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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. 34, No. 4, Winter

A Prayer for Marie: Creating an Effective African Standby Force
On 16 April 1994 in Cyahinda, Rwanda, 3,500 unarmed Tutsi men, women, and children packed into a small Catholic church, and 4,000 more crowded into surrounding church buildings, to escape from the Rwandan army and its death squads. Discovering their...
Cumulative Deterrence and the War on Terrorism
In early 2003 an Israeli agent in the Gaza Strip telephoned Mustafa, a wealthy Palestinian merchant in Gaza, to inform him that over the previous three months his son Ahmad had been preparing for a suicide bombing mission in Israel. Mustafa was told...
In This Issue
In the thematic feature "Foundations for War" are two articles examining the strategic and philosophical underpinnings of warfare. Doron Almog explores the strategy of cumulative deterrence as exercised by Israel in its war against the Palestinian...
Off the Press
Alexander, David. Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to Stealth Warfare. Indianapolis, Ind.: Alpha Books, 2004. 324 pp. $16.95 (paper). Anthony, Ian. Reducing Threats at the Source: A European Perspective on Cooperative Threat Reduction (SIPRI Research Report...
Preemption and Just War: Considering the Case of Iraq
This article demonstrates that the use of military force by the Bush Administration against the regime of Saddam Hussein does not meet the ethical criteria for "preemptive war" set forth in the classical Just War tradition. It considers ethical questions...
The News Media and the "Clash of Civilizations"
The "call to jihad is rising in the streets of Europe, and is being answered," reported The New York Times in April 2004. The Times story quoted a Muslim cleric in Britain touting the "culture of martyrdom," ab imam in Switzerland urging his followers...
Toward a Protected Future Force
A significant challenge facing planners of America's future ground forces is the question of how to think about survivability. With a great deal of emphasis placed on strategic mobility--both in speed of deployment and in logistical efficiency--the...
Transforming Defense Basic Research Strategy
The US armed forces currently enjoy an unprecedented level of technological superiority across the full spectrum of military threats. These advances were primarily funded through US government and Department of Defense support of basic science and...
Where Oil and Water Do Mix: Environmental Scarcity and Future Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa
"Many of the wars of the 20th century were about oil, but wars of the 21st century will be over water." --Isamil Serageldin World Bank Vice President In the eyes of a future observer, what will characterize the political landscape of the Middle...
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