November-December 2016

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Letter from the Editor Download the PDF

2 Themes for Future Editions Download the PDF

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10 The Crisis of National Identity

Samuel P. Huntington

The author discusses the salience of and threats to American national identity in this chapter extracted from his book Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity.

23 Migration as a Weapon in Theory and in Practice Download the PDF

Dr. Kelly M. Greenhill

A Tufts University professor of political science, Harvard research fellow, and award-winning author provides an analysis of coercive engineered migrations, based on her book Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy.

37 Bridging the Gap between Policing and Counterinsurgency in Pakistan Download the PDF

Yelena Biberman, PhD; Philip Hultquist, PhD; Farhan Zahid, PhD

Four case studies from Pakistan demonstrate that police can and should play a larger role in counterinsurgencies.

44 Transformative Staff Training in Ukraine Download the PDF

Col. Nick Ducich, U.S. Army; Lt. Col. Nathan Minami, U.S. Army; Maj. Ryan Riggin, U.S. Army; Capt. Jacob Austin, U.S. Army

A U.S. unit helped a Ukrainian battalion staff adopt a contemporary mission-command focus that optimized the staff’s warfighting function integration and staff functional capability.

52 Operational Contract Support: The Missing Ingredient in the Army Operating Concept Download the PDF

Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, U.S. Army; Lt. Col. William C. Latham Jr., U.S. Army, Retired

The authors describe the importance of the operational contract support process within the Army operating concept and highlight several key points about the process that are relevant for Army commanders.

60 New Business Practices for Army Acquisition Download the PDF

Lt. Col. Rafael Rodriguez, U.S. Army; Maj. William Shoemate, U.S. Army; Maj. Justin Barnes, U.S. Army; Karen Burke

A team from the Chief of Staff of the Army Strategic Studies Group discusses how new business practices could help the acquisition system field innovative capabilities quickly.

68 Conceptions of Leadership U.S. and African Models Download the PDF

Maj. John D. McRae II, U.S. Army National Guard

The U.S. military must consider differences in culture, conceptions of leadership, and force capabilities to make its African partnerships successful.

72 Operation Sangaris: A Case Study in Limited Military Intervention Download the PDF

Maj. Rémy Hémez, French Army

The French army’s Operation Sangaris in the Central African Republic illustrates how units can accomplish missions through adaptation.

81 The Area under the Curve Developing Strategic Leaders to Win in a Complex World Download the PDF

Col. Valery C. Keaveny Jr., U.S. Army; Col. Michael R. Fenzel, U.S. Army

The authors use four well-known military leaders as examples of how the Army can cultivate exceptional strategic talent by providing specific, well-suited career paths and relevant professional  education.

91 A Call for Research on the Impact of Dogs Deployed in Units to Reduce Posttraumatic Stress Download the PDF

Rebecca Segal

Deploying support or service dogs to combat theaters may help speed diagnosis and treatment of individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder. The costs of this affliction in lost productivity, health care, and unit cohesion make this pet therapy initiative an imperative.

99 Transforming Unit Training with the Science of Learning Download the PDF

Capt. Andrew P. Jenkins, U.S. Army

The 2016 DePuy writing contest winner describes how the Army could dramatically improve training across the force by creating a doctrinal construct for training design that incorporates learning science philosophy and theory with evidence-based instructional-design principles and processes.

106 Pathways: A Division Commander’s Observations in the Pacific Download the PDF

Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, U.S. Army

The former commander of the 25th Infantry Division describes the benefits of participation in Pacific Pathways exercises for soldiers, leaders, units, and partner nations in the Indo–Asia–Pacific Theater.

114 Lenin’s Formula for Agenda Setting Download the PDF

Col. William M. Darley, U.S. Army, Retired

U.S. military leaders should become familiar with Lenin’s principles and tactics of revolutionary activism as they are frequently employed today by insurgents, authoritarian regimes, and many domestic lobbying and community organizing groups to obtain political and operational objectives.

125 Jacob L. Devers: A General’s Life Download the PDF

Dr. John T. Kuehn

The reviewer critiques a biography of a highly successful but frequently overlooked World War II-era general, Jacob Devers. He discusses why Devers never reached the level of fame achieved by his peers, such as Bradley, Eisenhower, and Patton.

127 Book Reviews Download the PDF

141 Annual Index Download the PDF

149 Cover 3 Download the PDF

Albrecht Haushofer, German poet and former Nazi, who turned against the Nazi Party. Arrested and placed in prison, he was executed by Schutzstaffel (SS) guards April 1945.