Military Analysis e-Prints 

This archive includes timely and interesting materials of on topics of current interest. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this archive are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federation of American Scientists.

A Sourcebook on the Israeli Strike in Syria, 6 September 2007 by Allen Thomson, updated April 2008

A Sourcebook on an American Forward-Based Missile Defense Radar in the Caucasus by Allen Thomson, updated March 2008

Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) Sourcebook, Volume II by Allen Thomson, September 2007

Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) Sourcebook by Allen Thomson, updated July 2007 (24 MB PDF)

The Strategic Implications of Sensitive Site Exploitation by Col. Thomas S. Vandal, National Defense University, 2003

Managing Sensitive Site Exploitation -- Notes from Operation Iraqi Freedom by Major Pete Lofy, 2003

Sourcebook on the Light-Initiated High Explosives Facility at Sandia National Laboratories by Allen Thomson, January 2007

Trip Report: A Visit to JTF Guantanamo by Gen. Barry McCaffrey, June 28, 2006

Small Arms Defense Against Air Attack, US Army Air Defense Artillery School, May 2006

Interdisciplinary Research Project to Explore the Potential for Developing Non-Lethal Weapons Based on Radiofrequency/Microwave Bioeffects by Gale L. Craviso and Indira Chatterjee, University of Nevada, January 31, 2006

A Study Examining Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Power as an Alternative for the Rebuilding of the Iraqi Electrical Power Generation Infrastructure by Curtis Austin, Ralph Borja, and Jeffery Phillips, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2005 (2.5 MB PDF file)

Special Operations Forces

From Bosnia to Baghdad: The Evolution of U.S. Army Special Forces from 1995 - 2004 by Armando J. Ramirez, Navy Postgraduate School Master's Thesis, September 2004

Transformation: A Bold Case for Unconventional Warfare by Steven P. Basilici and Jeremy Simmons, Navy Postgraduate School Master's Thesis, June 2004

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Status: Uniforms, Distinction, and Special Operations in International Armed Conflict by Major William H. Ferrell, III, Military Law Review, Vol. 178, Winter 2003

International Military Education and Multinational Military Cooperation by Charles Moskos, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, January 2004 (1.5 MB PDF file)

Nontraditional Uniforms Do Accord Prisoner of War Status for Special Operations Forces by Robert James Drone, Master's Thesis, George Washington University School of Law, August 31, 2003 (2.7 MB PDF file)

Guerrilla Warfare Tactics in Urban Environments by Patrick D. Marques, MAJ, USA, Master's Thesis, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 2003

How Can the U.S. Army Overcome Intelligence Sharing Challenges Between Conventional and Special Operations Forces? by Maj. Michele H Bredenkamp, US Army School of Advanced Military Studies, May 2003

Guantanamo Bay Detainees: National Security or Civil Liberties by Pamela M. von Ness, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 2003

Transformation of Special Operations: Reducing Joint Friction by John R. Basehart, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 2003

The Army Special Operations Forces Role in Force Projection by Colonel Jack C. Zeigler Jr., US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 2003

Should the Marine Corps Expand Its Role in Special Operations? by Lt.Col. Mark A. Clark, USMC, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 2003

All Necessary Means" -- Employing CIA Operatives in a Warfighting Role Alongside Special Operations Forces by Colonel Kathryn Stone, US Army War College, April 7, 2003

Honing the Tip of the Spear: Developing an Operational-Level Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield for Special Operations Forces by Maj. Peter J. Don, USA, Naval War College, February 2003

Command and Control of Special Operations Forces for 21st Century Contingency Operations by Maj. Denis P. Doty, USAF, Naval War College, February 2003

Other Topics

Overcoming Challenges to the Proliferation Security Initiative by Herbert N. Warden IV, Naval Postgraduate School Masters Thesis, September 2004

Israel's Attack on Osiraq: A Model for Future Preventive Strikes? by Peter Scott Ford, Naval Postgraduate School Masters Thesis, September 2004

Islamic Rulings on Warfare by Youssef H. Aboul-Enein and Sherifa Zuhur, Strategic Studies Institute, October 2004

Toppling Saddam: Iraq and American Military Transformation by Dr. Stephen Biddle, et al, Strategic Studies Institute, April 2004 (4.7 MB PDF file)

Learning From the Stones: A Go Approach to Mastering China's Strategic Concept, Shi by David Lai, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, May 2004 (2 MB PDF file)

Operational Art for the Proliferation Security Initiative by Joel A. Doolin, LCDR, JAGC, USN, Naval War College, March 2004

Terrorists as Enemy Combatants: An Analysis of How the United States Applies the Law of Armed Conflict in the Global War on Terrorism by Maj. Scott Reid, US Army, Naval War College, February 2004

Urban Sunrise, on enhancing military urban operations, prepared for DARPA, February 2004 (4 MB PDF file)

Predicting Nuclear Proliferation: A Declassified Documentary Record by Peter R. Lavoy, Strategic Insights, Center for Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School, Vol. III, Issue 1, January 2004

Bounding the Global War on Terrorism by Jeffrey Record, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, December 2003

Nation-Building, The American Way by Col. Jayne A. Carson, USA, USA Army War College research paper, July 2003

Does the United States Need to Develop a New Nuclear Earth Penetrating Weapon? by Maj. Thomas Moore, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Master's Thesis, June 2003

The Silence of the Labs by Don J. DeYoung, a lament for the DoD in-house laboratory system which, the author says, is dying. Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, January 2003.

Bush's New Nuclear Plan: Forget It by Sam Cohen, March 2002. A skeptical essay from a nuclear hawk.

Future Strategic Issues / Future Warfare [Circa 2025] by Dennis M Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center [PowerPoint file]


THE PRACTICAL EFFECT OF THE IRAQI OIL-FOR-FOOD PROGRAM Douglas Scott [This paper appeared originally in Disarmament Diplomacy (Issue No. 25, April 1998)

The Legality of Military Action Against Iraq By Douglas Scott - 25 March 1998 - Memorandum On The Question Whether Existing Security Council Resolutions Are Sufficient To Authorize The US To Take Military Action Against Iraq

NATO ENLARGEMENT-THE WAY AHEAD by Alain Pellerin Canadian Council for International Peace and Security (CCIPS) 14 February 1998 Subject: Report on Staff Trip to Army Training FacilitiesMemorandum To: Bill Hoagland, Staff Director, Senate Budget Cmte From: Winslow Wheeler, Senior Defense Analyst, SBC Date: December 11, 1997 DIRECTION AND DECEIT - AN ARMY IN TROUBLE ARMY: Adv. Warfighting Experiment & READINESS--A Report December 1997

  • Where Have All the Prototypes Gone? The Failure of the Prototyping Initiatives of the 1990s Devin L. Cate; Mikael S. Beno (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College 1997 - The expected surge of prototyping efforts for large, complex systems, such as aircraft and tanks, has not materialized.
  • Navy and Marines Corps Integration in Light of the Sea Dragon Concept Mark Barnhart (Faculty Advisor); Richard Selleck; Fred Padilla; Dave Davison; Mark Blaydes Air Command and Staff College 1997 -- The objective of these innovative efforts is to create synergy through the development of a command and control doctrine that efficiently utilizes all of the assets of the Naval Expeditionary Task Force (NETF), and the development of new tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of the Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)).

Russia, NATO, and the Future of U.S.-Chinese Relations
Bruce Russett and Allan Stam

Captain Gyula Bene, Hungarian Army
[United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College]
LCDR Robin K. Myers, USN
[United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College]
Naval Carrier Air Wings: Consolidation Equals Combat Readiness
Lieutenant Commander M.R. Hunter, United States Navy
[United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College]

NATO ENLARGEMENT Where We Came From and Where It Leaves Us
AURORA PAPERS 29 by Alain Pellerin

Program on International Policy Attitudes February 13, 1997

NATO: Anachronism or Answer An Argument for Collective Defense
Major C. A. McNerney United States Army
Master's Thesis USMC Command And Staff College