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U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol 2: National Security Policy and Strategy, 5th Ed.

U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol 2: National Security Policy and Strategy, 5th Ed. - Cover

Edited by Dr. J. Boone Bartholomees Jr.

July 2012

433 Pages

Brief Synopsis

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.


Part I: The National System and Environment

1. American Values, Interests, and Purpose: Perspectives on the Roots of American Political and Strategic Culture
Marybeth P. Ulrich

2. Crafting National Interests in the 21st Century
Alan G. Stolberg

3. The National Security Community, Revisited
Walter H. Leach

4. Making National Security Policy in the 21st Century
Alan G. Stolberg

5. National Security Powers: Are the Checks in Balance?
Marybeth P. Ulrich

6. National Military Strategies: A Historical Perspective, 1990 to 2012
Richard M. Meinhart

7. Present at the Counterrevolution: An Essay on the 2005 National Defense Strategy and its Impact on Policy
Nathan P. Freier

8. Securing America From Attack: The Defense Department’s Evolving Role After 9/11
Frank L. Jones

Part II: The International System and Environment

9. International Order
Deborah L. Hanagan

10. The International System in the 21st Century
Alan G. Stolberg

11. International Relations Theory and American Grand Strategy
Janeen M. Klinger

12. Multilateralism and Unilateralism
James A. Helis

13. The Democratic Peace
Deborah L. Hanagan

14. Regional Studies in a Global Age
R. Craig Nation

15. “Lawyers, Guns, and Money”: Transnational Threats and U.S. National Security
Paul Rexton Kan

Part III: Strategic Issues and Considerations

16. Ethical Issues in War: An Overview
Martin L. Cook

17. International Law, Sovereignty, and World Order Revisited
Thomas W. McShane

18. The United States and the International Criminal Court
Thomas W. McShane

19. Retooling U.S. Public Diplomacy as a Strategic Instrument of Foreign Policy
Marybeth P. Ulrich

20. Navigating the Linkage Between Culture and Strategy: A Guide to Understanding the Analytical Cultural Framework for Strategy and Policy
Thomas Sheperd

21. Strategic Thinking and Culture: A Framework for Analysis
Frank L. Jones

22. A Primer on Civil-Military Relations for Senior Leaders
Marybeth P. Ulrich

23. Professionalizing Stability Operations in the U.S. Armed Forces
Richard A. Lacquement, Jr.

Part IV: Cases

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

25. Creating Strategy in an Era of Change: The Plains Indian Wars
Clayton K. S. Chun

26. U.S. Relations with North Korea, 1991-2000
J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

27. Painting Yourself Into a Corner: Conflict Termination, Unconditional Surrender, and the Case of Japan
Clayton K. S. Chun

28. The Guerrilla Warfare Problem: Revolutionary War and the Kennedy Administration Response, 1961-1963
Frank L. Jones

Appendix I: Guidelines for Strategy Formulation

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