The Shield and the Cloak: The Security of the Commons

The Shield and the Cloak: The Security of the Commons

by Gary Hart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195326962

ISBN-13: 9780195326963

Pub. Date: 03/19/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Gary Hart has long been one of the nation's foremost experts on national security, combining a deep knowledge of national security policy with first-hand experience of the political realities that influence how America safeguards itself and its interests. In his new book, Hart outlines the fundamental changes with which America must grapple when confronting the

Overview

Gary Hart has long been one of the nation's foremost experts on national security, combining a deep knowledge of national security policy with first-hand experience of the political realities that influence how America safeguards itself and its interests. In his new book, Hart outlines the fundamental changes with which America must grapple when confronting the current terrorist threat—a threat with no state and no geographic home-base and thus no real target for the world's largest and most sophisticated military force. Hart argues for a security of the commons, emphasizing that the new security will require a shield for the homeland as well as a cloak of non-military security, including security of income, community, environment, and energy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195326963
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/19/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The New Three-Dimensional Chess Game     3
A Student of Security     21
The Transformation of Security: Bread or Freedom, or Bread and Freedom     49
Three-Dimensional Threats and Opportunities: Opportunities Used to Reduce Threats     81
Applying Our Powers to the Purpose of Security     105
The Security of the Commons     133
Conclusion: Security's Web     173
Index     183

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