Robert Steele: Reinventing the US Army

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele

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These are my personal views that do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Defense or any element thereof.

It is my privilege to be finishing up a three monograph series for the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), where I have been an External Researcher with several chapters and three monographs published, since the mid-1990’s.

For a year now I have working on this series, Reinventing the U.S. Army.

I have completed a Grand Strategy review that has not been done since 1953; and a Global Reality overview that provides a “ground truth” appraisal absent from joint acquisition calculations today.

What has jumped out at me as I have examined the many brilliant documents created by the Army Capabilities Integration Center run by General H.R McMaster — he gets it — is the moral and Constitutional vacuum within which the U.S. Army bureaucracy works. No one questions political orders that are unconstitutional and based on lies, and no one challenges the active malfeasance of the other services and agencies in failing to budget for joint interoperable deployable sustainable capabilities.

I decided that before I did the obvious — the force structure — I had to first get a grip on the roots of the tree.  The below draft “Strategic Insights” has been submitted to Carlisle for consideration as an interim publication and in an effort to get some Army seniors to give me feed-back.

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AUTHOR’S PRELIMINARY DRAFTS

Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part I – An American Grand Strategy, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication December 2016.

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Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part II – Overview of Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Army Operations, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication December 2016.

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Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part III – 3 Million Soldiers, Home-Based, Air-Mobile, Organic Close Air Support, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication December 2016.

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Other Publications for the Strategic Studies Institute:

Chapters

Threats Strategy and Force Structure, an Alternative Paradigm for 21st Century Security,” in Steven Metz (ed.) Revising the Two MTW Force Shaping Paradigm (Strategic Studies Institute, 2001)

Presidential Leadership and National Security Policymaking“, in Douglas T. Stuart (ed.), Organizing for National Security (Strategic Studies Institute, 2000), pp. 245-282.

TAKEDOWN: Targets, Tools, and Technocracy,” in Lloyd J. Matthews (ed.), Challenging the United States Symmetrically and Asymmetrically: Can America be Defeated? (Strategic Studies Institute, 1998), pp. 117-141.

Information Peacekeeping: The Purest Form of War”, in Lloyd J. Matthews (ed.), Challenging the United States Symmetrically and Asymmetrically: Can America be Defeated? (Strategic Studies Institute, 1998), pp. 143-171.

Monographs

Human Intelligence (HUMINT): All Humans, All Minds, All the Time (Strategic Studies Institute, May 2010) [NOTE:  Cleared by both DoD and CIA prior to publication.]

Putting the I into DIME: Strategic Communications & Information Operations, Peacekeeping Intelligence & Information Peacekeeping; Early Warning and Stabilization & Reconstruction Operations (Strategic Studies Institute, February 2006)

The New Craft of Intelligence: Achieving Asymmetric Advantage in the face of Nontraditional Threats (Strategic Studies Institute, February 2002)

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Can Donald Trump Wage Peace with An Army of 3 Million, All Overseas Bases Closed, and More…?

trump-grand-strategy-listMEMORANDUM

Seven National Security Talking Points for the Presidential Debate Cycle

  1. Grand Strategy. America does not have a Grand Strategy – a review of all threats and all policies and all costs – together. The last grand strategy review was Project Solarium under President and former General Dwight D. Eisenhower. What we have done since then is spend money without accountability. There are ten high-level threats to humanity starting with Poverty, Infectious Disease, and Environmental Degradation. Among the neglected critical policies are those dealing with Agriculture, Energy, and Water.

If I am elected President I will personally lead a Grand Strategy Summit.

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Robert Steele: Grand Strategy – No Candidate Is Serious

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele

Grand Strategy: No Candidate Is Serious…

To keep America safe we need to have a government (including military and police) that works as it should as well as a society that works for all; and to stop destabilizing the world while putting America – the 99% disenfranchised economically, politically, and socially – first. Getting there is not rocket science; it requires a Grand Strategy and intelligence with integrity.

The last modern Grand Strategy review was conducted at the direction of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953 – Project Solarium. Everything since then, including our Quadrennial Defense Reviews and our National Military Strategy, has been a mélange of platitudes devoid of holistic analytics, true cost economics, or devotion to the public interest.

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