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Introduction to Security Studies (21 June 2019)

Lesson 1: International Relations Perspective & Actors

Walt, Stephen M. “International Relations: One World, Many Theories.” Foreign Policy, no. 110 (Spring 1998): 29-46.

Snyder, Jack. “One World, Rival Theories.” Foreign Policy, no. 145 (November/December 2004): 52-62.

Forsyth, James Wood, Jr. “The Past as Prologue: Realistic Thought and the Future of American Security Policy.” Strategic Studies Quarterly 5, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 102-120.

Fiedler, Mike, and John T. LaSaine, Jr. “Liberal Thought and National Security.” Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, 2005. [Note: Not available outside of course] 

Wendt, Alexander.“Anarchy Is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics.” International Organization, no. 46 (Spring 1992): 391-425. 

Nigro, Louis J, Jr. “Theory and Practice of Modern Diplomacy: Origins and Development to 1914.” In The U.S. Army War College guide to National Security Issues, Volume I: Theory of War and Strategy, 5th ed., edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr..  Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, June 2012.

Stolberg, Alan G. “The International System in the 21st Century.” In The U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Volume II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 5th ed., edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, June 2012.

 

Lesson 2: Instruments of National Power

Wendt, Alexander. "Anarchy Is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics.” International Organization, no. 46 (Spring 1992): 391-425. 

Worley, D. Robert. Orchestrating the Instruments of National Power: A Critical Examination of the U.S. National Security System. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.  [Note: Not available outside of course.]

Joint Publication (JP) 1. Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, 25 March 2013. [Note: Must use CAC for access.]

Fendrick, Reed J. “Diplomacy as an Instrument of National Power.” In The U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Volume I: Theory of War and Strategy, 5th ed. Edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, June 2012.

Murphy, Col Dennis, and Lt Col Daniel Kuehl. “The Case for a National Information Strategy.” Military Review 95, no. 5 (September-October 2015): 70-83.

Troxell, John F. “Military Power and the Use of Force.” In The U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Volume I: Theory of War and Strategy, 5th ed. Edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, June 2012.

DeFrancisici, Leonard J. “Employing the Economic Instrument of National Power in Unstable Areas.” Small Wars Journal 7, no. 10 (October 2011). [Note: Not available outside of course.]

 

The Lesson 3: The National Security Process & Civil-Mil Relationship

The National Security Council: Background and Issues for Congress.  U.S. Congressional Research Service Report Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress. Washington, D.C.: United States Congress, 28 April 2017.

Owens, Mackubin Thomas. “What Military Officers Need to Know About Civil-Military Relations.” Naval War College Review 65, no. 2 (Spring 2012): 67-87.

Kohn, Richard H. “An Essay on Civilian Control of the Military.” American Diplomacy, (March 1997).

Nielsen, Suzanne C. “Review Article: American Civil-Military Relations Today: The Continuing Relevance of Samuel P. Huntington’s The Soldier and the State.International Affairs 88, no. 2 (2012): 369-376.

 

Lesson 4: Strategy & The Airman

Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education, “Policy, Strategy, and Doctrine,” Volume 1, Basic Doctrine, 27 February 2015.

Joint Publication (JP) 5-0. Joint Planning, 16 June 2017.

Trump, Donald J. National Security Strategy of the United States of America. Washington, D.C.: The White House, 2017.

Defense Policy Undersecretary Discusses 2018 Nuclear Posture Review.” Heritage Foundation  via DVIDS HUB video. 2018. 

US Department of Defense. Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2018.

Meneguin, Thomas. “The Nature of War Through the Use of Deterrence.” Filmed 1 June 2015. YouTube video, 5:48. “dvidshub,” 9 March 2016.

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

Pellerin, Cheryl. “Haney: Strategic Deterrence More Than a Nuclear Triad.” DoD News, Defense Media Agency, 15 January 2015.

McCauley, Daniel H. “Rediscovering the Art of Strategic Thinking: Developing 21st-Century Strategic Leaders.” Joint Forces Quarterly 81, no. 2, (2nd Quarter 2016): 26-33.

Perez, Celestino, Jr. “Errors in Strategic Thinking: Anti-Politics and the Macro Bias.” Joint Forces Quarterly 81, no. 2, (2nd Quarter 2016): 10-18.

Krulak, Gen Charles C. “The Strategic Corporal: Leadership in the Three Block War.” Marines Magazine, January 1999.


 

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