Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books ; [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Distribution in the U.S. through Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2010.
Book — 1 online resource (222 pages) Digital: data file.
Is America hooked on war?
Shock and awe : how we got hit
How to garrison a planet
Air war, barbarity, and collateral damage
The language of war, American-style
The Bush legacy : what they did (wrong)
Living in the shadow of war
The creator of the indispensable website TomDispatch.com dissects the US urge to dominate the world. Since 2001, he has written regular reports for his popular site providing a badly needed insight into US militarism and its effects both at home and abroad. Engelhardt documents Washington's ongoing commitment to aggressive militarism and reveals damning information about the reliance of the US on their air force. He also exposes how the US empire has deep historical roots that precede the Bush administration and continue into Obama's reign. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xiii, 100 pages) : illustrations
American defense strategy and grand strategy
Army and Marine Corps force structure
Air Force and Navy Force structure
Nuclear weapons, missile defense, and intelligence
Military compensation and Pentagon reforms
Conclusion-and the implications of prolonged sequestration or the equivalent
President Barack Obama survived a tenuous economy and a toxic political environment to win re-election in 2012, but the bitter partisan divide in Washington survived as well. So did the country's huge fiscal deficit. in this, the latest in a long line of Brookings Institution analyses of the defense budget, Michael O'Hanlon considers how best to balance national security and fiscal responsibility during a period of prolonged economic stress and political acrimony - even as the world remains unsettled, from Afghanistan to Iran to Syria to the western Pacific region. O'Hanlon explains why the large defense cuts that would result from prolonged sequestration or from deficit-reduction projects such as the Bowles-Simpson plan are too deep. But the bulk of his book represents an effort to look for greater savings than the Obama administration's 2012 proposals would allow. (source: Nielsen Book Data)