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The fifth edition of this classic text retains the best from earlier editions and adds sixteen new selections that highlight emerging issues, such as NATO expansion, intervention in ethnic conflicts, and the relevance of force in the twenty-first century. Strategies for using force, together with case studies that illustrate the general principles, are hallmarks of the text. A theme that runs throughout the book is the effect of new technologies on military strategy and the utility of force. Praise for previous editions: 'The Use of Force continues to offer a most stimulating blend of contemporary and traditional perspectives on international relations, very valuable for students new to the subject, but essential also for the experienced researcher trying to maintain his or her bearings. The contributions are chosen for their readability and their timelessness. The perspective is always realistic, in the best sense of the term.' _George Quester, University of Maryland 'A very useful compendium of articles on critical questions of military force in world politics.' _Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard University 'A very useful and balanced collection that covers many facets of the problem, logically organized by two of the most sensible scholars in the field.' _Richard K. Betts, The Brookings Institution
Chapter 1 Strategies for the Use of Force Chapter 2 The Fungibility of Force Chapter 3 The Sources of Military Doctrine Chapter 4 Offense, Defense, and the Causes of War Chapter 5 International Terrorism: A New Mode of Conflict Chapter 6 The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacy Chapter 7 The Utility of Nuclear Deterrence Chapter 8 Nuclear Myths and Political Realities Chapter 9 Case Studies in the Great Power Use of Force Chapter 10 The Cult of the Offensive in 1914
Chapter 11 Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategy Chapter 12 Japan's Fatal Blunder Chapter 13 The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Chapter 14 The Korean War Chapter 15 The Essence of Revision: The Cuban Missile Crisis Chapter 16 Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Case Chapter 17 Nuclear Weapons and the 1973 Middle East Crisis Chapter 18 How Kuwait Was Won: Strategy in the Gulf War Chapter 19 Bosnia: Triumph of the Lack of Will Chapter 20 Military Issues in the Current Era Chapter 21 From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing Chapter 22 Courting Disaster: An Expanded NATO vs. Russia and China Chapter 23 The Strategy of Selective Engagement Chapter 24 What is the Threat?
Chapter 25 Peace, Stability, and Nuclear Weapons Chapter 26 Why Nuclear Spread is Dangerous Chapter 27 Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars Chapter 28 Military Responses to Refugee Disasters Chapter 29 The Obsolescence of Major War Chapter 30 Paths to Peace: Is Democracy the Answer?
Chapter 31 The Utility of Force in a World of Scarcity