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The Army and Multinational Peace Operations: Problems and Solutions

Author: COL William J Doll Effectiveness in multinational peace operations has become an important issue for the Army. In addition to traditional peacekeeping to monitor cease-fires and truces, the Army is now involved in activities such as peace enforcement and the reconstruction of failed states. While the Army has well-established procedures for traditional peacekeeping, it …

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The Future of the United Nations: Implications for Peace Operations

Author: Dr Steven Metz President Clinton has expressed clear support for greater U.N. effectiveness in the peaceful resolution of conflict and the organization of collective security. This entails finding ways to improve U.N. peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace-enforcement. The U.S. Army will have a vital role in this process and thus must better understand both the …

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Paradigm Lost?: Transitions and the Search for a New World Order

Author: Dr David Jablonsky After every momentous event, there is usually a transition period, in which participants in the events, whether individuals or nation-states, attempt to chart their way into an unfamiliar future. In the United States in this century, there are three such transitions, each focused on America’s role in the international arena. After …

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Afghanistan and Beyond: Reflections on the Future of Warfare

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank This report provides an historical analysis of lessons from one of the most important wars of the 1980s, the war in Afghanistan. After reading this study, you will better understand the nature of operations “other than war” in multiethnic states. Many fear that these wars will set the paradigm for …

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The Nature of the Post-Cold War World

Author: Mr William G Hyland, Mr Charles William Maynes The editors of the nation’s two leading journals on foreign policy were asked to examine the nature of the post-cold war world and America’s transitional role. These essays represent the views of Charles William Maynes, editor of Foreign Policy, and William G. Hyland, former editor of …

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Strategy, Forces and Budgets: Dominant Influences in Executive Decision Making, Post-Cold War, 1989-91

Author: Dr Don M Snider The successful application of national military strategy depends upon the existence of a balanced, flexible military establishment; a national force structured, manned, equipped, and trained to execute the broad range of potential missions that exist in the post-cold war world. With this in mind, the national leaders of the previous …

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Peacekeeping, Peacemaking and Peace-Enforcement: The U.S. Role in the New International Order

Author: Dr Donald M Snow The author examines the bases of American military participation in the array of Third World activities falling under the general rubric of peacekeeping and peace-enforcement. The relevance of this inquiry was underscored by President Clinton in his Inaugural Address, when he added situations where “the will and conscience of the …

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General George C. Marshall: Strategic Leadership and the Challenges of Reconstituting the Army, 1939-41

Author: COL John T Nelson II The study of strategic leadership as a formal, analytical concept is relatively new. Therefore, concrete, historical examples of leaders who have wrestled with the width and breadth of strategic-level challenges are of inestimable value. Marshall’s contributions were no accident of history. They resulted from the exercise of effective strategic …

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Eisenhower as Strategist: The Coherent Use of Military Power in War and Peace

Author: Dr Steven Metz Few if any American officers performed a wider array of strategic functions as Dwight D. Eisenhower–he was a staff planner in the War Department, wartime commander of a massive coalition force, peacetime Chief of Staff, and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Eisenhower was directly involved in a number of major transitions …

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Alternative World Scenarios for a New Order of Nations

Author: Dr Charles W Taylor This futures book reflects the global trends and events of the recent past and those of today that are bringing about change to the world’s political, economic, social, technological, and military environments. The forecasts found throughout the book are derived from analysis of the open literature and other media, the …

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