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U.S. Army War College
Guide to National
Security Policy
and Strategy

J.Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

July 2004

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Table of Contents
Front matter


Part I - The National Security Environment

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts and Approaches in the Study of International Relations
Robert "Robin" H. Dorff

Chapter 2 - Multilateralism and Unilateralism
James A. Helis

Chapter 3 - Ethical Issues in War: an Overview
Martin L. Cook

Chapter 4 - International Law and the New World Order: Redefining Sovereignty
Thomas W. McShane

Chapter 5 - Regional Studies in a Global Age
R. Craig Nation

Part II - Strategic Thought and Formulation

Chapter 6 - Why Is Strategy Difficult?
David Jablonsky

Chapter 7 - A Survey of Strategic Thought
J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

Chapter 8 - National Power
David Jablonsky

Chapter 9 - Managing Strategic Risk
James F. Holcomb

Chapter 10 - Why a Winning Strategy Matters: the Impact of Losing in Vietnam and Afghanistan
Douglas A. Borer

Part III - Instruments of National Power

Chapter 11 - Economics: American Element of Power or Source of Vulnerability?
Clayton K. S. Chun

Chapter 12 - Problems of Economic Statecraft: Rethinking Engagement
Douglas A. Borer

Chapter 13 - Diplomacy as an Instrument of National Power
Reed J. Fendrick

Chapter 14 - Military Power and the Use of Force
John F. Troxell

Chapter 15 - Information: the Psychological Instrument
Frank L. Jones

Part IV - National Security Policymaking

Chapter 16 - Presidential Leadership and National Security Policymaking
Marybeth P. Ulrich

Chapter 17 - National Security and the Interagency Process
Gabriel Marcella

Chapter 18 - Cognitive Factors in National Security Decisionmaking
George E. Teague

Chapter 19 - The Appropriate Role of Intelligence in the Making of National Security Policy
Anthony R. Williams

Appendix I - Guidelines for Strategy Formulation

Appendix II - Contributors