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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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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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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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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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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Nuclear Pakistan and Nuclear India: Stable Deterrent or Proliferation Challenge?

Author: Dr George H Quester Nuclear proliferation, a security issue which has transcended the cold war, has been, and is, particularly troublesome in South Asia. There, India and Pakistan, neighbors with unresolved disputes since they were granted independence at the end of World War II, are believed to have nuclear weapons (although the leaders of …

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