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Analyzes the history, evolution, and processes of national security policies

 

This text examines national security from two fundamental fault lines—the end of the Cold War and the 9/11 terrorist attacks—and considers how the resulting era of globalization and geopolitics guides policy. Placing this trend in conceptual and historical context and following it through military, semi-military, and non-military concerns, National Security for a New Era treats its subject as a nuanced and subtle phenomenon that encompasses everything from the nation to the individual.

 

This text is available in a variety of formats — print and digital. Check your favorite digital provider for your eText, including CourseSmart, Kindle, Nook, and more.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the history and underlying concepts of American national security
  • Comprehend the critical importance of the Cold War and post-Cold War developments on current national security policy
  • Describe the processes of how national security policy is made and influenced

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 

1) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: National Security for a New and Changing Era

Chapter 2: The Concepts and Logic of National Security

Chapter 3: Influences from the Past: The American Historical Experience

Chapter 4: The Post-1945 Challenge: The Nature and End of the Cold War

Chapter 5: Moving to the Present: The Post-Cold War World

Chapter 6: The Domestic Environment

Chapter 7: Domestic Battlegrounds and National Security

Chapter 8: The Phenomenon and Impact of Globalization

Chapter 9: “Legacy” Military Problems

Chapter 10: Residues of 9/11: Terrorism, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Chapter 11: International Change: Asymmetrical Warfare

Chapter 12: The Menu of Activism: Peacekeeping, State Building, and Development

Chapter 13: New Dimensions and Approaches

Chapter 14: Looking Ahead


2) Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: National Security for a New and Changing Era

Preview

Sources of Change

Amplification 1.1: Why Entitlement and Defense Cuts?

Challenge: Is a Reduced Commitment to National Security Accepetable?

Conclusions: The Way Forward

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 2: The Concepts and Logic of National Security

Preview

Thinking about Security      

Risk and Risk Management

Amplification 2.1: What Should the United States Do About North Korea?

Thinking About Interests

Amplification 2.2: Vital and Less-Than-Vital Interests and Afghanistan

Power and the Instruments of Power

The Realist Paradigm

Challenge: The Realist Paradigm and Contemporary American Politics

Conclusions: Realism and The Realist Paradigm

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 3: Influences from the Past: The American Historical Experience

Preview

Conditioning Factors in the American Tradition

Accident of Geography

Amplification 3.1: Dealing with Dependence on Persian Gulf Oil

Evolution of the American Experience

The Formative Period, 1789—1945   

Total War Preference

Amplification 3.2: Readiness and Pearl Harbor

The Cold War, 1945—1989

Conclusion: The Contemporary Period, 1989 to Present

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 4: The Post-1945 Challenge: The Nature and End of the Cold War

Preview

The Cold War System

Amplification 4.1: Better Red than Dead? Better Dead than Red?

Forms of Military Competition

Amplification 4.2: The Capitalist Bomb

Deadlock of the Competition

Cold War Residues

Challenge! What Kind of Russia?

Conclusions: The Legacy End of the Cold War

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 5: Moving to the Present: The Post-Cold War World

Preview

The First Fault Line: The World After the Cold War

Amplification 5.1: The End of the Cold War and the U.S. Military

The Second Fault Line: The World After September 11

Amplification 5.2: The Rules of War: Who Is a POW?

Toward the New International System?

Conclusion: The Continuing Role of Force

Challenge! Military Responses to Iran?

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 6: The Domestic Environment

Preview

Amplification 6.1: Extremism in the Defense of Liberty?

The Structure of Domestic Politics

Amplification 6.2: The President, the Constitution, and National Security

Amplification 6.3: The Congress, the Constitution, and National Security

Institutional Responses to National Security Challenges: War Powers and Homeland Security

Challenge! The United States in Libya

Homeland Security

Conclusion: The Contemporary Environment

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 7: Domestic Battlegrounds and National Security

Preview

The Political Battleground    

National Security and Domestic Politics

Amplification 7.1: Estimating Budget Deficits and Trends

The Impact on National Security

Amplification 7.2: The Washington Monument Ploy

Challenge! Thinking About Loss Allocation

Conclusions: An Ongoing Debate

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 8: The Phenomenon and Impact of Globalization

Preview

The Bretton Woods System, 1945—1971

Amplification 8.1: The ITO and the Anti-Free Traders

The Transitional Period, 1971—1990

The Globalizing Economy, 1990—Present

Amplification 8.2: The Rejectionists

New Additions to National Security Agenda

Challenge! Rare Earth Elements and National Security

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 9: “Legacy” Military Problems

Preview

Nuclear Forces and Deterrence

Amplification 9.1: Iranian Proliferation and Israel

Traditional Forces and the Future

Amplification 9.2: Affording Heavy Forces: Relevance and Cost Overruns

Challenge! Military Service After Iraq and Afghanistan

Conclusion: The Continuing Relevance of Traditional Forces

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 10: Residues of 9/11: Terrorism, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Preview

The Direct Terrorism Response

Amplification 10.1: Terrorism as Crime or War

The War in Afghanistan

Amplification 10.2: Afghanistan Options

The Iraq War

Challenge! What if Iraq “Goes South”?

Conclusions: Conditioning the Future

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 11: International Change: Asymmetrical Warfare

Preview

The Context of Asymmetrical Warfare

Amplification 11.1: Sun Tzu on Asymmetrical Warfare

The Dynamics of Asymmetrical Warfare

Asymmetrical Futures?

Challenge! The Asymmetrical Warfare Element in Planning

Conclusions: Asymmetry and the Future

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 12: The Menu of Activism: Peacekeeping, State Building, and Development

Preview

Peacekeeping

Amplification 12.1: The Talk-Shoot Dilemma in Peace Enforcement

Development and State Building

Challenge! Establishing Developmental Priorities

Amplification 12.2: Peacekeeping, Development, and State Building in Afghanistan

Conclusions: The Complexity of Post-War Peace

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 13: New Dimensions and Approaches

Preview

Border Security

National Resources Security

Amplification 13.1: An Impenetrable Border?

Challenge! National Security and the Price of Gas

Environmental Security

Amplification 13.2: The United States, Kyoto, and Copenhagen

Conclusion: Expanded Security Horizons

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 14: Looking Ahead

Preview

Exploring the Future

Amplification 14.1: The Fall of the Shah and Al Qaeda

Challenge! Contemporary Worst Cases?

Amplification 14.2: U.S. Activism and Iranian Nuclear Weapons

Conclusions: Assessing the Future

Study/Discussion Questions

Selected Bibliography

 

 

 



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