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Introduction to Warfare Studies (1 August 2019)

 ​Lesson 1: The Nature and Character of War

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “The Nature of War.” In Volume 1, Basic Doctrine, 27 February 2015.

US Department of Defense. Joint Publication (JP) 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States. Washington, DC: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 25 March 2013.

Mewitt, Christopher. “Understanding War’s Enduring Nature Alongside Its Changing Character.” War on the Rocks (blog), 21 January 2014.

Bergen, Peter, Rosa Brooks, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sascha Meinrath, and Tom Ricks. “The Future of War (II): As the Nature of War Changes, the Familiar Dividing Lines of Our World are Blurring Across the Board.” Foreign Policy, 15 January 2014.

Lonsdale, David. “Classical Strategic Thought and the Nature of War.” In The Nature of War in the Information Age. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2004. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Bae, Sebastian J. "From the First Gulf War to Islamic State: How America was Seduced by the 'Easy War.' " War on the Rocks (blog), 22 January 2016.

Van Uhm, Peter. “Why I Chose a Gun.” YouTube video, 17:10. “TED,” 30 January 2012.

Holmes, James. “Clausewitz Would Not Like America’s Islamic State Strategy.” War on the Rocks (blog), 5 January 2016.

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Levels of War.” In Volume 1: Basic Doctrine, 27 February 2015.

Tennyson, Lord Alfred. “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” Poetry Foundation (website), 1 November 2017.

Walzer, Michael. ”Michael Walzer on Just War Theory.”  YouTube video, 4:59. “Big Think,” 29 August 2011.

Lesson 2: The Operational Environments

US Department of Defense. Joint Publication (JP) 3-0, Joint Operations. Washington, DC: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 11 March 2011. [JP 3-0 Joint Operations (Incorporating Change 1 Dated 22 October 2018), 17 Jan 2017]

United States Army. Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 3-0, Unified Land Operations. Washington, DC: October 2011. [ADP 3-0 Operations, July 2019]

US Department of Defense. Joint Publication (JP) 2-01.3, Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment. Washington, DC: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 21 May 2014.

Barno, David, and Nora Behsahel.  “Got Landpower?” War on the Rocks (blog), 6 October 2015.

US Department of Defense. Joint Publication (JP) 3-32, Command and Control of Joint Maritime Operations. Washington, DC: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 7 August 2013.  [JP 3-32 Joint Maritime Operations, 08 Jun 2018]

Bartholomees, J. Boone Jr. “Naval Theory for Soldiers.” In The U.S. Army War College Guide To National Security Issues, Volume I: Theory of War and Strategy. Carlisle, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012.

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Airpower.” In Volume 1: Basic Doctrine, 27 February 2015.

"Airpower Theory and Theorists." Maxwell AFB, AL: Air Command and Staff College, n.d. [Not available outside of course.]

Benitez, Mike. “Air-Mindedness 2.0: We Need to Do Better Than “Fly, Fight, and Win.” War on the Rocks (blog), 8 August 2016.

Tucker, Patrick. “USAF Stands Up Space Mission Force to Counter Russia, China.” Defense One (blog), 1 February 2016.

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Annex 3-14 Space Operations,” 19 June 2012. [Annex 3-14 Counterspace Operations, 27 August 2018]

Bijou, Rodrigo. “Governments Don't Understand Cyber Warfare. We Need Hackers.” YouTube video, 9:29. “TED,” 21 Jan 2016.

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Annex 3-12 Cyberspace Operations,” 30 November 2011.

Lesson 3: The Spectrum of Operations

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “The Range of Military Operations.” In Volume III: Command, 22 November 2016.

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Operations and War.” In Volume III: Command, 22 November 2016.

US Department of Defense. “Section 6. Campaigns and Operations.” In Joint Publication (JP) 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States. Washington, DC: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 25 March 2013.

Barno, David and Nora Bensahel. “Preparing for the Next Big War.” War on the Rocks (blog), 26 January 2016.

US Department of Defense. “Irregular Warfare.” In Joint Publication (JP) 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States. Washington, DC: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 25 March 2013.

Mahnken, Thomas G. “Small States Have Options Too: Competitive Strategies Against Aggressors.” War on the Rocks (blog), 27 January 27 2016.

Berti, Benedetta. “The surprising way groups like ISIS stay in power.” YouTube video, 5:38. “TED,” March 2015.

Cohen, Eliot, Conrad Crane, Jan Horvath, and John Nagl. “Principles, Imperatives, and Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency.” Military Review 86, no. 2 (March-April 2006): 49-53.

Kiras, James D. “Terrorism.” ACSC lecture, 58:16. 2015. [Not available outside of course.]

Brands, Hal. “Paradoxes of the Gray Zone.” Foreign Policy Research Institute (blog), February 2016.

Flavin, William. "Planning for Conflict Termination and Post-conflict Success." Parameters 33, no. 3 (2003): 95-112.

Crothers, Brian J. “War Termination & Post Conflict Considerations.” ACSC lecture, 58:00. 2015. [Not available outside of course.]

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