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Strategic Studies Quarterly

Volume 11 Issue 2 - Summer 2017

COMMENTARY

Remarks of Congressman Mike Rogers, Chairman, House Armed Services, Strategic Forces Subcommittee
Remarks of Congressman Mike Rogers, Chairman, House Armed Services, Strategic Forces Subcommittee

Mike Rogers (R-AL)
 
My vision for the future is a separate Space Force within the Department of Defense.  Simply put, space must be a priority and it can’t be one if you begin each morning thinking about fighters and bombers first.
  


Response: Has the Air Force Been a Good Steward for Space?
Response: Has the Air Force Been a Good Steward for Space?

Everett Carl Dolman                     

The current malaise in space stems more from a lack of congressional and executive consensus; the US Air Force is not authorized to build or deploy forces and weapons in and from space that would allow it to pursue its martial purpose.


Thinking Anew about US Nuclear Policy toward Russia
Thinking Anew about US Nuclear Policy toward Russia

Keith B. Payne

Russia’s coercive nuclear threats and reported planning for nuclear first use presents a profound new challenge for Western deterrence  This reality is not speculation about some dark future; this challenge is emerging here and now.


FEATURE ARTICLE

Much Ado about Nothing?  Status Ambitions and Iranian Nuclear Reversal
Much Ado about Nothing?  Status Ambitions and Iranian Nuclear Reversal

Andrew Prosser
 
The prospect of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons remains a prominent regional and global security issue.  Skepticism persists over Iran’s nuclear intentions and what factors could foster nuclear reversal.


PERSPECTIVES

Stalkers in Space:  Defeating the Threat
Stalkers in Space:  Defeating the Threat

Brian G Chow
 
Any country configuring and readying space stalkers for attack demonstrates hostile intent, which justifies preemptive self-defense as the last resort. Self-defense is a justified action rather than a pretext for aggression.


Toward Strategic Nuclear Funding:  The USSOCOM Model
Toward Strategic Nuclear Funding:  The USSOCOM Model

Lt Col Geoffrey M. Steeves, USAF 
 
Granting the nuclear mission its own congressional funding line could restore capabilities and readiness to this strategic mission. A new funding mechanism could also reinvigorate and advance the strategic mission. 


BOOK REVIEWS

The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei: Out of  the Mouth of the Supreme Leader of Iran
The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei: Out of the Mouth of the Supreme Leader of Iran

By: Yvette Hovsepian-Bearce

Reviewed by: Brian R. Price


Strategy: Context and Adaptation from Archidamus to Airpower
Strategy: Context and Adaptation from Archidamus to Airpower

Edited by: Richard J. Bailey Jr., James W. Forsyth Jr., and Mark O. Yeisley 
 
Reviewed by: Maj Andrew L. Brown, USAF 


Soft Power on Hard Problems: Strategic Influence  in Irregular Warfare
Soft Power on Hard Problems: Strategic Influence in Irregular Warfare

Edited by: By: Ajit Maan and Amar Cheema 
 
Reviewed by: Lt Col Mark Peters, USAF


Islam in the Modern World
Islam in the Modern World

Edited by: Jeffrey T. Kenny and Ebrahim Moosa 
 
Reviewed by: Lt Cmdr Edward Erwin, USN


Choosing War: Presidential Decisions in the Maine, Lusitania, and Panay Incidents
Choosing War: Presidential Decisions in the Maine, Lusitania, and Panay Incidents

By: Douglas Carl Peifer
 
Reviewed by: James H. Clifford


Regional Missile Defense from a Global Perspective
Regional Missile Defense from a Global Perspective

Edited by: Catherine McArdle Kelleher and Peter Dombrowski
 
Reviewed by: Capt J. Alexander Ippoliti, ANG


A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order

By: Richard Haass
 
Reviewed by: Maj F. Bart Doyle, USAF 


War, States, and Contention
War, States, and Contention

By: Sidney Tarrow
 
Reviewed by: Lt Col Mark Peters, USAF 


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