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Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) 2021-2022

Editors: COL Steve Cunningham, USAWC Strategic Studies Institute New for Academic Years 2021-2022, the USAWC has published an updated Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL). The KSIL informs students, faculty, and external research associates of strategic topics requiring research and analysis. The USAWC in coordination with Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA), major commands throughout the …

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2018 – 2020 Key Strategic Issues List

Editor: LTC Charles A. Carlton, USAWC Strategic Studies Institute For over a decade, the USAWC has published the Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) to inform students, faculty, and external research associates of strategic topics requiring research and analysis. A subset of these topics, designated as Chief of Staff of the Army special interest topics, consists …

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2016-17 Key Strategic Issues List

Editor: Prof John F Troxell The United States faces security challenges within a global context of rapid technological change, significant demographic shifts, an uncertain economy, and geostrategic power dynamics of historic proportions. These conditions intensify the level of uncertainty and the pace of change, and raise the potential for significant interstate conflict to levels higher …

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2015-16 Key Strategic Issues List

Author: Prof John F Troxell The recently published National Military Strategy emphasizes the unpredictability of the global security environment. According to General Dempsey, “global disorder has significantly increased while some of our comparative military advantage has begun to erode. We now face multiple, simultaneous security challenges…” General Odierno echoes this concern by pointing to the …

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2013-14 Key Strategic Issues List

Author: Prof John F Troxell *September 24: Part I, Imperative 2 has been updated***November 18: Part II, Commands 1 and 3 have been updated** The KSIL is available for online viewing here: 2013-14 KSIL For several years, the Strategic Studies Institute has annually published the Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL). The overall purpose of this …

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2012-13 KSIL Update No. 01

Author: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Please reference the main 2012-13 KSIL for a full list of topics. This is an update to the 2012-13 Key Strategic Issues List. It includes topics from I Corps, USACE, UNC/CFC/USFK, and U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH). Download PDF

2010 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL)

Author: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Unlike other lists that generally reflect issues which are operational or tactical in nature, the focus of the Key Strategic Issues List is strategic. The spotlight is, in other words, on those items that senior Army and Department of Defense leaders should consider in providing military advice and formulating …

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2009 Key Strategic Issues List

Author: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Unlike other lists that generally reflect issues which are operational or tactical in nature, the focus of the Key Strategic Issues List is strategic. The spotlight is, in other words, on those items that senior Army and Department of Defense leaders should consider in providing military advice and formulating …

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