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Halt Phase Strategy: New Wine in Old Skins . . . with Powerpoint

Author: Dr Earl H Tilford Jr Analyzes the Halt Phase Strategy/Doctrine currently advocated by the Air Force. As a part of his analysis, the author traces the immediate origins of Report of the Quadrennial Defense Review. Dr. Tilford contends, however, that Halt’s real origins are more closely identified with intrinsic Air Force strategic bombing doctrine, …

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World View: The 1998 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute

Author: Dr Earl H Tilford Jr World View presents the annual strategic assessments of the analysts at the Strategic Studies Institute. It is fifth in a series that reflects both our individual forecasts and collective review of the key security issues facing the United States. The process that produces World View also leads to our …

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Two Perspectives on Interventions and Humanitarian Operations

Author: AMB Robert B Oakley, Dr Earl H Tilford Jr, Dr David Tucker A recent symposium cosponsored by the Strategic Studies Institute and the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce examined that grey area between war and peace, between intervention in support of national interests and humanitarian operations which, while necessary …

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National Defense into the 21st Century: Defining the Issues

Author: Dr Earl H Tilford Jr In March 1996, Colonel Jim Blundell of the Association of the United States Army’s Institute for Land Warfare and Dr. Earl H. Tilford, Jr., of the U. S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute envisioned a symposium that would bring all the services together for an open and honest …

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The Revolution in Military Affairs: Prospects and Cautions

Author: Dr Earl H Tilford Jr The current Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is taking place against the background of a larger historical watershed involving the end of the Cold War and the advent of what Alvin and Heidi Toffler have termed “the Information Age.” In this essay, Dr. Earl Tilford argues that RMAs are …

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Russia’s Invasion of Chechnya: A Preliminary Assessment

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank, Dr Earl H Tilford Jr On December 11, 1994, Russia invaded the secessionist republic of Chechnya in the North Caucasus. The aim was to suppress the republic’s government, led by General Dzhokar Dudayev, compel it to accept Moscow’s authority, and to force it to renounce its bid for independence and …

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