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The new NDS was followed by a new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) in February, which provided for an expanded role of nuclear weapons in U.S. military doctrine. It focused on upgrades to America's nuclear arsenal and the development of "low-yield," small nuclear weapons which could be used in ...
U.S. military doctrine is thoroughly imbued with these tactics. They were acquired during World War II and embedded into the military's DNA over the following decades as it prepared to defend the Fulda Gap against the Red Army. To this day, America's military forces are masters of the maneuver warfare ...

The Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) was a break from its predecessors in many ways. It envisions an expanded role of nuclear weapons in U.S. military doctrine, the development of low-yield weapons -- specifically a low-yield SLBM -- and the removal of 2010 NPR language that ...
Fire and Fury" was not invented by Donald Trump. It is a concept deeply embedded in US military doctrine. It has characterized US military interventions since the end of World War II. What distinguishes Trump from his predecessors in the White House is his political narrative. We are nonetheless at a ...
The Secretary was responsible for designing the US Military doctrine of 'Massive Retaliation' -- had the Soviets attack Europe. Apparently, Jahangir Tareen due to his wealth and money influenced Imran Khan a lot in many ways. The Neo-Classical Realist school of thought of the Realist tradition argues ...
The U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group was formed in 2006 to identify gaps in U.S. military doctrine, equipment and field tactics, and to study how potential adversaries are developing tactics to exploit them. In 2017 the group released the 61-page Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook, based on ...

The U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group was formed in 2006 to identify gaps in U.S. military doctrine, equipment and field tactics, and to study how potential adversaries are developing tactics to exploit them. In 2017 the group released the sixty-one-page Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook, ...
Specifically, current U.S. military doctrine assumes an economy and industrial base that can mass-produce high-end weapons, such as fighter aircraft, battle tanks, long range missiles, and ships. But can the U.S. economy and industrial base deliver? American defense planners may need to dramatically ...
A newly disclosed Department of Defense doctrinal publication acknowledges the reality of offensive cyberspace operations, and provides a military perspective on their utility and their hazards. Attacks in cyberspace can be used "to degrade, disrupt, or destroy access to, operation of, or availability of a ...
The U.S. military's approach to counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan was the culmination of a 25-year period in which a combination of precision weaponry and a shift in U.S. military doctrine led to a dramatic reduction in the lethality of warfare, particularly with regard to civilian casualties. Protecting ...
China's focus on irregular war represents a challenge to U.S. military doctrine, and necessitates new thinking about inherent vulnerabilities in the current American way of war. To properly defend against Chinese tactics and weapons, the United States will need to protect against network and cyber ...
Under these circumstances, we're noticing an ever growing demand for "military instructors" that are sent to all sorts of states as an instrumental part of the new US military doctrine. In fact, a new industry is being created as entire drill brigades started to get formed by 2016 as the US 10th Mountain Division ...
It is a concept deeply embedded in US military doctrine. It has characterized US military interventions since the end of World War II. We are at a dangerous crossroads. Foreign policy miscalculation could lead to the unthinkable. We recall the circumstances of the Cuban Missile Crisis, fifty-five years ago in ...
Can Trump really attack and destroy or at least dismantle North Korean nukes using the US military's doctrine of shock and awe -- Rapid Dominance? What are the Russian and Chinese stakes involved in North Korea? Is Putin using Kim Jong Un as a bait to lure the United States into another Vietnam?
"Fire and Fury" was not invented by Donald Trump. It is a concept deeply embedded in US military doctrine. It has characterized US military interventions since the end of World War II. What distinguishes Trump from his predecessors in the White House is his political narrative at the UN General Assembly.
Despite the obvious threats to present and future U.S. military operations highlighted in the manual, the AWG's handbook says its observations are just that and not to be taken as an indication of any official changes in U.S. military doctrine. Still, the unit's analysts do offer some ideas about how to mitigate ...
On Monday, the Daily Beast and monitoring organization Airwars reported that nearly as many civilians have already died from coalition airstrikes against ISIS during the Trump Administration as were killed in airstrikes during the entirety of the Obama administration. From the Daily Beast:.

Specifically, current U.S. military doctrine assumes an economy and industrial base that can mass-produce high-end weapons, such as fighter aircraft, battle tanks, long range missiles, and ships. But can the U.S. economy and industrial base deliver? American defense planners may need to dramatically ...
As Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Micah Zenko noted at the time, it appeared "nowhere in US military doctrine" and differed from earlier approaches outlined by US military leaders. "You can't kill or capture your way out of an industrial-strength insurgency like that which we faced in Iraq," retired ...
According to U.S. military doctrine, the objective of war is to destroy the enemy's capacity to resist. This can occur through death or captivity, but also through physical paralysis (which is why militaries seek to deny their enemies access to fuel) or psychological paralysis (thus, tactics such as "shock and awe," designed to ...
Unlike counterinsurgency operations, defined in U.S. military doctrine as a prolonged, organized, political and military struggle meant to debilitate the control and legitimacy of an established government, an occupying force, or some other political authority, and regulated under the internal conflict ...
A newly disclosed Department of Defense doctrinal publication acknowledges the reality of offensive cyberspace operations, and provides a military perspective on their utility and their hazards. Attacks in cyberspace can be used "to degrade, disrupt, or destroy access to, operation of, or availability of a ...
It closely informs the "keystone document" of U.S. military doctrine, JP 3-0, in particular Chapter V, "Joint Operations Across the Conflict Spectrum." This chapter provides a phased model of military activities, from peacetime "shaping" of the security environment (Phase 0) to "deterrence" (Phase I), through ...
China's focus on irregular war represents a challenge to U.S. military doctrine, and necessitates new thinking about inherent vulnerabilities in the current American way of war. To properly defend against Chinese tactics and weapons, the United States will need to protect against network and cyber ...
Under these circumstances, we're noticing an ever growing demand for "military instructors" that are sent to all sorts of states as an instrumental part of the new US military doctrine. In fact, a new industry is being created as entire drill brigades started to get formed by 2016 as the US 10th Mountain Division ...
Escalating threats and counter-threats arising from the United States and North Korea have created an ominous standoff. President Trump warned Pyongyang that it faced "fire and fury" for aggression. The American leader added that "military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded" should it act ...
On Monday, the Daily Beast and monitoring organization Airwars reported that nearly as many civilians have already died from coalition airstrikes against ISIS during the Trump administration as were killed in airstrikes during the entirety of the Obama administration. From the Daily Beast:.
Specifically, current U.S. military doctrine assumes an economy and industrial base that can mass-produce high-end weapons, such as fighter aircraft, battle tanks, long range missiles, and ships. But can the U.S. economy and industrial base deliver? American defense planners may need to dramatically ...
As Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Micah Zenko noted at the time, it appeared "nowhere in US military doctrine" and differed from earlier approaches outlined by US military leaders. "You can't kill or capture your way out of an industrial-strength insurgency like that which we faced in Iraq," retired ...
According to U.S. military doctrine, the objective of war is to destroy the enemy's capacity to resist. This can occur through death or captivity, but also through physical paralysis (which is why militaries seek to deny their enemies access to fuel) or psychological paralysis (thus, tactics such as "shock and awe," designed to ...
Unlike counterinsurgency operations, defined in U.S. military doctrine as a prolonged, organized, political and military struggle meant to debilitate the control and legitimacy of an established government, an occupying force, or some other political authority, and regulated under the internal conflict ...
A newly disclosed Department of Defense doctrinal publication acknowledges the reality of offensive cyberspace operations, and provides a military perspective on their utility and their hazards. Attacks in cyberspace can be used "to degrade, disrupt, or destroy access to, operation of, or availability of a ...
U.S. military doctrine does not allow deliberate targeting of civilian artifacts. Experience indicates that Russia's strategy is to directly aim at ...
... documented and discussed at length by many scholars.3 U.S. military doctrine reflects learning on the part of the military to embrace stability ...
U.S. military doctrine must always be dynamic enough to empower all the crucial intangible components when war breaks out. In some nations ...
As U.S. military doctrine explains, insurgency is a strategy that uses "a mixture of force, Propaganda, subversion, intimidation, and political ...
Escalating threats and counter-threats arising from the United States and North Korea have created an ominous standoff. President Trump ...
Shobhan Saxena maintains that the ultimate goal in the US military doctrine is to take control of natural resources of other countries, something ...
U.S. military doctrine still includes a first-strike capability and the option of waging "pre-emptive" and even "preventive" war (recently threatened ...
A first (nuclear) strike by the United States would run counter to decades of U.S. military doctrine and, in a word, is, or should be, unimaginable.
In fact, the core US military doctrine was altered in the late 90s to include what is now known as the Fifth Dimension of Operations. The first four ...
In addition, evolving U.S. military doctrine recognizes that local forces can have levels of local knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and legitimacy a ...
BDA is a formalized and complex process, as the U.S. military doctrine document found here illustrates. To be clear, the BDA process exists ...
"That represented a major shift from decades of U.S. military doctrine, which has generally made central the protection of civilians in war.
... this strip-down of protections for civilians in battle zones "represented a major shift from decades of U.S. military doctrine, which has generally ...
Specifically, current U.S. military doctrine assumes an economy and industrial base that can mass-produce high-end weapons, such as fighter ...
As Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Micah Zenko noted at the time, it appeared "nowhere in U.S. military doctrine" and differed from ...
As Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Micah Zenko noted at the time, it appeared "nowhere in US military doctrine" and differed from ...
Unlike counterinsurgency operations, defined in U.S. military doctrine as a prolonged, organized, political and military struggle meant to ...
The explicit manifestation takes the form of the inclusion of legitimacy as a principle of war in U.S. military doctrine, alongside traditional ...


 

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