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U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy, 3rd Edition


U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy, 3rd Edition - Cover

Edited by Dr. J. Boone Bartholomees Jr.

June 2008

349 Pages

Brief Synopsis

Volume I of this edition of the U.S. Army War College Guide (USAWC) to National Security Issues corresponds roughly to one of the two core courses that the Department of National Security and Strategy (DNSS) teaches: “Theory of War and Strategy” and “National Security Policy and Strategy.” Like its predecessors, the complete edition is largely an expansion of the existing materials, although over 40 percent is new, and the previously published chapters have been updated as necessary.

Contents

Introduction
J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

I. Strategic Theory

1. Why Is Strategy Difficult?
David Jablonsky

2. A Survey of the Theory of Strategy
J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

3. Toward a Theory of Strategy: Art Lykke and The U.S. Army War College Strategy Model
Harry R. Yarger

4. The Strategic Appraisal: The Key To Effective Strategy
Harry R. Yarger

5. Managing Strategic Risk
James F. Holcomb

6. A Theory of Victory
J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

7. Toward a Strategic Theory of Terrorism: Defining Boundaries in the Ongoing Search for Security
Frank L. Jones

8. Landpower in Traditional Theory and Contemporary Application
G. K. Cunningham

9. Thucydides and Contemporary Strategy
R. Craig Nation

II. The Elements of Power

10. National Power
David Jablonsky

11. National Power
R. Craig Nation

12. Strategic Communication: Wielding The Information Element of Power
Dennis M. Murphy

13. Diplomacy as an Instrument of National Power
Reed J. Fendrick

14. Theory and Practice of Modern Diplomacy: Origins and Development to 1914
Louis J. Nigro, Jr.

15. Military Power and the Use of Force
John F. Troxell

16. Political Economy and National Security: A Primer
Janeen M. Klinger

17. Economics: A Key Element of National Power
Clayton K. S. Chun

III. Strategic Issues and Considerations

18. Air Power Theory: An Analytical Narrative from the First World War to the Present
Tami Davis Biddle

19. John Warden’s Five Ring Model and the Indirect Approach to War
Clayton K. S. Chun

20. Spacepower: A Strategic Assessment and a Way Forward
Jeffrey A. Farnsworth

21. Network-centric Warfare: Leveraging the Power of Information
Jeffrey L. Groh

Appendix I: Contributors


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