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28 August 2019


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Warfare Studies (28 August 2019)

 Lesson 1: The Nature of War

von Clausewitz, Carl. On War, edited and translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989. [Linked edition is the 2008 reprint.]

Sun Tzu. The Art of War, translated by Samuel B. Griffith. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1963. [Make your account from the AF Portal for Hoopla.  Art of War translation by Lionel Giles 2016 edition eBook ; Art of War study guide]

Cook, Martin L. “Ethical Issues in War: An Overview.” In The U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Leavenworth, KS: Strategic Studies Institute, 2012.

Walzer, Michael. “Michael Walzer on Just War Theory.” YouTube video, 5 min. “Big Think,” 29 August 2011.

Lykke Jr, Arthur F. “Defining Military Strategy.” Military Review 77, no. 1 (January/February 1997): 183–186.

Jablonsky, David. “Strategy and the Operational Level of War: Part I.” Parameters 17, no. 1 (1987): 65–76.

Lesson 2: Conventional War

Williamson, Murray. “Decisive Battle and the Ghost of Napoleon.” Marine Corps Gazette 84, no. 7 (2000): 36–37.

Bartholomees, J. Boone Jr. “The Issue of Attrition.” Parameters 40, no. 1 (2010): 5–19.

Muller, Richard R. From Theory into Practice: The Evolution of Blitzkrieg. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air Command and Staff College, 1994. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Joint Publication (JP) 3-0 Joint Operations (Incorporating Change 1 Dated 22 October 2018), 17 January 2017. [Note: CAC is required for access]

Boot, Max. “The New American Way of War.” Foreign Affairs 82, no. 4 (2003): 41–58.

Echevarria, Antulio J. Toward an American Way of War. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2004.

Lesson 3: Irregular War

Guevara, Ernesto. “Guerrilla Strategy” and “Guerrilla Tactics.” In Guerrilla Warfare. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1961. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Tomes, Robert R. “Relearning Counterinsurgency Warfare.” Parameters 34, no. 1 (Spring 2004), 16–28.

Cohen, Eliot, Conrad Crane, Jan Horvath, and John Nagl. “Principles, Imperatives, and Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency.” Military Review (March/April 2006): 49–53.

Gray, Colin S. Irregular Enemies and the Essence of Strategy: Can the American Way of War Adapt? Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2006.

Kiras, James D. “Terrorism.” Air Command and Staff College, video lecture, 2015. [Not available outside of class.]

Kapusta, Philip. “The Gray Zone.” United States Special Operations Command White Paper. Washington, D.C.: United States Special Operations Command, 9 September 2015. [Note: Link only works on commercial networks]

Bērziņš, Jānis. Russia's New Generation Warfare in Ukraine: Implications for Latvian Defense Policy. Riga: Center for Security and Strategic Research, 2014.

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

Barno, David, and Nora Bensahel. “Fighting and Winning in the ‘Gray Zone.’” War on the Rocks, 19 May 2015.

Elkus, Adam. “50 Shades of Gray: Why the Gray Zone Concept Lacks Strategic Sense,” War on the Rocks, 15 December 2015.

Mazarr, Michael J. “Struggle in the Gray Zone and World Order.” War on the Rocks, 22 December 2015.

Lesson 4: War Termination and Stability Operations

Tierney, Dominic. "Mastering the Endgame of War." Survival 56, no. 5 (2014): 69-94.

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

Joint Publication (JP) 3-07, Stability, 3 August 2016. [CAC required for access]

U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute. "Strategic Lessons in Peacekeeping and Stability Operations, Volume 1".  U.S. Army War College: Carlisle, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012.[Note: Not available outside of course]

Williams, Robert E. and Dan Caldwell. "Jus Post Bellum: Just War Theory and the Principles of Just Peace." International Studies Perspectives 7, no. 4 (2006), 309-320.


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