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Overview

When the Cold War ended, many hoped it signifi ed enhanced prospects for a more stable world. However, despite favorable political developments, the post-
Cold War period has been marked by turbulence, uncertainty, and challenge.
The actions of rogue states such as Iraq and North Korea have made nuclear proliferation more unpredictable. Violence in Somalia and Bosnia has cast doubt on the viability of international peacekeeping arrangements. Hopes for expanding democratization have been dimmed by assertions that the values of liberal democracy and human rights are incompatible with non-Western cultures. The Adaptive Military describes how military security policies and practices have adapted to these new times and explains why such changes are necessary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765804723
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,441,794
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction, 1998: Ten Years of New Times 1
1 Thinking Through the End of the Cold War 25
2 Armed Force and Armed Forces in a Turbulent World 49
3 The Future of Transitional Warfare 87
4 The Shifting Threat and American National Security: Sources and Consequences of Change 115
5 A Farewell to Arms? The Military and the Nation-State in a Changing World 139
6 The Postmodern Military 163
7 Multinational Peacekeeping Operations: Background and Effectiveness 183
8 The Challenge of Nonviolence in the New World Order 201
Contributors 221
Index 223
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