American Defense Policy

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Paul J. Bolt, Dr Damon V Coletta, Collins G. Shackelford, Jr.
JHU Press, 24.06.2005 - 479 Seiten

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.

 

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Defense Policy PAUL O CARRESE
6
The Paradoxes of American Nationalism MINXIN PEI
32
The Dangerous Quest for Absolute Security
40
American Defense and Security in the International Environment
47
Introduction COLLINS G SHACKELFORD JR
83
The American MediaMilitary Relationship DOUGLAS PORCH
128
The Military Establishment the President and Congress SAM C SARKESIAN
139
Unified at Last JAMES R LOCHER III
151
Military Undergraduate Security Education for the New Millennium DANIEL J KAUFMAN
314
Military Education for the New Age ERVIN J ROKKE
322
Introduction DAMON V COLETTA
329
Soldiers Civilians and Their Mutual Misunderstanding PETER D FEAVER
338
The Strategic Impact and Military Effectiveness of the Air and Missile Campaign
360
Afghanistan and the Future of Warfare STEPHEN BIDDLE
371
Depolarizing the Space Weaponization Debate KARL P MUELLER
377
Shift to a Global Perspective RICHARD B MYERS
391

National Security Strategy and Policy Development U S COMMISSION ON NATIONAL
158
The Resource Allocation Dimension of American Defense Policy
171
Is It Transformational? DAVID L NORQUIST
194
Introduction Collins G SHACKELFORD JR
203
Choosing a Strategy RICHARD L KUGLER AND HANS BINNENDIJK
216
The Art of War FREDERICK W KAGAN
229
Understanding Transformation Tom HONE
237
A Practitioners View JOSEPH J COLLINS
296
An Asset for Peace and Progress CENTER FOR STRATEGIC
302
The Case against New Nuclear Weapons MICHAEL A LEVI
398
The United States Needs SpaceBased Missile Defense Bob SCHAFFER
405
Rethinking Terrorism and Counterterrorism since September 11 BRUCE HOFFMAN
416
With a Helmet or a Badge? JEFFREY H NORWITZ
424
The Challenge of Improving the Creation and Sharing of Knowledge
432
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow RICHARD H KOHN
441
About the Contributors
457
About the Editors
463
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Paul J. Bolt is a professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Damon V. Coletta is an associate professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Lt. Col. Collins G. Shackelford, Jr. is an assistant professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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