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

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

by Robert J. Art, Kenneth N. Waltz, Barry R. Posen, Robert Jervis, Alexander L. George
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742556700

ISBN-13: 9780742556706

Pub. Date: 01/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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 includes ten new selections to take account of key current international issues. Meticulously chosen and edited by leading scholars Robert J.

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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 includes ten new selections to take account of key current international issues. Meticulously chosen and edited by leading scholars Robert J. Art and Kenneth N. Waltz, the selections are grouped under three headings: theories, key case studies, and contemporary issues. The first section includes essays that cover the security dilemma, terrorism, the sources of military doctrine, the nuclear revolution, and the fungibility of force. The second section includes case studies in the use of force that span the period from World War I through the war in Iraq. The final section considers issues concerning the projection of U.S. military power, the spread of biological and nuclear weapons, intervention in internal conflicts, and coping with terrorism and insurgencies. Continuing the tradition of previous editions, this fully updated reader collects the best analysis by influential thinkers on the use of force in international affairs.

Contributions by: Bruce J. Allyn, Robert J. Art, James G. Blight, McGeorge Bundy, Audrey Kurth Cronin, David M. Edelstein, Benjamin H. Friedman, John Lewis Gaddis, Alexander L. George, Morton H. Halperin, Robert Jervis, Chaim Kaufmann, David Kilcullen, Gregory Koblentz, Christopher Layne, John J. Mearsheimer, Louis Morton, Michael O'Hanlon, Robert A. Pape, Paul R. Pillar, Barry R. Posen, Christopher Preble, Ehsaneh I. Sadr, Scott D. Sagan, Sir George Sansom, Harvey M. Sapolsky, Jack L. Snyder, Stephen M. Walt, Barbara F. Walter, Kenneth N. Waltz, and David Welch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742556706
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
636,760
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Strategies for the Use of Force
Chapter 1: The Fungibility of Force
Chapter 2: The Sources of Military Doctrine
Chapter 3: Cooperation under the Security Dilemma
Chapter 4: Coercive Diplomacy
Chapter 5: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Chapter 6: The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacy
Chapter 7: The Utility of Nuclear Deterrence
Chapter 8: Nuclear Myths & Political Realities
Part II: Case Studies in the Use of Force
Chapter 9: The Cult of the Offensive in 1914
Chapter 10: Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategy
Chapter 11: Japan's Fatal Blunder
Chapter 12: The Decision to Use Atomic Bomb
Chapter 13: The Korean War
Chapter 14: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Chapter 15: Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Case
Chapter 16: The Afghani War: A Flawed Masterpiece
Chapter 17: The U. S. and Coercive Diplomacy
Chapter 18: Learning the Right Lessons from Iraq
Part III: Current Military Issues
Chapter 19: From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing
Chapter 20: The Strategy of Selective Engagement
Chapter 21: Taming American Power
Chapter 22: Pathogens as Weapons: The International Security Implications of Biological Warfare
Chapter 23: The Impact of Iran's Nuclearization on Israel
Chapter 24: Nuclear Instability in South Asia
Chapter 25: Nuclear Stability in South Asia
Chapter 26: Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars
Chapter 27: Military Responses to Refugee Disasters
Chapter 28: The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement
Chapter 29: Occupational Hazards: Why Military Occupations Succeed or Fail
Chapter 30: Counter-insurgency Redux
Chapter 31: Dealing with Terrorists
Chapter 32: How al-Qaida Ends: The Decline and Demise of Terrorist Groups

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