National Security for a New Era / Edition 3 by Donald M. Snow | 9780205622252 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
National Security for a New Era / Edition 3

National Security for a New Era / Edition 3

by Donald M. Snow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205622259

ISBN-13: 9780205622252

Pub. Date: 03/21/2008

Publisher: Longman

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ISBN-13:
9780205622252
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
03/21/2008
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     x
The Changing Problem of National Security     1
Preview     1
The Nature of Change     3
How Much Has Changed?     4
New Dynamics in the Environment?     5
Globalization and Geopolitics     11
Conclusion: Where From Here?     13
Study/Discussion Questions     13
Selected Bibliography     14
The Context     17
Fault Lines: World Politics in a New Millennium     19
Preview     19
The First Fault Line: The World After the Cold War     22
Russian Resurgence?     23
Undeniable Benefits     24
Debatable Changes     26
The Second Fault Line: The World After September 11     30
The Rules of War: Who Is a POW?     33
Dynamics of the New International System     35
Globalization and/or Geopolitics     36
The American Role in the New World System     37
What Should the United States Do?     40
Challenge!: Your Own Personal Inventory     45
Conclusion: The Continuing Role of Force     46
Study/Discussion Questions     47
Selected Bibliography     47
Geopolitics: America and the Realist Paradigm     49
Preview     49
Realism and the Realist Paradigm     52
Basic Concepts and Relationships     53
Sovereignty     54
Vital Interests     55
Finding the Boundary Between Vital and Less-Than-Vital Interests     57
Power Politics     58
Measuring Power     60
Paradigm Summary     62
Critiques and Anomalies of the Realist Paradigm     64
Critiques     64
The Limits of Power: Dealing with Saddam     65
Anomalies     69
Conclusion: The Realist Paradigm Today     71
Challenge!: Justifying the U.S. Invasion of Iraq     72
Study/Discussion Questions     74
Selected Bibliography     74
The American Experience     76
Preview     76
Conditioning Factors in the American Tradition     77
American Ahistoricism     77
Accident of Geography     79
The Anglo-Saxon Heritage     80
Dealing with Dependence on Persian Gulf Oil     81
Evolution of the American Experience     82
The Formative Period, 1789-1945      83
Antimilitary Bias     84
The Citizen-Soldier     85
Myth of Invincibility     86
Mobilization and Demobilization     87
Total War Preference     87
Readiness and Pearl Harbor     88
The Cold War, 1945-1989     89
The Role of the Media     92
The Media and the Iraq War     94
The Impact of Democratic Institutions     95
Conclusion: The Contemporary Period, 1989 to Present     96
Challenge!: How Much Has Changed?     98
Study/Discussion Questions     99
Selected Bibliography     99
The Nature, End, and Consequences of the Cold War     101
Preview     101
The Cold War System     103
Characteristics     105
Better Dead Than Red? Better Red Than Dead?     107
Sources of Change     108
Forms of Military Competition     109
Conventional Forces     111
Nuclear Forces     113
The Capitalist Bomb     115
Deadlock of the Competition     116
The Economic Dimension     116
The Military Dimension     117
Convergence     118
Cold War Residues     121
Russia and the Successor States     121
Chechnya and the Pipeline     123
Challenge!: The Former Soviet Union and the War on Terrorism     124
Russian Resurgence     125
Conclusion: The End of the Cold War in Perspective     127
Study/Discussion Questions     128
Selected Bibliography     128
Globalization and Beyond: New Influences on National Security     130
Preview     130
The Bretton Woods System, 1945-1971     132
The Setting     132
The Bretton Woods Institutions     134
The ITO and the Anti-Free Traders     136
The Breakdown of Bretton Woods     137
The Transitional Period, 1971-1990     139
American Decline     140
American Revival     141
The Globalizing Economy, 1990-Present     142
Characteristics and Values     143
Objections to Globalization     147
The Rejectionists     151
New Additions to the National Security Agenda     152
Conclusion: Globalization and Other Factors in American Security     157
Study/Discussion Questions     159
Selected Bibliography      160
The Changing World     163
Security, Interests, and Power     165
Preview     165
Thinking about Security     166
Military and Nonmilitary Elements of Security     167
Challenge!: Defining Terrorism as a Security Threat     169
Israel, Syria, the Golan Heights, and Water     170
Levels of Security     172
Risk and Risk Management     174
What Should the United States Do About North Korea?     175
Thinking about Interests     177
Levels of Interests     177
Vital and Less-than-Vital Interests and Iraq     180
Security and Interests in the Contemporary Environment     182
Applying Instruments of Power     183
Using the Instruments     184
The Contemporary Balance of Instruments of Power     186
Conclusion: The Changing Nature of Influence     187
Study/Discussion Questions     189
Selected Bibliography     189
The Domestic Environment     191
Preview     191
The Historic Domestic Context     194
The Structure of Domestic Politics     198
The Executive Branch     199
The President, the Constitution, and National Security     200
The Congress     206
The Congress, the Constitution, and National Security     207
Applications: The Homeland Security Response to the Environment     213
The Department of Homeland Security     214
Background and Evolution     214
The Homeland Security Response to September 11     216
Ongoing Problems and Controversies     219
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission     221
Challenge!: The "Angry Librarians" and Civil Liberties     222
Conclusion: The Environment Since September 11, 2001     223
Study/Discussion Questions     224
Selected Bibliography     224
Traditional Military Problems     226
Preview     226
Nuclear Forces and Deterrence     228
Seminal Events of the Nuclear Age     228
Theories of Deterrence     231
Nuclear Residues     233
The Chinese Nuclear Threat     239
Conventional Forces and the Future     241
Traditional Roles     242
Light and Heavy Forces?     245
Traditional Residues     246
Military Manpower     246
Military Reform      247
Challenge!: Military Service After Iraq     248
Creighton Abrams and the Role of the Reserves     251
Conclusion: The Continuing Relevance of Traditional Forces     252
Study/Discussion Questions     254
Selected Bibliography     254
The Legacies of Iraq     256
Preview     256
Marching or Stumbling into Iraq?     260
The Road to War: Was the United States Justified?     260
Was the Mission Feasible?     263
Hidden Agendas in Iraq?     264
What Went Wrong and Why?     270
Iraq and Vietnam     271
Challenge!: What If It Were All True in Iraq?     273
How Will the Iraq War End?     276
The Legacies of the Iraq War     278
The Political Legacy: Be Careful Where You Intervene     280
The Military Legacy: What Kind of Foe to Prepare For     281
Iraq and the American Military: What Kind of Force     283
The Draft Option     286
Conclusion: Security after Iraq     288
Study/Discussion Questions     288
Selected Bibliography     289
New Challenges     291
Asymmetrical Warfare: The "New Kind of War"      293
Preview     293
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Warfare     296
Evolution of Asymmetrical Warfare     297
Sun Tzu on Asymmetrical Warfare     298
The Contemporary Setting     300
Asymmetrical Futures?     307
Fourth-Generation Warfare     307
New Internal Wars     311
The "Battle" for Sierra Leone     313
The Iraq Hybrid     315
Conclusion: New Form or New Face of War?     316
Challenge!: Is There a New Kind of War?     317
Study/Discussion Questions     318
Selected Bibliography     318
Terrorism     320
Preview     320
Defining Terrorism     322
Terrorist Acts     323
Terrorist Targets     326
The Morality of Saving Targets     328
Terrorist Objectives     329
Perspectives On and Causes of Terrorism     331
Three Perspectives     331
Three Causes     333
Profiling Suicide Terrorists     335
Terrorism Since September 11     336
The GWOT: Dealing with Terrorism     339
Terrorism Suppression: Antiterrorism and Counterterrorism      342
The Cost-Effectiveness of Suppressing Terrorism     343
International Versus National Efforts     344
Other Aspects of the Problem     345
Conclusion: A Terrorism Strategy?     346
Challenge!: Terrorism and You     349
Study/Discussion Questions     350
Selected Bibliography     350
Peacekeeping and State Building: The New Dilemma     352
Preview     352
The Contemporary Scene     353
Failed and Failing States: The Context     356
What Is a Failed State?     357
Indonesia as a Potentially Failing State     359
Concepts and Forms of Intervention     362
Basic Distinctions     364
Peacekeeping     366
The Talk-Shoot Relationship in Peacekeeping     369
State Building     370
KFOR and UNMIK     376
Challenge!: What Should the United States Do in Afghanistan?     378
Conclusion: The Future of Peacekeeping and State Building     379
Study/Discussion Questions     379
Selected Bibliography     380
Extending Security in a Post-Iraq World     382
Preview     382
Border Security      384
An Impenetrable Border?     391
Natural Resource Security     392
Petroleum Energy Security     392
Water Security     395
Challenge!: Oil and Terror     396
Environmental Security     398
Global Warming     399
The United States and Kyoto     401
Hurricane Katrina     402
Health/Disease Security     404
Conclusion: Expanded Security Horizons     406
Study/Discussion Questions     408
Selected Bibliography     408
Index     410

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