Use of Force Military Power and International Politics

ISBN-10: 0742556700
ISBN-13: 9780742556706
Edition: 7th 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $66.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

The Use of Force, long considered a classic in its own right, brings together enduring and influential works on the role of military power in foreign policy and international politics. Now in its seventh edition, the reader offers ten new selections to take account of key current international issues, including the war in Iraq, U.S. attempts at coercive diplomacy, Iran's drive to acquire nuclear weapons, the dangers and control of bioweapons, military occupations, and terrorism and counterinsurgency. Meticulously chosen and edited by leading scholars Robert J. Art and Kenneth N. Waltz, the selections in this fully updated text represent the best analysis by influential thinkers on the use of force in international affairs. Book jacket.

Robert J. Art is Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations at Brandeis University. He is the author of The TFX Decision: McNamara and the Military and coeditor of The United States and Coercive Diplomacy (with Patrick Cronin) and U.S. Foreign Policy: the Search for a New Role (with Seyom Brown).

Preface
Strategies for the Use of Force
How Force Is Used
The Fungibility of Force
The Sources of Military Doctrine
Cooperation under the Security Dilemma
Coercive Diplomacy
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
The Nuclear Revolution
The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacy
The Utility of Nuclear Deterrence
Nuclear Myths and Political Realities
Case Studies in the Use of Force
The Great Power Era
The Cult of the Offensive in 1914
Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategy
Japan's Fatal Blunder
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
The Superpower Era
The Korean War
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Case
The Contemporary Era
The Afghani War: A Flawed Masterpiece
The U.S. and Coercive Diplomacy
Learning the Right Lessons from Iraq
Current Military Issues
The Projection of U.S. Military Power
From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing
The Strategy of Selective Engagement
Taming American Power
The Spread of Biological and Nuclear Weapons
Pathogens as Weapons: The International Security Implications of Biological Warfare
The Impact of Iran's Nuclearization on Israel
Nuclear Instability in South Asia
Nuclear Stability in South Asia
Intervention in Internal Conflicts
Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars
Military Responses to Refugee Disasters
The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement
Occupational Hazards: Why Military Occupations Succeed or Fail
Coping with Insurgency and Terrorism
Counter-insurgency Redux
Dealing with Terrorists
How al-Qaida Ends: The Decline and Demise of Terrorist Groups
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors

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