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The Creeping Irrelevance of U.S. Force Planning

Author: Dr Jeffrey Record Jeffrey Record examines what he believes is a half-century-old and continuing recession of large-interstate warfare and, since the World War’s demise, the unexpected and often violent disintegration of established states. He then addresses the Department of Defense’s persistent planning focus on multiple conventional war scenarios, concluding that this focus on the …

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Ready For What and Modernized Against Whom?: A Strategic Perspective on Readiness and Modernization

Author: Dr Jeffrey Record Every April the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute hosts its Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme, “Strategy During the Lean Years: Learning from the Past and the Present,” brings together scholars, serving and retired military officers, and civilian defense officials from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France …

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