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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 2025

Editor: Mr Roy Kamphausen, Dr David Lai This volume is of special relevance in light of the profound changes occurring within the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). China’s desire to develop a military commensurate with its diverse interests is both legitimate and understandable. The challenge for U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) is to understand how China …

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The Strategic Lessons Unlearned from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan: Why the ANSF Will Not Hold, and the Implications for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan

Author: Dr M Chris Mason The wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan were lost before they began, not on the battlefields, where the United States won every tactical engagement, but at the strategic level of war. In each case, the U.S. Government attempted to create a Western-style democracy in countries which were decades at least …

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Stand Up and Fight! The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005

Author: COL Ty Seidule, Dr Jacqueline E Whitt View the Executive Summary Stand Up and Fight is a collection of essays that explores how new National Security Organizations are stood up—that is, formed, organized, funded, and managed—in the first years of their existence. From Joint ventures to combatant commands to cabinet-level departments, each organization’s history …

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New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military

Author: Dr John R Deni View the Executive Summary Revolutionary changes among energy producers and dramatically altered patterns of energy consumption across the planet are having profound implications for American national security in general and the U.S. Army specifically. The U.S. Army War College gathered experts from the policymaking community, academia, think tanks, the private …

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American Grand Strategy and the Future of U.S. Landpower

Author: Major Joseph V Da Silva, Dr Hugh P Liebert, Prof Isaiah Wilson III View the Executive Summary The U.S. military faces a dramatic rebalancing among its services. As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have waned, an era of budget austerity has emerged and the U.S. strategic focus has shifted toward the Pacific, American …

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Nuclear Weapons Materials Gone Missing: What Does History Teach?

Author: Mr Henry D Sokolski View the Executive Summary In 2009, President Obama spotlighted nuclear terrorism as one of the top threats to international security, launching an international effort to identify, secure, and dispose of global stocks of weapons-usable nuclear materials—namely highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium. Since that time, three nuclear security summits have …

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Stepping Up: Burden Sharing by NATO’s Newest Members

Author: Dr Joel R Hillison View the Executive Summary This book examines the burden sharing behavior of new NATO members. It makes the argument that new NATO members are burden sharing at a greater rate than older NATO members. It also suggests that NATO’s expansion did not lead to greater free-riding behavior in NATO, contrary …

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Political and Socio-Economic Change: Revolutions and Their Implications for the U.S. Military

Author: Dr John R Deni View the Executive Summary Dramatic political, economic, and social changes across both the Greater Middle East and Latin America over the last several years—in some instances revolutionary, in others evolutionary—have had profound implications for global security generally and U.S. security specifically. Policymakers in Washington are hence confronted with the issue …

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The U.S.-India Relationship: Cross-Sector Collaboration To Promote Sustainable Development

Author: LTC John D Colwell, Jr, Dr Michael J Fratantuono, Dr David M Sarcone View the Executive Summary In the current era, initiatives that involve cross-sector collaboration—collaboration among participants representing government, military, for-profit, non-profit, citizen groups, and intergovernmental organizations—to tackle problems that defy easy solution are becoming more commonplace at all levels of society. Thus, …

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A History of the U.S. Army Officer Corps, 1900-1990

Author: Dr Arthur T Coumbe View the Executive Summary The present volume was written as a supplement to series of monographs authored by Casey Wardynski, David Lyle, and Mike Colarusso of the Army’s Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis and published by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College from 2009 to …

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