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Veteran Disability Compensation and the Army Profession: Good Intentions Gone Awry

Authors: Dr. Leonard Wong, Dr. Stephen J. Gerras  Previous studies analyzing disability compensation have decried its $76 billion annual budget or warned of its perverse ability to incentivize veterans not to work. This study focuses on the impact of this moral hazard on the US Army profession. If soldiers continue to capitalize on an extremely …

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The Army War College Review Vol. 2 No. 3

Author: Dr Larry D Miller The Army War College Review, a refereed publication of student work, is produced under the purview of the Strategic Studies Institute and the United States Army War College. An electronic quarterly, The AWC Review connects student intellectual work with professionals invested in U.S. national security, Landpower, strategic leadership, global security …

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A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners

Author: Mr Gary J Schmitt Since World War II, a key element of America’s grand strategy has been its worldwide network of strategic allies and partners. The network has provided the United States an invaluable global presence, enhanced deterrence against adversaries and, when called upon, provided men and materiel to help fight wars. However, following …

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A Russian View on Landpower

Author: Mr Keir Giles, Maj Gen Aleksandr V Rogovoy Russia’s seizure of Crimea, and ongoing operations in eastern Ukraine, have refocused attention on the Russian military as a potential cause for concern in Europe. This Letort Paper, by an influential Russian general and military academic, lays out specifically Russian views on the essential nature of …

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Landpower and Crises: Army Roles and Missions in Smaller-Scale Contingencies During the 1990s

Author: Dr Conrad C Crane The author analyzes the role of landpower in the 170 smaller-scale contingencies conducted by the United States during the last decade. He divides such contingencies into engagement, enhanced deterrence, hostility, and stabilization phases, and discusses the military’s role in each one. The author especially emphasizes the recurring problems in the …

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Land Power and Dual Containment: Rethinking America’s Policy in the Gulf

Author: Dr Stephen C Pelletiere In an attempt to regain some control of the strategic commodity, Washington developed special relationships with the two foremost oil procedures, Iran (under the Shah) and Saudi Arabia. In 1979 the Shah was overthrown and, with the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini, America became—in the eyes of Iranians—the Great Satan. …

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Redefining Land Power for the 21st Century

Author: Dr William T Johnsen Divisive debates over the future force structures of the U.S. Armed Forces have continued despite the Report of the Commission on Roles and Missions for the Armed Forces (May 1995) and the more recent reports of the Quadrennial Defense Review (May 1997) and the National Defense Panel (December 1997). Part …

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The Future of American Landpower: Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century Army

Author: Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Douglas V Johnson II, LTC James Kievit, Prof Douglas C Lovelace Jr, Dr Steven Metz Armies historically have been criticized for preparing for the last war. Since the early 1980s, however, the U.S. Army has broken this pattern and created a force capable of winning the next war. But, …

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