Accession Number : ADA561801


Title :   The Center Must Hold: Avoiding Grand Strategic Failure


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Robinette, II, James H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561801.pdf


Report Date : 14 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : This paper will examine the collapse of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union in turn, positing that those failures were due to the lack of a coherent grand strategy in each. The paper will then outline the current strategic environment for the United States, drawing parallels between the two Russian catastrophic state failures and present circumstances, and suggesting that without a more coherent grand strategy, the United States faces similar systemic risk as an enterprise. Finally, the paper suggests some needed reforms before crafting a coherent grand strategy for the United States in the Information Age.


Descriptors :   *FAILURE , *STRATEGY , COHERENCE , COLLAPSE , IDEOLOGY , INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , RUSSIA , STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , UNITED STATES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE