The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics / Edition 7

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The Use of Force, long considered a classic in its own right, brings together enduring and influential works on the role of military power in foreign policy and international politics. Now in its seventh edition, the reader offers ten new selections to take account of key current international issues, including the war in Iraq, U.S. attempts at coercive diplomacy, Iran's drive to acquire nuclear weapons, the dangers and control of bioweapons, military occupations, and terrorism and counterinsurgency. Meticulously chosen and edited by leading scholars Robert J. Art and Kenneth N. Waltz, the selections in this fully updated text represent the best analysis by influential thinkers on the use of force in international affairs.
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Editorial Reviews

Marine Corps Gazette
Written by some of today's most well-known and established academics and foreign policy strategists. . . . This book will make an excellent addition to the professional library of any Marine leader concerned with how the Corps can most effectively structure itself to remain a leading instrument in the implementation of American foreign policy.
Risa Brooks
The Use of Force is an essential resource for scholars and students concerned with the fundamental security problems of our day. It should be at the top of the list for anyone seeking an anthology of international security issues.
Daniel L. Byman
The Use of Force has long been an invaluable aid for understanding critical security issues. The articles in the latest edition address both classic strategic problems and the emerging challenges in the world today.
Like the eighth edition of The Use of Force you will.
Peter Feaver
The Use of Force has long been the leading reader in the area of security studies. It deftly combines the 'classics' with the best new scholarship on emerging issues, and takes care to present competing perspectives. I have used it for years and hope to do so for years to come.
Stephen M. Walt
For more than two decades, The Use of Force has been the "go-to" book for both introductory and advanced courses in security studies. Like its distinguished predecessors, this new edition still combines classic theoretical articles and up-to-date analyses of critical contemporary issues. If you are going to assign one book to your students, this is the one.
Deborah Avant
It is hard to imagine a better collection of traditional security analyses by prominent realist scholars.
Daniel Byman
The Use of Force has long been an invaluable aid for understanding critical security issues. The articles in the latest edition address both classic strategic problems and the emerging challenges in the world today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742556706
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2009
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,149,991
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Art is professor of international relations at Brandeis University.

Kelly M. Greenhill is associate professor of political science at Tufts University and research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Strategies for the Use of Force 1

How Force Is Used

1 The Fungibility of Force Robert J. Art Art, Robert J. 3

2 The Sources of Military Doctrine Barry R. Posen Posen, Barry R. 23

3 Cooperation under the Security Dilemma Robert Jervis Jervis, Robert 44

4 Coercive Diplomacy Alexander L. George George, Alexander L. 72

5 The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism Robert A. Pape Pape, Robert A. 79

The Nuclear Revolution

6 The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacy McGeorge Bundy Bundy, McGeorge 99

7 The Utility of Nuclear Deterrence Robert Jervis Jervis, Robert 108

8 Nuclear Myths and Political Realities Kenneth N. Waltz Waltz, Kenneth N. 116

Pt. II Case Studies in the Use of Force 133

The Great Power Era

9 The Cult of the Offensive in 1914 Jack Snyder Snyder, Jack 135

10 Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategy John J. Mearsheimer Mearsheimer, John J. 152

11 Japan's Fatal Blunder George Sansom Sansom, George 167

12 The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Louis Morton Morton, Louis 179

The Superpower Era

13 The Korean War Morton H. Halperin Halperin, Morton H. 195

14 The Cuban Missile Crisis David A. Welch Welch, David A. James G. Blight Blight, James G. Bruce J. Allyn Allyn, Bruce J. 211

15 Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Case John Lewis Gaddis Gaddis, John Lewis 235

The Contemporary Era

16 The Afghani War: A Flawed Masterpiece Michael E. O'Hanlon O'Hanlon, Michael E. 261

17 The U.S. and Coercive Diplomacy Robert J. Art Art, Robert J. Patrick M. Cronin Cronin, Patrick M. 272

18 Learning the Right Lessons from Iraq Benjamin H. Friedman Friedman, Benjamin H. Harvey M. Sapolsky Sapolsky, Harvey M. Christopher Preble Preble,Christopher 294

Pt. III Current Military Issues 309

The Projection of U.S. Military Power

19 From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing Christopher Layne Layne, Christopher 311

20 The Strategy of Selective Engagement Robert J. Art Art, Robert J. 327

21 Taming American Power Stephen M. Walt Walt, Stephen M. 349

The Spread of Biological and Nuclear Weapons

22 Pathogens as Weapons: The International Security Implications of Biological Warfare Gregory Koblentz Koblentz, Gregory 358

23 The Impact of Iran's Nuclearization on Israel Ehsaneh I. Sadr Sadr, Ehsaneh I. 371

24 Nuclear Instability in South Asia Scott D. Sagan Sagan, Scott D. 382

25 Nuclear Stability in South Asia Kenneth N. Waltz Waltz, Kenneth N. 394

Intervention in Internal Conflicts

26 Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars Chaim Kaufmann Kaufmann, Chaim 406

27 Military Responses to Refugee Disasters Barry R. Posen Posen, Barry R. 427

28 The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement Barbara F. Walter Walter, Barbara F. 448

29 Occupational Hazards: Why Military Occupations Succeed or Fail David M. Edelstein Edelstein, David M. 462

Coping with Insurgency and Terrorism

30 Counter-insurgency Redux David Kilcullen Kilcullen, David 486

31 Dealing with Terrorists Paul R. Pillar Pillar, Paul R. 501

32 How al-Qaida Ends: The Decline and Demise of Terrorist Groups Audrey Kurth Cronin Cronin, Audrey Kurth 509

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