The Shield and the Cloak: The Security of the Commons

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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, in clear, simple prose, the fundamental changes with which America must grapple when confronting a terrorist threat that has no state and no geographic homebase and thus offers no genuine 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195326963
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/19/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Hart represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 1975 to 1987. He is the author of fifteen books, has taught at Yale, and lectured at the University of California and Oxford University, where he earned a doctor of philosophy degree in politics in 2001. As co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, he was credited with forecasting a 9/11-type attack. He resides with his family in Kittredge, Colorado.

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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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