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American Defense Policy

ISBN-10: 0801880947
ISBN-13: 9780801880940
Edition: 8th 2005
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Description: American Defense Policy has been a mainstay for instructors of courses in political science, international relations, military affairs, and American national security for over 25 years. The updated and thoroughly revised eighth edition considers  More...

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Book details

List price: $46.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 5/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

American Defense Policy has been a mainstay for instructors of courses in political science, international relations, military affairs, and American national security for over 25 years. The updated and thoroughly revised eighth edition considers questions of continuity and change in America's defense policy in the face of a global climate beset by geopolitical tensions, rapid technological change, and terrorist violence. On September 11, 2001, the seemingly impervious United States was handed a very sharp reality check. In this new atmosphere of fear and vulnerability, policy makers were forced to make national security their highest priority, implementing laws and military spending initiatives to combat the threat of international terrorism. In this volume, experts examine the many factors that shape today's security landscape -- America's values, the preparation of future defense leaders, the efforts to apply what we have learned from Afghanistan and Iraq to the transformation of America's military, reflection on America's nuclear weapons programs and missile defense, the threat of terrorism, and the challenges of homeland security -- which are applied to widely varied approaches to national defense strategy. This invaluable and prudent text remains a classic introduction to the vital security issues facing the United States throughout its history and breaks new ground as a thoughtful and comprehensive starting point in understanding American defense policy and its role in the world today.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Context of American Defense Policy
Introduction
American Defense in the Context of History and Values
American Power and the Legacy of Washington: Enduring Principles for Foreign and Defense Policy
America's Precarious Eminence
The Triumph of Just War Theory (and the Dangers of Success)
The Role of the United States in the World
The Paradoxes of American Nationalism
A Grand Strategy of Transformation
Toward Universal Empire: The Dangerous Quest for Absolute Security
American Defense and Security in the International Environment
The Future Security Environment, 2001-2025: Toward a Consensus View
The Pentagon's New Map
Rising China and U.S. Interests: Inevitable vs. Contingent Hazards
New Battle Stations?
American Defense Policy Process
Introduction
The Constitutional and Legal Basis for American Defense and National Security
The Constitution and National Security: The Intent of the Framers
The War Power: No Checks, No Balance
Legal Constraints
Domestic Policy Actors and Their Roles
"No Bad Stories": The American Media-Military Relationship
The Military Establishment, the President, and Congress
Unified at Last
National Security Strategy and Policy Development
The Resource Allocation Dimension of American Defense Policy
National Security Resource Allocation
The New PPBS Process to Advance Transformation
Defense Planning in a Decade of Change
The Defense Budget: Is It Transformational?
The Changing Instruments of American Defense Policy
Introduction
Transformation in American Defense Policy
Cavalry to Computer: The Pattern of Military Revolutions
Choosing a Strategy
The Art of War
Understanding Transformation
Integrating Force and Other Policy Tools for a Comprehensive Defense
To What Ends Military Power?
Command of the Commons: The Military Foundations of U.S. Hegemony
Making Economic Sanctions Work
Building Peace in the Wake of War: Appropriate Roles for Armed Forces and Civilians
Preparing Future Defense Leaders
The Complex Context of American Military Culture: A Practitioner's View
Professional Military Education: An Asset for Peace and Progress
Military Undergraduate Security Education for the New Millennium
Educating International Security Practitioners: The Role of Research Centers and Professional Outreach Programs
Military Education for the New Age
Contemporary Perspectives on Defense Policy
Introduction
Civil-Military Issues in a Complex World
Supreme Command in the Twenty-First Century
The Gap: Soldiers, Civilians, and Their Mutual Misunderstanding
Infusing Civil-Military Relations Norms in the Officer Corps
Conventional Forces
The Strategic Impact and Military Effectiveness of the Air and Missile Campaign
The Navy in an Anti-Access World
Afghanistan and the Future of Warfare
Totem and Taboo: Depolarizing the Space Weaponization Debate
Shift to a Global Perspective
Nuclear Policy and Missile Defense
The Case against New Nuclear Weapons
The Pros and Cons of New Nuclear Weapons
The United States Needs Space-Based Missile Defense
Is Missile Defense on Target?
Homeland Security and the Threat of Terrorism
Rethinking Terrorism and Counterterrorism since September 11
Combating Terrorism: With a Helmet or a Badge?
Connecting the Dots: The Challenge of Improving the Creation and Sharing of Knowledge about Terrorists
Using the Military at Home: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
About the Contributors
About the Editors

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