United States Overseas Basing

Overview

Maintaining that enhanced national security and successful foreign policy depend on the capacity to sustain military forces abroad, this book provides a framework for dealing with the tough decisions about overseas basing that will emerge during the remainder of this century. The author argues that what is most important to national security and the optimum performance of individual bases is the capacity of the full basing system to move and employ military forces. Presenting a global, systems perspective for all...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $59.94   
  • New (6) from $103.62   
  • Used (4) from $59.94   
Sending request ...

Overview

Maintaining that enhanced national security and successful foreign policy depend on the capacity to sustain military forces abroad, this book provides a framework for dealing with the tough decisions about overseas basing that will emerge during the remainder of this century. The author argues that what is most important to national security and the optimum performance of individual bases is the capacity of the full basing system to move and employ military forces. Presenting a global, systems perspective for all overseas basing, he demonstrates that the value of individual bases depends on their ability to interact with each other. This system describes the bases as points in an integrated network and defines the utility of a given base not only in terms of the functions that base performs for the region in which it is located, but also in terms of how it fits with and contributes to the entire basing system.

The book begins with a brief history and overview of the current basing system. Then, moving beyond the basic questions regarding overseas basing in the future—How much basing is enough? Where should overseas bases exist? Which ones are most vital?—the author looks at the current crises in the basing system and reviews practical solutions that might be applied for better use of the bases. Students and scholars of foreign policy, as well as policy makers and military strategists, will find valuable ideas in this important new book.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Maintaining that enhanced national security and successful foreign policy depend on the capacity to sustain military forces abroad, this book provides a framework for dealing with the decisions about overseas basing that will emerge during the remainder of this century. The author argues that what is most important to national security and the optimum performance of individual bases is the capacity of the full basing system to move and employ military forces. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275936655
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/15/1990
  • Pages: 214
  • Lexile: 1600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES R. BLAKER is a Senior Adjunct Fellow of the Hudson Institute and a member of the Center for Naval Analyses.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Rise and Decline of the Overseas Basing System

Today's Overseas Basing System

The Costs, Value, and Future of Overseas Basing

The Next Ten Years: The Basing Crisis and Some Solutions

Appendix A: The Base Site Data Base

Appendix B: Potential Base-Operations Networks

Bibliography

Index

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)