Text Browser Navigation Bar: Main Site Navigation and Search | Current Page Navigation | Current Page Content

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> All Publications by Year

Login to "My SSI" Contact About SSI Cart: 0 items

All Publications By Date

50 Publications Found in 2003

Added December 23, 2003
Type: Colloquium Brief
Security Transformation
Edited by Dr. Steven Metz.
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), and the Eisenhower National Security Series co-sponsored a conference on security transformation on November 14-15, 2003, which brought together top thinkers to assess this topic.
Added December 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Insurgency in Nepal
Authored by Dr. Thomas A. Marks.
Insurgencies in the 21st century are different than the Cold War era ones that generated existing doctrine and strategy, and which shaped the way that most American strategists think about insurgency. This monograph assesses the growing insurgency in Nepal with its potential to further destabilize an already volatile region.
Added December 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
The Future of the Australian-U.S. Security Relationship
Authored by Dr. Rod Lyon, Prof. William T. Tow.
The authors assess the future of the Australian-U.S. security relationship within the context of the Canberra's transformation and strategic shift. They conclude that this relationship will remain important and will be strengthened in some ways, but they consider the building of large-scale American military bases in Australia unlikely. The challenge, they note, will be sustaining political support.
Added December 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Bounding the Global War on Terrorism
Authored by Dr. Jeffrey Record.
The author examines three features of the war on terrorism as currently defined and conducted: (1) the administration's postulation of the terrorist threat, (2) the scope and feasibility of U.S. war aims, and (3) the war's political, fiscal, and military sustainability. He believes that the war on terrorism--as opposed to the campaign against al-Qaeda--lacks strategic clarity, embraces unrealistic objectives, and may not be sustainable over the long haul.
Added December 01, 2003
Type: Op-Ed
The Trajectory of Security Transformation
Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the December 2003 newsletter.
Added November 01, 2003
Type: Op-Ed
Expanding the Use of State Defense Forces in Homeland Defense Missions
Authored by LTC Brent C. Bankus.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the November 2003 newsletter.
Added November 01, 2003
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
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.
Added November 01, 2003
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
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.
Added October 31, 2003
Type: Colloquium Brief
After the 16th Party Congress: The Civil and the Military
Edited by Andy Gudgel.
Over 50 experts in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) gathered at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, from September 19-21, to attend the 2003 PLA Conference. Cosponsored by the U.S. Army War College, the Heritage Foundation, and the American Enterprise Institute, the conference was titled "After the 16th Party Congress: The Civil and the Military."
Added October 01, 2003
Type: Book
National Security Challenges for the 21st Century
Edited by Dr. Williamson Murray.
Officers who participated in the Advanced Strategic Art Program (ASAP) during their year at the U.S. Army War College wrote these chapters. The challenges facing the defense establishment in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century are daunting indeed; however, the thoughtful essays included in this volume--including two award winners--representing some of the thinking by students at the U.S. Army War College, provide insights into these trials that will prove useful to policymakers both in and out of uniform.
Added October 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Building Regional Security Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Issues and Recommendations
Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring, COL Wendy Fontela, Dr. Mary Grizzard, Mr. Dennis M. Rempe.
Dr. Max Manwaring and his team of conference rapporteurs have generated a substantive set of issues and recommendations. They have provided a viable means by which to begin the implementation of serious hemispheric security cooperation. This report comes at a critical juncture, a time of promise for greater economic integration between the United States and Latin America.
Added October 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Army Professional Expertise and Jurisdictions
Authored by Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr..
The most important purpose of this framework is to provide a mechanism for HOW TO THINK about Army expert knowledge and jurisdictions.
Added October 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
From "Defending Forward" to a "Global Defense-In-Depth": Globalization and Homeland Security
Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II, Prof. Bert B. Tussing.
The authors have examined the scope and substance of our National Security Strategy for Homeland Security (NSHS). Disturbingly, they find that the NSHS fails to address the challenges that globalization poses for the security of the American homeland.
Added October 01, 2003
Type: Op-Ed
What should be Believed about Progress in Iraq?
Authored by Professor John R. Martin.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the October 2003 newsletter.
Added September 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Rethinking Asymmetric Threats
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
U.S. policymakers, officials, and writers on defense have employed the terms "asymmetric" or "asymmetry" to characterize everything from the nature of the threats we face to the nature of war and beyond. The author challenges the utility of using those terms to characterize the threats we face, one element of the broader debate over the nature of war, U.S. strategy, and the threats confronting us.
Added September 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
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.
Added September 01, 2003
Type: Op-Ed
Keep the Reserves in the Fight
Authored by COL James R. Pullen.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the September 2003 newsletter.
Added September 01, 2003
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
The U.S. and Canadian Army Strategies: Failures in Understanding
Authored by COL Stephen Brent Appleton.
The author examines the formal strategies of the U.S. and Canadian Armies within the context of present organizational thinking. He argues that both armies' inclination to internalize business concepts and strategies has left them in a precarious position with regard to strategy formulation and direction--one which could jeopardize the relevancy of their land forces.
Added September 01, 2003
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
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.
Added September 01, 2003
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
The Posse Comitatus Act: A Harmless Relic from the Post-Construction Era or a Legal Impediment to Transformation?
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Donald J. Currier.
The PCA presents a formidable obstacle to our nation's flexibility and adaptability at a time when we face an unpredictable enemy with the proven capability of causing unforeseen catastrophic events. The difficulty in correctly interpreting and applying the Act causes widespread confusion at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of our military.
Added August 01, 2003
Type: Book
War in the Balkans, 1991-2002
Authored by Dr. R. Craig Nation.
This study is one of very few works that attempts to look at the war as a whole It emphasizes the impact of the conflict upon the entire Balkan region, the dynamics of international intervention, and the special role of the U.S. armed forces.
Added August 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Maintaining Effective Deterrence
Authored by Dr. Colin S. Gray.
Today there is a sense that terrorism has rendered deterrence obsolete and forced the United States to substitute preemption for it. The author provides both a conceptual framework for understanding deterrence or, more accurately, the psychology of deterrence and policy guidance on how the United States can most effectively use it. The author concludes that an adaptable and flexible military with robust landpower is the only tool that can maintain deterrence.
Added August 01, 2003
Type: Op-Ed
The Need for a United Nations' Security Role in Iraq
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the August 2003 newsletter.
Added July 01, 2003
Type: Book
The Lessons of History: The Chinese people's Liberation Army at 75
Edited by Ms. Laurie Burkitt, Dr. Andrew Scobell, Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
With the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PLA) celebrating its 75th anniversary on August 1, 2002, it only seemed appropriate and timely to take stock of the world's largest military. The PLA has officially been in existence for three-quarters of a century, and its history is one filled with turmoil and warfare.
Added July 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Perspectives from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia: Hemispheric Security
Authored by Ambassador Pedro Villagra Delgado, Dr. Luiz Bitencourt, Major General Henry Medina Uribe.
There is a lack of a common view regarding precisely "What is a threat?" and "What is security?" which is the heart of the stability problem in Latin America. These authors acknowledge that the traditional definition of security and threat is no longer completely valid.
Added July 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Assessing the Impact of U.S.-Israeli Relations on the Arab World
Authored by Dr. Lenore G. Martin.
The author addresses the challenge that U.S. policymakers face in managing relations with numerous regional allies, including Israel and a host of moderate Arab states. These states often maintain differing concerns and are responding to diverse domestic and international pressures when they seek to influence the United States. These regional concerns and interests are thoroughly analyzed throughout this monograph.
Added July 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Socio-Economic Roots of Radicalism?: Towards Explaining the Appeal of Islamic Radicals
Authored by Prof. Alan Richards.
The author addresses the critical questions involved in understanding and coping with the roots of Islamic radicalism. He provides particular attention to the links between radicalism and a series of crises associated with modernization in the Islamic World. The result is a thoughtful and probing study including policy recommendations for U.S. military and civilian decisionmakers that makes intelligible the complex subject of Islamic radicalism.
Added July 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Why They Fight: Combat Motivation in the Iraq War
Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong, COL Thomas A. Kolditz, LTC Raymond A. Millen, COL Terrence M. Potter.
Today's U.S. soldiers, much like soldiers of the past, fight for each other. Researchers also found that soldiers cited ideological reasons such as liberation, freedom, and democracy as important factors in combat motivation.
Added July 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Nationalism, Sectarianism, and the Future of the U.S. Presence in Post-Saddam Iraq
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
The author addresses the critical questions involved in understanding the background of Iraqi national identity and the ways in which it may evolve in the future to either the favor or detriment of the United States. He pays particular attention to the issue of Iraqi sectarianism and the emerging role of the Shi'ite Muslims, noting the power of an emerging but fractionalized clergy.
Added June 02, 2003
Type: Colloquium Brief
The "New" American Way of War
Edited by LTC Raymond A. Millen.
This year’s topic, "The 'New' American Way of War," was particularly relevant because it occurred during the height of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF). Over 130 national security strategists, including ten flag officers, from the Department of Defense, civilian universities, and other policy-related institutions participated in the conference, held April 8-10, 2003. As OIF demonstrated, the U.S. military is in the midst of changing the way it fights wars. With such a backdrop unfolding, the speakers and panelists used very clear topical examples to make their points.
Added June 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff's Leadership Using the Joint Strategic Planning System in the 1990s: Recommendations for Strategic Leaders
Authored by Dr. Richard M. Meinhart.
The author examines how three Chairmen--Generals Powell, Shalikashvili, and Shelton--adapted and used strategic planning to provide direction and shape the military in the rapidly changing strategic environment of the 1990s. He identifies five broad recommendations relevant to future leaders on how to use a strategic planning system to transform their organizations.
Added May 01, 2003
Type: Book
Recalibrating the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance
Edited by Donald W. Boose, Jr., Balbina Y. Hwang, Patrick Morgan, USMC, Dr. Andrew Scobell.
On October 18-20, 2001, the 16th Annual Conference of the Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies was held in Washington, DC. U.S. commitments had not been shifted or weakened; the U.S. ability to militarily uphold its commitments had not been affected; and the solidarity of the ROK-U.S. alliance again had been demonstrated through South Korea's strong support for the war on terrorism.
Added May 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
The United States and Colombia: The Journey from Ambiguity to Strategic Clarity
Authored by Dr. Gabriel Marcella.
Paper identifies the strategic challenge to Colombia within the context of the weak state and ungoverned space, under attack from the violence and corruption generated bi international criminals, terrorists, and paramilitarism. Lessons learned will have powerful effects for the adaptation of American strategy to the conflict paradigm of 21st century.
Added April 29, 2003
Type: Colloquium Brief
Prospects for Peace in South Asia
Edited by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
On January 21-22, 2003, the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute and Stanford University's Asia Pacific Research Center cosponsored a conference on "Prospects for Peace in South Asia." This event brought together a number of well-known scholars, diplomats, and senior military officers with wide experience in the region. Panels considered a variety of topics related to the role of religion in conflict, the nature of past South Asian conflicts, Kashmir, the war on terrorism, and outsider policy interests.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Colloquium Report
Security Transformation: Report of the Belfer Center Conference on Military Transformation
Authored by Dr. John Deutch, Dr. John White.
The magnitude of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the administration's aggressive and expansive response have changed the definition of national security. Meeting these challenges demands a fundamental transformation of American strategy, armed forces, and national security organization. This conference identified key issues and questions and was the inaugural event in a long-term project to assess defense transformation.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: The Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
War with Iraq signals the beginning of a new era in American national security policy and alters strategic balances and relationships around the world. The specific effects of the war, though, will vary from region to region. A U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq will place popular pressure on a number of moderate Arab states to reduce high profile military cooperation with the United States. Following a war, Saudi Arabia will probably seek to reduce substantially or eliminate the U.S. military presence in the kingdom due to a more limited regional threat and the domestic difficulties with a U.S. presence.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Mapping Colombia: The Correlation between Land Data and Strategy
Authored by Dr. Geoffrey Demarest.
The mapping of Colombian national territory, however, is fundamental to the problem of control of national territory. As a threshold matter, policy, strategy, and military asset management in contemporary conflict in virtually any unstable part of the world must deal with the problem of governance in "lawless areas."
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: South Asia
Authored by Dr. Amit Gupta.
The author has been asked to analyze four issues: the position that key states in their region are taking on U.S. military action against Iraq; the role of America in the region after the war with Iraq; the nature of security partnerships in the region after the war with Iraq; and the effect that war with Iraq will have on the war on terrorism in the region.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: Southeast Asia
Authored by Dr. Anthony L. Smith.
The author has been asked to analyze four issues: the position that key states in their region are taking on U.S. military action against Iraq; the role of America in the region after the war with Iraq; the nature of security partnerships in the region after the war with Iraq; and the effect that war with Iraq will have on the war on terrorism in the region.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: Australia and New Zealand
Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
The author has been asked to analyze four issues: the position that key states in their region are taking on U.S. military action against Iraq; the role of America in the region after the war with Iraq; the nature of security partnerships in the region after the war with Iraq; and the effect that war with Iraq will have on the war on terrorism in the region.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: Europe
Authored by LTC Raymond A. Millen.
The vast majority of European states will contribute to the peacekeeping mission in Iraq if asked bilaterally. Given its proximity, the European Union can provide substantial economic and diplomatic resources for stabilizing the region. The European Union will seize upon the opportunities of greater regional democratization to practice diplomacy and crisis resolution.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: Post-Soviet States
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
The author has been asked to analyze four issues: the position that key states in their region are taking on U.S. military action against Iraq; the role of America in the region after the war with Iraq; the nature of security partnerships in the region after the war with Iraq; and the effect that war with Iraq will have on the war on terrorism in the region.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Future War/Future Battlespace: The Strategic Role of American Landpower
Authored by Dr. Steven Metz, LTC Raymond A. Millen.
The trends in the strategic environment in the development of the Future War/Future Battlespace suggest that traditional warfighting has changed in the post 9-11 era. The strategic environment can be classified into four strategic battlespaces, within which future adversaries will operate to thwart U.S. strategic initiatives.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Globalization and the Nature of War
Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
Globalization—the spread of information and information technologies, along with greater public participation in economic and political processes—is transforming every aspect of human affairs. What is not yet clear, however, are the impacts of these trends, especially how they might affect the nature of war. This monograph argues that the Clausewitzian trinity—hostility, chance, purpose—is still a valid way of looking at the nature of war in the 21st century.
Added March 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: Latin America
Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author has been asked to analyze four issues: the position that key states in their region are taking on U.S. military action against Iraq; the role of America in the region after the war with Iraq; the nature of security partnerships in the region after the war with Iraq; and the effect that war with Iraq will have on the war on terrorism in the region.
Added February 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
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
Added February 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Reconstructing Iraq: Insights, Challenges, and Missions for Military Forces in a Post-Conflict Scenario
Authored by Dr. Conrad C. Crane, Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
In October 2002, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute, in coordination with the Office of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff/G-3, initiated a study to analyze how American and coalition forces can best address the requirements that will necessarily follow operational victory in a war with Iraq. The objectives of the project were to determine and analyze probable missions.
Added February 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
Waging Ancient War: Limits on Preemptive Force
Authored by Dr. D. Robert Worley.
The author addresses the ways that the age of terrorism is affecting American grand strategy. He contends that terrorism has made many of the basic concepts of international relations and national security obsolete. Declaring war on a tactic—terrorism—erodes the clarity necessary for coherent strategy.
Added February 01, 2003
Type: Op-Ed
Why Saddam will not Choose Exile
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the February 2003 newsletter.
Added January 01, 2003
Type: Colloquium Report
Reconstructing Iraq: Challenges and Missions for Military Forces in a Post-Conflict Scenario
Authored by Dr. Conrad C. Crane, Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
With the winds of war swirling around Iraq, it is time to plan for its post-conflict reconstruction. To assist such planning, this study proposes a construct for identifying the postwar missions to be accomplished following a victory over the Hussein regime and suggests the time phasing for the accomplishment of specific tasks.
Added January 01, 2003
Type: Colloquium Report
Defeating Saddam Hussein's Strategy
Authored by LTC Raymond A. Millen.
Should war break out between Iraq and the United States, Saddam Hussein will likely adopt a strategy designed to undermine the prestige of the United States and turn the Arab World against the West.

Jump to Top of Page

Subscribe using RSS Website Subscriptions