U.S. Army War College: Key Strategic Issues List
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In todays dynamic strategic environment, political changes can become challenges very quickly. Yet, the gravity of major undertakings such as Operation IRAQI FREEDOM can cause us to overlook other significant events or developments. Any list of key strategic issues must, therefore, include the broadest array of regional and functional concerns. The Key Strategic Issues List KSIL, published annually by the Strategic Studies Institute SSI at the U.S. Army War College, is just such a list it is a catalogue of significant issues, arranged as potential research topics, of concern to U.S. policymakers. As such, the KSIL is a ready source of topics that members of the defense community and academia can use to focus their research efforts. The KSIL is developed in draft form, and vetted through the faculty of the U.S. Army War College, the Army Staff, Major Army Commands, Army Component Commands, and the Joint Staff. The present list represents the collective input from all of these organizations. A number of sponsors also submitted issues of specific concern to their organizations those issues appear in the Expanded KSIL, and are arranged according to the sponsoring organizations. KSIL entries are intended to be general enough for researchers to modify or expand appropriately, and to adapt to a variety of methodologies. While the list of general topics is broad, it is neither comprehensive nor restrictive. Researchers are encouraged to contact any of the SSI points of contact, or those found in the Expanded KSIL, for further information regarding their desired topics. These points of contact are not necessarily subject experts, but can recommend experts or additional sponsors.
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