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Rather than choose between distribution-based and supply-based logistics system designs, the Army, in conjunction with its joint supply-chain partners, should seek optimal, balanced systems that it can adapt quickly to changing conditions.
Because Al Qaeda and its affiliates operate much like a global tribe, this paper describes the dynamics of classic tribes: what drives them, how they organize, and how they fight.
Describes a strategy for preventing paid-for-hire recruits and youth from joining insurgent forces in Iraq.
Offers a perspective on significant trends in terrorism over the past fourdecades.
Describes the psychological consequences of terrorism and outlinesstrategies for dealing with them.
Addresses the important issue of the ideological differences between theUnited States and al-Qaida and the necessity to win the war of ideas.
Not since the Cold War have government officials, scholars, and military officers expressed this level of interest in the problem of subversion.
The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) is not a war on terrorism or Islam, it is a campaign against Al-Qaida.
Term coalition against terror is commonly used, but is fundamentally misleading. Multiple coalitions against terror exist in different issue areas.
These findings suggest that efforts should be made to reduce disparities in access to pharmacotherapy among patients with bipolar disorder.
Assessed the association between facility-level organizational features and management of mental health services.
Appropriately describing the properties and defining the boundaries of terrorist groups is frequently challenging.
The successful employment of German air power in the Battle of Britain was greatly hindered by abysmal intelligence. The Luftwaffe never developed an accurate picture of enemy strengths and weaknesses, and this contributed to preventing it from bringing force to bear at the decisive point of battle. Although certain aspects of British intelligence were equally flawed, it ultimately proved itself to be an indispensable adjunct to the operational success of Fighter Command. This article focuses on the contribution made to Luftwaffe and RAF operations during the Battle of Britain by their respective intelligence gathering institutions. It is an investigation into the extent to which activities in the realm of intelligence can explain the eventual British victory.
The author addresses strategies and prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula, prospects for arms control and the peace process involving the two Koreas and the U.S., and the future of U.S.-China relations.
This article argues that the prewar planning process for postwar Iraq was plagued by myriad problems, including a dysfunctional interagency process, overly optimistic assumptions, and a lack of contingency planning for alternative outcomes.
Determine the extent to which the Indian Health Service (IHS) identified enrollees who also use the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as veterans.
Argues that the standard measure of military efforts-defense spending-inadequately captures the social and political impact of military preparedness.
Discusses how to minimize the development of insurgencies during foreign interventions.
This paper argues that many of the observed dissimilarities between Pakistan and Bangladesh stem, at least in part, from demographic differences, some of which can be attributed to the two countries' diverse human development policies.
Focuses on biomedical applications of nanotechnology in: nanodrugs and drug delivery; prostheses and implants; diagnostics and screening technologies.