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Shaping the World through Engagement: Assessing the Department of Defense’s Theater Engagement Planning Process

Author: COL Thomas Jordan, Prof Douglas C Lovelace Jr, Dr Thomas-Durell Young The Department of Defense (DoD) has launched an ambitious planning initiative that could have a major impact upon how resources are allocated among the military departments and the combatant commands. The National Command Authorities have directed the geographic combatant commanders-in- chief (CINCs) to …

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Defining U.S. Atlantic Command’s Role in the Power Projection Strategy

Author: Prof Douglas C Lovelace Jr, Dr Thomas-Durell Young The authors of this monograph argue that the lynch-pin in the power projection strategy of the United States is a completely transformed U.S. Atlantic Command (USACOM). The monograph details how USACOM has been allowed to “evolve” since its inception in 1993 but is yet to achieve …

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Multinational Land Formations and NATO: Reforming Practices and Structures

Author: Dr Thomas-Durell Young The problems Dr. Young grapples with in this account have been exacerbated by a variety of evolving realities stemming from the new, post-Cold War security environment. Reduced national force structures, new NATO roles and missions emanating from the military implementation of Alliance Strategy and the rapid reaction requirements associated with the …

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Command in NATO After the Cold War: Alliance, National, and Multinational Consideration

Author: Dr Thomas-Durell Young The publication of this compendium could not be more timely as a contribution to the debate which continues in NATO capitals. NATO is an alliance based on consensus. It is also the most effective military alliance in history; this is largely due to the existence of its integrated and multinational command …

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Force, Statecraft and German Unity: The Struggle to Adapt Institutions and Practices

Author: Dr Thomas-Durell Young One can make two general observations concerning Bonn’s ongoing attempt to adapt institutions and practices. First, confusion in German policy making is clearly a manifestation of officials largely navigating in a little-known policy milieu. Realpolitik, let alone Machtpolitik (either as mere terms, let alone as concepts) are neither freely used in …

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French Policy Toward NATO: Enhanced Selectivity, Vice Rapprochement

Author: Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Thomas-Durell Young The authors of this report explain how French policy toward NATO has changed since 1992. Importantly, they discuss how these changes have been effected. However, certain key elements of French external policy have not changed. In effect, therefore, the authors argue that while France may wish to …

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Partnership for Peace: Discerning Fact from Fiction

Author: Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Thomas-Durell Young The authors analyze and assess Partnership for Peace (PfP) from the perspective of the political realities which govern NATO. They counter the critics of PfP with an analysis of its exact provisions. Moreover, by drawing on the Alliance’s historical record regarding expansion, they argue that PfP is …

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