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22 Publications Found in 2016

Added July 18, 2016
Type: Other
The Army War College Review Vol. 2 No. 2
Edited by Dr. Larry D Miller.
The Army War College Review, a refereed publication of student work, is produced under the purview of the Strategic Studies Institute and the United States Army War College. An electronic quarterly, The AWC Review connects student intellectual work with professionals invested in U.S. national security, Landpower, strategic leadership, global security studies, and the advancement of the profession of arms.
Added July 14, 2016
Type: Letort Papers
Taking the Fight to the Enemy: Chinese Thinking about Long-Distance and Expeditionary Operations
Authored by Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
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This Letort Paper examines a genre of military publications inside the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) that advocates the development of the capacity to hold a distant enemy’s population and homeland at risk in a conflict. This Paper also assesses a series of military exercises and changes in force posture that would make the PLA more capable of expeditionary operations.
Added June 29, 2016
Type: Monograph
NATO Cyberspace Capability: A Strategic and Operational Evolution
Authored by Jeffrey L. Caton.
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Bolstered by numerous cyber attacks, such as those in Estonia in 2007, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO’s) priorities were formalized in subsequent cyber defense policies adopted in 2008, 2011, and 2014. If indeed the decision is made to pursue military action in the cyberspace realm, what capabilities are available within NATO forces to accomplish such activities?
Added June 24, 2016
Type: Article
Strategic Insights: Strategic Implications of Brexit
Authored by Dr. John R. Deni.
Added June 22, 2016
Type: Letort Papers
India's Evolving Nuclear Force and Implications for U.S. Strategy in the Asia-Pacific
Authored by Yogesh Joshi, Dr. Frank O'Donnell, Dr. Harsh V. Pant.
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This Letort Paper investigates the present status and contours of Indian nuclear force development, nuclear doctrinal views, and nonproliferation policy, before illustrating the effects of these emerging developments for Asian security and U.S. regional interests.
Added June 20, 2016
Type: Article
Strategic Insights: Un-"Steady" State Operations: Redefining the Approach to Phase Zero in a Complex World
Authored by LTC Thomas R. Matelski.
Added June 14, 2016
Type: Monograph
Honduras: A Pariah State, or Innovative Solutions to Organized Crime Deserving U.S. Support?
Authored by Dr. R. Evan Ellis.
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In Honduras, one of the nations in Latin America most impacted by transnational organized crime and violent street gangs, the government of President Juan Orlando Hernandez has reduced murders by almost a quarter in 3 years. Hernandez, with U.S. help, has dismantled the leadership of the nation’s two principal narcotrafficking transport groups, the Cachiros and the Los Valles, as well as significantly reducing the use of the country as a transit zone by narco flights and other drug trafficking operations. His initiatives include the controversial creation of a new police force within the military, the Policía Militar del Orden Público (Military Police of Public Order [PMOP]), and a creative new interagency structure, de la Fuerza de Seguridad Interinstitucional Nacional (the National Inter-Agency Security Force [FUSINA]), integrating the military, police, prosecutors, special judges, and other state resources to combat organized crime and delinquency in the country. This monograph by SSI Professor R. Evan Ellis explores the evolution of organized crime and gangs in Honduras and the innovative approaches of the Hernandez administration to combat these threats, which have significantly challenged governance and prosperity in not only Honduras, but also its neighbors.
Added June 07, 2016
Type: Monograph
Outplayed: Regaining Strategic Initiative in the Gray Zone, A Report Sponsored by the Army Capabilities Integration Center in Coordination with Joint Staff J-39/Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment Branch
Authored by Mr. Nathan P. Freier, Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Burnett, Colonel William J. Cain, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Christopher D. Compton, Lieutenant Colonel Sean M. Hankard, Professor Robert S. Hume, Lieutenant Colonel Gary R. Kramlich, II, Colonel J. Matthew Lissner, Lieutenant Colonel Tobin A. Magsig, Colonel Daniel E. Mouton, Mr. Michael S. Muztafago, Colonel James M. Schultze, Professor John F. Troxell, Lieutenant Colonel Dennis G. Wille.
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This report concludes gray zone competition and conflict will persist as Department of Defense (DoD) pacers for the foreseeable future. It describes trends contributing to the emergence of gray zone challenges, major gray zone archetypes, and their defense implications and finally, specific recommendations for more activist and adaptive DoD responses to persistent gray zone provocation.
Added May 23, 2016
Type: Monograph
Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia: An Operational Approach to Deterrence, A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Europe
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel R. Reed Anderson, Colonel Patrick J. Ellis, Lieutenant Colonel Antonio M. Paz, Lieutenant Colonel Kyle A. Reed, Lieutenant Colonel Lendy Renegar, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Vaughan.
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Is the U.S. Army prepared to address the challenge that Russia poses to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance in Europe? This monograph critically examines the American military response to Russia's invasion and dismemberment of Ukraine, and it offers an array of practical solutions designed to reinforce efforts to date.
Added May 13, 2016
Type: Article
Strategic Insights: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) and Trinidad and Tobago: Establishing a Dangerous Presence in the Western Hemisphere
Authored by Dr. Jose de Arimateia da Cruz.
Added May 02, 2016
Type: Article
Strategic Insights: Letting the Millennials Drive
Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong.
Added April 15, 2016
Type: Article
Strategic Insights: The Coming Perfect Storm of Europe
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Adelberg.
Added April 13, 2016
Type: Article
Strategic Insights: 2016 Campaign: National Security Debate, Army Implications, and Oversights
Authored by Prof. William G. Braun, III.
Added April 07, 2016
Type: Monograph
Starting Strong: Talent-Based Branching of Newly Commissioned U.S. Army Officers
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Michael J. Colarusso, Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth G. Heckel, Colonel David S. Lyle, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Skimmyhorn.
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This monograph examines a new talent management approach to assigning commissioned officers to their initial Army basic branches, highlighting its increased potential for long-run officer productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.
Added April 04, 2016
Type: Monograph
Operating in the Gray Zone: An Alternative Paradigm for U.S. Military Strategy
Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
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The idea of gray zone wars is not new, but why does the West think it is and why has it struggled to deal with it? How can the West adjust its way of thinking about strategy and war to operate better in the gray zone?
Added March 31, 2016
Type: Article
Strategic Insights: Mexico—New Directions, Continuity, and Obstacles in the Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime
Authored by Dr. R. Evan Ellis.
Added March 31, 2016
Type: Letort Papers
The East Mediterranean Triangle at Crossroads
Authored by Dr. Jean-Loup Samaan.
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The evolving dynamics in the East Mediterranean Triangle, composed of Israel, Turkey, and Greece, reveal key security and economic trends that have direct implications for the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Added March 15, 2016
Type: Monograph
Old and New Insurgency Forms
Authored by Dr. Robert J. Bunker.
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While the study of insurgency extends well over 100 years and has its origins in the guerrilla and small wars of the 19th century and beyond, almost no cross-modal analysis—that is, dedicated insurgency form typology identification—has been conducted. This monograph creates a proposed insurgency typology divided into legacy, contemporary, and emergent and potential insurgency forms, and provides strategic implications for U.S. defense policy as they relate to each of these forms.
Added February 23, 2016
Type: Article
Strategic Insights: Whiskey over Books, Again? Anti-Intellectualism and the Future Effectiveness of Army 2025
Authored by Dr. Don M. Snider.
Added January 29, 2016
Type: Other
The Army War College Review Vol. 2 No. 1
Edited by Dr. Larry D Miller.
The Army War College Review, a refereed publication of student work, is produced under the purview of the Strategic Studies Institute and the United States Army War College. An electronic quarterly, The AWC Review connects student intellectual work with professionals invested in U.S. national security, Landpower, strategic leadership, global security studies, and the advancement of the profession of arms.
Added January 24, 2016
Type: Monograph
Military Engagement and Forward Presence: Down but Not Out as Tools to Shape and Win
Authored by Dr. John R. Deni.
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Forward military presence and, when employed selectively, military engagement – can promote stability and security and can contribute dramatically to operational capacity and capability across a range of military operations, including major interstate war. Unfortunately, significant cuts to overseas permanent presence and continuing pockets of institutional bias against engagement as a force multiplier and readiness enhancer have combined to limit the leverage possible through these two policy tools.
Added January 21, 2016
Type: Article
Strategic Insights: The Sinister Shadow of Escalating Middle Eastern Sectarianism
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.

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