Emerging Strategic Environment

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These essays examine several aspects of the nature of the emerging strategic environment and how this situation affects thinking about U.S. strategy in the 21st century. The United States and its Allies currently confront a number of major trouble spots around the world. In addition, the stability and defense policies of U.S. Allies represent an increasingly important factor in the making of U.S. foreign policy. How well the American military is adjusting to the post-Cold War world with the threats of declining defense budgets and rapid changes in technology, will be a determining factor in the course of the coming decade. Here, the discussion of an impending joint military culture and service cultures out of touch with the harsh realities of the emerging strategic environment combine in a dramatic prediction of 21st century foreign strategies.

The Balkans, the Middle East, and Russia all present considerable defense planning difficulties with no obvious solutions. The Balkans represent the clearest immediate danger, as the weight of history and current political ambitions threaten to destabilize Europe's southeastern flank. In the mid-term range are Middle Eastern concerns such as water shortages, border disputes, and new rivalries, all of which unbalance an area whose oil reserves fuel the world economy. Finally, the Russian military collapse suggests that the future Russian threat may result more from national weakness than from strength.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275965730
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1999
  • Pages: 358
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAMSON MURRAY is Professor Emeritus from The Ohio State University and is presently the Harold Johnson Professor of Military History at the Army War College.

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
1 The Balkans: Of What Is Past, or Passing, or to Come 1
2 The Middle East Predicament 27
3 Crisis and Reform in the Russian Military 60
4 British Defense Policy: Beyond 2000 86
5 Germany's Defense Policy and Europe 107
6 A Revolution for the Millennium 130
7 Goldwater-Nichols After a Decade 156
8 American Air Power 183
9 The Marine Corps in the Next Century 218
10 Decisive Victory in the Information Age? 238
Afterword 259
Notes 271
Index 303
About the Editor and Contributors 317
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