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NSDM Reading List (3 October 2019)

Mission 1: Venezuela

Ackerman, John, Barak Carlson, and Young Han. “International Relations Paradigms.” Air Command and Staff College Distance Learning Program. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air Command and Staff College, 2010. [Not available outside of course.]

Ulrich, Marybeth. “National Security Powers: Are the Checks in Balance?” In U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, 5th Ed, Vol. 2, edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012.

Leach, Walter H. “The National Security Community, Revisited.” In U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, 5th ed. Vol. 2,edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012.

Trump, Donald J. National Security Presidential Memorandum 2, 2017.

Marcella, Gabriel. “National Security and the Interagency Process.” In Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, June 2006.

Campbell, Edwina. “Interagency Decision Making.” Air Command and Staff College, lecture, 21:00, n.d. [Not available outside of course.]

LeCuyer, Jack. A National Security Staff for the 21st Century. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College Press, 2012.

Locher III, James R. “Leadership, National Security, and Whole Government Reforms: The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) Perspective.” In Rethinking Leadership and “Whole of Government” National Security Reform: Problems, Progress, and Prospects, edited by Joseph R. Cerami and Jeffrey A. Engel. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2010.

Reveron, Derek S., and Kathleen A. Mahoney-Norris. “Military-Political Relations: The Need for Officer Education.” Joint Forces Quarterly 52, no. 1 (2009): 61-66.

Ulrich, Marybeth. “A Primer on Civil-Military Relationships for Senior Leaders.” In U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, 5th ed. Vol. 2,edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012.

Department of Defense. Joint Publication I: Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States (Incorporating Change 1 Dated 12 July 2017). Washington, D.C.: Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2013.

Blair, Dennis. “Refining Jointness.” In Global Strategic Assessment 2009: America’s Security Role in a Changing World, edited by Patrick M. Cronin. Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense, 2009.

Interim Committee of the Manhattan Project. “Notes of the Interim Committee Meeting.” May 31, 1945.

National Security Council. NSC 68: United States Objectives and Programs for National Security. Washington, D.C.: The White House, 1950.

Instructions for the Expenditure of Nuclear Weapons. Washington, D.C.: The White House, 15 August 1957.

National Security Council. A Report to the National Security Council by the Executive Secretary. Washington, D.C.: The White House, 1953.

Department of Defense. “Memorandum for General Maxwell Taylor: Strategic Air Planning and Berlin,” 7 September 1961.

Department of Defense. “Strategic Forces.” In Defense Department Annual Report. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1974.

Brown, Harold. Report to Congress. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1980. [Note: not available outside of course]

Reagan, Ronald. “Address to the Nation on Defense and National Security.” Washington, D.C.: The White House, 1983.

Department of Defense. Nuclear Posture Review. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1995. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Department of Defense. Nuclear Posture Review. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2010.

U.S. Air Force. Reinvigorating the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise. Washington, D.C.: Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, 2010.

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Annex 3-72, Nuclear Operations,” 19 May 2015.

Mission 2: Afghanistan

Fendrick, Reed J. “Diplomacy as an Instrument of National Power.” In U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, 5th Ed., Vol. 1, edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012.

Smith, Anton K. Turning on the DIME: Diplomacy's Role in National Security. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2007.

Campbell, Edwina. “The Diplomatic IOP.” Air Command and Staff College video, 9 min., n.d. [Not available outside of course.]

Campbell, Edwina. “The Long View” Air Command and Staff College video, 9 min., n.d. [Not available outside of course.]

Jones, Frank L. “Information: The Psychological Instrument.” In U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy, 2nd ed., edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2006.

Obama, Barrack. “A New Beginning,” Cairo University, 11 min., 2009. [Not available outside of course.]

Heginbotham, Eric, et al. China’s Evolving Nuclear Deterrent: Major Drivers and Issues for the United States. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2017.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization. “Nuclear Deterrence and the Alliance in the 21st Century.” NATO Review Magazine, 2016.

Kugler, Richard L. An Extended Deterrence Regime to Counter Iranian Nuclear Weapons: Issues and Options, Center for Technology and National Security Policy. Washington, D.C.: National Defense University, 2009.

Delpech, Therese. Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Cold War for a new era of strategic piracy. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2012.

Snyder, Scott A. “Confronting the North Korean Threat: Reassessing Policy Options.” U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. 115th Cong., 1st Session, 31 January 2017.

Kerr, Paul K., Steven A. Hildreth, and Mary Beth D. Nikitin. Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service, 26 February 2016. [Updated 2016 version.]

Department of Defense. “Fact Sheet: Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.” n.d. . [Not available outside of course.]

Department of Defense. Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Secretary of Defense, June 2014.

Department of Defense. Joint Publication 3-40, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction. Washington, D.C.: Joint Chiefs of Staff, 31 October 2014. [Note: Must use your CAC to access]

Mission 3: Somalia

Yarger, Harry. Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2006.

Yarger, Harry. Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy, edited by Harry Yarger. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2006.

Drew, Dennis, and Donald Snow. Making Twenty-First-Century Strategy: An Introduction to Modern National Security Processes and Problems. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 2006.

Trump, Donald J. National Security Strategy. Washington, D.C.: The White House, 2017.

Mattis, James. Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America: Sharpening the American Military’s Competitive Edge. Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense, 2018.

Mission 4: North Korea

Kagan, Frederick W., et al. Al-Qaeda and ISIS: Existential Threats to the US and Europe. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of War, January 2016.

Kagan, Frederick W., et al. Competing Visions for Syria and Iraq: The Myth of an anti-ISIS Grand Coalition. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of War, January 2016, Executive Summary.

Cafarella, Jennifer, Harleen Gambhir, and Katherine Zimmerman. Jabhat Al Nusra and ISIS: Sources of Strength. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of War, February 2016.

Cafarella, Jennifer, Kimberly Kagan, and Frederick W. Kagan. America’s Way Ahead in Syria. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of War, March 2016.

Bush, George W. “Speech before a Joint Session of Congress” (excerpt), 5 min., September 20, 2001. 

Jones, Seth, and Martin Libicki. How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al-Qa’ida. Santa Monica, CA: The Rand Corporation, 2008.

Jones, Frank L. “Securing America from Attack: The Defense Department’s Evolving Role after 9/11.” In U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, 5th Ed., Vol. 2, edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012.

Obama, Barack H. International Strategy for Cyberspace. Washington, D.C.: The White House, 2011.

Rexton, Paul. “Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Transnational Threats and U.S. National Security.” In U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, 5th Ed. Vol. 2, edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012.

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