- List of Contributors
- Defining War
- Strategy and War
- How History Shapes War
- The Collision of Modern and Post-Modern War
- Alliances and War
- Brazil, India, and China: Emerging Powers and Warfare
- Morality and War
- The Evolving Legal Aspects of War
- The History of Grand Strategy and the Conduct of Micro-Wars
- The Strategic Object of War
- Nuclear Deterrence and War
- Unconventional Forms of War
- Terrorism and War
- Strategic Leadership and War
- Intelligence and War
- The Pol/Mil Interface and War: the French at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
- Managing War
- The Russian Way of War: in Crisis?
- The Twenty-First Century War: Chinese Perspectives
- The Japanese Way of War
- Military Coalitions in War
- Military Leadership in A Changing World
- The Art of Command in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on three Commands
- Hybrid Conflict and the Changing Nature of Actors
- Conducting Joint Operations
- Counterinsurgency and War
- The Role of Logistics in War
- Land Warfare
- Maritime Warfare and the Importance of Sea Control
- Air Warfare
- Teaching War
- The Limits of Technology in War
- Space: A New Theatre of War?
- Affording War: The British Case
- Industry and War
- Procurement and War
- The Defence Industry in the Contemporary Global Security Environment
- The Changing Relationship Between Society and Armed Forces
- Clear, Hold, and Build: Operationalizing the Comprehensive Approach
- Building A Multilateral Civilian Surge
- Demography and Warfare
- Communicating War: The Gamekeeper's Perspective
- Communicating War: The Poacher's Perspective
- Does War Have A Future?
- conclusions:The Unpredictability of War and Its Consequences
Abstract and Keywords
The United States and the Alliance agree that a Comprehensive Approach to conflict resolution, post-conflict stabilization, and, ultimately, reconstruction is key to successful execution of complex operations. A truly Comprehensive Approach draws on the full array of military and civilian and national and international resources, applying them robustly across all phases of a conflict to bring the stricken populace to a state of security, basic services, and legitimate governance as rapidly as possible. Yet the political, military, and economic resources essential to success are rarely committed and integrated in this well-accepted and broadly prescribed approach. While the United States has established policies and written doctrine to address the demands of such future conflicts, it struggles to turn these decisions into actionable operational concepts and genuine capabilities. This is even truer of NATO, and the Alliance has much further to go to realize its own Comprehensive Approach initiative. Civilians must be involved in all phases of the response, beginning with pre-conflict planning, through to a desired end state with relative peace. To do so will require the development of greater civilian planning capacity and robust expeditionary civilian capabilities at national and international levels.
Hans Binnendijk is Vice President for Research and Applied Learning, National Defense University, Washington.
Jacqueline Carpenter, National Defense University, Washington.
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