US Army War College Quarterly
Summer 2004, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2

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"Serving a Nation at War: A Campaign Quality Army with Joint and Expeditionary Capabilities," by Les Brownlee and Peter J. Schoomaker  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

"In Praise of Attrition," by Ralph Peters  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

Change and the Nature of War

"The Army's Dilemma," by John Gordon IV and Jerry Sollinger  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

"Overreliance on Technology in Warfare: The Yom Kippur War as a Case Study," by Robert S. Bolia  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

"Tread-Heads or Technophiles? Army Officer Attitudes Toward Transformation," by Thomas G. Mahnken and James R. FitzSimonds  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

"Back to the Street without Joy: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Vietnam and Other Small Wars," by Robert M. Cassidy  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

"The Death of Disarmament in Russia?" by Justin Bernier  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

"Past its Prime? The Future of the US-Japan Alliance," by William E. Rapp  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

Commentary & Reply  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

Editor's Shelf   (.htm format) (.pdf format)

Review Essay  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

Book Reviews  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

Off the Press  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

From the Archives  (.htm format) (.pdf format)

Parameters, a refereed journal of ideas and issues, provides a forum for the expression of mature professional thought on the art and science of land warfare, joint and combined matters, national and international security affairs, military strategy, military leadership and management, military history, ethics, and other topics of significant and current interest to the US Army and Department of Defense. It serves as a vehicle for continuing the education and professional development of USAWC graduates and other senior military officers, as well as members of government and academia concerned with national security affairs.

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