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Stalking the Secure Second Strike: Intelligence, Counterforce, and Nuclear Strategy
Abstract Secure second strike nuclear forces are frequently held to be easy to procure. Analysts have long argued that targeting intelligence against relocatable targets like submarine launched andExpand
On Other War: Lessons from Five Decades of Rand Counterinsurgency Research
  • A. Long
  • Political Science
  • 30 July 2002
Abstract : As part of the global war on terror, Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom showcased the dazzling technological capability and professional prowess of the U.S. military inExpand
The Perils of Shallow Theory: Intelligence Reform and the 9/11 Commission
Despite its unique influence on the current reorganization of American intelligence, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States (the 9=11 Commission) got it wrong. In examiningExpand
Deterrence From Cold War to Long War: Lessons from Six Decades of RAND Research
  • A. Long
  • Political Science
  • 25 October 2008
Abstract : A decade after the end of the Cold War, many viewed the attacks of September 11, 2001, as confirming the end of deterrence. Despite overwhelming nuclear and conventional superiority, theExpand
The Soul of Armies: Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Military Culture in the US and UK
  • A. Long
  • Political Science
  • 1 March 2016
The Soul of Armies by Austin Long is a much-needed counter-balancing analysis to the steady flow of hagiographies that have appeared over the past decade on the counterinsurgency operationsExpand
Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence: The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency Doctrine, 1960-1970 and 2003-2006 (RAND Counterinsurgency Study, Paper 6)
  • A. Long
  • Political Science, Engineering
  • 9 June 2008
Abstract : The publication of a new COIN doctrine manual in late 2006 was widely heralded as an indication that the U.S. military was finally coming to understand the problems it has recently facedExpand
Correspondence: Assessing the Synergy Thesis in Iraq
Americans are inclined to remember their nation’s wars victoriously. “Let it be remembered,” President Barack Obama told the Minneapolis American Legion veterans of the Vietnam War on August 30,Expand
Book Reviews
Levels of complexity make the American War of Independence a difficult conflict to understand. An insurrection in Britain’s thirteen American colonies became a regional war fought by conventionalExpand