Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
Site of the United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), which is responsible for training, mobilising, deploying and supporting forces capable of rapid response to military conflict, natural disasters and civil emergencies world-wide. The site also provides information about Atlanta,where FORSCOM is situated.
Bear Went Over the Mountain : Soviet Combat Techniques in Afghanistan
Full text of the book edited by Lester W. Grau. The book is a collection of accounts written by junior officers in the Soviet army detailing their experiences fighting the Mujahideen guerrillas in the Russia - Afghanistan war.
Provided by the Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado, this is the web site of the Intractable Conflict Knowledge Base Project which advertises itself as A Free Knowledge Base on More Constructive Approaches to Destructive Conflict. The site provides summary articles on topics that cover understanding conflict problems, and intervention processes and outcomes, as well as links to recommended resources such as web sites, interviews, news stories, books and articles, affiliated projects and conflict organisations. There are also case studies of real world conflicts; educational resources for students and teachers such as research tools and online courses; user guides and search tools.
Center for Security Studies
The centre is based at ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, and specialises in national and international security studies. The web site provides full text online publications, details of courses and research activities, lists of events and information services which includes links to the International Security Network, the Comprehensive Risk Analysis and Management Network, the Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact, and the Swiss Foreign and Security Policy Network. The site is available in German and English.
Combat Casualty Care in Ground Based Tactical Situations : Trauma Technology and Emergency Medical Procedures
This site provides access to the Research and Technology Organization (RTO) Meeting Proceedings, RTO-MP-HFM-109, dated September 2004. The proceedings are from a Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) Symposium which was held jointly with the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care (ATACCC) 2004 and hosted by the Combat Casualty Care Research Program HQ, USAMRMC, Fort Detrick, Maryland. The papers presented cover: NATO joint medical support; lessons learned during Operation Iraqi Freedom; resuscitation and treatment for hemorrhagic and traumatic shock; and advanced capabilities for combat medics. The full text of the papers can be accessed online in PDF format. The document is contained in the RTO's Full Text Publication Library.
Combined Arms Research Library CSI/CGSC Press
This site provides access to publications of the Combat Studies Institute and Command and General Staff College Press, they include research studies, reports, surveys, and bibliographies. It gives a complete listing of publications for the past twenty years, most of which provide access to the full text of the document. The publications cover a wide range of subjects including military history, military theory and the practice of the military arts.
Conflict Research Consortium
Based at the University of Colorado, the consortium is a research program aimed at collecting information concerning long term conflicts. The site links to CRInfo : The Conflict Resolution Information Source, and Beyond Intractability the website of the Intractable Conflict Knowledge Base Project. There is also access to four online training programmes and simulations; Dealing Constructively with Intractable Conflict, the Silver County Environmental Framing Simulation, the Civil Rights Mediation Oral History Project, and the Transformative Approaches to Conflict. There is also a link to the Conflict Management in Social Systems online course and an article on The Meaning of Civility.
Contractors on Deployed Military Operations: United Kingdom Policy and Doctrine
This web site provides access to a United States Strategic Studies Institute written by Matthew Uttley dated September 2005. Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives to use contractors on deployed military operations remains a contentious issue in U.S. military transformation. Despite the intense debates surrounding the benefits and costs of DoD outsourcing, little attention has focussed on similar Ministry of Defence (MoD) initiatives underway in the United Kingdom (UK). Since the UK and United States are likely to remain close allies in future expeditionary deployments, the MoD's approach to contractor support is a salient case study for the DoD and U.S. armed services. The author examines the controversies surrounding deployed contractor support, the ways that the MoD has harnessed private sector capacity, and the lessons this provides for U.S. policymakers and military planners. In doing so, he provides important insights into a significant theme in contemporary defense and security policy. [Taken from abstract]. The full text is available in PDF format so Adobe Acrobat software will be required in order to read it.
CRInfo : The Conflict Resolution Information Source
Provided by the Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado, CRInfo indexes peace and conflict resolution related web sites, books, articles, audiovisual materials, organisation profiles, events, and current news items. The site can be searched or browsed using the topic lists which include; understanding conflict, types of conflict, alternative dispute resolution, peace processes and book and article summaries. There is also an education, training and networking section which provides tutorials, online training materials and educational guides. There is also a list of recommended resources and links to further projects, gateways and affiliates.
CU @ The FOB: How the Forward Operating Base is Changing the Life of Combat Soldiers
This provides access to a United States Strategic Studies Institute publication written by Leonard Wong and Stephen Gerras dated March 2006. The situation in post-war Iraq is producing combat veterans accustomed to a perspective of combat that differs greatly from past wars. The Forward Operating Base (FOB) has become the mainstay of the U.S. presence in Iraq. The authors explore the facets of fighting from the FOB. Their research shows that the FOB gives soldiers the unprecedented advantage of gaining a respite from constant danger, minimizing the wearing effects of hunger and fatigue, and reducing the isolation of combat. As a result, many of the factors of psychological stress typically present in combat are greatly reduced. They also point out, however, that technology on the FOB allows soldiers to communicate frequently with home, shifting the family from an abstract to concrete concept in the minds of deployed soldiers. As a result, the competition between the family and Army for soldier time, commitment, loyalty, and energy is renewed. [Taken from abstract]. The full text is available in PDF format so Adobe Acrobat software will be required in order to read it.
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Effects Based Operations : Applying Network Centric Warfare in Peace, Crisis and War
This is the full text pdf version of the book written by Edward A. Smith, published by the Department of Defense Command and Control Research Program in November 2002. The book is part of the Information Age Transformation Series and looks at the military use of effects based operations to respond to the new security environment; network-centric operations; effects-based operations; the challenge of complexity; effects beyond combat such as deterrence and reassurance; and network centric contributions to effects based operations.
Iraqi Perspectives Project : A View of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Saddam's Senior Leadership
Published on the 24th March 2006, this is the full text pdf version of a United States Joint Forces Command unclassified report, which examines military operations in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's regime from the point of view of Iraqi military and civilian leaders. Written by Kevin M. Woods with Michael R. Pease, Mark E. Stout, Williamson Murray and James G. Lacey, it is the result of a two year study of Iraqi documents seized in 2003 and interviews with senior Iraqi military and political leaders. It offers a view of Operation Iraqi Freedom from an Iraqi perspective and covers the nature of the regime, military strategy, military effectiveness and capabilities, operational planning, preparations for war and execution.
Irregular Enemies and the Essence of Strategy : Can the American Way of War Adapt?
Written by Colin S. Gray and published in March 2006 by the American War College Strategic Studies Institute. The monograph looks at the strategy and theory of irregular and asymmetric warfare and whether the theories are adequate to explain the concept. The paper finds that the theory is adequate but that the traditional American way of war is inadequate to meet current threats. It concludes that there is a mismatch between the American way of war and the capabilities needed for irregular warfare and counterinsurgency operations in particular.
Journal of Battlefield Technology
Refereed, multi-disciplinary journal for military officers, scientists and engineers involved in the delivery of battlefield defence capability. It is possible to subscribe to the journal and order articles from this site, and there is also information for authors. The site also provides article titles and abstracts.
Land Operations in the Year 2020 (LO2020)
Research and Technology Organization Technical Report, RTO-TR-8, published March 1999. It contains the final report of the Long-Term Sceintific Study on Land Forces in the Year 2020, sponsored by SHAPE and the RTO Studies, Analysis and Simulation Panel (SAS). Its aim is to provide long-term planning and requirements guidance to NATO commanders by identifying the types of land forces and the capabilities that will be required on the NATO battlefield in 2020.
NATO Medical Surveillance and Response, Research and Technology Options
This site provides access to the Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) Meeting Proceedings, RTO-MP-HFM-108. The papers are from the RTO Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) Symposium, NATO Medical Surveillance and Response, Research and Technology Options, held in Budapest, Hungary, on 19-21 April 2004. The papers presented look at: deployment health surveillance; screening of mental health problems among combat soldiers; medical surveillance systems; psychological support; and medical situational awareness. The full text of the papers can be accessed online in PDF format. The document is contained in the RTO's Full Text Publication Library.
Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by the Network of Peace and Conflict Studies and Sponsored by George Mason University, this is the archive of an electronic journal with full text articles available from 1995 to 2002.More recent issues can be accessed by following the future issues link, which provides the full text to Volume 11 number 1 and then only contents and abstracts to the present. It discusses issues in peace research, conflict analysis and resolution, peace building, humanitarian intervention, and peacekeeping.
Small Wars Journal
This site is a web portal and online resource for small wars researchers. The site provides access to the full text of the journal SWJ Magazine. There is also a reference library which provides access to full text books, articles and web site links on small wars, professional military education, terrorism, insurgency, urban operations, interagency operations, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Chechnya and the Vietnam War. There is also a listing of useful web sites for researchers in the field of small wars, a suggested reading list, blog and events calendar.
Soldier of Fortune Magazine
This is the site of the American Magazine for military enthusiasts, containing first-hand accounts of conflicts and civil wars world-wide. The site contains information on how to subscribe, back issues available, merchandise for sale, and relevant links.
STARnet : The NATO Science, Technology and Research Network
This web site is being developed by the NATO Research and Technology Agency (RTA) Information Management Committee (IMC) and provides access to a virtual library of information. The site is divided into defence related subject nodes which provide access to organisational web sites and Internet based resources within the subject area. The nodes are: Aerospace and Aerospace Related Information Network (ARIN); Defence Against Terrorism Information Node (DTIN); Environmental and Biological Sciences Information Node (EBSIN); Information Science Information Node (INSCIN); Land Based Operations Node (LBON); Naval Marine and Sea Node (NAMAS); and the Resource Planning Node (RESPLAN).
Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College
The SSI is the United States Army's institute for geostrategic and national security research and analysis, which supports the US Army War College curricula, provides analysis for Army and Department of Defense leadership, and interacts with the wider strategic community. The site provides information on the SSI and its activities; access to full text publications; and full text publications from the Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL), which covers academic research into key issues such as the Global War on Terrorism, national security strategy, landpower employment and force management and leadership.
Urban Operations in the Year 2020
This site provides access to a Research and Technology Organisation Technical Report, RTO-TR-071, by the RTO Studies, Analysis and Simulation Panel Study Group SAS-030, dated April 2003. This is the final report of the panel and so it provides recommendations to the RTA and NATO based on an examination of the future urban environment. It stresses the increasing importance of urban operations and the capabilities needed to operate on this terrain. It covers both materiel (technological) and non-materiel (doctrine and tactics) solutions. Bibliographic and abstract details are available in HTML format. A table of contents, and the full text of the document (1.22 Mbytes) can be accessed online in PDF format. The document is contained in the RTO's Full Text Publication Library.
Urban Operations Journal
Maintained by Dave Dilegge, a former urban operations analyst for the United States Marine Corps, the site provides information on urban military operations. The site contains full text documents relating to Military Operations on Urbanised Terrain (MOUT) doctrine and Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTP). There is also documentation on current and future technologies, links to sites on operations in different countries, an image library and glossary.
Flash guide to urban warfare produced by BBC News, which uses graphics and text to provide an overview of the tactics and strategy behind attacking a city, defending a house and the history of combat in cities.
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