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. 32, No. 4, Winter

All Dressed Up and No Place to Go: Why NATO Should Be on the Front Lines in the War on Terror
Following the 2000 American presidential election, some analysts worried that transatlantic relations would be strained by the policies proposed by the incoming Bush Administration. From disagreements over the Kyoto Treaty to the decision to proceed...
At Home Abroad: Identity and Power in American Foreign Policy. (Book Reviews)
At Home Abroad: Identity and Power in American Foreign Policy. By Henry R. Nau. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2002. 336 pages. $29.95. Reviewed by Richard Halloran, formerly with The New York Times as a foreign correspondent in Asia and...
Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World. (Book Reviews)
Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World. By Ralph Peters. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole, 2001. 353 pages. $22.95. Reviewed by Anthony James Joes, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, US Army War College. Few regular readers of Parameters will be unfamiliar...
Breaking the Backbone of the Rebellion: The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign. (Book Reviews)
Breaking the Backbone of the Rebellion: The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign. By A. Wilson Greene. Mason City, Iowa: Savas Publishing Company, 2000. 490 pages. $34.95. Reviewed by Dr. J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr., Professor of Military History,...
Breakthrough International Negotiation: How Great Negotiators Transformed the World's Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts. (Book Reviews)
Breakthrough International Negotiation: How Great Negotiators Transformed the World's Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts. By Michael Watkins and Susan Rosegrant. Foreword by Shimon Peres. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001. 346 pages. $40.00. Reviewed...
Churchill: A Biography. (Book Reviews)
Churchill: A Biography. By Roy Jenkins. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001. 1,002 pages. $40.00. Reviewed by Dr. David Jablonsky (Colonel, USA Ret.) Professor of National Security Affairs, US Army War College. Winston Churchill's life...
Clash of Arms: How the Allies Won in Normandy. (Book Reviews)
Clash of Arms: How the Allies Won in Normandy. By Russell A. Hart. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001.469 pages. $79.95. Reviewed by Dr. Samuel Newland (LTC, ARNG Ret.), Professor, Department of Distance Education, US Army War College....
Creating a Force for Peace Operations: Ensuring Stability with Justice
The terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 took the world by surprise. Yet the US military and its coalition partners were prepared to provide an effective response to international terrorism across the spectrum of capabilities....
Doomed to Fail: America's Blind Faith in Military Technology
The US Department of Defense has pinned the military capacity of the nation on hopes that as yet unproven technology will generate significant operational advantages. In the glow of the apparent effectiveness of "precision" munitions during Operation...
Editor's Shelf
Europeans are gravely concerned about America's intent to formulate a unilateralist future for itself, leaving behind its commitment to Europe and multinational institutions like NATO. As we rapidly approach the November 2002 NATO summit in Prague,...
European Contributions to Operation Allied Force: Implications for Transatlantic Cooperation. (Book Reviews)
European Contributions to Operation Allied Force: Implications for Transatlantic Cooperation. By John E. Peters, et al. Arlington, Va.: RAND, 2001. 113 pp. $20.00 (paper). Reviewed by Ryan C. Hendrickson, Assistant Professor of political science...
Expanding NATO: The Case for Slovenia
Since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization first formally raised the issue of expanding its membership in 1994, most of Central and Eastern Europe's new democracies have lobbied extensively for invitations into Europe's preeminent security alliance....
Fortress Europa: European Defense and the Future of the North Atlantic Alliance
".... when the New World in all of its might will come to the rescue of the Old." -- Winston Churchill, 1940 "France cannot accept a politically unipolar world or the unilateralism of a single hyperpower." -- Hubert Vedrine, French Minister...
From the Editor
In This Issue... David Jablonsky provides an insightful review of the American national security state, from its origins in the National Security Act of 1947 to the aftermath of 11 September 2001. Should a form of government resultant of the...
Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission. (Book Reviews)
Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission. By Hampton Sides. New York: Doubleday, 2001. 342 pages. $24.95. Reviewed by Steve R. Waddell, author of U.S. Army Logistics: The Normandy campaign, 1944, and Associate...
Making War, Thinking History: Munich, Vietnam, and Presidential Uses of Force from Korea to Kosovo. (Book Reviews)
Making War, Thinking History: Munich, Vietnam, and Presidential Uses of Force from Korea to Kosovo. By Jeffrey Record. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2002. 216 pages. $28.95. Reviewed by Dr. Allan R. Millett, Major General Raymond E. Mason,...
No Gun Ri: A Military History of the Korean War Incident. (Book Reviews)
No Gun Ri: A Military History of the Korean War Incident. By Robert L. Bateman. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2002. 320 pages. $22.95. Reviewed by Colonel Donald W.. Boose, Jr., USA Ret., who served as a rifle platoon Leader in the 12th US...
Over Seas: U.S. Army Maritime Operations, 1898 through the Fall of the Philippines. (Book Review)
Over Seas: U.S. Army Maritime Operations, 1898 Through the Fall of the Philippines. By Charles Dana Gibson with E. Kay Gibson. Camden, Maine: Ensign Press, 2002. 474 pages. $49.95. Reviewed by Brian McAllister Linn, author of The Philippine War,...
Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare: The Evolution of British and American Ideas about Strategic Bombing, 1914-1945. (Book Reviews)
Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare: The Evolution of British and American Ideas About Strategic Bombing, 1914-1945. By Tami Davis Biddle. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2002. 406 pages. $45.95. Reviewed by Dr. Phillip S. Meilinger...
Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine. (Book Reviews)
Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine. By Patrick Wright. New York: Viking, 2002. 499 pages. $29.95. Reviewed by Dr. Conrad Crane, Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research, US Army War College. On the jacket of this book, noted historian Richard...
The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300-2050. (Book Reviews)
The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300-2050. Edited by MacGregor Knox and Williamson Murray. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 204 pages. 327.95. Reviewed by Colonel Gregory Fontenot, USA Ret., former Commander of the Battle Command...
The Effects of Korean Unification on the US Military Presence in Northeast Asia
"The greatest and most fundamental future challenge to the US in the Asia-Pacific region may simply be to maintain a presence." (1) The Korean peninsula remains one of the last bastions of the Cold War. The United States has forward deployed...
The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War. (Book Reviews)
The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War. By David J. Eicher. Foreword by James M. McPherson. Illustrated by Lee Vande Visse. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001. 990 pages. $40.00. Reviewed by Colonel Len Fullenkamp, USA Ret., Professor...
The New Condottieri and US Policy: The Privatization of Conflict and Its Implications
"The mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous, and if anyone supports his state by the arms of mercenaries, he will never stand firm or sure, as they are disunited, ambitious, without discipline, faithless, bold amongst friends, cowardly...
The Proper Role of Professional Military Advice in Contemporary Uses of Force
Since the end of the Cold War, the use of military force in international relations has entered new moral and political territory. Increasingly, the humanitarian and human rights components of international law have emerged as a reason for the use...
The Russian Way of War: Operational Art, 1904-1940. (Book Reviews)
The Russian Way of War: Operational Art, 1904-1940. By Richard W. Harrison. 366 pages. $39.95. Reviewed by Stephen J. Blank, Professor of National Security Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College. Operational art, or what Harrison...
The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost. (Book Reviews)
The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost. By the Russian General Staff, translated and edited by Lester W. Grau and Michael A. Gress. University Press of Kansas, 2002. 364 pages. $45.00 ($17.95 paper). Reviewed by Ali A. Jalali, former...
The State of the National Security State
The 1947 National Security Act established the basis for the American national security state in the Cold War. The fundamental framework of that state still exists over a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Should it continue, particularly...
Women in Combat: Civic Duty or Military Liability? (Book Reviews)
Women in Combat: Civic Duty or Military Liability? By Lorry M. Fenner and Marie E. de Young. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2001. 207 pages. $49.95 ($19.95 paper). Reviewed by Dr. Anna Simons, an Associate Professor in the Department of...