Annual Strategy Conference

Five-Dimensional (Cyber) Warfighting: Can the Army After Next be Defeated Through Complex Concepts and Technologies?

Author: Dr Robert J Bunker The theme for the U.S. Army War College’s Ninth Annual Strategy Conference (April 1998) is “Challenging the United States Symmetrically and Asymmetrically: Can America Be Defeated?” Dr. Robert J. Bunker of California State University, San Bernardino, answers the question with an emphatic “yes.” He expounds a scenario in which a …

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The United States and Russia into the 21st Century

Author: Dr Michael McFaul, Dr R Craig Nation In late April 1997, the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute hosted its Eighth Annual Strategy Conference. The topic for this year’s conference was Russia’s Future as a World Power. The concluding panel for this conference, The United States and Russia into the 21st Century, included …

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The Crisis in the Russian Economy

Author: Dr Vitaly V Shlykov Retired Soviet Army Colonel Vitaly Shlykov presents a brutally honest appraisal of the harsh realities that are a part of today’s Russia. This report was presented at the Army War College’s Eighth Annual Strategy Conference, “Russia’s Future as a World Power,” held at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, April 22-24, 1997. Colonel …

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The Fog of Peace: The Military Dimensions of the Concert of Europe

Author: Dr Daniel Moran Last April the Army War College held its Sixth Annual Strategy Conference. The theme of this year’s Conference, “Strategy During the Lean Years: Learning From the Past and the Present,” brought together scholars, serving and retired officers, and civilian defense officials from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to …

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Time’s Cycle and National Military Strategy: The Case for Continuity in a Time of Change

Author: Dr David Jablonsky Every April the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute hosts its Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme, “Strategy During the Lean Years: Learning from the Past and the Present,” brought together scholars, serving and retired officers, and civilian defense officials from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to discuss …

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The Technological Fix: Weapons and the Cost of War

Author: Dr Alex Roland In April 1995, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was ‘Strategy During the Lean Years: Learning From the Past and the Present.’ Professor Alex Roland, Professor of History at Duke University and a Visiting Professor at the Dibner Institute for the History …

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Ready For What and Modernized Against Whom?: A Strategic Perspective on Readiness and Modernization

Author: Dr Jeffrey Record Every April the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute hosts its Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme, “Strategy During the Lean Years: Learning from the Past and the Present,” brings together scholars, serving and retired military officers, and civilian defense officials from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France …

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Two Historians in Technology and War

Author: Dr John F Guilmartin Jr, Sir Michael Howard In April 1994, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its annual Strategy Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was “The Revolution in Military Affairs: Defining an Army for the 21st Century.” Sir Michael and Professor Guilmartin are historians who have experienced warfare; indeed, …

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Responding to Terrorism across the Technological Spectrum

Author: Dr Bruce Hoffman In April 1994, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was “The Revolution in Military Affairs: Defining an Army for the 21st Century.” Dr. Bruce Hoffman presented this paper as part of a panel examining “New Technologies and New Threats.” Terrorism, of course, …

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Another View of the Revolution in Military Affairs

Author: Mr Jeffrey R Cooper In April 1994, the Army War College and the Strategic Studies Institute hosted the Fifth Annual Strategy Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA): Defining an Army for the 21st Century.” Jeffrey R. Cooper presented the following paper as part of an opening …

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The Revolution in Military Affairs: A Framework for Defense Planning

Author: Dr Michael J Mazarr In April 1994, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was “The Revolution in Military Affairs: Defining an Army for the 21st Century.” Dr. Michael J. Mazarr argues that the current revolution in military affairs is part of a larger sociopolitical transformation. …

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