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The Rise of Iwar: Identity, Information, and The Individualization of Modern Warfare By Glenn J. Voelz et al.
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During a recent address to the National Defense University on U.S. counterterrorism strategy, President Barack Obama cautioned that “we must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or... More > else it will define us.” His comments hinted at the dramatic transformations of the U.S. military and national security apparatus since September 11, 2001 (9/11). Notable among these have been a new operational emphasis on the threats posed by nonstate actors and individual combatants. This trend represents a major shift from the Cold War era paradigm focused primarily on conventional threats from state-based adversaries. This strategic reprioritization has evolved into new military doctrines focused on the task of defeating networks rather than formations and technical innovations designed for identifying, screening, and targeting individual combatants on the battlefield.< Less
Pakistan’s Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk (Enlarged Edition) By Henry Sokolski et al.
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This book takes a long look at these threats as possible. Its companion volume, Worries Beyond War, (2008) focused on the challenges of Pakistani nuclear terrorism. These analyses offer a window into... More > what is possible and why Pakistani nuclear terrorism is best seen as a lesser included threat to war, and terrorism more generally. Could the United States do more with Pakistan to secure Pakistan’s nuclear weapons holdings against possible seizure? News reports indicate that the United States has already spent $100 million toward this end. It is unclear what this money has bought. If policymakers view the lack of specific intelligence on Pakistani nuclear terrorist plots against the United States as cold comfort and believe that such strikes are imminent, then the answer is not much. If, conventional acts of terrorism and war are far more likely than acts of nuclear terrorism, then there is almost too much to do.< Less
The Next Arms Race (Enlarged Edition) By Henry D. Sokolski et al.
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With most of the world’s advanced economies now stuck in recession; Western support for defense cuts and nuclear disarmament increasing; and a major emerging Asian power at odds with its... More > neighbors and the United States; it is tempting to think our times are about to rhyme with a decade of similar woes—the disorderly 1930s. Might we again be drifting toward some new form of mortal national combat? Or, will our future more likely ape the near-half-century that defined the Cold War—a period in which tensions between competing states ebbed and flowed but peace mostly prevailed by dint of nuclear mutual fear and loathing? The short answer is, nobody knows. This much, however, is clear: The strategic military competitions of the next 2 decades will be unlike any the world has yet seen.< Less
The Strategic Logic of the Contemporary Security Dilemma By U.S. Army War College et al.
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From the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 to the end of World War II and beyond the Cold War period, the prevailing assumption was that interstate warfare would continue to be the dominant threat to... More > global peace and prosperity. Today’s wars, by contrast, are intrastate conflicts that take place mainly within—not across—national borders. As a consequence, the disease of intrastate conflict has been allowed to rage relatively unchecked across large areas of the world, and has devastated the lives of millions of human beings. At the same time, indirect and implicit unmet needs (e.g., poverty) lead people into greater and greater personal and collective insecurity. In the past, the traditional security dilemma was: What is defensive, and what is aggressive? This problem has never been sorted out. It depends entirely on one’s interpretation—based on culture, values, external relationships, interests, and concepts of threat to national security.< Less
Natural Gas as an Instrument of Russian State Power [Enlarged Edition] By Alexander Ghaleb et al.
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The slow re-emergence of Russia as a world power despite its weak military force is of critical significance for the strategic interests of the United States in Europe. Since the Cold War, Russia has... More > been perceived as a broken nation that no longer represents a threat to the North Atlantic Alliance. This monograph emphasizes that Russia overcame this major vulnerability by developing the capacity to use unilateral economic sanctions in the form of gas pricing and gas disruptions against many European North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states. It agrees with many scholars and politicians alike who fear that Russia will leverage its monopoly of natural gas to gain political concessions. The author suggests it is only a matter of time until Russia will use natural gas as an instrument of coercion to disrupt NATO’s decisionmaking process.< Less
Y: The Sources of Islamic Revolutionary Conduct By Major Stephen P. Lambert et al.
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The title of this book naturally brings to mind the renowned diplomatic telegram from 1946, composed by “X” to explain “The Sources of Soviet Conduct.” The anonymous George... More > Kennan grasped the essence of the Soviet challenge, and the subsequent Containment Strategy became the foundation for strategic thought and action by the U.S. and its allies. The relatively brief “Cold War” of the late 20th century, we can now see, ironically carried the very name given in 13th century Spain to the ancient and ongoing conflict between Christians and Moors (Maghreb Moslems), a point underscored by Adda Bozeman. In the present work, Stephen Lambert convincingly argues that an effective, strategic appreciation of our present, worldwide contest, especially as it reflects the historic conflict between religious ideologies, cannot be achieved without public discussion of the religious foundations of individual and collective belief and action, whatever the label we choose to apply to the struggle.< Less
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What investigation will you do with regard to the physical infrastructure of the orchards, orchard shacks, and the cold storage building? Make a list of business goals for Harriet’s Fruit and... More > Chocolate Company. What are some constraints that will affect these goals? Make a list of technical goals for Harriet’s Fruit and Chocolate Company. What tradeoffs might you need to make to meet these goals? Will a wireless solution support the low delay that will be needed to meet the needs of the applications? Defend your answer. What security concerns should you bring up as you design the network upgrade?< Less
How In the World Did We Get Into This Mess?: A World History Unit Study for High School By Dr. Judy Barrett
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How In the World Did We Get Into This Mess? A World History Unit Study for High School guides your student through the more recent world events and allows them to research the hows and whys of the... More > world today. While the focus is on current events, and the historical factors that influence them, there are also many other areas covered as well. Instructions for timelines, maps, essays, book reports, food, entertainment and movie suggestions are provided. This is an independent study, meaning your student is going to research and discover the information independently, using the internet and other resources. So, if your student has ever wondered how North and South Korea became separate countries, why the Queen of England is still on Canada's money, how the Cold War ended, or why India and Pakistan are rivals, this study is for you.< Less
The Iron Triangle Manifested: U.S. Air Force Tanker Lease 2001–2005 (Case Study) By National Defense University & Shahnaz M. Punjani
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The proposed lease of the KC–767 tanker aircraft was one of the most infamous procurement scandals of the post–Cold War era. Interactions within the military-industrial-congressional... More > complex led to legislation permitting the Air Force to lease tankers from Boeing using an operating lease rather than standard procurement. Following the outcry from Congress, industry, the media, and numerous watchdog groups, Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) launched a wave of investigations and hearings. During the lease debate, participants reached a number of compromises documented in congressional legislation. However, this was not sufficient to continue the lease process. After nearly 4 years, Congress cancelled the tanker lease and directed the Air Force to pursue a traditional procurement approach.< Less
Becoming a Top Telemarketer By V. T.
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Are you working as a telemarketer, or intend to set up a telemarketing company? Well, you are on the right track. Cold calls, or sales calls are still one of the best ways to get leads, and... More > therefore highlighting the importance or telemarketers. However, in order to be a good one, you need to equip yourself with essential skills. This ebook compiles tons of tips from REAL top telemarketers around the world, guiding you how to present your speeches, tones, etc ... Learn from these experts and become an expert yourself. Your income will follow right behind! Get this ebook and start studying right now!< Less

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