US Army War College Quarterly
Autumn 1999, Vol. XXIX, No. 3

"The American Mission," by Ralph Peters

"Must US Military Culture Reform?" by John Hillen

"Technology: Recomplicating Moral Life for the Nation's Defenders," by Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.

"Why Black Officers Fail," by Remo Butler

"Halt Phase Plus Strategic Preclusion: Joint Solution for a Joint Problem," by James Riggins and David E. Snodgrass

"OPTEMPO: Effects on Soldier and Unit Readiness," by Carl A. Castro and Amy B. Adler

"Is the UN Peacekeeping Role in Eclipse?" by Robert L. McClure and Morton Orlov II

"The Need for Joint Wargaming: Combining Theory and Practice," by Robert P. Haffa, Jr., and James H. Patton, Jr.

"Auftragstaktik, or Directive Control, in Joint and Combined Operations," by David M. Keithly and Stephen P. Ferris

Review Essays

Book Reviews

Off the Press

From the Archives

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, military 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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