National Security for a New Era

ISBN-10: 0205779034

ISBN-13: 9780205779031

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Donald M. Snow

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List price: $84.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Conceptual Context
The Changing Problem of National Security
The Nature of Change
How Much Has Changed?
New Dynamics in the Environment
CHALLENGE! Your Own Personal Inventory
Obama's (Potential) Dramas
Conclusion: Where from Here?
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
The Realist Paradigm
Realism and the Realist Paradigm
Basic Concepts and Relationships
Vital Interests
Finding the Boundary Between Vital and Less-than-Vital Interests in Iran
Power Politics
Measuring Power
Paradigm Implications
Critiques and Anomalies of the Realist Paradigm
Realists, Neoconservatives, and the Iraq War
CHALLENGE! Obama, the ICC, and Bush "War Crimes"?
Conclusion: The Realist Paradigm Today
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
Security, Interests, and Power
Thinking About Security
Military and Nonmilitary Elements of Security
CHALLENGE! Defining Terrorism as a Security Threat
Israel, Syria, the Golan Heights, and Water
Levels of Security
Risk and Risk Management
What Should the United States Do About North Korea?
Thinking About Interests
Levels of Interests
Vital and Less-than-Vital Interests and Afghanistan
Security and Interests in the Contemporary Environment
Applying Instruments of Power
Using the Instruments
The Contemporary Balance of Instruments of Power
Conclusion: The Changing Nature of Influence
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
The American Experience
Conditioning Factors in the American Tradition
American Ahistoricism
Accident of Geography
The Anglo-Saxon Heritage
Dealing with Dependence on Persian Gulf Oil
Evolution of the American Experience
The Formative Period, 1789-1945
Antimilitary Bias
The Citizen-Soldier
Myth of Invincibility
Mobilization and Demobilization
Total War Preference
Readiness and Pearl Harbor
The Cold War, 1945-1989
The Role of the Media
The Impact of Democratic Institutions
The Media and the Iraq War
Professionalization of the Military
CONCLUSION: The Contemporary Period, 1989 to the Present
CHALLENGE! How Much Has Changed?
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
The Domestic Environment
Extremism in the Defense of Liberty
The Historical Domestic Context
The Structure of Domestic Politics
The Executive Branch
The President, the Constitution, and National Security
The Congress
The Congress, the Constitution, and National Security
Applications: The Homeland Security Response to the Environment
The Department of Homeland Security
Background and Evolution
The Homeland Security Response to September 11
Ongoing Problems and Controversies
CHALLENGE! The "Angry Librarians" and Civil Liberties
Conclusion: The Environment Since September 11, 2001
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
Historical Context
Fault Lines
The First Fault Line: The World After the Cold War
Russian Resurgence?
Undeniable Benefits
Debatable Changes
The Second Fault Line: The World After September 11
The Rules of War: Who Is a POW?
Toward the New International System?
Paradigm Choices
The American Role in the New World System
The Post-9/11 Era?
Conclusion: The Continuing Role of Force
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
The Nature and End of the Cold War
The Cold War System
Better Dead than Red? Better Red than Dead?
Sources of Change
Forms of Military Competition
Conventional Forces
Nuclear Forces
The Capitalist Bomb
Deadlock of the Competition
The Economic Dimension
The Military Dimension
Cold War Residues
Russia and the Successor States
Chechnya and the Pipeline
Russian Resurgence
CHALLENGE! What Kind of Russia?
Conclusion: The End of the Cold War in Perspective
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
Globalization and Beyond
The Bretton Woods System, 1945-1971
The Setting
The Bretton Woods Institutions
The ITO and the Anti-Free Traders
The Breakdown of Bretton Woods
The Transitional Period, 1971-1990
American Decline
American Revival
The Globalizing Economy, 1990-Present
Characteristics and Values
Objections to Globalization
The Rejectionists
The United States in a Multipolar Economic Environment
New Additions to the National Security Agenda
Conclusion: Globalization and Other Factors in American Security
CHALLENGE! Other National Security Challenges?
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
Legacies of 9/11
Defining Terrorism
Terrorist Acts
Terrorist Targets
Terrorist Objectives
The United States-Al Qaeda Standoff?
Perspectives on and Causes of Terrorism
Three Perspectives
Three Causes
Profiling Suicide Terrorists
Terrorism Since September 11
Other Legacies
The Problem of Torture
Pakistan and the Law of Unintended Consequences
Conclusion: Terrorism, Torture, and Unintended Consequences
CHALLENGE! Terrorism and You!
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
Ongoing Military Problems
Nuclear Forces and Deterrence
Seminal Events of the Nuclear Age
Theories of Deterrence
Nuclear Residues
Iranian Proliferation and Israel
The Chinese Nuclear Threat
Traditional Forces and the Future
The Heavy Forces (Conventional) Model
The Light Forces (Unconventional) Model
Light or Heavy Futures?
Traditional Residues
Light and Heavy Forces?
Military Manpower
CHALLENGE! Military Service After Iraq
Military Reform
Conclusion: The Continuing Relevance of Traditional Forces
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
New Challenges
Asymmetrical Warfare: The "New Kind of War"
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Warfare
Evolution of Asymmetrical Warfare
Sun Tzu on Asymmetrical Warfare
The Contemporary Setting
Asymmetrical Futures?
Fourth-Generation Warfare
New Internal Wars
Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan
Conclusion: New Form or New Face of War?
CHALLENGE! Is There a New Kind of War?
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
The Unresolved Dilemmas in Afghanistan and Iraq
The Afghanistan War
The Road to War: Was the United States Justified?
Was the Mission Feasible?
What Went Wrong and Why?
Afghanistan as a War of Necessity
How Will the Afghanistan War End?
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Al Qaeda
The Iraq War
The Road to War: Was the United States Justified?
Hidden Agendas in Iraq
Was the Mission Feasible?
What Went Wrong and Why?
Iraq as a War of Choice
How Will the Iraq War End?
The Legacies of Afghanistan and Iraq
The Political Legacy: Be Careful Where You Intervene
The Military Legacy: What Kind of Foe to Prepare For
Afghanistan, Iraq and the American Military: What Kind of Force
CHALLENGE! The Draft Option
Conclusion: Security After Afghanistan and Iraq
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
Terrorism, Peacekeeping, and State Building
The Contemporary Scene
Dealing with Terrorism
Antiterrorism and Counterterrorism
The Cost-Effectiveness of Suppressing Terrorism
International and National Efforts
Objectives of the Effort
Peacekeeping and State Building
Basic Distinctions
The Talk-Shoot Relationship in Peacekeeping
State Building
CHALLENGE! What Should the United States Do in Afghanistan?
Conclusion: The Future of Terrorism, Peacekeeping, and State Building
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
Extending Security Under Obama
Border Security
The Physical Problem
Border Threats
National Resources Security
An Impenetrable Border?
Petroleum Energy Security
CHALLENGE! Oil and Terror
Water Security
Environmental Security
Global Warming
The United States, Kyoto, and Copenhagen
Hurricane Katrina
Health/Disease Security
Conclusion: Expanded Security Horizons
Study/Discussion Questions
Selected Bibliography
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