Accession Number : ADA421831


Title :   Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategy Essay Competition: Essays 2002


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a421831.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : Our men and women in uniform face the daunting task of fighting the first global war of the new century. The global war on terrorism is a different kind of conflict from those of the previous 100 years-one that will require new thinking on many levels. As we pursue victory, I challenge all members of the U.S. military to reflect on our profession, its future direction, and how we might better organize to wage war and defeat our enemies. Reflection involves not only reading, thinking about, and discussing ideas with colleagues, but also communicating through the process of writing. In fact, I can think of no better way to develop and refine thoughts and ideas on national security, the nature of warfare, and the role of the military than by committing them to paper. Through the discipline of writing, one can examine and develop themes, concepts, and arguments in much greater detail. Writing is no easy feat to which all who submitted papers in this year's essay competition can attest but the rewards are substantial. This document contains essays from the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategy 2001 competition.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *WARFARE , *NATIONAL SECURITY , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , GLOBAL , UNITED STATES , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , WRITING , WOMEN , TERRORISM , COAST GUARD


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


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