American Defense PolicyAmerican Defense Policy



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 ...

Author: Paul J. Bolt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801880939

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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.

American Defense PolicyAmerican Defense Policy



This demand for military forces that are at once ready , capable , and strictly responsive to civilian authorities - implies in a sense all that is subsumed under the topic " American defense policy . ” It embraces budgetary , technical ...

Author: John F. Reichart

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105004005380

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Arms control: The cooperative pursuit of security. - - 3. The formation of American defense policy. - The structure and process of defense policymaking. - Barriers to efficent defense policymaking. - -4. The military professional and American defense policy: The American military: professional and ethical issues; John Winthrop Hackett, Samuel P. Huntington, Civil-military relations; Jerome Slater, John Lovell, John Garrison, John E. Ralph: Military officers and politics; The effect of growth at the service academies; Military manpower in the 1980s: issues and choices; Women in the military; On the morality of war; The morality of nuclear deterrence; The implication of professional and ethical issues: John Keegan: The face of the battle. J. Glenn Gray: The appeals of battle.

American Defense PolicyAmerican Defense Policy



This era generally is ignored in texts about U.S. national security and American defense policy . An excellent overview of this period can be found in Ernest R. May , “ National Security in American History , ” in Rethinking America's ...

Author: Peter L. Hays

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801854733

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defense policies, reviewing excerpts from key defense policy statements and assessing the likely challenges for future policy makers.--Brent Scowcroft "International Affairs"

American Defense PolicyAmerican Defense Policy



The Declaration of Independence is the founding text of American defense policy because it necessitates and justifies this policy. On the strength of the Declaration, the peoples of the American states first acquire the need, the right, ...

Author: Miriam Krieger

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421441498

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A vital text for understanding the twenty-first-century battlefield and the shifting force structure, this book prepares students to think critically about the rapidly changing world they'll inherit. American Defense Policy, first published in 1965 under the leadership of Brent Scowcroft, has been a mainstay in courses on political science, international relations, military affairs, and American national security for more than 50 years. This updated and thoroughly revised ninth edition, which contains about 30% all-new content, 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. The book is organized into three parts. Part I examines the theories and strategies that shape America's approach to security policy. Part II dives inside the defense policy process, exploring the evolution of contemporary civil-military relations, the changing character of the profession of arms, and the issues and debates in the budgeting, organizing, and equipping process. Part III examines how purpose and process translate into American defense policy. This invaluable and prudent text remains a classic introduction to the vital security issues the United States has faced throughout its history. It breaks new ground as a thoughtful and comprehensive starting point to understand American defense policy and its role in the world today. Contributors: Gordon Adams, John R. Allen, Will Atkins, Deborah D. Avant, Michael Barnett, Sally Baron, Jeff J.S. Black, Jessica Blankshain, Hal Brands, Ben Buchanan, Dale C. Copeland, Everett Carl Dolman, Jeffrey Donnithorne, Daniel W. Drezner, Colin Dueck, Eric Edelman, Martha Finnemore, Lawrence Freedman, Francis Fukuyama, Michael D. Gambone, Lynne Chandler Garcia, Bishop Garrison, Erik Gartzke, Mauro Gilli, Robert Gilpin, T.X. Hammes, Michael C. Horowitz, G. John Ikenberry, Bruce D. Jones, Tim Kane, Cheryl A. Kearney, David Kilcullen, Michael P. Kreuzer, Miriam Krieger, Seth Lazar, Keir A. Lieber, Conway Lin, Jon R. Lindsay, Austin Long, Joseph S. Lupa Jr., Megan H. MacKenzie, Mike J. Mazarr, Senator John McCain, Daniel H. McCauley, Michael E. McInerney, Christopher D. Miller, James N. Miller, John A. Nagl, Henry R. Nau, Renée de Nevers, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Michael E. O'Hanlon, Mancur Olson Jr., Sue Payton, Daryl G. Press, Thomas Rid, John Riley, David Sacko, Brandon D. Smith, James M. Smith, Don M. Snider, Sir Hew Strachan, Michael Wesley, Richard Zeckhauser

Responding to Defense DependenceResponding to Defense Dependence



This study traces the evolution of defense dependence and the U.S. government's response to this dilemma by examining policy ideas and experiments in four defense industries: machine tools, semiconductor manufacturing, ball bearings, and ...

Author: Erik R. Pages

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018467717

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This study traces the evolution of defense dependence and the U.S. government's response to this dilemma by examining policy ideas and experiments in four defense industries: machine tools, semiconductor manufacturing, ball bearings, and high-definition television technologies.

The Defense Policies of NationsThe Defense Policies of Nations



"--Gen. Theodore J. Conway, Military Review. American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Author: Douglas J. Murray

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ISBN: UOM:39015031804894

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Page: 611

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Now in its third edition, The Defense Policies of Nations has been thoroughly updated to take into account the dramatic developments of recent years: the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the resurgence of East Asian powers, the emergence of newly independent nations in Eastern Europe, the continuing instability of the Middle East, and the growing importance of third world nations in global security matters. "For those dealing with national defense issues on a daily basis, or even for those interested in the subject because of its current relevance, The Defense Policy of Nations is must reading."--Gen. Theodore J. Conway, Military Review. American Academy of Political and Social Science.

The Role of U S Domestic Political Factors in the American Defense Policy ProcessThe Role of U S Domestic Political Factors in the American Defense Policy Process



02 3 This article is about the role of U.S. domestic political factors in the making of American defense policy . It is divided into two parts : ( 1 ) models for understanding American politics and ( 2 ) defense policy as public policy ...

Author: David C. Kozak

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ISBN: UIUC:30112075631280

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North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century



This edited volume brings together a galaxy of stars, both rising and established, with outstanding credentials regarding NORAD and associated matter in the study of security.

Author: Christian Leuprecht

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319909783

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Page: 193

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The protection of the homeland is the top priority for U.S. national security strategy. Strategic defense, however, has been an overlooked dimension in the vast literature on the U.S. strategic posture, with even less attention given to the necessity and dynamics of security collaboration within North America. Drawing on the expertise of scholars from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the book offers a wide range of perspectives on recent trends in, and future prospects for, the military and political evolution of North American strategic defense. North American strategic defense is a topic too often taken for granted: as this excellent book shows, that is a mistake. In the 21st century, perhaps even more than the 20th, it will be an issue of cardinal importance to both the United States and Canada. Eliot A. Cohen Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies NORAD’s binational command is unique, and this timely and ambitious book examines its continued relevance to North American defense against a host of new global threats. It broadens the focus of what we mean by North American defense, contemplates how we might include Mexico in various regional security arrangements, and considers the dynamics of expanded North American interdependence in the Trump era. Laura Dawson Director of the Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century is an important book. This edited volume brings together a galaxy of stars, both rising and established, with outstanding credentials regarding NORAD and associated matter in the study of security. This original and well-written volume is the first of its kind since the Cold War – long overdue and impressive in contents. The chapters cover both panoramic issues and more specific matters, and the collection is essential reading for academics, policy-makers and the general public. Patrick James Dornsife Dean’s Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California

Present DangersPresent Dangers



This original collection of essays offers hope to those who believe that the cause of world peace requires a new American foreign policy and repairing our depleted military.

Author: Robert Kagan

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781893554160

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This original collection of essays offers hope to those who believe that the cause of world peace requires a new American foreign policy and repairing our depleted military. The twelve contributors to this book show why America must take another look at our possible adversaries and real strategic partners. Present Dangers offers practical strategies for policymakers eager to disarm adversaries like North Korea and Iraq and head off the terrorist threat. Intellectuals, historians and policy-makers such as James Ceasar, Ross Munro, Peter Rodman, Richard Perle, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Nicholas Eberstadt, Jeffrey Gedmin, Aaron Friedberg, Elliott Abrams, Frederick Kagan, Willliam Schneider, William Bennett, Paul Wolfowitz, and Donald Kagan all challenge America to make sure that foreign affairs, a sleeping issue for the last eight years, gets a wake-up call in election year 2000. Table of contents, notes, bibliographic essay.