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National Security Challenges for the 21st Century

National Security Challenges for the 21st Century - Cover

Edited by Dr. Williamson Murray

October 2003

420 Pages

Brief Synopsis

Officers who participated in the Advanced Strategic Art Program (ASAP) during their year at the U.S. Army War College wrote these chapters. The ASAP is a unique program that offers selected students a rigorous course of instruction in theater strategy. Solidly based in theory, doctrine, and history, the program provides these students a rich professional experience that includes staff rides, exercises, and the best instructional expertise available. The program is designed to provide the joint community with the military's best theater strategists. The challenges facing the defense establishment in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century are daunting indeed; however, the thoughtful essays included in this volume--including two award winners--representing some of the thinking by students at the U.S. Army War College, provide insights into these trials that will prove useful to policymakers both in and out of uniform.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Major General David H. Huntoon, Jr
1. Transformation and Professional Military Education: Past as Prologue to the Future by Dr. Williamson Murray
2. Balancing Tyche: Nonlinearity and Joint Operations by Colonel Stuart A. Whitehead
3. The Best Offense Is a Good Defense: Preemption, Its Ramifi cations for the Department of Defense by Colonel Daniel L. Zajac
4. U.S. Army Europe 2010: Harnessing the Potential of NATO Enlargement by Colonel Peter R. Mansoor
5. Creating Strategic Agility in Northeast Asia by Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan B. Hunter
6. The War in Afghanistan: A Strategic Analysis by Colonel G. K. Herring
7. Adaptability: A New Principle of War by Lieutenant Colonel Brian Dickerson
8. Direct and Indirect Fires in the 21st Century by Colonel Richard C. Longo
9. Maritime Prepositioning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Colonel Carl D. Matter
10. Homeland Security: The Department of Defense, The Department of Homeland Security, and Critical Vulnerabilities by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel M. Klippstein
11. Integrated Emergency Management: The Roles of Federal, State, and Local Government with Implications for Homeland Security by Captain Albert F. Lord, Jr.
12. Is There Space for the Objective Force? by Colonel Timothy R. Coffin
13. Expanding Nuclear Arms Control: DoD Imperatives in the Aftermath of September 11, 2001 by Lieutenant Colonel Carlton B. Reid, Jr.
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