The sixth edition of this classic text retains the best from earlier editions and adds thirteen new selections that highlight twenty-first century challenges, including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Strategies for using force, together with case studies that illustrate the general principles, are hallmarks of the text. New case studies include Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Asia. An entirely new section devoted to "coping with terrorism" looks at the issue from a variety of geographical and philosophical viewpoints. 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 "This book is indispensable for courses that deal with security issues."—Robert C. Gray, Franklin & Marshall College "Written by some of today's most well-known and established academics and foreign policy strategists. . . . This book will make an excellent addition to the professional library of any Marine leader concerned with how the Corps can most effectively structure itself to remain a leading instrument in the implementation of American foreign policy."—Marine Corps Gazette
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Sixth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.06(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.21(d)|
About the Author
Robert J. Art is professor of international relations at Brandeis University. Kenneth N. Waltz is adjunct professor of political science at Columbia University and research associate of the Institute of War and Peace Studies.
Table of Contents
Part 1 I 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 *Coercive Diplomacy Chapter 6 International Terrorism Chapter 7 The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacy Chapter 8 The Utility of Nuclear Deterrence Chapter 9 Nuclear Myths & Political Realities Part 10 II Case Studies in the Use of Force Chapter 11 The Cult of the Offensive in 1914 Chapter 12 Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategy Chapter 13 Japan's Fatal Blunder Chapter 14 The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Chapter 15 The Korean War Chapter 16 The Cuban Missile Crisis Chapter 17 Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Case Chapter 18 *Coercive Diplomacy in the Balkans Chapter 19 *The Afghani War: A Flawed Masterpiece Part 20 III Current Military Issues Chapter 21 From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing Chapter 22 The Strategy of Selective Engagement Chapter 23 *America's Imperial Ambition Chapter 24 *Missile Defense and American Ambitions Chapter 25 *Missile Defenses and the Multiplication of Nuclear Weapons Chapter 26 *What if Iraq Had Nuclear Weapons? Chapter 27 Nuclear Instability in South Asia Chapter 28 *Nuclear Stability in South Asia Chapter 29 Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars Chapter 30 Military Responses to Refugee Disasters Chapter 31 *The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement Chapter 32 *The Changing Face of Terror Chapter 33 *Lessons from Fighting Terrorism in Southern Asia Chapter 34 *America's Achilles Heel: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack Chapter 35 *Dealing with Terrorists