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Author: Lynn E. Davis Melanie W. Sisson
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: counterterrorism, strategies, illustration, alternative, defining, planning, approach, strategic
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0833046519
ISBN-13: 9780833046512

While the United States government has historically undertaken strategic reviews and produced numerous strategy documents, these have provided only very general directions for U.S. policymakers. This paper defines an approach to strategic planning and illustrates its application using the example of the critical national security topic of counterterrorism. The strategic planning approach involves four steps: (1) defining and operationalizing a strategic goal; (2) defining the full range of different

Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: united, states, strategic, triangle, japan, china, politics, northeast, asia, international
Number of Pages: 57
Published: 1996
ISBN-10: 1428913904
ISBN-13: 9781428913905

Author: Richard M. Meinhart
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: strategic, joint, system, 1990s, recommendations, leaders, planning, using, chiefs, staff, leadership, chairmen
Number of Pages: 61
ISBN-10: 142891532X
ISBN-13: 9781428915329

Author: Simon P. Worden
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: alternatives, sdi
Number of Pages: 700
Published: 2008-02
ISBN-10: 1428987622
ISBN-13: 9781428987623

The controversial nat. debate over strategic defense has been overshadowed by other nat. & global issues. Research programs for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) continue, however, & the debate is likely to resume as visible results of that research begin to compete for a share of the nationżs budget. This study considers strategic defense in the context of 4 competing strategic theories: deterrence through mutual assured destruction; deterrence through nuclear warfighting; deterrence relying on non-nuclear defense; & disarmament. Non-nuclear, space-based defense is not only feasible, bu

Author: Richard G. Davis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: gulf, war, bombing, strategic, force, decisive
Number of Pages: 90
Published: 1996-01
ISBN-10: 0788138146
ISBN-13: 9780788138140

Examines the U.S.Air Force strategic bombing campaign of Iraq & Iraqi armed forces occupying Kuwait from January 17th through February 28th, 1991 . Describes the aircraft & weapons, changes in technology & the reexamination & reapplication of traditional strategic bombing theory by USAF planning officers. Provides a chronological review of the campaign with an analysis of the results. Photos, maps, graphs & tables. Includes suggested readings.

Author: Amy F. Woolf
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: reductions, treaty, offensive, strategic, control, nuclear
Number of Pages: 27
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437931561
ISBN-13: 9781437931563

On May 24, 2002, Pres. Bush and Russiażs Pres. Putin signed the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty. It mandated that the U.S. and Russia reduce their strategic nuclear weapons to between 1,700 and 2,200 warheads by Dec. 31, 2012. The two nations began, in 2006, to hold discussions about the 2009 expiration of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which contains monitoring provisions. Contents of this report: (1) The Negotżs.: Russian, and U.S. Objectives; Reaching an Agree.; Form and Content of the Agree.; (2) The Treaty; (3) Force Structures Under the Treaty; U.S., and Russiażs Force Str

Author: Daniel Isaac Helmer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: incursion, lebanese, israel, coin, flipside
Number of Pages: 122
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 143792302X
ISBN-13: 9781437923025

This study addresses the Israeli view of the threat posed by various armed factions in southern Lebanon over an 18-year period. This was a period during which Israeli used air strikes, ground invasions, and border operations to contain or defeat the military threat to its national security. Contents: Introduction; (1) Understanding Asymmetric Warfare; (2) Strategic Planning, Strategic Choices; (3) Disaster Strikes; (4) Strategic Failure; Conclusion; Appendix on Statistical Methods; Bibliography.
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