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National Security Watches

National Security Watches are designed to provide news and analysis on pertinent national security issues to the members and leaders of the Association of the United States Army and to the larger policymaking community. The content may represent the personal opinions of the author(s) and not necessarily the position of the Association or its members.

2016

African Horizons: The United States Army Working Toward a Secure and Stable Africa
by Douglas W. Merritt (National Security Watch 16-1, 1 February 2016)

2015

These Are the Drones You Are Looking For: Manned–Unmanned Teaming and the U.S. Army
by Richard Lim (National Security Watch 15-4, 21 December 2015)

Innovation and Invention: Equipping the Army for Current and Future Conflicts
by Richard Lim (National Security Watch 15-3, 16 September 2015)

Malaysia, Singapore and the United States: Harmony or Hegemony?
by Richard Lim (National Security Watch 15-2, 13 May 2015)

U.S. Army Regionally Aligned Forces: An Effective Way to Compensate for a Strategy/Resources Mismatch
by Thomas C. Westen (National Security Watch 15-1, 27 February 2015)

2014

Terrorists, Insurgents and the Lessons of History
by Richard Lim (National Security Watch 14-2, 22 December 2014)

The Army in Cyberspace
by Frank L. Turner II (National Security Watch 14-1, 5 May 2014)

2013

Strategy and Policy: Civilian and Military Leadership in the 21st Century
by Nicholas R. Krueger (National Security Watch 13-1, 18 January 2013)

2012

Earned Deferred Compensation: Proposed Military Earnings Reforms Do More Harm Than Good
by Nicholas R. Krueger (National Security Watch 12-4, 15 August 2012)

Linking Latin America and the Pacific: A Strategy for the Long Term
by Douglas J. Schaffer (National Security Watch 12-3, 12 July 2012)

The Rationale for a Robust U.S. Army Presence in the Pacific Basin
by Nicholas R. Krueger (National Security Watch 12-2, 8 March 2012)

Thinking About the 21st Century Security Environment: The Need for a Whole-of-Government Approach
by Gordon R. Sullivan (National Security Watch 12-1, 3 January 2012)

2011

The 2011 National Military Strategy: Resetting a Strong Foundation
by Nicholas R. Krueger (National Security Watch 11-2, 2 May 2011)

The Enduring Need for an Effective U.S. Landpower Presence in Europe
by Douglas J. Schaffer (National Security Watch 11-1, 14 February 2011)

2010

Consequence Management: Steps in the Right Direction?
by Christine Le Jeune (National Security Watch 10-2, 8 September 2010)

The (New?) National Security Strategy
by Douglas J. Schaffer (National Security Watch 10-1, 20 July 2010)

2009

The Evolution of the U.S.–Japan Alliance
by Richard Mereand (National Security Watch 09-4, 29 December 2009)

Securing Cyberspace: Guarding the New Frontier
by Richard Mereand (National Security Watch 09-3, 25 August 2009)

Russia: A Problematic Partner?
by Richard Mereand (National Security Watch 09-2, 1 June 2009)

Emerging Global Trends and Potential Implications for National Security
by David J. Kay (National Security Watch 09-1, 29 May 2009)

2008

Civilian Response Corps
by Richard Mereand (National Security Watch 08-4, 3 October 2008)

Engaging the "New China"
by David J. Kay (National Security Watch 08-3, 2 September 2008)

U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army: A Model of Strategic Flexibility
by Milady Ortiz (National Security Watch 08-2, 23 June 2008)

U.S. Africa Command: A New Way of Thinking
by Milady Ortiz (National Security Watch 08-1, 13 March 2008)

2007

The Korean Peninsula and the Future of Eighth U.S. Army
by Amanda Merritt Cumti (National Security Watch 07-2, 26 September 2007)

U.S. Army North/5th Army: Building Relationships to Defend the Homeland and Meet Emerging Regional Challenges
by Amanda Merritt Cumti (National Security Watch 07-1, 15 February 2007)

2006

The Army in U.S. Strategic Command: Thinking Globally, Acting Jointly
by Charles Hornbostel (National Security Watch 06-6, 1 December 2006)

U.S. Army South and the Transition to 6th Army: Rising to Face New Challenges in Central and South America and the Caribbean
by Charles Hornbostel (National Security Watch 06-5, 1 December 2006)

"Natural Allies" in an Uncertain World: The United States and India
by Amanda Merritt (National Security Watch 06-4, 1 September 2006)

The Cruise Missile Threat: Prospects for Homeland Defense
(National Security Watch 06-3, 1 June 2006)

Future Logistics Themes: Discovering Innovative Solutions to Army Logistics Processes for Moving and Sustaining Combat Power
(National Security Watch 06-2, 1 May 2006)

Military Compensation: Balancing Fairness and Sustainability
by Cathleen McCracken (National Security Watch 06-1, 7 February 2006)

2004

A New Look at Requirements: The Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System
by Courtney Wirwahn (National Security Watch 04-1, 20 October 2004)

2003

Homeland Security and Homeland Defense: Protection from the Inside Out
by Courtney Wirwahn (National Security Watch 03-3, 31 October 2003)

The 2002 Unified Command Plan: Changes and Implications
by Peter Gillette (National Security Watch 03-2, 21 February 2003)

Department of Homeland Security: Pros, Cons and Opportunities
by Peter Gillette (National Security Watch 03-1, 31 January 2003)

2002

The United States and the Island Nations of Southeast Asia: Potential Pitfalls of a One-Note Policy
by Steven Mullen (National Security Watch 02-1, 1 April 2002)

2001

Legacy Force Recapitalization: An Urgently Needed Program for Today's Army
by Douglas R. Bush (National Security Watch 01-3, 20 November 2001)

The Commission on National Security/21st Century: A Hart-Rudman Commission Primer
by Charles Lathrop and Mackenzie M. Eaglen (National Security Watch 01-2, 6 April 2001)

A New Look at Readiness: Solving the Army's Quandary
by Mackenzie M. Eaglen (National Security Watch 01-1, 30 March 2001)

2000

Son of QDR: Prospects for the Army
by John Kreul (National Security Watch 00-5, 15 July 2000)

The Army's Unsung Heroes: Full-Time Support to the Army National Guard and Army Reserve
by Charles Lathrop (National Security Watch 00-4, 3 July 2000)

Backing into the Next Balkans? U.S. Involvement in the Caspian Sea Region
by John Kreul (National Security Watch 00-3, 15 June 2000)

Colombia: A Vital U.S. Interest?
by Brian S. Priestley (National Security Watch 00-2, 16 May 2000)

The Threat of Terrorism Against the U.S. Homeland—What Part Should the Military Play in the Federal Response?
by John Kreul (National Security Watch 00-1, 2 May 2000)

1999

The Golan Heights: Implications for U.S. Involvement in Peacekeeping Operations
(National Security Watch 99-5, 24 September 1999)

The Return of Nuclear Weapons: Threats, Proliferation and the United States
(National Security Watch 99-4, 29 July 1999)

Strategic Responsiveness: The Army's 21st Century Requirement
(National Security Watch 99-3, 16 July 1999)

Army Endstrength and the National Military Strategy
(National Security Watch 99-2, 8 July 1999)

Operation Arrow, Task Force Hawk and Air Power: KLA Ground Offensive and U.S. Army Targeting and Intelligence Point to Synergy of Joint Approach
(National Security Watch 99-1, 8 June 1999)