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

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

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

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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ISBN-13: 9780742556690
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/16/2009
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Part I Strategies for the Use of Force 1

How Force Is Used

1 The Fungibility of Force Robert J. Art 3

2 The Sources of Military Doctrine Barry R. Posen 23

3 Cooperation under the Security Dilemma Robert Jervis 44

4 Coercive Diplomacy Alexander L. George 72

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

The Nuclear Revolution

6 The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacy McGeorge Bundy 99

7 The Utility of Nuclear Deterrence Robert Jervis 108

8 Nuclear Myths and Political Realities Kenneth N. Waltz 116

Part II Case Studies in the Use of Force 133

The Great Power Era

9 The Cult of the Offensive in 1914 Jack Snyder 135

10 Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategy John J. Mearsheimer 152

11 Japan's Fatal Blunder Sir George Sansom 167

12 The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Louis Morton 179

The Superpower Era

13 The Korean War Morton H. Halperin 195

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

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

The Contemporary Era

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

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

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

Part III Current Military Issues 309

The Projection of U.S. Military Power

19 From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing Christopher Layne 311

20 The Strategy of Selective Engagement Robert J. Art 327

21 Taming American Power Stephen M. Walt 349

The Spread of Biological and Nuclear Weapons

22 Pathogens as Weapons: The International SecurityImplications of Biological Warfare Gregory Koblentz 358

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

24 Nuclear Instability in South Asia Scott D. Sagan 382

25 Nuclear Stability in South Asia Kenneth N. Waltz 394

Intervention in Internal Conflicts

26 Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars Chaim Kaufmann 406

27 Military Responses to Refugee Disasters Barry R. Posen 427

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

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

Coping with Insurgency and Terrorism

30 Counter-insurgency Redux David Kilcullen 486

31 Dealing with Terrorists Paul R. Pillar 501

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

Acknowledgments 533

About the Contributors 537

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