Leaders at the highest levels speak of a "new kind of war." This development should spark a debate: Have the principles of war changed? Are they changing? Or do they remian valid. This contest will reward the best thinking on this topic.

$15,000 First Prize

$10,000 Second Prize

$5,000 Third Prize

$1,000 Honorable Mentions (5)

Maximum Length: 3,000 words

To submit essays: [email protected]

Deadline: 1 February 2005.

Selected Submissions

First Prize
Colonel Christopher R. Paparone, U.S. Army, and Dr. James A. Crupi
Second Prize
Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hanley, U.S. Air Force
Honorable Mention
The Shift in War from Machine to Human Domain: Applying the Classic Principles of War in a New Context
Captain Mark Hagerott, U.S. Navy, and Commander Mark Gorenflo, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Honorable Mention
Principles of War, Revolutions in Military Affairs, and Military Revolutions
Lieutenant Colonel (P) Gary M. Bowman, U.S. Army Reserve
Honorable Mention
Amending the Immutable: Updating the Principles of War for 4th Generation Violent Conflict
Commander Michael J. Dobbs, U.S. Navy
Honorable Mention
Have the Traditional Principles of War Changed and Should they be Reformulated for the Twenty-First Century?
Jonathan R. Todd
Honorable Mention
The Baby and the Bathwater: Changing Times of Changing Principles
Lieutenant Colonel John Mark Mattox, U.S. Army
Contest sponsored by
the U.S. Naval Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and Royal Uniform Services Institute
working in partnership with
National Defense University, Army War College, Air Forces War College, Naval War College, Office of Force Transformation, and the Department of Defense

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