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The Center for Strategic Leadership

The Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL)'s areas of emphasis are experiential education, Senior Leader education, support to Army Senior Leader research, and support to both US Army War College (USAWC) and Army Senior Leader strategic communication efforts. CSL's professional staff and facility host, support, develop, and conduct world-class events (workshops, symposia, conferences, games, and exercises) focused on a broad range of strategic leadership and national security issues and concepts in support of the USAWC, the Army, and the Interagency and Joint Communities.

Call for Papers

Strategic Landpower Symposium
Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Gibson

The USAWC in partnership with HQDA G3/5/7 are pleased to announce the first annual Strategic Landpower Symposium (SLS) , to solicit research and encourage professional discussion on "Strategic Landpower in Cooperation and Competition."

Papers should consider:
The Future Role of Strategic Landpower in: Integrated Deterrence; Cooperation; Competition; and/or, Joint All Domain Operations.

Paper Proposals must be received by 1 December 2021 and must include a brief(< 250 words) abstract and a one page Curriculum Vitae.

Please register for the symposium and indicate if you would like to submit a paper proposal.

Questions should be addressed to: Dr. Greg Cantwell / email: gregory.l.cantwell.civ@mail.mil

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JLASS-EX - A course specifically designed to bring together the senior level colleges in a one of a kind joint educational venture. Check out the two videos below for more information.

Strategic Cyberspace Operations Guide

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The U.S. Army War College recently updated its Strategic Cyberspace Operations Guide. This publication provides a guide for U.S. Army War College students to understand cyberspace strategy, policy, and law as well as design, planning, and execution of cyberspace operations. It combines existing U.S. Government Unclassified and "Releasable to the Public" documents into a single, handy guide. Changes from the 1 June 2020 edition include the March 2020 Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report; President Biden's Interim National Security Strategic Guidance; the May 2021 Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity; the July 2021 National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems; the 2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community; Commander US Cyber Command Congressional Testimony; and updates to Joint Doctrine. Strategic Cyberspace Operations Guide

Essential to Success

COL(R) John Bonin, PhD., Professor of Concepts and Doctrine in CSL's Strategic Concepts and Doctrine Division, authored a chapter, "Echelons Above Reality: Armies, Army Groups, and Theater Armies/Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs)", in the recent Army University Press book Essential to Success: Historical Case Studies in the Art of Command at Echelons Above Brigade. COL(R) Bonin's chapter summarizes the history of echelons above corps headquarters in the U.S. Army, and argues for the continued requirement for both theater and field armies as echelons above corps. The entire book is available as a .pdf file at http://www.armyupress.army.mil/Books/Browse-Books/Command/Essential-to-Success/ .

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