Looking to the 2030–2040 time frame, U.S. policy and military strategy will need to strike a balance among maintaining a cooperative relationship with China, deterring Chinese aggression in regional disputes, and preparing for the possibility that China could become more assertive. The U.S. Army will have an important role to play in preparing for these developments and for protecting and furthering U.S. interests in the region.

Author ,
Isbn 0833086804
Genre History
Year 2014-08-22
Pages 174
Language English
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Regardless of its outcome, the Iraq War has had a transformative effect on the Middle East. To equip U.S. policymakers to better manage the war's long-term consequences, the authors analyzed its effects on the regional balance of power, local perceptions of U.S. credibility, the domestic stability of neighboring states, and trends in terrorism after conducting extensive interviews in the region and drawing from an array of local media sources.

Author Frederic Wehrey,Dalia Dassa Kaye,Jessica Watkins,Jeffrey Martini,Robert A. Guffey
Isbn 0833048066
Genre History
Year 2010-03-04
Pages 216
Language English
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Turkey is a rising regional and global power facing, as is the United States, the challenges of political transitions in the Middle East, bloodshed in Syria, and Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. As a result, it is incumbent upon the leaders of the United States and Turkey to define a new partnership "in order to make a strategic relationship a reality," says a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponsored Independent Task Force.

Author Madeleine K Albright,Stephen J Hadley,Senior Fellow Steven A Cook
Isbn 0876095260
Genre ,
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 96
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In his latest book the author of A Sharp Seasoning of Truth proposes a little known organizational system to be used by developing democratic nations to solve deep-rooted non-combat military problems centered on questions of loyalty or allegiance and civil-military relations, as well as the traditional problems of corruption, despotism, nepotism, mutiny, desertion, morale, and soldier-dependent social welfare needs. The basic concept of polwar originated with the Russian commissar system, giving the political cadre absolute control over the communist revolutionary armed forces, thus making them a decisive tool for the preservation of the communist party’s power. In 1924, the concept was introduced in China by Russian advisors, and later was revised and has been used to the present time by both the Communist Chinese and the Nationalists in forms modified to conform to their respective ideologies. In the late 1960s the US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, attempted, unsuccessfully, to superimpose a polwar system, based upon the Chinese Nationalist model, in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. It proved impossible to do this while the war continued to rage. Politano suggests that now, a U.N. agency could be established for teaching and assisting to institute polwar systems in the armed forces of developing nations at the host country’s request. And he states with conviction: “All they [the host nation], would have to do is ask for my assistance, and I’d go, as long as I still were able to provide it.”

Author Pascal R. Politano
Isbn 172831352X
Genre History
Year 2019-06-10
Pages 138
Language English
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The deliberate devaluation of Blacks and their communities has had very real, far-reaching, and negative economic and social effects. An enduring white supremacist myth claims brutal conditions in Black communities are mainly the result of Black people’s collective choices and moral failings. “That’s just how they are” or “there’s really no excuse”: we’ve all heard those not so subtle digs. But there is nothing wrong with Black people that ending racism can’t solve. We haven’t known how much the country will gain by properly valuing homes and businesses, family structures, voters, and school districts in Black neighborhoods. And we need to know. Noted educator, journalist, and scholar Andre Perry takes readers on a tour of six Black-majority cities whose assets and strengths are undervalued. Perry begins in his hometown of Wilkinsburg, a small city east of Pittsburgh that, unlike its much larger neighbor, is struggling and failing to attract new jobs and industry. Bringing his own personal story of growing up in Black-majority Wilkinsburg, Perry also spotlights five others where he has deep connections: Detroit, Birmingham, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. He provides an intimate look at the assets that should be of greater value to residents—and that can be if they demand it. Perry provides a new means of determining the value of Black communities. Rejecting policies shaped by flawed perspectives of the past and present, it gives fresh insights on the historical effects of racism and provides a new value paradigm to limit them in the future. Know Your Price demonstrates the worth of Black people’s intrinsic personal strengths, real property, and traditional institutions. These assets are a means of empowerment and, as Perry argues in this provocative and very personal book, are what we need to know and understand to build Black prosperity.

Author Andre M. Perry
Isbn 0815737289
Genre Social Science
Year 2020-05-19
Pages 224
Language English
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China's importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China's rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.

Author Evan S. Medeiros,Keith Crane,Eric Heginbotham,Norman D. Levin,Julia F. Lowell
Isbn 0833047086
Genre Political Science
Year 2008-11-07
Pages 308
Language English
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Includes 6 maps and over 20 other illustrations The German attack on Poland precipitated World War II, making the Polish campaign one of particular significance to the student of the 1939-45 conflict. The lessons learned by the German Army in its operations in Poland were put to use in the later campaigns against the western Allies, the Balkan states, and the Soviet Union. Poland also formed the testing ground for new theories on the use of armored forces and close air support of ground troops. The complete destruction of the Polish state and the removal of Poland from the map of eastern Europe were grim portents of the fate of the vanquished in the new concept of total war. The purpose of this campaign study is to provide the United States Army with a factual account of German military operations against Poland, based on source material from captured records currently in the custody of The Adjutant General, Department of the Army; monographs prepared by a number of former German officers for the Historical Division, United States Army, Europe; and such Polish accounts as were available.

Author Major Robert M. Kennedy
Isbn 1782892419
Genre History
Year 2014-06-13
Pages 144
Language English
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