Accession Number : ADA308666

Title :   National Security Strategy: A Bottom-Up Review.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Dunn, Colin K.

PDF Url : ADA308666

Report Date : 29 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : How much of a soldier's experience finds its roots in our National Security Strategy? The answer to this question is important; leaders should know the effect their policies will have on the soldiers they are charged to lead. If a leader affects the character of the army through a strategy, he may well affect the potential effectiveness of that force. Further, knowing the effect of his strategy on soldiers might offer the strategist some additional considerations when formulating a strategy. This paper discusses our strategies in the mid- seventies, eighties and nineties in terms of their ends, ways, and means, focusing on the strategies' effects at the soldier level, a review from the bottom-up. The paper offers illustrations of the effect strategy has on soldiers and offers some corresponding principles for leaders to consider in formulating strategy.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, POLICIES, ARMY PERSONNEL, INTERACTIONS, GRAPHICS, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE