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Dealing with Corruption: Hard Lessons Learned in Afghanistan

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Operation <i>Enduring Freedom</i> has exacted a tremendous cost on the United States in terms of both blood and treasure. By the end of fiscal …

Implementing Joint Operational Access: From Concept to Joint Force Dev

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Strategic guidance issued to the U.S. military over the past 5 years explicitly cites the emerging challenge to what has been a …

Military

Book Review: Next-Generation Homeland Security

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>By John Fass Morton<br>Naval Institute Press, 2012<br>416 pp. $36.95<br>ISBN: 978-1612510880<p>Reviewed by Katie Kuhn<p>The threats to U.S. national …

Homeland Security

Book Review: Engineers of Victory

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>By Paul Kennedy<br>Random House, 2013<br>436 pp. $30.00<br>ISBN: 978-1846141126<p>Reviewed by Bryon Greenwald<p>Best-selling author and historian Paul …

War

Book Review: You Cannot Surge Trust

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Principal Investigator: Gary E. Weir <br>Editor: Sandra J. Doyle<br>Naval History and Heritage Command, 2013<br>395 pp. $38<br>ISBN: …

Military

Challenges in Coalition Unconventional Warfare: The Allied Campaign in

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>During World War II, operatives and military advisors of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and the American Office of …

History

Understanding the Enemy

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>The escalation of improvised explosive device (IED) incidents and related casualties during Operations <i>Iraqi Freedom</i> and <i>Enduring Freedom</i> …

Military

Determining Hostile Intent in Cyberspace

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Okay, bogies have jinked back at me again for the fifth time. They’re on my nose now. Inside of 20 miles.”<p>This was the report made by …

Cybersecurity

Blurred Lines: Cultural Support Teams in Afghanistan

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Allowing women in combat is a highly controversial subject. Yet regardless of their official military occupational specialty (MOS), …

Military

A Potent Vector: Assessing Chinese Cruise Missile Developments

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>The numerous, increasingly advanced cruise missiles being developed and deployed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have largely …

Military

The Best Man for the Job? Combatant Commanders and the Politics of Joi

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>The U.S. military today fights jointly. A joint commander—reporting to the Secretary of Defense—commands all Service components during …

Military

Is Military Science “Scientific”?

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>The term <i>military science</i> generally describes the body of theories, concepts, and methods for employing armed forces. However, as an …

Military

Asymmetry Is Strategy, Strategy Is Asymmetry

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Much of the strategic studies literature of the past two decades identifies profound novelty in the conduct and challenges of modern war, …

War

Low Cost, High Returns: Getting More from International Partnerships

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Unbeknownst to most Americans, over 8,000 international military personnel are trained or educated annually in the United States at the …

Education

Why Military Officers Should Study Political Economy

DOWNLOAD PDF<p><i>Colonel: Afghanistan may have one trillion dollars’ worth of minerals! This is great for Afghanistan!</i><p><i>Staff Officer: Sir, we need to talk.</i> …

Geopolitics

Cyber Security as a Field of Military Education and Study

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Information and communication technologies are acknowledged as enablers and the core arsenal of military capabilities, functions, and …

Cybersecurity

Opportunities in Understanding China’s Approach to the Senkaku/Diaoyu

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>In 2010, two Japanese coast guard vessels and a Chinese fishing boat collided in the disputed waters near the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, …

China

The Limits of Cyberspace Deterrence

DOWNLOAD PDF<p><i>For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of</i> …

Cybersecurity

Deterrence with China: Avoiding Nuclear Miscalculation

DOWNLOAD PDF<p><i>The record reveals that defense planners have not been particularly successful in predicting the future. The U.S. has suffered a</i> …

Geopolitics

The USCENTCOM Train: The Deployment and Distribution Operations Center

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>On December 12, 2003, just months after the U.S. invasion of Iraq and on the cusp of transition to Operation <i>Iraqi Freedom</i> II, General …

Military

The Afghanistan National Railway: A Plan of Opportunity

DOWNLOAD PDF<p><i>Steam railroading is important not because it represents some nostalgic past that, in truth, never was. Steam railroading is important</i> …

Economic Development

Theater Airlift Modernization: Options for Closing the Gap

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>America’s renewed strategic emphasis on state-on-state conflict highlights significant gaps in the country’s theater airlift …

Military

An Interview with Raymond T. Odierno

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>U.S. Army Chief of Staff<p><i>Joint Force Quarterly: After more than a decade of combat around the world, what can you tell us about the</i> …

Military

Executive Summary

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>As we mark this 75th issue of <i>Joint Force Quarterly</i>, I am reminded of the wisdom I gained some years ago when I was seeking to become a …

U.S. Army

True and Steady, Inspection Ready

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>The global security environment in which the U.S. Armed Forces must operate, manage, and influence presents many challenges to our …

Armed Forces

From the Chairman: Commitment to Service

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Representing America to the rest of the world is something that we all take great pride in. We know what a privilege it is to represent …

Military

Cross-Domain Synergy: Advancing Jointness

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>ABSTRACT<p>Achieving cross-domain synergy is ultimately about evolving the understanding of jointness, which cross-domain perspectives on …

Military

Intelligence Collection

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>By Wayne Michael Hall and Gary Citrenbaum <br>Praeger, 2012 <br>505 pp. $63<br>ISBN: 978-0313398179<p>Reviewed by Todd M. Manyx<p>In this companion piece …

U.S. Army

The Revenge of Geography

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>By Robert D. Kaplan<br>Random House, 2012<br>403 pp. $28<br>ISBN: 978-1400069835<br>Reviewed by Francis P. Sempa<p>Ever since the rise of Hitler and the …

Geopolitics

Bolívar

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>By Marie Arana <br>Simon & Schuster, 2013 <br>624 pp. $35<br>ISBN: 978-1439110195<p>Reviewed by Alan Gropman<p>Any U.S. military officer or civil servant …

South America