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USAWC Quarterly: Parameters – Autumn 2019

Editor: Dr Antulio J. Echevarria FEATURES: Special Commentary: “Learning Lessons from Afghanistan: Two Imperatives” by Hew Strachan. “Afghanistan’s Lessons: Part I” articles by Seth A. Johnston, Howard G. Cooms, Martijn Kitzen, and Christophe Lafaye. “World War II: 75th Anniversary” articles by Conrad C. Crane and Alexander G. Lovelace Download PDF

Parameters VOL. 49 NO. 1–2 Spring–Summer 2019

Editor: Dr Antulio J. Echevarria FEATURES: A2/AD Myths: Chinese & Russian – “Anti-Access Strategies in the Pacific: The United States and China” by Sam J. Tangredi. “Russia’s A2/AD Capabilities: Real and Imagined” by Keir Giles and Mathieu Boulegue. Enhancing Security & Stability – “Human Security in the Arctic: Implications for the United States Army” by …

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Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II FEATURES: Special Commentary “Civil-Military Relations and Today’s Policy Environment” by Thomas N. Garner. Coercion: New Means & Methods. “Social Media Warriors: Leveraging a New Battlespace” by Buddhika B. Jayamaha and Jahara Matisek. “Multidimensionality: Rethinking Power Projection for the 21st Century” by David J. Katz. Technological Innovation: Problems & Prospects: …

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Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II FEATURES: Special Commentary. “The Military as Social Experiment: Challenging a Trope” by Jacqueline E. Whitt and Elizabeth A. Perazzo. Teaching Strategy. “Stuff Happens: Understanding Causation in Policy and Strategy” by Andrew A. Hill and Stephen J. Gerras. “Comparative Strategy in Professional Military Education” by Jean-Loup Samaan. Nontraditional War. “Russia’s …

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Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II FEATURES: Special Commentary. “Right vs. Right: Personal Beliefs vs. Professional Obligations” by Linell A. Letendre and Martin L. Cook. Illusions of Victory. “LTG MacFarland: Insights on Illusions of Victory and Iraq” by Russell W. Glenn. “Avoiding Nation-Building: From Nixon to Trump” by Dominic Tierney. 21st Century Political Warfare. “Countering …

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Parameters VOL. 47 NO. 4 WINTER 2017–18

Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II FEATURES: Exploring War’s Character & Nature. “Clausewitz’s Theory of War and Victory in Contemporary Conflict” by Emile Simpson. “Will War’s Nature Change in the Seventh Military Revolution?” by F. G. Hoffman. Learning from Military Transformations. “Lessons Unlearned: Army Transformation and Low-Intensity Conflict” by Pat Proctor. “Navigating the Third Offset …

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Parameters VOL. 47 NO. 3 AUTUMN 2017

Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II FEATURES: Special Commentary. Limits of Negative Peace, Faces of Positive Peace — Patricia M. Shields. A Wake for Counterinsurgency? Abandoning Counterinsurgency: Reviving Antiterrorism Strategy—Steven Metz. Insurgent Defectors in Counterinsurgencies—Jacqueline L. Hazelton. War among (& for) the People. Rethinking NATO Policy on the Protection of Civilians—Sten Rynning. Military Force and …

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Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II The Summer issue of Parameters opens with an essay by Sir Lawrence Freedman entitled “Beyond Surprise Attack.” Surprise, argues Freedman, can come in any number of forms, and sometimes those that come in the middle or end of a campaign prove the most decisive. Our first forum, Reevaluating Diplomatic …

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Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Mission Command: Strategic Implications – Anthony C. King, Russell W. Glenn, and Thomas-Durell Young. After 15 Years of Conflict – Charlotte F. Blatt, Stanley J. Wiechnik, Ellen “Elle” Klein, Douglas A. Sims II, and Amy B. Adler. Modernization Among US Partners – Ian Langford, and Rémy Hémez. Review Essay …

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Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Special Commentary: The Army’s Identity Crisis by Gates Brown. Toward Strategic Solvency Ensuring Effective Military Voice, by William E. Rapp. The Crisis of American Military Primacy and the Search for Strategic Solvency, by Hal Brands and Eric Edelman. Are Our Strategic Models Flawed? Faith in War: The American Roots …

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Parameters VOL. 46 NO. 3 AUTUMN 2016

Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Special Commentary: Rebalancing Offshore Balancing Michael G. Roskin Adapting to Strategic Change Brian McAllister Linn, J. P. Clark, Charles Hornick, Daniel Burkhart, and Dave Shunk Myths about the Army Profession Don M. Snider, C. Anthony Pfaff On Strategic Communications Today James P. Farwell and Darby J. Arakelian Christopher Paul …

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Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Special Commentary: Prospects for Peace: The View from Beijing by Jacqueline N. Deal Russian Military Power by Tor Bukkvoll, Bettina Renz Challenges in Asia by Michael A. Spangler, Jin H. Pak War: Theory and Practice by Christopher H. Tuck, Paul R. Norwood, Benjamin M. Jensen, and Justin Barnes Download …

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Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Special Commentary: Making Sense of the “Long Wars” Tami Davis Biddle US Leadership and NATO Luis Simón, Alexander Mattelaer, John R. Deni, Magnus Petersson Is Nation-Building a Myth? Charles J. Sullivan, M. Chris Mason Learning from Today’s Wars Ben Nimmo, Roger N. McDermott, Erik W. Goepner Download PDF

Measuring the Effectiveness of America’s War on Terror

Author: Dr. Erik W. Goepner America’s efforts in the war on terror have been substantial and sustained, with more than four trillion dollars spent, two and a half million military members sent into harm’s way, and nearly 7,000 service members losing their lives over the past 15 years. To date, however, few studies have sought …

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Fear and Outrage as Terrorists’ Goals

Author: Dr. John A. Lynn On the morning of 9/11, Americans across the country witnessed al Qaeda’s terrorist attacks as appalling images that provoked shock at the slaughter, grief for the victims, and furor toward the perpetrators. Islamist radicals had succeeded in striking an intensely visceral blow. Even though the destruction was great, it once …

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