Company Grade Strategic Broadening Program


The Company Grade Strategic Broadening Program at the United States Army War College supports the 2013 Army Leader Development Strategy by providing mid-career officers and senior NCOs the opportunity to examine strategic issues and apply that understanding to current and future missions. The program seeks to expand participant understanding of the military's role in national security and the application of all elements of national power in securing national interests. Topics include policy, grand strategy, military strategy, theater strategy, and institutional strategy. It is five-weeks long and consists of core instruction by United States Army War College faculty; expert guest speakers; strategic staff rides to Washington D.C., New York City, Antietam and Gettysburg; and a capstone strategic issue project. Click here for more information.

Collins Center Update Volume 15, Issue 4 (Summer 2013)

Commandant at SLS 13-02

Author(s): Multiple
The Collins Center Update is a quarterly newsletter detailing the activities of the Center for Strategic Leadership and Development, The United States Army War College. Articles in this issue include: "Senior Leaders Seminar 13-02", "Combined/Joint Force Land Component Commander (C/JFLCC) Course 3-13", "Transnational Organized Crime Exercise Examines U.S. Government Response", "Unified Quest 2013", Deep Futures Wargame", and "Partnerships Enhance the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise Program."
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Terminal Blackout: Critical Electric Infrastructure Vulnerabilities...

EMP Burst

Author(s): Cynthia E. Ayers and Kenneth D. Chrosniak
The extended loss of electric power is our nation?s most glaring national security weakness. Energy is an overarching component that comprises the strength and vitality of America - it is the blood within the circulatory system that allows everything to run. If energy is drained from the system, then the rest of the structure will buckle and break down. However, concerns about a power grid breakdown are seldom discussed by citizens or the media; nor are they planned for by those involved in energy production and protection. There is no doubt that this threat places the sovereignty of our nation in jeopardy. Click here for more information.

In Support of the Common Defense Journal, Volume 2

Book Cover

Author(s): Multiple
In The Common Defense is a journal of strategic thought focused on issues related to homeland defense and homeland security. Drawing on research that has been conducted at the United States Army War College, the journal features studies on various topics related to defending and securing the homeland, including: Counterterrorism; Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA); Cyber Security; Transnational Criminal Threats; Consequence Management; Infrastructure Protection; and Border Security. The goal of In The Common Defense is to share these research findings and encourage strategic level discussions of current and emerging issues surrounding domestic security in the United States. In the process, the U.S. Army War College seeks to contribute to, and encourage these vital examinations, across the Army, the Federal Interagency, academia, and the rest of the homeland security enterprise. Click here for more information.

Sustainability and National Security

bording a plane

Author(s): Jim Hartman, Ph.D.
With the importance of sustainability and its impact on the Department of Defense, CSL's National Security Issues Branch has collected works from subject matter experts who cover the topic in a variety of ways in everything from sustainability and national security to sustainability of installations. In particular, Dr. Jim Hartman's chapter, "Sustainability and National Security" in the newly published book of the same name, examines the evolution of the Army's sustainability program and its contributions to the national strategic security objectives. The growing world population and imbalance of natural resources are expected to affect US, as well as Army, interests. Dr. Hartman asserts sustainability is the nexus to ensure future security, which can only be achieved through the development and implementation of sound business practices. Dr. Hartman opines the Army, as a large institution, is well suited to lead a whole of government approach to sustainability. Click here for more information.

International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (ISCNE)

Educating Future National Security Professionals at Syracuse University

In partnership with Syracuse University, the United States Army War College's Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) will conduct the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (ISCNE) at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University on 14 and 15 May, 2012. The exercise is a Capstone simulation for the Maxwell School?s Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) students. The ISCNE is an international-level crisis negotiation exercise designed to provide participants with an opportunity to role-play strategic-level negotiators in order to gain experience in international diplomacy, negotiation techniques, strategic and national-level decision making. It is a scenario-driven exercise set ten years into the future, and places participants into an intense, time constrained set of negotiations dealing with a near real-world crisis. The scenario confronts the current real-world stalemate between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Participants are divided into seven negotiation teams, each representing a different party to the negotiations - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Nagorno-Karabakh, Russia, Turkey and the United States. The negotiation teams have gathered at The Hague in Belgium to attempt to begin the journey toward a peaceful resolution of this historic problem. The ISCNE provides CSL and the U.S. Army War College the opportunity to forge partnerships, exchange ideas and share expertise with other top-tier institutions dedicated to educating strategic thinkers and leaders.
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