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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. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
|Strategies for the Use of Force||p. 1|
|How Force Is Used|
|The Fungibility of Force||p. 3|
|The Sources of Military Doctrine||p. 23|
|Cooperation under the Security Dilemma||p. 44|
|Coercive Diplomacy||p. 72|
|The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism||p. 79|
|The Nuclear Revolution|
|The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacy||p. 99|
|The Utility of Nuclear Deterrence||p. 108|
|Nuclear Myths and Political Realities||p. 116|
|Case Studies in the Use of Force||p. 133|
|The Great Power Era|
|The Cult of the Offensive in 1914||p. 135|
|Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategy||p. 152|
|Japan's Fatal Blunder||p. 167|
|The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb||p. 179|
|The Superpower Era|
|The Korean War||p. 195|
|The Cuban Missile Crisis||p. 211|
|Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Case||p. 235|
|The Contemporary Era|
|The Afghani War: A Flawed Masterpiece||p. 261|
|The U.S. and Coercive Diplomacy||p. 272|
|Learning the Right Lessons from Iraq||p. 294|
|Current Military Issues||p. 309|
|The Projection of U.S. Military Power|
|From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing||p. 311|
|The Strategy of Selective Engagement||p. 327|
|Taming American Power||p. 349|
|The Spread of Biological and Nuclear Weapons|
|Pathogens as Weapons: The International Security Implications of Biological Warfare||p. 358|
|The Impact of Iran's Nuclearization on Israel||p. 371|
|Nuclear Instability in South Asia||p. 382|
|Nuclear Stability in South Asia||p. 394|
|Intervention in Internal Conflicts|
|Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars||p. 406|
|Military Responses to Refugee Disasters||p. 427|
|The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement||p. 448|
|Occupational Hazards: Why Military Occupations Succeed or Fail||p. 462|
|Coping with Insurgency and Terrorism|
|Counter-insurgency Redux||p. 486|
|Dealing with Terrorists||p. 501|
|How al-Qaida Ends: The Decline and Demise of Terrorist Groups||p. 509|
|About the Contributors||p. 537|
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