9780195326963

The Shield and the Cloak The Security of the Commons

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    9780195326963

  • ISBN10:

    0195326962

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Gary Hart has long been one of the nation's foremost experts on national security, combining a deep knowledge of national security policy with first-hand experience of the political realities that influence how America safeguards itself and its interests. In his new book, Hart outlines the fundamental changes with which America must grapple when confronting the current terrorist threat--a threat with no state and no geographic home-base and thus no real target for the world's largest and most sophisticated military force. Hart argues for a security of the commons, emphasizing that the new security will require a shield for the homeland as well as a cloak of non-military security, including security of income, community, environment, and energy.

Author Biography


Gary Hart represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 1975 to 1987. He is the author of seventeen books, has taught at Yale, and lectured at the University of California and Oxford University, where he earned a doctor of philosophy degree in politics in 2001. As co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, he was credited with forecasting a 9/11-type attack. He resides with his family in Kittredge, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The New Three-Dimensional Chess Gamep. 3
A Student of Securityp. 21
The Transformation of Security: Bread or Freedom, or Bread and Freedomp. 49
Three-Dimensional Threats and Opportunities: Opportunities Used to Reduce Threatsp. 81
Applying Our Powers to the Purpose of Securityp. 105
The Security of the Commonsp. 133
Conclusion: Security's Webp. 173
Indexp. 183
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