Points of Reference for the Conduct of
21st Century Deterrence and Assurance Research
Deterrence and Assurance are abstract political-military concepts. They are also conditions attained in the minds of deterrees and assurees, achieved only at their respective discretion, and only in nuanced context of their unique decision spaces. Activities undertaken to achieve deterrence and assurance goals comprise planning and execution of a strategy, an equally abstract concept requiring similar research consideration. Simply stated, research involves gaining understanding of both the nature of a given deterrence and assurance problem, and how to address it.
With these themes in mind, new thinking in deterrence and assurance is not exclusively adversary and/or military in scope. It calls for research into topics that go beyond consideration of adversary military capabilities and attendant U.S./Allied means to countervail them. Topics include (but are not limited to) local, regional, and international political and economic factors; socio-cultural and decision-making dynamics; as well as psychological lines of inquiry, all of which are geared toward informing policies pursuant to tailored deterrence and allied assurance objectives.
While better understanding into how objectives might be achieved vis-à-vis a given deterrence and assurance problem set remains a central focus, equally as pertinent is appreciating the mechanics of how objectives are to be achieved. Such research involves understanding the political, fiscal, and bureaucratic aspects of marshalling limited national resources into coherent deterrence and assurance strategies. Underlying all of this is the need to understand the nature of the term strategy itself.
While not exhaustive, researchers are encouraged to consider the following alphabetized list of references selected with each of these themes in mind as they pursue efforts to add to the literature.
UNDERSTANDING NATIONAL INTERESTS:
- Deibel, Terry L. “Chapter 4: Interests, Threats, and Opportunities.” Foreign Affairs Strategy: Logic for American Statecraft. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 123-156.
- Gaddis, John Lewis. Surprise, Security, and the American Experience. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005).
- Hamilton, Lee H. “Defining National Interest.” Editorial. The Christian Science Monitor, (30 Mar. 1998).
- Morgenthau, Hans J. “What Is the National Interest of the United States?” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 282, The National Interest-Alone or with Others? (Jul., 1952). pp. 1-7.
- Rice, Condoleezza. “Promoting the National Interest.” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 79, No. 1 (Jan.-Feb., 2000), pp. 45-62.
- Russel, Greg. “John Quincy Adams and the Ethics of America’s National Interest.” Review of International Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan., 1993), pp. 23-38.
- Sondermann, Fred A. “The Concept of the National Interest.” Orbis, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring, 1977), pp. 121-138.
NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGIC POLICY GUIDANCE:
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RESEARCH:
THINKING ABOUT STRATEGY:
- Benson, Kevin C. M., “It Is Our Fault: ‘No Overarching Strategy’.” Military Strategy Magazine, Vol. 6, Iss. 2 (Summer, 2018), pp. 20-22.
- Betts, Richard K. “Should Strategic Studies Survive?” World Politics, Vol. 50, No. 1, Fiftieth Anniversary Special Issue (Oct., 1997), pp. 7-33.
- Bracken, Paul. “Net Assessment: A Practical Guide.” Parameters, Vol. 36 (Spring, 2006), pp. 90-100.
- Brands, Hal. “Choosing Primacy: U.S. Strategy and Global Order at the Dawn of the Post-Cold War Era.” Texas National Security Review, Vol. 1, Iss. 2 (Mar., 2018), pp. 8-33.
- Builder, Carl H. “Keeping the Strategic Flame.” Joint Forces Quarterly, No. 14 (Winter, 1996-97), pp. 76-84.
- Ellis, Jr., James O., James N. Mattis, and Kori Schake. “Chapter 10: Restoring Our National Security.” Blueprint for America. Ed. George P. Shultz. (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution, 2016). 137-150.
- Freedman, Lawrence. “The Meaning of Strategy Part I: The Origin Story.” Texas National Security Review, Vol. 1, Iss. 1 (Dec., 2017), pp. 90-105.
- Freedman, Lawrence. “The Meaning of Strategy Part II: The Objectives.” Texas National Security Review, Vol. 1, Iss. 2 (Mar., 2018), pp. 34-57.
- Gray, Colin S. “Deterrence and the Nature of Strategy.” Small Wars & Insurgencies, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2000), pp. 17-26.
- Gray, Colin S. “So What! The Meaning of Strategy.” Military Strategy Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Winter, 2018), pp. 4-7.
- Harrison, Ross. Strategic Thinking in 3D: A Guide for National Security, Foreign Policy, and Business Professionals. (Washington, D.C.: Potomac, 2013).
- Henderson, Bruce D. “The Origin of Strategy.” Harvard Business Review, (Nov.-Dec., 1989).
- Howard, Michael. “The Forgotten Dimensions of Strategy.” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 57, No. 5 (Summer, 1979), pp. 975-986.
- Howard, Michael. “The Transformation of Strategy.” The RUSI Journal, Vol. 156, No. 4 (Aug.-Sept., 2011), pp. 12-16.
- MCDP 1-1 Strategy.
- Lenczowski, John. Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy. (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2011).
- Lykke Jr., Col. Arthur F. “Defining Military Strategy = E+W+M.” Military Review, Vol. LXIX, No. 5 (May, 1989), pp. 1-8.
- May, Ernest R., ed. American Cold War Strategy: Interpreting NSC 68. (Boston, MA: Bedford Books 1993).
- Meiser, Jeffery W. “Ends + Ways + Means = (Bad) Strategy.” Parameters, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Winter, 2016-17), pp. 81-91.
- Metz, Steven. “Why Aren’t Americans Better at Strategy?” Military Review, Vol. LXIX, No. 5 (May, 1989), pp. 9-15.
- Mintzberg, Henry. “Patterns in Strategy Formation.” Management Science, Vol. 24, No. 9 (May, 1978), pp. 934-948.
- Owens, Mackubin. “On Strategy and Strategic Planning: Repairing America’s Strategic ‘Black Hole’.” The Heritage Foundation, Military Strength Topical Essays (7 Oct 2016).
- Ross, Dennis. Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the World. (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008).
- Rumelt, Richard, Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters. (New York: Crown Publishing, 2011).
- Silove, Nina. “Beyond the Buzzword: The Three Meanings of ‘Grand Strategy’.” Security Studies, (2017), pp. 1-31.
- Svechin, Aleksandr A. Strategy. (Minneapolis, MN: East View Publications, Inc., 1991).
- Smith, M.L.R. “Why Strategy is Easy but Difficult (at the Same Time): A Short Study on the Complexities of Escalation.” Military Strategy Magazine, Vol. 5, Iss. 4 (Summer, 2017), pp. 10-13.
- Van Riper, Lt. Gen. Paul. “From Grand Strategy to Operational Design: Getting It Right.” Military Strategy Magazine, Vol. 4, Iss. 2 (Fall, 2014), pp. 13-18.
- Van Riper, Lt. Gen. Paul. “The Foundation of Strategic Thinking.” Military Strategy Magazine, Vol. 2, Iss. 3 (Summer, 2012), pp. 4-10.
- Webb, Major Andrew C. "Rethinking Strategy-Art Lykke and the Development of the Ends, Ways, Means, Model of Strategy." Thesis. U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, (2019).
THINKING ABOUT THREAT
- Belden, Thomas G. “Indications, Warning, and Crisis Operations.” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 1, Special Issue on International Crisis: Progress and Prospects for Applied Forecasting and Management (Mar., 1977), pp. 181-198.
- Betts, Richard K. “Intelligence Warning: Old Problems, New Agendas.” Parameters, Vol. 28 (Spring, 1998), pp. 26-35.
- Betts, Richard K. Surprise Attack: Lessons for Defense Planning. (Washington, D.C., The Brookings Institution, 1982).
- Coats, Daniel R. Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. Director of National Intelligence, (29 January 2019).
- Grabo, Cynthia M. Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning. Ed. Jan Goldman. (Center for Strategic Intelligence Research, Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, D.C.: 2002). Web.
- Milburn, Thomas W. “The Nature of Threat.” Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 33, No. Iss. 1 (Jan., 1977), pp. 126–139.
- Singer, J. David. “Threat-Perception and the Armament-Tension Dilemma.” The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 2, No .1, Studies on Attitudes and Communication (Mar., 1958), pp. 90-105.
- Wohlstetter, Roberta. “Cuba and Pearl Harbor: Hindsight and Foresight.” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Jul., 1965), pp. 691-707.
- Wohlstetter, Roberta. Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1962).
- Yarhi-Milo, Keren. “In the Eye of the Beholder: How Leaders and Intelligence Communities Assess the Intentions of Adversaries.” International Security, Vol. 38, Iss. 1 (Summer, 2013), pp. 7-51.
THINKING ABOUT DETERRENCE AT THE “STRATEGIC” LEVEL:
- Chilton, Gen. Kevin, and Greg Weaver. “Waging Deterrence in the 21st Century.” Strategic Studies Quarterly, (2009), pp. 31–42.
- Ducharme, Douglas R. “Measuring Strategic Deterrence: A Wargaming Approach.” Joint Force Quarterly, No. 82, 3rd Quarter (2016), pp. 40-46.
- Haney, Adm. Cecil D. “Strategic Deterrence for the Future.” Air and Space Power Journal, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Jul. – Aug., 2015), pp. 4–8.
- Payne, Keith B. “Understanding Deterrence.” Comparative Strategy, Vol. 30, No. 5 (Nov., 2011), pp. 393-427.
THINKING ABOUT DETERRENCE AT THE “OPERATIONAL” LEVEL:
- Bunn, M. Elaine. “Can Deterrence Be Tailored?” Strategic Forum, No. 225 (Jan., 2007), pp. 1–8.
- Johnson, Michael, and Terrence K. Kelly. “Tailored Deterrence: Strategic Context to Guide Joint Force 2020.” Joint Force Quarterly, No. 74, 3rd Quarter (2014), pp. 22-29.
- Lantis, Jeffrey S. “Strategic Culture and Tailored Deterrence: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice.” Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Dec., 2009), pp. 467-485.
- McVicar, Michael "Profiling Leaders and Analyzing their Motivations." Phalanx, Vol, 44, No. 4 (Dec., 2011), pp. 6-8.
- Payne, Keith B. “Nuclear Deterrence in a New Era: Applying ‘Tailored Deterrence’.” (May, 2018), National Institute for Public Policy.
- Schneider, Barry R. and Patrick D. Ellis, eds. Tailored Deterrence: Influencing States and Groups of Concern. (Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: USAF Counterproliferation Center, 2011).
- Anderson, Justin V., and Jeffery A. Larsen. Extended Deterrence and Allied Assurance: Key Concepts and Current Challenges for U.S. Policy. Issue brief. INSS Occasional Paper 69. (USAF Institute for National Security Studies, USAF Academy, Colorado, Sept. 2013).
- Foerster, Schuyler. “Chapter 2: NATO’s Return: Implications for Extended Deterrence.” NATO’s Return to Europe: Engaging Ukraine, Russia, and Beyond. Eds. Rebecca R. Moore and Damon V. Coletta. (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017), pp. 46-70.
- Howard, Michael. “Reassurance and Deterrence: Western Defense in the 1980s.” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 61, No. 2 (Winter, 1982), pp. 309-324.
DETERRENCE SUCCESS AND FAILURE
- Ben-Zvi, Abraham. “The Outbreak and Termination of the Pacific War: A Juxtaposition of American Preconceptions.” Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Mar., 1978), pp. 33-49.
- Hosoya, Chihiro. “Miscalculations in Deterrent Policy: Japanese-US Relations, 1938-1941.” Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 5, Iss. 2 (Jun., 1968), pp. 97-115.
- Huth, Paul and Bruce Russett. “What Makes Deterrence Work? Cases from 1900 to 1980.” World Politics, Vol. 36, No. 4 (Jul., 1984), pp. 496-526
- Russett, Bruce M. “The Calculus of Deterrence.” The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Jun., 1963), pp. 97-109.
- Russett, Bruce M. “Pearl Harbor: Deterrence Theory and Decision Theory.” Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1967), pp. 89-106.
- Wolf, Barry. “When the Weak Attack the Strong: Failures of Deterrence.” RAND, N-3261-A (1991).
ARMS CONTROL AND DETERRENCE
- Giles, Gregory F. "Deterrence and the NPT: Compatible and Reinforcing." Survival, Vol. 62, No. 4 (Aug. – Sep., 2020).
- Larsen, Jeffrey and James J. Wirtz, eds., Arms Control and Cooperative Security. (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2009).
- Koch, Susan J. The Presidential Nuclear Initiatives of 1991-1992. Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University, Case Study 5 (Sep., 2012).
- Perkovich, George and James M. Acton, eds. Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: A Debate. (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2009)
- Pifer, Steve and Michael E. O'Hanlon, The Opportunity: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms. (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2012).
- Woolf, Amy E., Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons. Congressional Research Service, No. RL32572, (Dec., 2012).
UPDATING DETERRENCE EDUCATION
- Bernstein, Paul I. "Deterrence in Professional Military Education." Air & Space Power Journal, Vol. 29, Iss. 4 (Jul.-Aug. 2015), pp. 84-88.
- Kaupa, Douglas F. and L. Martin Hahn. "Examining and Enhancing Deterrence Education for Future Leaders." Wild Blue Yonder, (30 Mar 2020).
- McGiffin, Curtis, "The Lost Art of Deterrence Education." National Institute for Public Policy, Information Series, Issue No. 446 (2 Oct 2019).
- Obradovic, Lana and Michelle Black. "Teaching Deterrence: A 21st-Century Update." Journal of Political Science Education, (5 March 2019).
ASSOCIATED RESEARCH CATEGORIES:
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- Hall, Leon. “Strategic Intelligence and the Decision to Go to War.” Modern War Institute (2 November 2019).
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- Immerman, Richard H. “Intelligence and Strategy: Historicizing Psychology, Policy, and Politics.” Diplomatic History, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan., 2008) pp. 1-23.
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- Johnson, Loch. “Seven Sins of Strategic Intelligence.” World Affairs, Vol. 146, No. 2 National Security Decision Making in the White House and Its Organization (Fall, 1983), pp. 176-204.
- Johnson, Loch K. The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America’s Search for Security after the Cold War. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).
- Kent, Sherman. Strategic Intelligence for American World Policy. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1966).
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- Matthias, Willard C. "America's Strategic Blunders: Intelligence Analysis and National Security Policy, 1936-1991." (University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania University Press, 2001).
- Maddrell, Paul, Ed. The Image of the Enemy: Intelligence Analysis of Adversaries Since 1945. (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2015).
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- Atran, Scott, and Jeremy Ginges. “Religious and Sacred Imperatives in Human Conflict.” Science, Vol. 336, Iss. 6083 (May, 2012), pp. 855-857.
- Dowdall, Jonathan. “Strategic Culture: A Look at Europe.” Military Strategy Magazine, Vol. 1, Iss. 1 (Winter, 2010): 23-26.
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- Johnson, Jeannie L., and Matthew T. Berrett. “Cultural Topography: A New Research Tool for Intelligence Analysis.” Studies in Intelligence, Vol. 55, No. 2 (Jun., 2011), pp. 1-22.
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- Lantis, Jeffrey S. Strategic Culture: From Clausewitz to Constructivism. Issue brief. Defense Threat Reduction Agency Advanced Systems and Concepts Office, Comparative Strategic Cultures Curriculum, (31 Oct. 2006).
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Legacy Deterrence Theory
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Deterrence in the “Second Nuclear Age”
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ONLINE DIGITAL RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Minute Man Missile National Historic Site (Philip, SD)
- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (Dayton, OH)
- Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility (Cheyenne, WY)
- Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (Cooperstown, ND)
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Chantilly, VA)
- Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (Ashland, NE)
- Submarine Force Library and Museum Association (Groton, CT)
- The Cold War Museum (Vint Hill, VA)
- The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History (Albuquerque, NM)
- Nuclear Weapons Instructional Museum (Kirtland AFB, NM)
- Titan Museum (Sahuarita, AZ)
- U.S. Navy Museum Cold War Gallery (Washington, DC)
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