French Peace Operations Doctrine: Pro... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2002
The Bases of French Peace Operations Doctrine: Problematical Scope of France's Military Engagements within the U.N. or NATO Framework. Authored by Mr. Joseph Philippe Gregoire.
France believes that external threats to its vital and important interests spring more from potential instability on the periphery of Europe than from rival European powers. France has modified its military doctrine to reflect this strategic calculus, and France's conception of peace operations reflects this doctrinal change.
Pax NATO: The Opportunities of Enlargement... Cover Image
Added August 01, 2002
Pax NATO: The Opportunities of Enlargement. Authored by LTC Raymond A. Millen.
The process of NATO enlargement has served to harmonize Central and Eastern Europe with Western Europe in a remarkable manner. That achievement alone has made enlargement worthwhile. Beyond the next round of enlargement, the reorientation of NATO enlargement towards the Middle East and North African regions recognizes future threats. These regions may never receive the full security umbrella of NATO.
Landpower and Crises: Army Roles and Missions in S... Cover Image
Added January 01, 2001
Landpower and Crises: Army Roles and Missions in Smaller-Scale Contingencies During the 1990s. Authored by Dr. Conrad C. Crane.
The author analyzes the role of landpower in the 170 smaller-scale contingencies conducted by the United States during the last decade. The author especially emphasizes the recurring problems in the planning, execution, and force structure for stabilization tasks, including nation-building.
Peacekeeping and the Just War Tradition... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2000
Peacekeeping and the Just War Tradition. Authored by Colonel Tony Pfaff.
In the Just War Tradition, as well as the Law of War, there has always been a tension between winning and fighting well, and the peacekeeping environment does not change this. Commonly, the resolution of this tension is expressed in the maxim: always use the least amount of force necessary to achieve the military objective.
The Fog of Peace: Finding the End-State of Hostili... Cover Image
Added November 01, 1999
The Fog of Peace: Finding the End-State of Hostilities. Authored by Mr. Manfred K. Rotermund.
Peace arrives only when domestically centered progress is established in a post-conflict environment. As a result, the end of hostilities represents the beginning of a transition to peace--not peace itself.
Transnational Threats from the Middle East: Crying... Cover Image
Added May 01, 1999
Transnational Threats from the Middle East: Crying Wolf or Crying Havoc? Authored by Anthony H. Cordesman.
There is no doubt that the Middle East can present significant potential threats to the West. The author of this monograph examines these threats in order to put them into perspective--to distinguish between "crying wolf" and "crying havoc." After thorough analysis, he contends that the problems caused by narcotics and organized crime, immigration, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction do not as yet require draconian action by the Western nations.
Reforming NATO's Military Structures: The Long-Ter... Cover Image
Added May 01, 1998
Reforming NATO's Military Structures: The Long-Term Study and Its Implications for Land Forces. Authored by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
Often taken for granted, the Alliance's integrated command structure provides the basis for NATO's collective defense, and increasingly, as seen in Bosnia, its ability to undertake peace support operations. However, the very value by which nations hold the structure has resulted in a difficult and time-consuming reorganization process, which has produced only limited reforms.
Syria and the Peace: A Good Chance Missed... Cover Image
Added July 01, 1997
Syria and the Peace: A Good Chance Missed. Authored by Dr. Helena Cobban.
One of the more dismaying aspects of the current peace process has been the failure of Syria and Israel to make a deal. According to Christian Science Monitor correspondent Helena Cobban, these two long-standing foes came very close to composing their decades-old quarrel. The Syrian and Israeli leaders persevered to overcome extraordinary obstacles, but in the end failed.
The Peace process, Phase One: Past Accomplishments... Cover Image
Added January 01, 1997
The Peace process, Phase One: Past Accomplishments, Future Concerns. Edited by Dr. Stephen C. Pelletiere.
In these three essays, the authors analyze several key aspects of what can be considered the first phase of the Mideast Peace Process (the time from the 1991 Madrid Conference to the 1996 Israeli election). They remind us that despite recent renewed progress on the Israeli-Palestinian agenda, the peace process has a long and difficult road ahead.
NATO Strategy in the 1990s: Reaping the Peace Divi... Cover Image
Added May 01, 1995
NATO Strategy in the 1990s: Reaping the Peace Dividend or the Whirlwind? Authored by Dr. William T. Johnsen.
The 1991 the Strategic Concept represents NATO's response to the dramatically changed security environment in Europe, and the intense desire to reap the resultant "peace dividend." The Strategic Concept dramatically expands the scope of the Alliance's security objectives and functions, takes NATO "out of area," and lays the foundation for massive forces cuts, as well as for a fundamental restructuring of Alliance military forces and command structures.
Partnership for Peace: Discerning Fact from Fictio... Cover Image
Added August 01, 1994
Partnership for Peace: Discerning Fact from Fiction. Authored by Dr. William T. Johnsen, Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
The authors analyze and assess Partnership for Peace (PfP) from the perspective of the political realities which govern NATO. They counter the critics of PfP with an analysis of its exact provisions. Moreover, by drawing on the Alliance's historical record regarding expansion, they argue that PfP is the best and most realistic means available to resolve the prickly issue of NATO enlargement.
The Owl of Minerva Flies at Twilight: Doctrinal Ch... Cover Image
Added May 01, 1994
The Owl of Minerva Flies at Twilight: Doctrinal Change and Continuity and the Revolution in Military Affairs. Authored by Dr. David Jablonsky.
Revolutions in military affairs have never been strictly military phenomena. Social and political transformations in the past have also been major and often catalytic ingredients of such revolutions.
Ethnic Conflict: Implications for the Army of the ... Cover Image
Added March 01, 1994
Ethnic Conflict: Implications for the Army of the Future. Authored by Major General William A. Stofft, Dr. Gary L. Guertner.
Ethnic conflict is an ascendant phenomenon replacing ideology as a social force most likely to promote violence and regional instability. The ferocity of ethnic violence and its potential for escalation increase the political pressures for U.S. leadership and collective engagement. The U.S. Army has a direct interest in ethnic-based conflicts because land power is the dominant means for intervention through coalition peacekeeping and peace-enforcement operations.
The Army and Multinational Peace Operations: Probl... Cover Image
Added November 01, 1993
The Army and Multinational Peace Operations: Problems and Solutions. Authored by COL William J. Doll.
Effectiveness in multinational peace operations has become an important issue for the Army. In addition to traditional peacekeeping to monitor cease-fires and truces, the Army is now involved in activities such as peace enforcement and the reconstruction of failed states. While the Army has well-established procedures for traditional peacekeeping, it clearly has much to analyze and learn about these new types of multinational peace operations.
The Future of the United Nations: Implications for... Cover Image
Added October 01, 1993
The Future of the United Nations: Implications for Peace Operations. Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
President Clinton has expressed clear support for greater U.N. effectiveness in the peaceful resolution of conflict and the organization of collective security. This entails finding ways to improve U.N. peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace-enforcement.
Peacekeeping, Peacemaking and Peace-Enforcement: T... Cover Image
Added February 01, 1993
Peacekeeping, Peacemaking and Peace-Enforcement: The U.S. Role in the New International Order. Authored by Dr. Donald M. Snow.
The author examines the bases of American military participation in the array of Third World activities falling under the general rubric of peacekeeping and peace-enforcement. The author then examines the effects of these actions on the principle of sovereignty. He next turns to the emerging roles of peacekeeping and peace-enforcement and the conceptual and practical differences between them, and concludes with some cautionary lessons for the Army.
Eisenhower as Strategist: The Coherent Use of Mili... Cover Image
Added February 01, 1993
Eisenhower as Strategist: The Coherent Use of Military Power in War and Peace. Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
Few if any American officers performed a wider array of strategic functions as Dwight D. Eisenhower--he was a staff planner in the War Department, wartime commander of a massive coalition force, peacetime Chief of Staff, and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
Alternative World Scenarios for a New Order of Nat... Cover Image
Added January 01, 1993
Alternative World Scenarios for a New Order of Nations. Authored by Dr. Charles W. Taylor.
The author provides a set of plausible scenarios against which users can build policies and decisions while anticipating and judging their consequences before implementation.