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Making Strategic Sense of Cyber Power: Why The Sky is Not Falling (Enlarged Edition) By Colin S. Gray, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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Cyber is now recognized as an operational domain, but the theory that should explain it strategically is, for the most part, missing. It is one thing to know how to digitize; it is quite another to... More > understand what digitization means strategically. The author maintains that, although the technical and tactical literature on cyber is abundant, strategic theoretical treatment is poor. He offers four conclusions: (1) cyber power will prove useful as an enabler of joint military operationsl; (2) cyber offense is likely to achieve some success, and the harm we suffer is most unlikely to be close to lethally damaging; (3) cyber power is only information and only one way in which we collect, store, and transmit information; and (4) it is clear enough today that the sky is not falling because of cyber peril. As a constructed environment, cyberspace is very much what we choose to make it.< Less
Sharing Power: Prospects for a U.S. Concert-Balance Strategy (Enlarged Edition) By Patrick Porter, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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The subject of U.S. grand strategy has been getting increasing attention from the policy and academic communities. But too often the debate suffers from being too reductionist, limiting... More > America’s choices to worldwide hegemony or narrow isolation. There is a wide spectrum of choices before Washington that lie “somewhere in the middle.” Too often not enough thought is given to how such alternative strategies should be designed and implemented. The future cannot be known, and earlier predictions of American decline have proven to be premature. However, there is a shift in wealth and power to the extent that America may not be able to hold on to its position as an unrivalled unipolar superpower. Therefore, it is worth thinking about how the United States could shape and adjust to the changing landscape around it. What is more, there are a number of interlocking factors that mean such a shift would make sense: transnational problems needing collaborative efforts...< Less
Can Russia Reform? Economic, Political, and Military Perspectives (Enlarged Edition) By U.S. Army War College, Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute
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These papers represent the first in a series of papers taken from the Strategic Studies Institute’s (SSI) fourth annual Russia conference that took place at SSI’s headquarters in... More > Carlisle, PA, on September 26-27, 2011. As such, they also are part of our on-going effort to make sense of and clarify developments in Russia. The three papers presented here offer attempts to characterize first of all, the nature of the state; second, the prospects for economic reform within that state—perhaps the most pressing domestic issue and one with considerable spillover into defense and security agendas as well—in contemporary Russia; and third, the nature and lasting effects of the defense reform that began in 2008. The papers are forthright and pull no punches, though we certainly do not claim that they provide the last or definitive word on these subjects.< Less
U.S. Naval Strategy in the 1980s: Selected Documents (Enlarged Edition) By John B. Hattendorf, D.Phil., Captain Peter M. Swartz, USN (Ret.), Naval War College
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U.S. Naval Strategy in the 1980s: Selected Documents is the thirty-third in the Naval War College Press’s Newport Papers monograph series, and the third in a projected fourvolume set of... More > authoritative documents relating to U.S. Navy strategy and strategic planning during and after the Cold War. Edited by John B. Hattendorf, a distinguished naval historian and chairman of the Maritime History Department at the Naval War College, this volume is an indispensable supplement to Professor Hattendorf ’s uniquely informed narrative of the genesis and development of the Navy’s strategy for global war with the Soviet Union, The Evolution of the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Strategy, 1977– 1986, Newport Paper 19 (2004). It continues the story of the Navy’s reaction to the growing Soviet naval and strategic threats over the decade of the 1970s, as documented in U.S. Naval Strategy in the 1970s: Selected Documents, Newport Paper 30 (2007), and sets the stage for the rethinking of the Navy’s...< Less
The Poet in the Code Room By John Kimmey
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A war and spy novel as well as a mystery and a bildungsroman, this is the story of a poet recruited in the spring of 1943 to write poetry for coding and decoding messages in OSS. Jake Finny, a... More > college senior in the reserves, believes he is escaping combat only to find himself dealing with a series of unexplained deaths in the Message Center. As he moves from Washington to Algiers to Italy, he fears for his life. He loses his best friend, goes AWOL and seeks those committing these crimes aided by the Italian girl his friend wanted to marry. As the pressure on him intensifies, he is haunted by the head of Counterintelligence, a famous poet whom he can’t determine whether he is sympathetic to him or thinks he is implicated in these deaths. The novel is not only about Jake and his situation but also about the workings of OSS and the conditions in Italy during the war.< Less
The Poet in the Code Room By John Kimmey
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction 3. First ePub edition (February 2013) based on First print edition (March 2012). A war and spy novel as well as a mystery and a bildungsroman, this is the story of a... More > poet recruited in the spring of 1943 to write poetry for coding and decoding messages in OSS. Jake Finny, a college senior in the reserves, believes he is escaping combat only to find himself dealing with a series of unexplained deaths in the Message Center. As he moves from Washington to Algiers to Italy, he fears for his life. He loses his best friend, goes AWOL and seeks those committing these crimes aided by the Italian girl his friend wanted to marry. As the pressure on him intensifies, he is haunted by the head of Counterintelligence, a famous poet whom he can’t determine whether he is sympathetic to him or thinks he is implicated in these deaths. The novel is not only about Jake and his situation but also about the workings of OSS and the conditions in Italy during the war.< Less
Via Vai By Tullio Bertini
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Tullio Bruno Bertini released Trapped in Tuscany (Dante University Press, 1998), which describes his adventures in Italy from 1939 to 1946. The Bertini family returned to the United States as... More > repatriated Americans, and arrived in New York on February 1, 1946. They had sailed from Naples, Italy, on the Gripsholm, a Swedish ship that the U.S. was using to repatriate American citizens who had been stranded in Europe during World War II. Via Vai describes the next ten years in his life, from 1946 to 1956. It is interesting to note that ten years after his arrival in New York, Tullio had graduated from San Francisco State College with a BA degree and received a General Secondary Teaching Credential from the State of California. Later, during the summer of 1956, he received his Master's Degree. The ten years that transpired after his arrival in New York were very stressful and required a dedication to work and school. Via Vai describes life in South San Francisco at 310 West Orange Avenue.< Less