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U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 4th Edition

U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 4th Edition

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This edition of the U. S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the War College. The fourth edition is published in two volumes that correspond roughly to the Department of National Security and Strategy’s core courses: “Theory of War and Strategy” and “National Security Policy and Strategy.” Like previous editions, this one is largely an expansion of its predecessor rather than a major rewriting. About a quarter of the chapters are new, and several others have undergone significant rewrites or updates. However, approximately half of the book remains unchanged. Although this is not primarily a textbook, it does reflect both the method and manner we use to teach strategy formulation to America’s future senior leaders. The book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of either strategic theory or the policymaking process. Both volumes are organized to proceed from the general to the specific. Thus the first volume opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues. Similarly, the second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. This edition adds several short case studies that can be used to illustrate the primary material in the volume.
This edition of the U. S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the War College. The fourth edition is published in two volumes that correspond roughly to the Department of National Security and Strategy’s core courses: “Theory of War and Strategy” and “National Security Policy and Strategy.” Like previous editions, this one is largely an expansion of its predecessor rather than a major rewriting. About a quarter of the chapters are new, and several others have undergone significant rewrites or updates. However, approximately half of the book remains unchanged. Although this is not primarily a textbook, it does reflect both the method and manner we use to teach strategy formulation to America’s future senior leaders. The book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of either strategic theory or the policymaking process. Both volumes are organized to proceed from the general to the specific. Thus the first volume opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues. Similarly, the second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. This edition adds several short case studies that can be used to illustrate the primary material in the volume.

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THE U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE GUIDETO NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUESVOLUME II:NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY AND STRATEGY4th EditionJ. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.EditorJuly 2010
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CONTENTSVolume II: NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY AND STRATEGYI. The National System and Environment
1. Crafting National Interests in the 21st Century……………………………………..................3
 Alan G. Stolberg
2. The National Security Community, Revisited ………………………………...............……..15
 Walter H. Leach
3. Making National Security Policy in the 21st Century …………………….........29
 Alan G. Stolberg
4. National Security and the Interagency Process …………………………………...............…47
 Gabriel Marcella
5. PDD-56: A Glass Half-Full …………………………………………………......................……71
 John F. Troxell
6. National Security Powers: Are the Checks in Balance? …………………………..............…85
 Marybeth P. Ulrich
7. National Military Strategies: 1990 to 2009 …………………………………………..............103
 Richard M. Meinhart
8. Present at the Counterrevolution: An Essay on the 2005 National Defense Strategy and Its Impact on Policy ………………………………………………................…119
 Nathan P. Freier 
9. Securing America from Attack: The Defense Department’s Evolving Role After 9/11 …………………………………………………………………………....................131
 Frank L. Jones
10. The Appropriate Role of Intelligence in the Making of National Security Policy ........…145
 Anthony R. Williams
II. The International System and Environment
11. The International System in the 21st Century ………………………………......................153
 Alan G. Stolberg
12. International Relations Theory and American Grand Strategy …………………..............167
 Janeen M. Klinger 
13. Multilateralism and Unilateralism ……………………………………………….............. 185
 James A. Helis
14. Regional Studies in a Global Age ……………………………………………………………191
 R. Craig Nation

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