Post Tagged with: "Strategy"

The (Near) Impossibility of a Coherent National Strategy, and Why That Is Okay

The (Near) Impossibility of a Coherent National Strategy, and Why That Is Okay

Instead of worrying about developing a Grand Strategy, leaders and pundits should worry about tackling problems on a day-to-day basis.

Close-up of a US Flag patch as a US Army (USA) UH-60A Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter returns to Ellington Field, Texas (TX), after delivering six pallets of relief supplies to Deweyville, Texas. The Army is contributing to the Hurricane Rita humanitarian assistance operations as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Rita, led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD).  (USAF PHOTO BY SSGT JACOB N. BAILEY 050926-F-5964B-608)

No Easy Victory

Strategic leaders and the American public should recognize that ending wars will often result in something different from what was sought at the beginning.

Why Russian Hybrid Warfare Is a Threat To … Russia.

Why Russian Hybrid Warfare Is a Threat To … Russia.

Hybrid warfare was a long-term strategic miscalculation and Putin and his successors will likely regret the expenditures that this strategy has produced.

U.S. Army Sgt. David M. Pooler of 1st. Platoon, Able Company, 2-503 Battalion Airborne, 173 Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Vincenza, Italy scans the area across the Kunar river as he provides security iin the Noorgal district on May 01, 2010, Konar province, Afghanistan.  This was part of a community development council meeting.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo Ware/ Released)

The Art of Strategy

In a world full of transitions, it is important to add more voices to the chorus of those that observe world events and are concerned with the potential of future conflict.

Calendar Time, Cultural Sensibilities, and Strategies of Persuasion

Calendar Time, Cultural Sensibilities, and Strategies of Persuasion

The relationship of time, politics and globalisation involves the interaction of the global imposition of a Western timescale and local ideas of timekeeping.

Strategic Uncertainty and the Regional Security Order in East Asia

Strategic Uncertainty and the Regional Security Order in East Asia

Chinese and American intentions constitutes the two fundamental uncertainties that will shape regional security in East Asia.

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Review – Jihadi Culture on the World Wide Web

Ramsay’s analysis of online jihadi culture challenges current assumptions about this phenomenon and examines its limited translation to real world violence.

Review – Great Games, Local Rules

Review – Great Games, Local Rules

Cooley offers a broad perspective of competing and complementary interests that intersect in Central Asia, while simultaneously providing depth of analysis on the ground.

Chinese Grand Strategy and the Exacerbation of the Sino-Indian Territorial Dispute

Chinese Grand Strategy and the Exacerbation of the Sino-Indian Territorial Dispute

Examining China’s strategic objectives allows analysts to better understand Sino-Indian relations in light of recent tensions along the contentious Indo-Tibet border.

An Open Rebuttal to Gian Gentile’s Article on Counterinsurgency

An Open Rebuttal to Gian Gentile’s Article on Counterinsurgency

Gian Gentile’s article on COIN ignores literature that weigh stability and combat operations equally. The key failure of COIN has been not understanding how to integrate the multiple levels required.

Counterinsurgency: The Graduate Level of War or Pure Hokum?

Counterinsurgency: The Graduate Level of War or Pure Hokum?

The US Army’s counterinsurgency manual calls COIN the “graduate level of war.” But, the idea that enlightened soldiers were required to win a war is hokum.

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