Flashcards in C204 - Deck (25):
A means to deter communist action. It was a tactical success. It was not a strategy, tactical success.
comprised of states
permanent population, defined territory, government, and a capacity to enter into relations with the other states. Recognition from other states.
Ends, ways, means
Objective, how, power
International Financial Institutions
World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization
UN, European Union, NATO, ASEAN
General Electric, Toyota, ExxonMobil
ICRC, Doctors without Borders, Amnesty International, Islamic Relief
balance of power
balance of international trade and democracy
deeper thought and change through. values must underpin any stable political order, yet it also recognizes that forging such a consensus often requires an ideological struggle with the potential for conflict.
Jablonsky - power as a means, the strength or capacity that provided the "ability to influence the behavior of other actors in accordance with one's own objectives". Robert Dahl - ability to get others to do what they otherwise would not do.
Sources of Power
Economic, military, informational, geography, demographics, natural resources, style of government (complicity, working with other countries).
Leading states and major power sources
16th Spain - gold, 17th Netherlands - trade, navy, 18th France - Population, 19th Britain - Industry, 20th America - Economic scale, 21st next?.
Instruments of National Power
Diplomatic, Informational, Military, and Economic.
Joe Nye - second face of power (hard vs. soft power) *three types of power - military, economic, soft
Soft - agenda setting, values/culture/policies; Hard - force sanctions, payments/bribes, coercion. Command on one end to Co-opt on the other end.
JP 3-0 Joint Operations. A prudent idea or set of ideas for employing the instruments of national power in a synchronized and integrated fashion to achieve theater, national and/or multinational objectives. **Harry Yarger - A coherent blueprint to bridge the gap between the realities of today and a desired future.
Difference between a strategy and a plan
Strategy - vision, "nonlinear, second and third order affects; holistic can't be too broad and can't be too narrow; a document that provides the parameters for planning. Might have tactical success but not strategic success." Planning - how to make it happen, Yager high degree of certainty. **Basis of C200 - Objectives(ends) explain "what", Strategic Concepts(ways) "how", Resources(means) types and levels of support moralities for pursuing concepts of the strategy. **What are they doing? How are these objectives going to be accomplished? "Simple in definition, hard to execute". What are the risks? Assumptions? OE Factors? Flexible/adaptable? Effects on the other actors? Balance (ends, ways and means as the stool, is the stool balanced?) Chance and Friction? Is the Strategy Valid? Feasibility - "is it possible", "do we have the resources (means achieve objectives)" if not then start over, Acceptability - "is it worth the risk?", "is it tied in with national values?" and Suitability - ?
What assumptions were made in this strategy? What internal or external factors were considered in the development of the strategy? How will other actors react to what has been attempted?
Ends vs. End states
End state - JP 3-0. **Strategic objectives, balance of feasibility, suitability and acceptability? be careful, ends and ways mix up. an end can be a way. if it is an end are these people trying to achieve this? **Harry Yarger - strategy is expressed in terms of ends, ways and means...
**Harry Yarger - Strategic objectives, if accomplished national interest, strategic end state...
Strategic - National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy. Operational Level - Campaign planning. Tactical Level -