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Biden Administration U.S. Space Force Policy Literature, Bert Chapman 2021 Purdue University

Biden Administration U.S. Space Force Policy Literature, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Provides details on U.S. Space Force policy literature produced by the Biden Administration during its first eight months. Includes announcements that the Biden Administration will continue this new armed services branch begun during the Trump Administration. Features congressional testimony of Biden Administration officials such as Secretary of Defense Lloyd Wilson and Air Force Space Command leader General James Dickinson, the text of Space Force's 2021 Digital Force Vision document, congressionally approved FY 2022 space force budget figures, congressional committee comments and report requirements contained in emerging defense spending legislation, the emergence of collaboration between Space Force and universities ...


Smart Cities: Harnessing Regional Innovation Networks And Global Collaborations, José de Arimatéia da Cruz, Travis D. Howard 2021 Georgia Southern University

Smart Cities: Harnessing Regional Innovation Networks And Global Collaborations, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz, Travis D. Howard

International Journal of Security Studies & Practice

Information technology and computer science move at a lightning pace, both literally within the electromagnetic spectrum and figuratively as a professional field. This continuous evolution affects technical experts in their professional development, project managers in their timelines and ever-moving targets, and program founders who shape the initiatives themselves. No professional can reliably predict where the next technological innovation or new application of existing capabilities will occur. In response, experts employing information and communication technologies (ICT) in large systems must always consider timelines of future developments and adhere to structured management practices to meet deadlines. Comparative advantage in the market drives ...


Strategic Invisible Waves: A Review On Electronic Warfare, Nazargi Mahabob 2021 KING FAISAL UNIVERSITY

Strategic Invisible Waves: A Review On Electronic Warfare, Nazargi Mahabob

International Journal of Security Studies

From the last decade emerged many non-state players using low-tech and cost effective missiles, drones, and loitering munitions that dynamically changed warfare. Existing high-tech air defense systems are becoming less effective and costly in dealing with these kinds of threats. Similarly, new autonomous Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarming Technology (LOCUST) and target saturation concepts are making modern air defenses themselves more vulnerable to attack, as some recent conflicts have shown. At the same time, in some instances states claimed that these kinds of attacks have been successfully neutralized with the combination of conventional air defense and electromagnetic (EM) waves. The ...


The Alt-Right Movement And National Security, Matthew Valasik, Shannon E. Reid 2021 US Army War College

The Alt-Right Movement And National Security, Matthew Valasik, Shannon E. Reid

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

Identifying the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol as an inflection point, this article analyzes the historical relationship between White supremacy and the US military from Reconstruction after the Civil War to the present. The article posits causes for the disproportionate number of current and former members of the military associated with White power groups and proposes steps the Department of Defense can take to combat the problems posed by the association of the US military with these groups.


Book Reviews, USAWC Press 2021 US Army War College

Book Reviews, Usawc Press

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

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Great (Soft) Power Competition: Us And Chinese Efforts In Global Health Engagement, Michael W. Wissemann 2021 US Army War College

Great (Soft) Power Competition: Us And Chinese Efforts In Global Health Engagement, Michael W. Wissemann

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

Global health engagement, an underutilized strategy rooted in the strengths of soft power persuasion, can lead to more military-to-military cooperation training, help establish relationships that can be relied on when crises develop, stabilize fragile states, and deny violent extremist organizations space for recruiting and operations. Examining Chinese efforts worldwide to curry favor and influence and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this article shows health as a medium is a very compelling and advantageous whole-of-government approach to national security policy concerns.


Hope Versus Reality: The Efficacy Of Using Us Military Aid To Improve Human Rights In Egypt, Gregory L. Aftandilian 2021 US Army War College

Hope Versus Reality: The Efficacy Of Using Us Military Aid To Improve Human Rights In Egypt, Gregory L. Aftandilian

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

Using US military aid as a lever to achieve human rights reforms has proven only marginally effective. This article examines the approaches employed by the Obama and Trump administrations to US military aid to Egypt and proposes practical steps that can be taken by policymakers and the military personnel on the ground to advance US human rights values.


Samuel Huntington, Professionalism, And Self-Policing In The Us Army Officer Corps, Brian McAllister Linn 2021 US Army War College

Samuel Huntington, Professionalism, And Self-Policing In The Us Army Officer Corps, Brian Mcallister Linn

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

Drawing on Samuel P. Huntington’s three phases of self-regulation used to determine if an occupation qualifies as a profession, this article focuses on the third phase of policing and removing those who fail to uphold the standards set forth in the first two phases. It reviews how the US Army implemented this phase following the Civil War through the post–Vietnam War years and the implications for the officer corps.


The Battalion Commander Effect, Everett Spain, Gautam Mukunda, Archie Bates 2021 US Army War College

The Battalion Commander Effect, Everett Spain, Gautam Mukunda, Archie Bates

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

Statistical evidence suggests Army battalion commanders are significant determinants of the retention of their lieutenants—especially high-potential lieutenants. Further, this so-called Battalion Commander Effect should be included in brigadier general promotion board assessments and used to inform officer professional military education curricula.


Reversing The Readiness Assumption: A Proposal For Fiscal And Military Effectiveness, Jason W. Warren, John A. Bonin 2021 US Army War College

Reversing The Readiness Assumption: A Proposal For Fiscal And Military Effectiveness, Jason W. Warren, John A. Bonin

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

Looming budget cuts will necessitate adept management to retain a military capable of competing and winning by avoiding the mistakes made in prior drawdowns. This article presents a framework for government and defense leaders to prepare for the coming drawdown and plan for the necessary capacity of tomorrow across the diplomatic, information, military, and economic framework.


The Evolution Of Hybrid Warfare: Implications For Strategy And The Military Profession, Ilmari Käihkö 2021 US Army War College

The Evolution Of Hybrid Warfare: Implications For Strategy And The Military Profession, Ilmari Käihkö

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

The concept of hybrid war has evolved from operational-level use of military means and methods in war toward strategic-level use of nonmilitary means in a gray zone below the threshold of war. This article considers this evolution and its implications for strategy and the military profession by contrasting past and current use of the hybrid war concept and raising critical questions for policy and military practitioners.


Effects Of Rucksack Military Accessory On Gait Dynamic Stability, Seong H. Moon, Christopher W. Frames, Rahul Soangra, Thurmon Lockhart 2021 Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

Effects Of Rucksack Military Accessory On Gait Dynamic Stability, Seong H. Moon, Christopher W. Frames, Rahul Soangra, Thurmon Lockhart

Physical Therapy Faculty Articles and Research

Various factors are responsible for injuries that occur in the U.S. Army soldiers. In particular, rucksack load carriage equipment influences the stability of the lower extremities and possibly affects gait balance. The objective of this investigation was to assess the gait and local dynamic stability of the lower extremity of five subjects as they performed a simulated rucksack march on a treadmill. The Motek Gait Real-time Interactive Laboratory (GRAIL) was utilized to replicate the environment of the rucksack march. The first walking trial was without a rucksack and the second set was executed with the All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying ...


The Role Of Occupational Therapy: Military Dependents Transitioning Into Motherhood, Ria Allen, Becki Cohill, Susan MacDermott, Karen Park 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The Role Of Occupational Therapy: Military Dependents Transitioning Into Motherhood, Ria Allen, Becki Cohill, Susan Macdermott, Karen Park

Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Summer 2021

Background: Motherhood is a time of adjustments and changes. Mothers are learning how to balance taking care of a newborn, household responsibilities, and self-care. Adjustments of routine in everyday occupations can change quickly as the baby's needs evolve over time and established routines are disrupted and new routines are created. For military spouses, military culture and lifestyle can affect adjustments to motherhood as well including deployments, frequent moves, and reestablishing support systems. An in-depth literature review revealed that there is limited occupational therapy research, programming, and resources available to military dependent mothers

Purpose: The purpose of this study was ...


Below-Deck: The Specialist Sailor In World War Ii, Gregory Falcon 2021 Chapman University

Below-Deck: The Specialist Sailor In World War Ii, Gregory Falcon

War and Society (MA) Theses

U.S. Navy ships were made up of many unexpected jobs during World War II. Traditional war histories say little about sailors who rarely saw direct combat below active war decks but instead worked skilled jobs. Specialized sailors were often unseen as they worked below the waterline as, for example, electrician’s mates and boiler room firemen. These jobs were pivotal to keeping the ship running and allowed men to make use of their valuable time in the navy. This thesis argues that, although evolving naval culture led men to enter for various reasons, many entered to enhance their future ...


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Comparing Short-Term, Intensive Therapy To Traditional, Long-Term Therapy, Laura Gonzalez, Sean Kruckenberg 2021 California State University - San Bernardino

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Comparing Short-Term, Intensive Therapy To Traditional, Long-Term Therapy, Laura Gonzalez, Sean Kruckenberg

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health diagnosis that occurs following a traumatic event, and military veterans are at higher risk of exposure to hazardous or life-threatening situations that may result in psychological trauma. PTSD sufferers experience symptoms such as distressing memories, nightmares, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and heightened arousal. Individuals with PTSD also experience higher rates of depressive and substance use disorders, involvement with the justice system, and self-harm and suicide. Many agencies, such as the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) provide treatment PTSD, however most programs experience dropout rates as high as 36%. Recent studies have shown ...


The People Of The Pla 2.0, Roy Kamphausen Mr. 2021 US Army War College

The People Of The Pla 2.0, Roy Kamphausen Mr.

Monographs, Books, & Publications

The 27th annual People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Conference—“The People in the PLA” 2.0—revisited a theme first explored at the 2006 conference but understudied since. This volume examines how the structure, education, training, and recruitment of PLA personnel have changed in the last decade and in the Xi Jinping era.

Structural changes in the PLA have centered around two poles: improving the warfighting readiness of the PLA and strengthening Communist Party of China (CPC) control of the PLA. Reforms to the political work system, the evolution of the Second Artillery into the Rocket Force, and expansion of ...


Cyber Intelligence In National Security, Dwi Rezki Sri Astarini, Muhammad Syaroni Rofii 2021 National Resilience, School of Strategic and Global Studies- Universitas Indonesia

Cyber Intelligence In National Security, Dwi Rezki Sri Astarini, Muhammad Syaroni Rofii

Journal of Strategic and Global Studies

Current information has become a very important commodity. Some even say that our society is already in an "information-based society". The ability to access and provide information quickly and accurately is very important for an organization, such as companies, universities, government agencies, and individuals. Once the importance of the value of information causes often the desired information can only be accessed by certain people. The fall of information in the hands of other parties can cause harm to the information owner. Security issues are an important aspect of an information system management. Unfortunately, this security problem often gets less attention ...


Smart Power In The Iraq Surge 2007-2008, Russell N. Reiling 2021 Old Dominion University

Smart Power In The Iraq Surge 2007-2008, Russell N. Reiling

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation explores U.S. actions in the military “Surge” in Iraq from 2007-2008. Focus is on the entwined utilization of coercive and attractive power or smart power as an enabler of success and change from prior U.S. strategies in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The analysis is based upon an extensive set of interviews with operational participants in the Surge from across the Executive Branch. Results show that smart power was an important element of the Surge and its use facilitated success, but that doing smart power was not a simple matter of achieving some mix of ‘hard’ and ‘soft ...


Combat Decorations: Navy & Marine Corps Recipients From The College Of The Holy Cross And Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Brendan J. O’Donnell, USN (Ret) 2021 The O'Callahan Society, College of the Holy Cross

Combat Decorations: Navy & Marine Corps Recipients From The College Of The Holy Cross And Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Brendan J. O’Donnell, Usn (Ret)

Naval Science Department

"America has a time-honored tradition of recognizing the acts of valor performed by Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines."1 This compilation lists recipients of the nation's most prestigious valor awards who attended the College of the Holy Cross and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Each entry includes the recipient's name, photo, rank, citation and other information. World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Operation Just Cause (Panama) are represented.

1 Military Awards for Valor - Top 3. U.S. Department of Defense. https://valor.defense.gov/. Accessed 19 July 2021.


The Role Of Atrocity Actors In Transitional Justice Processes In Sierra Leone, Nicoleta Mirza 2021 University of North Georgia

The Role Of Atrocity Actors In Transitional Justice Processes In Sierra Leone, Nicoleta Mirza

International Journal of Security Studies

The article observes the role of atrocity actors and mainly the victim, perpetrator, and bystander in the transitional Justice Processes in the country of Sierra Leone. The article examines such mechanisms as truth commissions, trials, and cultural practice. It seeks to identify if and how did the transitional justice mechanisms help the atrocity actors in the case of Sierra Leone. Nonetheless, before approaching the transitional justice processes in the presented case study, the research shortly defines the atrocity actors: victim, perpetrator, bystander. Moreover, the paper goes beyond simply observing the transitional Justice Processes in the chosen case studies. Therefore, in ...


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