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Colloquium Report

Stability Operations and State Building: Continuities and Contingencies

Author: COL Greg Kaufmann The Department of Defense published its Directive 3000.05, “Military Support for Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) Operations,” in November 2005, to address this area of state building and stability operations. The process of arriving at this point, however, indicates that no consistent view of the state-building mission area exists as …

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Leadership and National Security Reform: The Next President’s Agenda

Author: Dr Joseph R Cerami, Dr Robert H Dorff, Ms Lisa Moorman On March 20, 2008, the Bush School of Texas A&M University hosted a conference on “Leadership and National Security Reform: The Next President’s Agenda.” The participants examined the contemporary international environment and American national security policy for the next presidential administration. How threats, …

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The Future of Transatlantic Security Relations

Author: Mr Patrick B Baetjer, Dr Joseph R Cerami, LTG Richard A Chilcoat A March 8, 2006 conference, on “The Future of the Transatlantic Relations,” addressed changes in US and European defense and foreign policy in the aftermath of the War in Iraq and in light of a new consensus for coordinating US and European …

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U.S. Military Operations in Iraq: Planning, Combat and Occupation

Author: Mr Shane Lauth, Ms Kate Phillips, Ms Erin Schenck, Dr W Andrew Terrill A colloquium on “U.S. Military Operations in Iraq: Planning, Combat, and Occupation” was held November 2, 2005, and was co-sponsored by SSI and Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Three years beyond the start of that transition, the debate …

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Winning the War by Winning the Peace: Strategy for Conflict and Post-Conflict in the 21st Century

Author: COL Lloyd J Matthews During each of the last 15 years, the U.S. Army War College has sponsored a broad-based strategy conference that addresses a major security issue of current relevance to the United States, its allies, and, indeed, the entire world. The conference theme for year 2004 was “Winning the War by Winning …

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Building Capability from the Technical Revolution that Has Happened

Author: Dr John Deutch, Dr John White The second annual conference on national security transformation confirms the usefulness of an annual appraisal by knowledgeable security specialists of progress on achieving different elements of transformation. But the conference also demonstrated that changing geopolitical circumstances and consequent national security concerns shape which aspects of transformation capture the …

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Security Transformation: Report of the Belfer Center Conference on Military Transformation

Author: Dr John Deutch, Dr John White The attacks of September 11, 2001, represented the beginning of what President Bush has called “a new kind of war.” While terrorism itself has long been on our spectrum of real and immediate threats, the magnitude of the attacks and the administration’s aggressive and expansive response have changed …

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Reconstructing Iraq: Challenges and Missions for Military Forces in a Post-Conflict Scenario

Author: Dr Conrad C Crane, Dr W Andrew Terrill With the winds of war swirling around Iraq, it is time to plan for its post-conflict reconstruction. To assist such planning, this study proposes a construct for identifying the postwar missions to be accomplished following a victory over the Hussein regime and suggests the time phasing …

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Defeating Saddam Hussein’s Strategy

Author: LTC Raymond A Millen Should war break out between Iraq and the United States, Saddam Hussein will likely adopt a strategy designed to undermine the prestige of the United States and turn the Arab World against the West. A war culminating in a titanic battle for Baghdad would provide Saddam Hussein with the prestige …

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The Transatlantic Security Agenda: A Conference Report and Analysis

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank Immediately after the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, NATO members unanimously voted their support for the United States under Article V of the Washington Treaty. This unprecedented action, the first time such a vote has occurred in NATO’s history, underscores the vitality of the Atlantic Alliance …

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Conference Report: International Workshop on the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Author: COL Donald W Boose Jr In October 1995, scholars, military officers, diplomats, journalists, public figures, and concerned private citizens of the two alliance partners and regional states gathered in Seoul, Korea, to assess the impact of these changes and to seek new directions for the alliance. The Strategic Studies Institute is pleased to have …

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