The Use of Force

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-15
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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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

Prefacep. xi
Strategies for the Use of Forcep. 1
How Force Is Used
The Fungibility of Forcep. 3
The Sources of Military Doctrinep. 23
Cooperation under the Security Dilemmap. 44
Coercive Diplomacyp. 72
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorismp. 79
The Nuclear Revolution
The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacyp. 99
The Utility of Nuclear Deterrencep. 108
Nuclear Myths and Political Realitiesp. 116
Case Studies in the Use of Forcep. 133
The Great Power Era
The Cult of the Offensive in 1914p. 135
Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategyp. 152
Japan's Fatal Blunderp. 167
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bombp. 179
The Superpower Era
The Korean Warp. 195
The Cuban Missile Crisisp. 211
Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Casep. 235
The Contemporary Era
The Afghani War: A Flawed Masterpiecep. 261
The U.S. and Coercive Diplomacyp. 272
Learning the Right Lessons from Iraqp. 294
Current Military Issuesp. 309
The Projection of U.S. Military Power
From Preponderance to Offshore Balancingp. 311
The Strategy of Selective Engagementp. 327
Taming American Powerp. 349
The Spread of Biological and Nuclear Weapons
Pathogens as Weapons: The International Security Implications of Biological Warfarep. 358
The Impact of Iran's Nuclearization on Israelp. 371
Nuclear Instability in South Asiap. 382
Nuclear Stability in South Asiap. 394
Intervention in Internal Conflicts
Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Warsp. 406
Military Responses to Refugee Disastersp. 427
The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlementp. 448
Occupational Hazards: Why Military Occupations Succeed or Failp. 462
Coping with Insurgency and Terrorism
Counter-insurgency Reduxp. 486
Dealing with Terroristsp. 501
How al-Qaida Ends: The Decline and Demise of Terrorist Groupsp. 509
Acknowledgmentsp. 533
About the Contributorsp. 537
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