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Friday, May 30, 2008

New Netlibrary Downloadable Audiobooks

New downloadable audiobooks this month from NetLibrary

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RAND New Publications: International Policy

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Turkey as a U.S. Security Partner

Turkey as a U.S. Security Partner

By F. Stephen Larrabee

Paperback • 46 pages • ISBN: 978-0-8330-4302-3 List Price: $21.00 Discounted Web Price: $18.90

The relationship between the United States and Turkey has been changing. Divergences between U.S. and Turkish interests have grown, in part because of Turkey's relationship with its neighbors and the tension between its Western identity and its Middle Eastern orientation. Further, Turkey's relations with the European Union have also deteriorated of late. While Turkey will want to maintain positive ties to the United States, it is likely to be drawn more heavily into the Middle East by the Kurdish issue and Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Post-Secondary Education in Qatar

Post-Secondary Education in Qatar: Employer Demand, Student Choice, and Options for Policy

By Cathleen Stasz et al.

Paperback • 158 pages • ISBN: 978-0-8330-4173-9 List Price: $23.00 Discounted Web Price: $20.70

Qatar's Supreme Education Council asked RAND to conduct a one-year study to assess whether the current post-secondary education opportunities in Qatar are aligned with the nation's social and economic goals and to help articulate priorities for developing post-secondary educational opportunities, either in Qatar or through financed study abroad.


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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

CGSC Panel Discussion on C-Span

A panel discussion on civilian-military relations from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth, KS) was telecast on C-Span's Book TV on May 26, 2008 and will be rebroadcast on Sunday, June 8 at 10PM.

If you'd like to view this online visit this website. (Requires Real Player)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New CARL Digital Library RSS feed

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Next CARL Brownbag Session

The CARL will be hosting next week another of our continuing series of Brownbags highlighting library resources. The topic of our next session to be held 28 May from 1230-1330 in the Library Learning Center is on how to best find analyses and datasets from our military-related databases such as Janes Online Defense and Military Periscope.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lone Survivor

Ed Tracy interviews Navy Cross recipient and Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell about his experiences in Afghanistan and his book, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. Originally aired 05/19/08.

Book available at CARL in multiple formats

Monday, May 19, 2008

New Operational Leadership Interviews and more

Further additions to the CARL Digital Library (Objects added 1 May 2008 - 16 May 2008)

Operational Leadership Interviews - New additions - OLE Collection "A project of the Combat Studies Institute, the Operational Leadership Experiences Interview Collection archives firsthand, multi-service accounts from military personnel who planned, participated in and supported operations in the Global War on Terrorism."

New addition - MMAS Collection The Master of Military Art and Science (MMAS) program began in 1964. CGSC regular course students may elect to take a set of electives, write a thesis, and earn an accredited Masters. This collection will eventually contain all of the publicly releasable theses, but right now you may find from 1998-2006 theses here. MMAS theses provide in-depth research on historical events, operational issues, and organizations, both existing and proposed.

New addition SAMS Collection The School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) is one of the parts of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Most SAMS students complete the regular CGSC course, then stay for a second academic year. They write either one or two monographs (depending on the requirement at the time) and are awarded a Master of Military Art and Science (MMAS) graduate degree. Most go on to planning jobs in field units. This collection will eventually contain all the publicly releasable monographs produced since the program began in 1986. Currently you can find the 1998-2006 SAMS monographs in this digital library. SAMS monographs typically address historical events, current operational issues, or new organizational concepts.

Latest additions to the CARL Digital Library

Latest additions to the CARL Digital Library (Added 1 May 2008 - 16 May 2008)

Collection: Interwar Period Student Papers

About this collection: "The Command and General Staff School (CGSS) students at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, produced papers about military history topics during 1930-1936 classes. Some of the papers were written as individual research papers and some were done as a group research monograph. This is a rich resource for interwar topics, as well as lessons learned about past battles and operational art."

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New at CARL - the Utility of Force

Check our holdings: The utility of force: the art of war in the modern world

"Gen. Rupert Smith (Ret.), who commanded British forces during the 1991 Gulf War, argues that our current understanding of war is outdated and that war planners of the future should incorporate both military and political strategies to achieve their goals."

Book excerpt

Related podcast: C-Span Interview - the author
discusses his book with Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Latest Articles - subject terrorism

An Upside to a 'Bad Actor' By: Hosenball, Mark. Newsweek, 4/28/2008, Vol. 151 Issue 17, p8-8, 1/2p, 1c; (AN 31756777)
Destination Martyrdom. (cover story) By: Peraino, Kevin. Newsweek, 4/28/2008, Vol. 151 Issue 17, p24-30, 7p, 13c; (AN 31757090)
Enlistment Papers for the Jihad. (cover story) Newsweek, 4/28/2008, Vol. 151 Issue 17, p28-29, 2p, 5 charts, 1 diagram, 3 graphs, 1 map; (AN 31757093)
Lewis Urges Obey To Take Supplemental Through Committee. By: Sanchez, Humberto. CongressDaily AM, 4/22/2008, p11-11, 1p; (AN 31773831)
Gates Says Air Force Not Doing Enough In Iraq, Afghanistan. CongressDaily, 4/21/2008, p4-4, 1p; (AN 31759067)
Dem Leaders Closing In On Strategy For War-Funding Bill. By: Bourge, Christian. CongressDaily, 4/21/2008, p8-8, 1p; (AN 31759071)
An Auspicious Beginning. By: Cohen, Richard E.. CongressDaily, 4/18/2008, p18-18, 1p; (AN 31759062)
MILITARY CONFLICT. By: Coll, Steve. New Yorker, 4/14/2008, Vol. 84 Issue 9, p21-22, 2p, 2c; (AN 31600597)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Strategic Studies Institute May Newsletter

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New Publications
The Evolution of U.S. Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context, edited by Dr. Frances Burwell. This colloquium report considers the current state of U.S.-Turkish-EU ties and how those relations might be repaired and enhanced. It provides an overview of the enduring issues that must be addressed if relations are to move beyond current roadblocks and begin to realize their full potential. Baloch Nationalism and the Geopolitics of Energy Resources: The Changing Context of Separatism in Pakistan, by Dr. Robert Wirsing. This monograph examines the Baloch separatist insurgency that has resurfaced in recent years. In particular, the author looks at how Pakistan's mounting energy insecurity has magnified the economic and strategic importance of Balochistan, while at the same time complicating Pakistan's efforts to cope with the province's resurgent tribal separatism. Prospects from Korean Reunification, by Colonel David Coghlan. This Carlisle Paper examines the nature of the Korean regime, the cost of reunification, and likely reunification scenarios. The author next considers the challenges and opportunities for the stakeholders in the region and suggests that China, at U.S. expense, has positioned itself to profoundly influence the nature of reunification; the �tilt� of a unified Korea; and the future Northeast Asian strategic environment. Precision in the Global War on Terror: Inciting Muslims through the War of Ideas, by Dr. Sherifa Zuhur. This monograph identifies a trend of pathologizing beliefs and practices that are at the core of Islam. The author contends that this pathologizing impulse may be beneficial in rallying Americans to the defense of their nation, but it might impede the international cooperation necessary to that endeavor. She also aims to educate the reader about the value inherent in particular concepts that could be unpopular but are part of Muslims' historical legacy.
Of Interest
Future Defense Dilemmas Summary Report of the "Maintaining Quality in the Force" Seminar by Ralph Wipfli Operation IRAQI FREEDOM: Selected Bibliography
Coming Soon
Global Climate Change: National Security Implications, edited by Dr. Carolyn Pumphrey. U.S. Foreign Policy and Regime Instability, by Dr. James Meernik. China-Russia Security Relations: Strategic Parallelism without Partnership or Passion, by Dr. Richard Weitz. From the New Middle Ages to a New Dark Age: The Decline of the State and U.S. Strategy, by Dr. Phil Williams.
Monthly Op-Ed
The Second Berlin Wall, by LTC Raymond A. Millen.
Upcoming Events
Lessons from India's Experience for the Future of Counterinsurgency Policy, Part II May 14-15, 2008 - Washington, DC 3rd Annual North American Security Colloquium: Wars Without Borders June 17-19, 2008 - Kingston, Ontario, Canada Civil-Military Relations June 26, 2008 - Washington, DC
Annual Strategy Conference
On behalf of The XIX Annual Strategy Conference "Team XIX," thank you for attending and participating in "Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power." We endeavored to provide the best conference we could to ensure your attendance was rewarding intellectually, socially and historically. We have conducted an initial After Action Review and are already taking actions to improve. We are already looking forward to the "XX" Strategy Conference. Videos, slides, and MP3s are now online.
News and Updates
On April 26, Dr. Douglas Johnson participated in the "Beyond Combat" colloquium at Temple University. Dr. Johnson was one of four presenters, the others being Dr. Britt McCarley, Chief Historian, TRADOC; Dr. Christopher DeRosa, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University; and Dr. Peter Kindsvatter, Command Historian, U.S. Army Ordnance Center, APG. Dr. Johnson's presentation was entitled "Leadership Prerequisites: Colonel Conrad S. Babcock and Command Development During World War I." Dr. Sherifa Zuhur participated in the Middle East Workshop on Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan held at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, Maryland, March 12-13. Dr. Zuhur presented two lectures on "Islam and Approaches to Extremism" to the Medical Strategic Leadership Program at the U.S. Army Medical Department and School, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, April 18. Dr. Robin Dorff attended and served as a facilitator at the Consortium for Complex Operations (CCO) Kickoff Conference in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA from April 28-29, 2008. The inaugural public event for the CCO, which is a joint effort of DoD, State and USAID, brought together a "network of civilian and military educators, trainers, and lessons learned practitioners."
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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Latest Articles - Defense

Barack in Iraq. By: CROWLEY, MICHAEL. New Republic, 5/7/2008, Vol. 238 Issue 8, p27-31, 3p, 2c; (AN 31730007) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31730007&site=ehost-live
Heroic Patience. National Review, 5/5/2008, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p16-16, 3/4p; (AN 31773363) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31773363&site=ehost-live
Bioviolence: A Growing Threat. By: Kellman, Barry. Futurist, May/Jun2008, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p25-30, 6p, 4c; (AN 31535413) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31535413&site=ehost-live
A Gun in One Hand, A Pen in the Other. By: Ephron, Dan; Spring, Silvia. Newsweek, 4/21/2008, Vol. 151 Issue 16, p34-35, 2p, 1c; (AN 31660604) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31660604&site=ehost-live
A Four-Star Performance. By: Mulrine, Anna. U.S. News & World Report, 4/21/2008, Vol. 144 Issue 11, p14-15, 2p, 1c; (AN 31660601) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31660601&site=ehost-live
The Presidency. By: Walsh, Kenneth T.. U.S. News & World Report, 4/21/2008, Vol. 144 Issue 11, p22-22, 1p, 1c; (AN 31660611) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31660611&site=ehost-live
Byrd Set To Preside Over Defense Supplemental Hearing. By: Scully, Megan; Sanchez, Humberto. CongressDaily AM, 4/16/2008, p10-10, 1p; (AN 31698224) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31698224&site=ehost-live
Industry Says War Has Hurt Military Modernization Efforts. By: Kreisher, Otto. CongressDaily AM, 4/16/2008, p22-22, 1p; (AN 31698236) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31698236&site=ehost-live
Here We Go Again. By: Wilson, George C.. CongressDaily AM, 4/14/2008, p4-4, 1p; (AN 31653797) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31653797&site=ehost-live
Bush Warns Congress Not To Fatten Supplemental Measure. By: Koffler, Keith; Schneider, Ben; Bourge, Christian. CongressDaily, 4/10/2008, p5-5, 1p; (AN 31636670) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31636670&site=ehost-live
Bush Accepts Petraeus Recommendations On Troops In Iraq. CongressDaily, 4/10/2008, p12-12, 1p; (AN 31636677) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31636677&site=ehost-live
Petraeus Warns Against Taking Troops From Iraq Too Soon. By: Scully, Megan. CongressDaily, 4/8/2008, p3-3, 1p; (AN 31653811) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=31653811&site=ehost-live

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