Cases in U.S. National Security: Concepts and Processes

Cases in U.S. National Security: Concepts and Processes

by Donald M. Snow

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Modeled after his successful Cases in International Relations, now in its seventh edition, revered author and scholar, Don Snow, presents an engaging and novel approach to national security. A series of brief case studies representing current and controversial policy problems facilitates deliberation and debate about competing policy ideas, and encourages undergraduate students to think critically about issues of national security.

Cases include new strategies for containing the terrorist threat, implications of President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement, and the increasingly adversarial relations with Russia, focusing on Russian expansionism in its geographical domain and interference in the 2016 American presidential election as national security problems for America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538115664
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donald M Snow is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama where he taught courses on International Relations, American Defense Policy, and Foreign Policy. He is author of numerous books on national security and American foreign policy, including The Middle East, Oil, and the U.S. National Security Policy: Intractable Conflicts (2016), U.S. Foreign Policy: Back to the Water’s Edge, 5e (2018), and Regional Cases in US Foreign Policy, 2e (2018).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Starting at the Beginning: Basic Dynamics and Concerns
Part I
Strategic Dynamics
Chapter 2
Asymmetrical Warfare: The New American Way of War?
Chapter 3
The Evolving Face of Terror: The Dilemmas of Terrorism Strategy
Chapter 4
Nuclear Deterrence Redux: The New Shadow of the Mushroom-Shaped Cloud
Chapter 5
Dealing with Nuclear Proliferation: The NPT and BMD Approaches
Chapter 6
Two Scorpions in a Bottle: Dealing with the DPRK
Chapter 7
The Great Satans: The U.S., Iran, and Nuclear Weapons
Part II
Geographic Spotlights
Chapter 8
The Continuing Middle East Riddle: Jerusalem and the Palestinian State
Chapter 9
America’s Longest War: The Afghanistan Trap
Chapter 10
Syria: The Perfect Maelstrom
Chapter 11
Russia: Dealing with a Long-Time Rival
Chapter 12
China: Dealing with the Frenemy with a New Face
Chapter 13
Africa: The New Battleground?
Part III
Political Context
Chapter 14
How Much of What Is Enough? Kinds and Levels of U.S. Force
Chapter 15
Military Personnel: Where Do the Soldiers Come From?
Chapter 16
Cyber Security: The Newest Frontier
Chapter 17
Force Multiplication: Drone Warfare or Drone Terror

Chapter 18
Quo Vadis: Facing the National Security Future

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