U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Volume 1: Theory of War and Strategy

U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Volume 1: Theory of War and Strategy
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U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Volume 1: Theory of War and Strategy
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This edition of the U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the U.S. Army War College. The 5th Edition is published in two volumes that correspond roughly to the Department of National Security and Strategy’s core courses: “Theory of War and Strategy” and “National Security Policy and Strategy.” Like previous editions, this one is based on its predecessor, but contains both updates and new scholarship.

Over a third of the chapters are new or have undergone significant rewrites. Many chapters, some of which appeared for years in this work, have been removed. Nevertheless, the book remains unchanged in intent and purpose.

Although this is not primarily a textbook, it does reflect both the method and manner that the U.S. Army War College uses to teach strategy formulation to America’s future senior leaders. The book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of either strategic theory or the policymaking process. Both volumes are organized to proceed from the general to the specific.

Thus, the first volume opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues. Similarly, the second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. This edition continues the effort begun in the 4th Edition to include several short case studies to illustrate the primary material in the volume.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Part I: The National System and Environment

1. American Values, Interests, and Purpose: Perspectives on the Roots

of American Political and Strategic Culture...........................................................................3

 Marybeth P. Ulrich

2. Crafting National Interests in the 21st Century ..................................................................13

 Alan G. Stolberg

3. The National Security Community, Revisited .....................................................................27

Walter H. Leach

4. Making National Security Policy in the 21st Century ........................................................41

 Alan G. Stolberg

5. National Security Powers: Are the Checks in Balance? ..................................................... 63

 Marybeth P. Ulrich

6. National Military Strategies: A Historical Perspective, 1990 to 2012 ............................... 81

 Richard M. Meinhart

7. Present at the Counterrevolution: An Essay on the 2005 National Defense

Strategy and its Impact on Policy...........................................................................................95

 Nathan P. Freier

8. Securing America From Attack: The Defense Department’s Evolving

Role After 9/11 ......................................................................................................................107

 Frank L. Jones

Part II: The International System and Environment

9. International Order ...............................................................................................................123

 Deborah L. Hanagan

10. The International System in the 21st Century ................................................................... 137

 Alan G. Stolberg

11. International Relations Theory and American Grand Strategy ......................................151

 Janeen M. Klinger

12. Multilateralism and Unilateralism ......................................................................................169

 James A. Helis

13. The Democratic Peace ...........................................................................................................175

 Deborah L. Hanagan

14. Regional Studies in a Global Age ........................................................................................191

 R. Craig Nation

15. “Lawyers, Guns, and Money”: Transnational Threats and

U.S. National Security ...........................................................................................................207

 Paul Rexton Kan

Part III: Strategic Issues and Considerations

16. Ethical Issues in War: An Overview ...................................................................................217

 Martin L. Cook

17. International Law, Sovereignty, and World Order Revisited .........................................229

 Thomas W. McShane

18. The United States and the International Criminal Court .................................................245

 Thomas W. McShane

19. Retooling U.S. Public Diplomacy as a Strategic Instrument of Foreign Policy .............265

 Marybeth P. Ulrich

20. Navigating the Linkage Between Culture and Strategy: A Guide to

Understanding the Analytical Cultural Framework for Strategy and Policy................275

 Thomas Sheperd

21. Strategic Thinking and Culture: A Framework for Analysis...........................................287

 Frank L. Jones

22. A Primer on Civil-Military Relations for Senior Leaders ................................................ 306

 Marybeth P. Ulrich

23. Professionalizing Stability Operations in the U.S. Armed Forces .................................. 317

 Richard A. Lacquement, Jr.

Part IV: Cases

24. To End All Wars? A Case Study of Conflict Termination in World War I ....................337

 Michael S. Neiberg

25. Creating Strategy in an Era of Change: The Plains Indian Wars .................................... 349

 Clayton K. S. Chun

26. U.S. Relations with North Korea, 1991-2000 ......................................................................365

 J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

27. Painting Yourself Into a Corner: Conflict Termination, Unconditional

Surrender, and the Case of Japan ........................................................................................381

 Clayton K. S. Chun

28. The Guerrilla Warfare Problem: Revolutionary War and the Kennedy

Administration Response, 1961-1963 ..................................................................................397

 Frank L. Jones

Appendix I: Guidelines for Strategy Formulation ..................................................................413

About the Contributors ..............................................................................................................419

Audience

This publication is appropriate for legislators, historians, think-tank personnel, military, and persons with interest in National Security strategy and its history.

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