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Dr. Frank L. Jones

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FRANK L. JONES is a professor of security studies at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC), where he holds the General George C. Marshall Chair of Military Studies. A retired career member of the Senior Executive Service, he served in several high-level positions in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Policy and Support, and Principal Director for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance. The latter position entailed the development and implementation of peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance policy and operational support in various geographic regions, including Africa. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Frank L. Jones

  • Building Partner Capacity in Africa: Keys to Success

    August 29, 2017

    Edited by Dr. Frank L. Jones.
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    This book examines the implications for building partner capacity in Africa based on reform initiatives in the fiscal year (FY) 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The legislation enacts sweeping changes to how the Defense Department (DoD), including the Army, conducts security cooperation activities. The study assesses this legislation’s impact on U.S. defense interests in Africa and recommends ways for the DoD to address these reform initiatives for the region, and in some cases, serve as a model for other regions.

  • A "Hollow Army" Reappraised: President Carter, Defense Budgets, and the Politics of Military Readiness

    October 12, 2012

    Authored by Dr. Frank L. Jones.
    For more than 30 years, the term “hollow army” has represented President Carter’s alleged willingness to allow American military capability to deteriorate in the face of growing Soviet capability. The true story is more complicated than the metaphor suggests.