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General Larry D. Welch Deterrence Writing Award
The Commander, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) sponsors a competition for the best research papers on the subject of strategic deterrence. Participating schools and researchers are asked to submit papers to USSTRATCOM by 9 June 2023.
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Submissions will be judged in one of two categories (“Senior Researcher” and “Junior Researcher”). The winning author in each category will be recognized with an award, as well as an invitation and funding to attend the 2023 Deterrence Symposium.
Criteria for papers are:
- Recommended paper length: 10-20 double-spaced pages (however, paper length is flexible to meet individual school requirements)
- Thorough citing of references and historical facts
- Submissions must not contain any classified references or material
- Submit papers electronically to Mr. Michael Powell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions you may contact Mr. Michael Powell, email@example.com or (402) 912-5125.
2022 Award Winners
Deterring, Countering, and Defeating Conventional-Nuclear Integration
Dr. Justin Anderson, National Defense University
Lt Col James R. McCue, USAF
Revitalizing America's Low-Yield Deterrent
Cadet First Class Alexander R. Kleitz, U.S. Air Force Academy
2021 Award Winners
Russia and Western Concepts of Deterrence, Normative Power, and Sanctions
Dr. Viljar Veebel, Baltic Defence College
Deterring Terrorist Organizations in Times of a Global Pandemic
Mr. Grant Van Robays, University of Nebraska-Omaha
2020 Award Winner
Strategy in the New Era of Tactical Nuclear Weapons
Colonel Joseph D. Becker, USA
2019 Award Winners
India's Deterrence Goldilocks Dilemma in South Asia
Mr. Geoffrey Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology
Extended Deterrence and Resilience in the Baltic States
Second Lieutenant Liam J. Connolly, U.S. Air Force Academy
2018 Award Winner
Xi Jinping's Rise and Aspirations: Prospect Theory Analysis
Dr. Keith Payne
2017 Award Winners
Perception is Reality: The ROK's Displeasure with the US Tailored Deterrence Strategy
Barbara J. Hirz
Russion Information Warfare & Implications for Deterrence Policy