V51 #1 50th Anniversary; Parameters

V51 #1 50th Anniversary; Parameters
V51 #1 50th Anniversary; Parameters
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This 50th Anniversary celebratory issue consists of two parts. Part I, Prospectives 2021, offers three forums discussing ways ahead for America’s Strategic Landpower, its Civil-Military Relations, and its National Security. Part II, Retrospectives 1971, assesses the contributions made to the inaugural issue of Parameters. Contributions to Part II have been arranged thematically, to aid readers, rather than presenting them in their original order.

This is a special issue of Parameters opens with a photographic series featuring milestones from past editions starting in 1971, during the height of the Vietnam War. Each decade from 1970-1980 until 2010-2020 is graphically depicted in a montage of photographs that quickly define the critical moments in U.S. Military History since 1970 that have shaped our military into the force it represents today. V51 #1 50th Anniversary.

Table of Contents

3 Military History

5 Commandant’s Foreword Major General David C. Hill

7 From the Editor in Chief Features Celebrating Fifty Years

13 Publication Milestones and Decade Review Prospectives 2021 † US Strategic Landpower

25 Providing Stability and Deterrence: The US Army in INDOPACOM Carol V. Evans

39 Transforming the US Army for the Twenty-First Century Nora Bensahel † US Civil-Military Relations

51 Are US Civil-Military Relations in Crisis? Rosa Brooks

65 Beyond Huntington: US Military Professionalism Today Risa Brooks † US National Security Strategy

79 Seeing in Stereo Anne-Marie Slaughter

85 Charting a Different Course Nadia Schadlow Retrospectives 1971 † Strategic Organization

93 Managerial Aspects of Command John S. Kem and James G. Breckenridge

101 The Joint Force and Lessons from 1971 Jonathan P. Klug 2 Parameters 51(1) Spring 2021 † (Un)civil-Military Relations

109 Academe and the Military C. Anthony Pfaff and Julia L. E. Pfaff † Regional Challenges

119 Soviet Economic Reform— Surprisingly Prescient Robert E. Hamilton

127 Moscow in the Middle East W. Andrew Terrill † Learning from the Past

133 US Army Reforms in the Progressive Era J. P. Clark

139 Coalition Warfare— Echoes from the Past Michael Neiberg Book Reviews Defense Studies

147 Defense Management Reform: How to Make the Pentagon Work Better and Cost Less By Peter Levine Reviewed by Robert D. Bradford III

149 Conspiring with the Enemy: The Ethic of Cooperation in Warfare By Yvonne Chiu Reviewed by C. Anthony Pfaff Regional Studies

153 Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy By Kishore Mahbubani Reviewed by Gerald Krieger Irregular Warfare

157 Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad By Daniel Byman Reviewed by José de Arimatéia da Cruz

159 ISIS Propaganda: A Full-Spectrum Extremist Message Edited by Stephane J. Baele, Katharine A. Boyd, and Travis G. Coan Reviewed by Robert J. Bunker Strategic Leadership

163 From Quills to Tweets: How America Communicates about War and Revolution Edited by Andrea J. Dew, Marc A. Genest, and S. C. M. Paine Reviewed by Ross Harrison

164 Organisational Learning and the Modern Army: A New Model for Lessons-Learned Processes By Tom Dyson Reviewed by Seth A. Johnston

167 Phoenix Rising: From the Ashes of Desert One to the Rebirth of U.S. Special Operations By Keith M. Nightingale Reviewed by David Fivecoat

169 Covert Regime Change: America’s Secret Cold War By Lindsey A. O’Rourke Reviewed by Richard H. Immerman

171 Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition By W. Fitzhugh Brundage Reviewed by Larry D. Miller

177 Photo Credits



Members of the military (active and reserve), military leaders and tacticians, the Department of Defense, staff of defense agencies and defense contractors, and members of academia involved in warfare studies would be interested in this publication. In addition, Veterans and military enthusiasts from the general public would enjoy this publication.

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