Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents Volume 135: Assessing Future U.S. National Defense Needs

Hardcover | August 29, 2014

byDouglas Lovelace

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Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics relating to the worldwide effort to combat terrorism, as well as efforts by the United States and other nations to protect their national security interests.Volume 135, Assessing Future U.S. National Defense Needs, examines the changes in U.S. national defense priorities in the second term of the Obama administration, including a decreased emphasis on the war against terrorists and a new conceptualization of national defense firmly nested within thelarger context of national security. The documents included in this volume include policy statements from the Secretary of Defense, strategic intelligence estimates, defense efficiency initiatives, assessments of the ramifications of reducing the size and capabilities of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, and reports on irregular warfareand special operations,

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Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics relating to the worldwide effort to combat terrorism, as well as efforts by the United States and other nations to protect their national security interests.Volume 135, Assessing Future U.S. National De...

Douglas Lovelace, Jr., is the Director of the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College. Earlier in his military career, he worked on national security directives. He holds an MBA degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a J.D. from Widener School of Law.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:August 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceDouglas C. Lovelace, Jr.: CommentaryDOCUMENT NO. 1: Statement on Strategic Choices and Management Review, as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Press Briefing Room, July 31, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 2: Speech by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, CSIS Global Security Forum, Washington, D.C., November 5, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 3: Annual Threat Assessment: Statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee by Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, February 11, 2014DOCUMENT NO. 4: Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, Statement for the Record before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, January 29, 2014DOCUMENT NO. 5: DEFENSE MANAGEMENT: More Reliable Cost Estimates and Further Planning Needed to Inform the Marine Corps Realignment Initiatives in the Pacific, GAO Report 13-360, June 2013DOCUMENT NO. 6: Army Drawdown and Restructuring: Background and Issues for Congress, CRS Report No. R42493, Andrew Feickert, October 25, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 7: Marine Corps Drawdown, Force Structure Initiatives, and Roles and Missions: Background and Issues for Congress, CRS Report No. R43355, Andrew Feickert, January 9, 2014DOCUMENT NO. 8: DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS: DOD Needs to Periodically Review and Improve Visibility Of Combatant Commands' Resources, GAO Report 13-293, May 2013DOCUMENT NO. 9: Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress, CRS Report No. RS22373, Ronald O'Rourke, August 6, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 10: U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress, CRS Report No. RS21048, Andrew Feickert, September 18, 2013