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From the Publisher"Facing critical debates about the role of the United States in global affairs, Inside Defense is an absolute must-read for policymakers and scholars. After a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. faces a series of challenges to its interests and values. Drawing on considerable expertise, this work puts sharp relief the critical debate about the proper balance between military strategy, government institutions, and civil society. This immensely important book helps us understand how the United States is likely to adapt in the face of changing political, military, and economic challenges. There is no more important topic than understanding the forces that shape the American role in international security."
- William C. Martel, Associate Professor of International Security Studies at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and author of Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Strategy (2011)
"Inside Defense should be required reading for those who want to understand the military's role in international affairs and its relationship to domestic politics and society. It fills a gap in the security studies literature and will soon become the single source for those who think about and practice national security." - Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Advisor to the Center for Defense Information.
"This book pulls together some of the nation's top experts to assess one of the nation's top concerns: what is and what ought to be the role of the U.S. military in the 21st Century? Those questions will continue to preoccupy policymakers and scholars for the foreseeable future. This book will serve as a vital resource, especially for training the next generation who must answer these questions for themselves." - Peter D. Feaver, Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Duke University, and Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies
"Inside Defense tackles critical issues about the U.S. military's evolving missions and its changing role within the state and society. It is an indispensable introduction to one of the most powerful American institutions in the 21st century." - Elizabeth Kier, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
"Inside Defense fills a key gap in the security studies literature and is excellent reading for students, practitioners and scholars of national security." - Gale Mattox, Professor of Political Science, US Naval Academy and former President of Women in International Security