The Price Of Dominance

Overview

According to this provocative book, the emergence of new nuclear, biological, and chemical threats is a price America pays for its growing military, economic, and cultural dominance. U.S. preeminence motivates states to oppose American power through whatever means possible, and the threat from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has become more acute as globalization makes it easier for rogue states and terrorists to obtain the necessary technology.

The Price of Dominance argues ...

See more details below
Paperback
$21.20
BN.com price
(Save 3%)$21.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $22.63   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

According to this provocative book, the emergence of new nuclear, biological, and chemical threats is a price America pays for its growing military, economic, and cultural dominance. U.S. preeminence motivates states to oppose American power through whatever means possible, and the threat from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has become more acute as globalization makes it easier for rogue states and terrorists to obtain the necessary technology.

The Price of Dominance argues that the WMD threat can be stopped only with the active cooperation of other states -- especially U.N. Security Council members Russia, China, and France -- but U.S. policies are actually undermining international support. To gain their cooperation, the United States will have to change its approach to arms control negotiations, antiballistic missile defenses, intelligence, law enforcement, military strategy, and nuclear force deployments.

The first step should be to abandon "prompt retaliatory" nuclear war plans left over from the Cold War that no longer serve any strategic purpose. If these plans are maintained while limited antiballistic missile defenses are deployed, they will give the United States a de facto nuclear first-strike capability and absolute military dominance. Retaining such a capability would make it impossible to obtain the intelligence and law enforcement cooperation necessary to stop WMD proliferation.

The Price of Dominance recommends an integrated program to foster international cooperation to stop WMD proliferation while retaining strong nuclear deterrence as the foundation of American security strategy.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876092743
  • Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms
Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 Clear Vision and Consistent Policies 1
New Threats from Weapons of Mass Destruction 1
Strategic Visions 6
A Consistent New Policy Summarized 14
Ch. 2 Nuclear Strategy and Forces 21
Cold War Nuclear Missions 21
Post-Cold War Nuclear Missions 26
A Nuclear Force for the 21st Century 31
New Threats, New Opportunities 37
Ch. 3 Ballistic Missile Defenses 42
The Origin of Antiballistic Missiles 42
Technology Competition: MIRVs and the Demise of ABMs 43
The ABM Treaty and Nuclear Strategy 45
Reagan, SDI and the End of the Cold War 47
Post-Cold War Threats 48
A New Strategic Concept for Ballistic Missile Defenses 57
New Technology for a New Strategy 59
ABM Diplomacy 63
Ch. 4 Nuclear Arms Control 71
Early Arms Control Efforts 72
Controlling the Arms Race by Limiting ABMs 73
Essential Equivalence 76
The Strategic Defense Initiative 77
The First Post-Cold War Decade 79
Gridlock 81
A New Nuclear Arms Control Regime 84
Ch. 5 Enforcing Chemical and Biological Weapons Abolition 95
Military Disenchantment, Arms Control Success 96
The New Threat of Chemical and Biological Weapons 98
Dealing with CBW Attacks 100
Enforcing CBW Abolition 102
Ch. 6 Intelligence and Law Enforcement 110
Cold War Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction 110
Communications Intelligence 112
Espionage and Cooperation 114
Cooperative Law Enforcement 116
Ch. 7 Leadership and Consistency 119
The Indispensable Power 119
No First Strike 121
Strong Deterrence 123
Open Cooperation 126
Power and Leadership 131
Index 135
About the Author 145
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)