Improving strategic competence : lessons from 13 years of war / Linda Robinson, Paul D. Miller, John Gordon IV, Jeffrey Decker, Michael Schwille, Raphael S. Cohen
- Machine generated contents note: ch. One Introduction -- Methodology -- ch. Two The U.S. Experience in Land Warfare, 1939--2014 -- The Formative Years: World War II Through Korea -- The Model Breaks Down: The Vietnam War Through the 1980s -- The 1990s and the Search for a New Paradigm -- From NCW to Counterinsurgency: Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001--2014 -- Learning the Big Lessons -- ch. Three Lessons from 13 Years of War -- Findings -- 1.The Making of National Security Strategy Has Suffered from a Lack of Understanding and Application of Strategic Art -- 2.An Integrated Civilian-Military Process Is a Necessary, But Not Sufficient, Condition of Effective National Security Policy and Strategy -- 3.Military Campaigns Must Be Based on a Political Strategy, Because Military Operations Take Place in the Political Environment of the State in Which the Intervention Takes Place -- 4.Technology Cannot Substitute for Expertise in History, Culture, and Languages Because of the Inherently Human and Uncertain Nature of War -- 5.Interventions Should Not Be Conducted Without a Plan to Conduct Stability Operations, Capacity Building, Transition, and, If Necessary, Counterinsurgency -- 6.Shaping, Influence, and Unconventional Operations May Be Cost-Effective Ways of Addressing Conflict That Obviate the Need for Larger, Costlier Interventions -- 7.The Joint Force Requires Nonmilitary and Multinational Partners, as Well as Structures for Coordinated Implementation -- ch. Four Future Conflict and Implications for the JIIM -- Future Conflict Trends -- The Need for a Theory of Success -- Proposals for Institutional Reform -- Enhancing Strategic Competence -- Organizational Adaptation -- SOF-Conventional Force Interdependence -- Innovative and Multifunctional Personnel -- Joint Capabilities for Irregular Warfare -- Interagency and Intergovernmental Coordination -- Improving Coalitions and Leveraging Multinational Expertise -- Conclusion.
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"Prepared for the United States Army."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-142).
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