The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II

The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II

by Andrew J. Bacevich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231131585

ISBN-13: 9780231131582

Pub. Date: 06/26/2007

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Essays by a diverse and distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and sociologists examine the alarms, emergencies, controversies, and confusions that have characterized America's Cold War, the post-Cold War interval of the 1990s, and today's "Global War on Terror." The developments of this "Long War" have left their imprint on virtually every aspect of

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Essays by a diverse and distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and sociologists examine the alarms, emergencies, controversies, and confusions that have characterized America's Cold War, the post-Cold War interval of the 1990s, and today's "Global War on Terror." The developments of this "Long War" have left their imprint on virtually every aspect of American life, and by considering the period as a whole, this volume is the first to take a truly comprehensive look at America's response to the national-security crisis touched off by the events of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231131582
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/26/2007
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Liberation or Dominance? The Ideology of U.S. National Security Policy Arnold A. Offner 1

2 Variations on the American Way of War James Kurth 53

3 The Politics of Conventional Warfare in an Unconventional Age George H. Quester 99

4 Shield and Sword U.S. Strategic Forces and Doctrine Since 1945 Tami Davis Biddle 137

5 Elusive Bargain The Pattern of U.S. Civil-Military Relations Since World War II Andrew J. Bacevich 207

6 The Evolution of the National Security State Ubiquitous and Endless Anna Kasten Nelson 265

7 Intelligence for Empire John Prados 302

8 The Military-Industrial Complex Lobby and Trope Alex Roland 335

9 Paying for Global Power Costs and Benefits of Postwar U.S. Military Spending Benjamin O. Fordham 371

10 The Changing Moral Contract for Military Service James Burk 405

11 American Insecurity Dissent from the "Long War" Charles Chatfield 456

12 The "Good" War National Security and American Culture William L. O'Neill 517

List of Contributors 551

Index 555

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