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The vision of NDU Press is to lead the National Defense University Enterprise in publishing and disseminating vital and complex defense and national security scholarship in a variety of media to inform and influence defense and policy decisionmakers, as well as the joint professional military education community and interested public.

NDU Press is located in the 2500 Suite of Fort Lesley J. McNair's Lincoln Hall, on the south side of Washington, DC, at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.

This article summarizes a new approach to COG analysis as well as elaborating its origins and the influences on its development.

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"The current revision of Joint Publication 5-0, Joint Operation Planning, provides an opportunity to fix the flawed description of the center of gravity concept."

“The Gray Zone is intense political, economic, informational, and military competition more fervent than normal steady-state diplomacy, yet short of conventional war. It is hardly new.”

This NDU Book began as two questions: What were the costs and benefits of the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what were the strategic lessons of these campaigns?

Continue on for "Lessons Encountered: Learning From the Long War", a National Defense University Press online book.