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Author Sklenka, Stephen D.

Title Strategy, national interests, and means to an end / Stephen D. Sklenka.

Imprint Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2007]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 101.146/10:ST 8/2    ---  Available
Description v, 26 pages : digital, PDF file.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Carlisle papers in security strategy
Carlisle papers in security strategy.
System Details Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 10/30/07:; current access available via PURL.
Note Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 30, 2007).
"October 2007."
Contents Introduction -- Ends, means, and the design of strategy -- Somalia on the periphery -- Strategic pitfalls of a Balkanizing policy -- Haiti and the American backyard -- Operation Iraqi Freedom and the ends-means disconnect -- Conclusion.
Summary The U.S. inability -- or unwillingness --to connect strategic ends and appropriate means to accomplish those ends has occurred so often over the past 15 years that one could make a credible argument that it has become a disturbing and pervasive characteristic of the modern American way of war. Beginning with a theoretical discussion of the relationship among ends, means, and strategy, this paper continues by examining specific cases of U.S. intervention from the previous decade and Operation Iraqi Freedom to demonstrate that when the U.S. commits its military forces, success can only be achieved if clear ends are identified, appropriate means are leveraged against those stated ends, and a coherent strategy is developed to coordinate the ends and means.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-24).
Subject American Intervention in Haiti (1994-1995) (OCoLC)fst01351660
Iraq War (2003-2011) (OCoLC)fst01802311
Operation Allied Force (1999) (OCoLC)fst01046295
Operation Restore Hope (1992-1993) (OCoLC)fst01046349
Ends and means.
National interest -- United States.
United States -- Military policy -- Evaluation.
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993.
Operation Allied Force, 1999.
Haiti -- History -- American intervention, 1994-1995.
Ends and means. (OCoLC)fst00909882
Military policy -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01353763
National interest. (OCoLC)fst01736403
Strategy. (OCoLC)fst01134406
Haiti. (OCoLC)fst01205135
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1992-2011
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Other Form: Original (DLC) 2007473453 (OCoLC)174052348
ISBN 1584873094
Standard No. NLGGC 412960990
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-48 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146/10:ST 8/2

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