strategy

Strategy and Grand Strategy: What Students and Practitioners Need to Know

Author: Dr Tami Davis Biddle In this monograph, Dr. Tami Davis Biddle examines why it is so difficult to devise, implement, and sustain sound strategies and grand strategies. Her analysis begins with an examination of the meaning of the term “strategy” and a history of the ways that political actors have sought to employ strategies …

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Decisionmaking In Operation IRAQI FREEDOM: The Strategic Shift of 2007

Author: Dr Steven Metz In this second volume of the series, Dr. Metz looks carefully at the 2007 decision to surge forces into Iraq, a choice which is generally considered to have been effective in turning the tide of the war from potential disaster to possible—perhaps probable—strategic success. Although numerous strategic decisions remain to be …

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“…to insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence…” PAPERS FROM THE CONFERENCE ON HOMELAND PROTECTION

Author: Dr Max G Manwaring On April 11-13, 2000, the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute sponsored a major conference that examined what the Department of Defense must do “to insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence . . ., given the increasing contemporary threats to the U.S. homeland. This book highlights the …

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Strategic Art: The New Discipline for 21st Century Leaders

Author: LTG Richard A Chilcoat This essay develops a simple, yet comprehensive definition of strategic art. Strategic art entails the orchestration of all the instruments of national power to yield specific, well-defined end states. Desired end states and strategic outcomes derive from the national interests and are variously defined in terms of physical security, economic …

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Another View of the Revolution in Military Affairs

Author: Mr Jeffrey R Cooper In April 1994, the Army War College and the Strategic Studies Institute hosted the Fifth Annual Strategy Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA): Defining an Army for the 21st Century.” Jeffrey R. Cooper presented the following paper as part of an opening …

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