Accession Number:

ADA565538

Title:

U.S. Army War College Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) 2012-2013

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

2012-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The Key Strategic Issues List KSIL is published annually for the purpose of making students and other researchers aware of strategic topics that are, or are likely to become, of special importance to the U.S. Army. The list is a compilation of input from the faculty at the Strategic Studies Institute, the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Armys senior leadership, as well as from civilian and military defense experts. The topics are updated annually and reflect current as well as ongoing strategic concerns. The underlying theme this year is strategic rebalancing -- as the U.S. Army prepares to shift its focus from counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations to carrying out rebalancing initiatives, shaping the strategic environment, deterring regional aggression, improving crisis response capabilities, and completing its downsizing efforts. Consolidation of important strategic and tactical successes in the war against al Qaeda also will continue, as will the efforts to distill lessons from the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Functional Strategic Issues Landpower Employment -- Evolving Roles and Missions Landpower Generation and Sustainment Strategy and Military Change in an Austere Environment Leadership, Civil-Military Relations, and Culture Cyber AttackDefense, Networks, Information Technology and Homeland SecurityCivil Support. Evolving Regional Strategic Issues Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere. Command Sponsored Topics from the National Guard Bureau, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Africa Command AFRICOM, U.S. Cyber Command CYBERCOM, U.S. Armys Cyber Command ARCYBER, U.S. European Command EUCOM, U.S. Northern Command NORTHCOM and North American Aerospace Defense Command NORAD, U.S. Southern Command SOUTHCOM, U.S. Transportation Command TRANSCOM, and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC-ARCIC.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE