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. 37, No. 3, Autumn

Civilian Contractors under Military Law
Over the course of its efforts to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States has increasingly relied upon the work of civilian contractors. By the US Central Command's count at the end of 2006, there were nearly 100,000 contractors operating...
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Nation-Building: A Joint Enterprise
"Battles are won by the infantry, the armor, the artillery and air teams, by soldiers living in the rains and huddling in the snow. But wars are won by the great strength of the nation--the soldier and the civilian working together." --General Omar...
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Off the Press
Allen, Patrick D. Information Operations Planning. Norwood, Mass.: Artech House, 2007. 326 pp. $109.00. Alvah, Donna. Unofficial Ambassadors: American Military Families Overseas and the Cold War. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2007. 291 pp. $42.00....
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Propaganda: Can a Word Decide a War?
Two years ago, the Lincoln Group, a government contractor, sold unattributed pro-United States stories to Iraqi newspapers in an effort to win the war of ideas and counter negative images of the US-led coalition. The mainstream American press, members...
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Responding to a Nuclear Iran
What should American foreign policy be if current efforts to discourage Iran from developing nuclear weapons fail? Despite the recent resumption of high-level contacts between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the potential for stronger...
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Stabilizing Lebanon: Peacekeeping or Nation-Building
The summer 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war demonstrated that Israel views the problem of Hezbollah geostrategically, as a proxy military challenge supported by its long-term enemies Syria and Iran. This view led the government of Israel to attempt the eradication...
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Strategic Communication
The late Colonel Harry Summers liked to tell tale a familiar to many who served in Vietnam. In April 1975, after the war was over, the colonel was in a delegation dispatched to Hanoi. In the airport, he got into a conversation with a North Vietnamese...
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When Soldiers Speak Out: A Survey of Provisions Limiting Freedom of Speech in the Military
"The war in Iraq violates our democratic system of checks and balances. It usurps international treaties and conventions that by virtue of the Constitution become American law. The wholesale slaughter and mistreatment of the Iraqi people with only...
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Whither the RMA?
"From Alfred Nobel's prediction that dynamite was such a radical change that it would lead to the end of war, to similar claims about the machine gun, the naval torpedo, the bomber, and the nuclear bomb, predictions of revolutionary change in warfare...
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