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Forging an American Grand Strategy: Securing a Path Through a Complex Future. Selected Presentations from a Symposium at the National Defense University


Forging an American Grand Strategy: Securing a Path Through a Complex Future. Selected Presentations from a Symposium at the National Defense University - Cover

Edited by Dr. Sheila R. Ronis.

October 2013

146 Pages

Brief Synopsis

On November 8-9, 2011, the National Defense University (NDU) held a conference entitled "Forging an American Grand Strategy: Securing a Path Through a Complex Future." The discussion that began at that conference needs to be further developed and continued. More importantly, we, as a nation, need to explore together the path ahead as well as questions that have yet to be answered regarding how and why we, as a nation, struggle with grand strategies. If developed and executed with a systemic orientation, grand strategies could help us shape our future in an ever changing and complex world. This volume represents a compilation of some of the presentations given at the NDU conference. They represent the great diversity of opinions regarding this subject.

Contents

Foreword

1. Introduction
Dr. Sheila R. Ronis

2. Grand Strategy
Professor Leon S. Fuerth

3. Educating Strategists: Some Discomforting Contradictions.
Dr. Cynthia A. Watson

4. Eight Myths about American Grand Strategy
Dr. Peter D. Feaver

5. Department of Homeland Security Approach to Strategy
Dr. Allen S. Miller

6. Forging Grand Strategy: The President’s Role
Dr. David M. Abshire

7. Grand Strategy and Human Thinking
Evan M. H. Faber

8. Designing the U.S. President’s Ability to Make Strategy
Dr. Robert B. Polk

9. The Need for Grand Strategy Development: Lessons from the Project on National Security Reform and Singapore
Dr. Sheila R. Ronis

10. Postscript
Dr. Sheila R. Ronis

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