ISBN-10:
0765809656
ISBN-13:
9780765809650
Pub. Date:
09/30/2002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Offense and Defense in the International System / Edition 3

Offense and Defense in the International System / Edition 3

by George H. Quester

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ISBN-13: 9780765809650
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/30/2002
Edition description: W/a New Introduction by the Author
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

George H. Quester is professor emeritus at the University of Maryland. He has taught defense policy and arms control, American foreign policy, and international relations at Harvard and Cornell universities, UCLA, the National War College, the United States Naval Academy, and George Washington University.

George H. Quester is professor emeritus at the University of Maryland. He has taught defense policy and arms control, American foreign policy, and international relations at Harvard and Cornell universities, UCLA, the National War College, the United States Naval Academy, and George Washington University.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2002 Transaction Editionix
Introduction to the 1988 Transaction Editionxxiii
Acknowledgmentsxxxix
1.Offense and Defense1
2.The Beginnings: Greek Balance of Power and Roman Empire13
3.Feudal Europe: An Age of Defense28
4.External Threats to Europe36
5.The Renaissance of Offensive Power45
6.The Balance of Power: National Defenses Secured56
7.The New Offensive: Military Mobilization of the Masses66
8.Railroads and Mobilization Plans77
9.Sea Power84
10.1914: A World Takes the Offensive100
11.The Memory of Defensive Stalemate120
12.1940-1945: Some Offensive Opportunities Rediscovered139
13.Nuclear Weapons: Infinitely Painful War155
14.Limited War: "Conventional War"163
15.Guerrilla Revolution: Undeterrable War171
16.A Return to the Balance of Power?183
17.Disarmament and Arms Control191
18.Offense and Defense: Some Conclusions208
Index215

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