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Contemporary Strategy and Landpower Essay Award Winners
Jason Healey, 2020
Ryan J. Scott, Odelle J. Means, and Patricia M. Shields, 2020
Nina Jankowicz and Henry Collis, 2020
A Race Against Time - Deploying Vaccines and Addressing the Disproportionate Impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
What is behind the escalating conflict in Israel and Gaza | WITF
As India’s Physical Borders Quiet Down, Its Virtual Ones Are Under Siege
Hermanos de Armas, ‘Brothers at Arms'
Colonel Heidi A. Urben, 2016
Jeffrey L. Caton, 2019
In 2015, the Department of Defense (DoD) released the DoD Cyber Strategy which explicitly calls for a comprehensive strategy to provide credible deterrence in cyberspace against threats from key state and nonstate actors. To be effective, such activities must be coordinated with ongoing deterrence efforts in the physical realm, especially those of near-peers impacting critical global regions such as China in the Asia-Pacific region and Russia in Europe. It is important for the U.S. Army to identify and plan for any unique roles that they may provide to these endeavors. Continue reading >>>
Keir Giles, 2017
The application of international law and legal principles in cyberspace is a topic that has caused confusion, doubt, and interminable discussions between lawyers since the earliest days of the internationalization of the Internet. The still unresolved debate over whether cyberspace constitutes a fundamentally new domain that requires fundamentally new laws to govern it reveals basic ideological divides. On the one hand, the Euro-Atlantic community led by the United States believes, in broad terms, that activities in cyberspace require no new legislation, and existing legal obligations are sufficient. Continue reading >>>
Timothy L. Thomas, 1998
The human body, much like a computer, contains myriad data processors. They include, but are not limited to, the
chemical-electrical activity of the brain, heart, and peripheral nervous system, the signals sent from the cortex region of the brain to other parts of our body, the tiny hair cells in the inner ear that process auditory signals, and the light-sensitive retina and cornea of the eye that process visual activity. We are on the threshold of an era in which these data processors of the human body may be manipulated or debilitated. Continue reading >>>
Jean-Loup Samaan Dr., 2020
The emerging challenge of nonstate actors’ anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) strategies and their implications for the United States and its allies by looking at two regions, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, with case studies such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Houthis in Yemen, and separatist groups in Ukraine. The historical monopoly of states over precision-guided munitions has eroded, and this evolution eventually challenges the ability of the most advanced militaries to operate in specific environments. Continue reading >>>
Carol V. Evans, 2020
US Army War College Quarterly, Parameters, released its 50th anniversary issue on March 2. The full-color issue features: a 50-year photo essay; a series of Prospectives on the future of the Army, civil-military affairs, and national strategy penned by leading national security professionals; and a series of Retrospectives by contemporary scholars and practitioners evaluating articles published in the journal's first year, 1971, on civil-military affairs, Russia, and lessons from history.
Veteran Disability Compensation and the Army Profession: Good Intentions Gone Awry
A Hard Look at Hard Power:
Mission Command of Multi-Domain Operations
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Integrated Research Projects (IRPs)
Every academic year (AY), the Commandant of the US Army War College commissions Integrated Research Projects (IRPs) to conduct intensive study on the Army’s top priority strategic issues. An IRP research team consists of subject matter expert faculty members and select resident students who engage in strategic research and analysis on each issue.
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