Accession Number:

ADA525207

Title:

The U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues. Volume 1: Theory of War and Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Edition 4

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

386.0

Abstract:

The U. S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues is the latest edition of the U. S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, which the college has published sporadically under different titles since 2001. As begun with the last publication, this edition of the Guide is in two volumes that correspond roughly to the two core courses that the Department of National Security and Strategy teaches Theory of War and Strategy and National Security Policy and Strategy. Like its predecessors, this edition is largely an expansion of the existing materials, although about a quarter is new, and the previously published chapters have been updated as necessary. This year we have begun a process we hope to continue in the future of including case studies that might be usefulinstructive illustrations of principles we teach. The authors, with one exception all current or former members of the faculty, represent each of the four primary teaching departments of the college. Short biographical sketches of each are in an appendix at the end of each volume. The appendix on the U.S. Army War College USAWC strategy formulation model in the second volume reflects the alterations in that fundamental document made for the 2010 academic year 2009-10. The entire model is currently under review, and the version for the 2011 academic year will probably be different -- although continuity will probably outweigh change in the versions.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE