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Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism


Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism - Cover

Edited by Dr. Williamson Murray.

September 2006

312 Pages

Brief Synopsis

In March 2006, President George W. Bush signed a new National Security Strategy that he refers to as a “wartime national security strategy” and states that to follow the path the United States has chosen, we must “maintain and expand our national strength.” One way to do this is to study and propose solutions to the complex challenges the United States faces in the 21st century. At the U.S. Army War College, the students have embraced this challenge and spend a year developing their intellectual strength in areas that extend well beyond the familiar operational and tactical realm to which they are accustomed. This collection of essays written by students enrolled in the U.S. Army War College Advanced Strategic Art Program (ASAP) reflects the development of their strategic thought applied to a wide range of contemporary issues based in theory, doctrine, strategy and history.

CONTENTS

Foreword

1. Introduction: Professional Military Education
and the 21st Century
Dr. Williamson Murray

2. From the Ashes of the Phoenix: Lessons for
Contemporary Countersurgency Operations
Lieutenant Colonel Ken Tovo

3. Moral Power and a Hearts-and-Minds
Strategy in Post-Conflict Operations
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew J. Cernicky

4. Operation IRAQI FREEDOM:
The Long Road toward Successful U.S. Strategy in Iraq
Lieutenant Colonel Bjarne M. Iverson

5. Chinese Oil Dependence: Opportunities and Challenges
Commander Jim Cooney

6. Preemption and Nuclear Nonproliferation:
Conflicting Means to an End
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Mills

7. NATO: Still Relevant after All These Years?
Colonel Gregory C. Kraak

8. Economic and Military Impact of China’s Growth
in the Asia-Pacific Region
Lieutenant Colonel Pierre E. Massar

9. Transformation of the 36th Infantry Division,
Texas Army National Guard
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lee Henry

10. In the Aftermath of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM:
European Support for the Global War on Terrorism
Lieutenant Colonel John J. Hickey, Jr.

11. The Dark Fruit of Globalization:
Hostile Use of the Internet
Lieutenant Colonel Todd A. Megill

12. A Strategic Analysis of the
Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
Colonel James D. Shumway

13. Strategic Recommendations
for Democratic Afghanistan
Lieutenant Colonel Dave Gerard

14. Al-Qa’ida as Insurgency:
The Quest for Islamic Revolution
Lieutenant Colonel Michael F. Morris

About the Authors


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