Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In March 2006, President George W. Bush signed a new National Security Strategy that he refers to as a wartime national security strategy. He also states in the introduction that to follow the path the United States has chosen, we must maintain and expand our national strength. One way to do this is to study and propose solutions to the complex challenges the United States faces in the 21st century. At the U.S. Army War College, the students have embraced this challenge and spend a year developing their intellectual strength in areas that extend well beyond the familiar operational and tactical realm to which they are accustomed. This collection of essays written by students enrolled in the U.S. Army War College Advanced Strategic Art Program ASAP reflects the development of their strategic thought applied to a wide range of contemporary issues. The ASAP is a unique program that offers selected students a rigorous course of instruction in theater strategy. Solidly based in theory, doctrine, and history, the program provides these students a wide range of experts both in and out of the military, staff rides, and exercises to develop them as superb theater strategists. ASAP graduates continue to make their mark throughout the military to include in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the Combatant Commands.
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