Strategic Theory

U.S. Army War College Guide to Strategy

Editor: Dr Joseph R Cerami, COL James F Holcomb Jr For more than 3 decades, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Department of National Security and Strategy has faced the challenge of educating future strategic leaders on the subject of national security, or grand strategy. Fitting at the top of an officer’s or government official’s …

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The Owl of Minerva Flies at Twilight: Doctrinal Change and Continuity and the Revolution in Military Affairs

Author: Dr David Jablonsky Revolutions in military affairs have never been strictly military phenomena. Social and political transformations in the past have also been major and often catalytic ingredients of such revolutions. The current revolution is no exception, whether it involves the relationship of communication-information breakthroughs to the interaction of the elements of Clausewitz’s remarkable …

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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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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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