Parameters

Military affairs and international relations journal. Official publication of the Dept. of the Army for Army War College graduates and civilians concerned with national defense.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, Summer

A Counter-WMD Strategy for the Future
The past year has witnessed a renewed emphasis by US government agencies addressing the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In December 2009, the Obama Administration released its second presidential policy directive, a "National Strategy...
An Appraisal of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy to Counter Terrorism
In the nearly nine years since 9/11, the United States is still trying to determine a viable strategy to combat terrorism. With regard to the US efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Washington appears on the verge of proving Churchill's quip, "the...
Google Confronts China's "Three Warfares"
In early January 2010, Google announced that a computer attack originating from China had penetrated its corporate infrastructure (in mid-December) and stolen information from its computers, most likely source code. The hackers also accessed the Gmail...
Off the Press
Aboul-Enein, Youssef H. Militant lslamist Ideology. Understanding the Global Threat. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2010. 272 pp. $37.95. Adams, John A. The Battle .fop" Western Europe, Fall 1944. An Operational Assessment. Bloomington,...
Positive Perceptions to Sustain the US-Pakistan Relationship
Pakistan and the United States continue to struggle to find a mutual strategy upon which to build a more positive and productive relationship. While both nations observed positive changes in attitudes during the strategic dialogue held in Washington,...
Soldiers and Politics: Exposing Some Myths
Americans today could not imagine the nation's senior military officer running for high political office while still in uniform. They would think it absurd for that officer to campaign for the presidency, lose, and then quietly resume his position...
The North Caucasus: Russian Roulette on Europe's Borders
On Monday, 29 March 2010, the world was reminded that the Russian Federation still has an insurgency and terrorist threat in its southern territories. On the busy rush hour morning, female suicide bombers detonated bombs in two Moscow subway stations,...
Time for a Strategic and Intellectual Pause in Afghanistan
After eight years of increasing involvement in Afghanistan, the US-led Coalition appears to be at an intellectual crossroads. Despite progress in a number of sectors, the tipping point in favor of an irreversible momentum toward functional governance...
War-Continuity in Change, and Change in Continuity
War can only be understood holistically. If one focuses on continuity in change, one is near certain to undervalue the change in continuity. One has to be bifocal. Carl von Clausewitz is uncompromising on this matter: But in war more than in any...