Joint Force Quarterly

Articles from No. 66, July

Airpower Dollars and Sense Rethinking the Relative Costs of Combat
Since the end of the Cold War and the realization that few adversaries can compete directly with American conventional military power, the term asymmetric warfare has become a staple of the contemporary lexicon. Yet asymmetric warfare is hardly a new...
Defiant Failed State: The North Korean Threat to International Security
By Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr. Potomac Books, Inc., 2010 288 pp. $29.95 ISBN: 978-1-59797-531-5 Bruce Bechtol, a retired military officer and former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst, is a well-known security studies academic and an associate...
Deterrence and Escalation in Cross-Domain Operations: Where Do Space and Cyberspace Fit?
In most real conflicts the potential escalation sequence is more like a ladder that has been bent and twisted out of shape with all sorts of extra and odd protuberances added on, which vitally affect how the conflict does or does not climb it.... Controlling...
Developing Joint Force Officer-Enlisted Leadership Capacity for the 21st Century
As a part of my efforts to assist the Chairman in moving the joint force toward where we need to be in 2020, I have seen the need to improve the quality of joint training and education for our enlisted leaders as they increasingly find themselves confronting...
Executive Summary
A colleague of mine who teaches at the National War College recently returned from his annual visit to Afghanistan. This trip was different however as he was traveling with his seminar students. Before they departed, I wondered just what would become...
Forging Jointness under Fire: Air-Ground Integration in Israel's Lebanon and Gaza Wars
In July and August 2006, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) waged a 34-day I war against Hizballah, an Iranian proxy terrorist organization based in Lebanon, in response to a raid by a team of Hizballah combatants into northern Israel that resulted in...
From Niche to Necessity: Integrating Nonlethal Weapons into Essential Enabling Capabilities
The Department of Defense (DOD) conducts U.S. military operations in accordance with internationally recognized and accepted laws and principles governing the use of armed force. Those laws demand that the employment of force be judicious, proportionate...
From the Chairman: Making Strategy Work
Earlier this year, the President and Secretary of Defense released new strategic defense guidance, Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense. Six months on, I would like to share some of my insights about making the strategy...
Keep from All Thoughtful Men: How U.S. Economists Won World War II
By James G. Lacey Naval Institute Press, 2011 280 pp. $34.95 ISBN: 978-1-59114-491-5 James Lacey, a scholar of strategy and national security studies, writes a fascinating book detailing the evolution of the munitions plan (victory program)...
Offensive Cyber for the Join Force Commander: It's Not That Different
The instruments of battle are valuable only if one knows how to use them. --Charles Ardant du Picq (1) In 2008, as part of the campaign against the Republic of Georgia, Russia con-ducted a series of widely publicized cyber attacks. The attacks...
Resilience: The Result of a Totally Fit Force
As the Nation's war against terror has unfolded over the last decade, each Service has shown evidence of higher levels of stress. Increased operational tempo has been a ubiquitous part of military service thus far in the [21.sup.st] century. Repeated...
Science vs. the Art of War
War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formula. --GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] People generally do not feel comfortable with uncertainty. Hence, there is a constant search in life--including...
Shadow Boxing: Cyber Warfare and Strategic Economic Attack
First attack the enemy's strategy, then his alliance, next his army, and last his cities. --Sun Tzu, The Art of War U.S. critical infrastructure and resources are open to assault by "clever and persistent" cyber attacks. Such attacks could dramatically...
Spiritual Fitness: A Key Component of Total Force Fitness
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. --General George Patton Commanders throughout history have understood the importance of the human...
Technological Strategy in the Age of Exponential Growth
There can be little doubt that the definitive technological strategy problem at this time is how to deal with exponential growth in digital technologies. Exponential growth is producing effects that are pervasive across the global industrial base and...
The F-35 and the Future of Power Projection
The F-35 is called a joint strike fighter (JSF), and its ability to work with, leverage, and enhance the capability of power projection forces is at the heart of the next 20 years of rebuilding U.S. and allied forces. The "geriatric condition" of U.S....
The Shaping of Grand Strategy: Policy, Diplomacy, and War
Edited by Williamson Murray, Richard Hart Sinnreich, and James Lacey Cambridge University Press, 2011 283 pp. $27.99 ISBN: 978-0-521-15633-2 Great powers pursue national objectives and promote and protect national security interests by means...
The United Nations and Intergovernmental Organization Command Relationships: Part III of III
Previously in Joint Force Quarterly, we provided command relationship overviews as they occur in both U.S. and multi-national doctrine. (1) In this last installment, we take a broad look at command relationships as they exist under normal conditions...
The V-22 Osprey: From Troubled Past to Viable and Flexible Option
After a few years of staying out of the limelight, the V-22 is back in the news A because of a recent crash in Morocco that claimed the lives of two Marines and as the object of press and congressional inquiries for possible budget cuts. (1) After...
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