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1. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil is provided as a public service by the Strategic Studies Institute.

2. Information presented on http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

3. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

4. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

5. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Guidelines.

6. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

7. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to (Contact E-mail)

Cookie Disclaimer. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil does not use persistent cookies, i.e., tokens that pass information back and forth from your machine to the server and remain after you close your browser. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil does use session cookies, i.e., tokens that remain active only until you close your browser, in order to (make the site easier for you to use).  No database of information obtained from these cookies is kept and when you close your browser, the cookie is deleted from your computer. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil uses cookies in the following ways:

  • To provide you with access to a shopping cart, your orders, and your “favorite” SSI studies on our website.


You can chose not to accept these cookies and still use the site, but (you may need to enter the same information repeatedly and clicking on the banners will not take you to the correct page).  The help information in your browser software should provide you with instruction on how to disable cookies.


Information Collected from http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil for Statistical Purposes

Below is an example of the information collected based on a standard request for a World Wide Web document:

xxx.yyy.com - - [28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -0500] "GET /http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0" 200 16704 Mozilla 3.0/www.altavista.digital.com

xxx.yyy.com (or this is the host name (or IP address) associated with the requester (you as the visitor). In this case, (....com) the requester is coming from a commercial address. Depending on the requester’s method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via many Internet Service Providers assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The host name (or IP address) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.

[28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -0500] -- this is the date and time of the request

"GET http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0" -- this is the location of the requested file on http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil

200 -- this is the status code - 200 is OK - the request was filled

16704 -- this is the size of the requested file in bytes

Mozilla 3.0 -- this identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages

www.altavista.digital.com - this indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates how people find http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil

Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No personally-identifying information is collected.


SSI studies hold no copyright. Current statutes prevent the U.S. government from copyrighting intellectual property since that property is paid for by the public and is therefore 'owned by the public'.


- Since, at this time, there is no copyright policy, many organizations reprint our studies for classroom/seminar use. We do ask that you write us a message with the number of reprints and their intended use so that we can report this information for budgeting and resource allocation.

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The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the (Department of Defense/the U.S. Army/the U.S. Navy/the U.S. Air Force/the U.S. Marine Corps, etc.) of this Web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the (Department of Defense/the U.S. Army/the U.S. Navy/the U.S. Air Force/the U.S. Marine Corps, etc.) does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site.

Please let us know about existing external links which you believe are inappropriate.

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