Review: U. S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy Second Edition Revised and Expanded

4 Star, Strategy

Superb Easy to Understand Overview, July 14, 2008

FREE DOWNLOAD: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=870

J. Boone Bartholomees

Volume II came in the mail today, and reminded me that I really got a kick out of the skill that went into developing each chapter by a different author–it takes enormous skill to distill entire bodies of literature into roughly ten pages–in both of these volumes.

This document is available FREE as a PDF download, see the comment for the URL. US Government publications are paid for by the public and consequently free online.

Since it is free and can be reviewed in detail online, I do not itemize the way I usually do. The Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (AWC SSI) is one of the finest places for anyone to access a wide range of free monographs covering all strategic topics relevant to the US Army and the Joint military-civilian strategic challenges and opportunies.

See also:
Security Studies for the 21st Century
Sun Tzu: Art of War (History and Warfare)
The Paradox of American Power: Why the World’s Only Superpower Can’t Go It Alone
The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
The Fifty-Year Wound: How America’s Cold War Victory Has Shaped Our World
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (The American Empire Project)

I have many lists relevant to this topic and would be glad to see greater public interest in how one defines national interests, and then develops national policies that are truly in the public interest.