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viii, 344 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: National Security in a World of Tiers - PART I: THE CONTEXT - Security and Politics - The American Experience - An Overview of Defense Policy - The Decision-Making Process - PART II: THE CHANGING WORLD - The Nature and End of the Cold War - National Security in a Tiered System - Ongoing Challenges in the Second Tier - Non-traditional Problems - PART III: RESPONDING TO A NEW WORLD - Systemic Responses to Internal War - Implications for American Forces and Missions - Defense Policy in a Changed International Order - Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312148287 20160612
This text provides a comprehensive account from a US perspective of the context and structures existing in the 1990s which appear to offer threats to national security, including non-traditional problems, such as terrorism, transnational problems, economic security, and a phenomenon called "new internal war". The book gives a descriptive account of the global issues and in the third part examines the implications for the US national security system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312148287 20160612
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Description: President Gerald Ford nominates Judge John Paul Stevens to replace Supreme Court Justice Douglas. William Schaufele replaces Nat Davis as Assistant Secretary for Africa. Resignation due to ill health of liberal Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas. Donald Rumsfeld nominated by Gerald Ford for Secretary of Defence. Richard Cheney will replace Rumsfeld as Assistant to the President. Secretary Henry Kissinger will relinquish his post as Assistant to the President to devote his full time to being Secretary of State. Brent Scowcroft will move up to Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. George Bush nominated by Ford to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Elliot Richardson nominated to become Secretary of Commerce and Trade.
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Description: Senator Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick. Background information on the new Administration of President Gerald R Ford including his personal history, political philosophy, Foreign affairs and the United Nations, Soviet Union, China, Indo China, the Middle East, NATO, Trade Reform Bill, Ford's performance as Vice President and the new Administration under Ford. Included it the text of an address by President Gerald R. Ford to the Joint session of the United States Congress. President Nixon's resignation and reactions in the Soviet Union, China and North Vietnam.
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Description: Washington despatch on detente. US press comments on President Nixon's visit to Soviet Union which was described as worthwhile though the results were meagre. In the Strategic Arms field, President Nixon did not sacrifice American Security or neglect the need to avoid a new arms race. President Nixon's Summit talks in Moscow in which the Washington post was critical over the failure to reach agreement to limit the development of MIRVs, attributing this in part to the President's lack of authority, as a result of Watergate, to overrule the Pentagon. The New York Times comments on Nixon's relationship with Leonid Brezhnev. Included is the text of a press conference held by Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, in Moscow, as well as highlights from a press conference given by Defense Secretary James Schlesinger and the Director of the US Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, Fred C. Ikle. Kissinger gives a brief summary of the summit, the objective of it to prevent the nuclear arms race and the arms race in general from dominating international affairs and the agreements that have arisen from SALT.
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Description: Biography of Vice-President Gerald R Ford including personal history, political philosophy, foreign affairs, the United Nations and Foreign Aid, the Soviet Union, China, Indo-China, Energy, the Middle East, NATO, Trade Reform Bill, Performance as Vice President and future of becoming President. Watergate and the ruling of the Supreme Court who voted unanimously that the President must hand over the tape recordings and documents requested by the Watergate Special Prosecutor. A sizeable majority in the Judiciary Committee are now in favour of impeachment which now seem a foregone conclusion as the majority means that those in favour of impeachment has crossed party lines.
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Description: Brief by Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Hudson's Bay Company, Nimrod, Defence Training Areas, Agricultural Trade Problems, Cotton Textiles, Trade in Heavy Electrical Plant, Industrial Development Incentives, Air Services Matters, Canadian Royal Commission on prices of Tractors, Sino-Canadian Talks, Chinese Foreign policy and internal situation, Sino-British relations, Internal situation in the US. Brief by MAFF on agricultural trade problems between the UK and Canada. Brief by the Board of Trade on UK/Canada trade, Industrial Development Incentives, Air Services matters UK exports and imports. Annual review for 1969 and the President's main tasks ahead including the need to make political gains in the mid-term elections, extricate the US from Vietnam, the growing problem of law and order, need to control and reduce inflation, race relations and West European security and defence. Brief on the internal situation in Canada and inflation. Brief on Personalities and organisation in the US including Members of the Cabinet of the President. Biographies of Vice-President Spiro Agnew, Secretary for Health, Education and Welfare Mr. Robert Finch, Secretary for Agriculture Dr. Clifford Hardin, Secretary of the Treasury Mr. David Kennedy, Secretary for Defence Mr. Melvin R Laird, Attorney General Mr. John Mitchell, Secretary of State Mr. William P. Rogers, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Mr. George Romney, Secretary of Labor Dr. George Shultz, Secretary of Commerce Mr. Maurice Stans, Secretary of Transportation Mr. John volpe. Biographies of other personalities include Dr. Arthur Burns, Assistant Secretary of State (East Asia-Pacific Affairs) Mr. Marshall Green, Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs) Mr. Martin J Hillenbrand, Under Secretary for Political State Department Mr. U. Alexis Johnson, President of the American Foundation on Automation and Employment Mr. Theodore Woodrow Kheel, Secretary/Treasurer, AFL-CIO Mr. Joseph Lane Kirkland, National Security Council staff, White House Mr. Henry Kissinger, Mayor of New York City John Lindsay, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Mr. Paul McCracken, Mr. William McChesney Martin, Mr. Robert Mayo, President, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organisations Mr. George Meany, Counsellor to the President Dr. Patrick Moynihan, Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs) Mr. David Newsom, Deputy Secretary of Defence Mr. David Packard, Assistant Secretary of State (International Organisations) Mr. Samuel De Palma, Under-Secretary of State Mr. Elliot Richardson, Assistant Secretary in the State Department (Near East and South Asian affairs) Mr. Joseph Sisco, Secretary for Monetary Affairs Mr. Paul Volcker, Under Secretary, US Treasury Mr. Charles Walker.
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1 online resource (398 pages)
  • 800x600 1. How Dangerous? Understanding ThermonuclearWar and the History That Never Happened by Francis J. Gavin 2. China's Putative Threat to U.S. NationalSecurity by Lyle J. Goldstein 3. Security Threats in Contemporary WorldPolitics: Potential Hegemons, Partnerships, and Primacy by Brendan Rittenhouse Green 4. How to Deter Terrorism: A New Strategy byMax Abrahms 5. America and Illicit Globalization as aSecurity Threat: Myths, Misconceptions, and Historical Lessons by Peter Andreas 6. The Management of Savagery: Policy Optionsfor Confronting Sub-State Threats by Austin Long 7. The American Perception of Sub-StateThreats by Paul Pillar 8. It's Coming from Inside the House by MichaelCohen 9. Delusions of Danger: The Persistence ofGeopolitical Fear in U.S. Foreign Policy by Christopher Fettweis 10. Dealing with Cyberattacks by MartinLibicki 11. Climate Change and National Security:Balancing the Costs and Benefits by Mark Stewart 12. Bucks for the Bang? Assessing theEconomic Returns to Military Primacy by Daniel W. Drezner 13. Commerce at War: Assessing the Value ofMilitary Protection for Trade by Eugene Gholz 14. Commanding the Commons: Prospects andOptions for the United States byJoshua R. Shifrinson and Sameer Lalwani Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781939709400 20180530
In 2012, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey contended that we are living in the most dangerous time in my lifetime, right now." In 2013, he was more assertive, stating that the world is more dangerous than it has ever been." Is this accurate? In this book, an edited volume of papers presented at the Cato Institute's Dangerous World Conference, experts on international security assess, and put in context, the supposed dangers to American security. The authors examine the most frequently referenced threats, including wars between nations and civil wars within nations, and discuss the impact of rising nations, weapons proliferation, general unrest, transnational crime, and state failures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781939709400 20180530
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Homeland Security: The Essentials sets a new standard for security textbooks, concisely outlining the risks facing the US today and the structures we have put in place to deal with them. The authors expertly delineate the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. From cyber warfare to devastating tornados to car bombs, all hazards currently fall within the purview of the Department of Homeland Security. Yet the federal role must be closely aligned with the work of partners in the private sector, and the authors examine the challenges involved in these collaborative efforts. Homeland Security: The Essentials lays a solid foundation for the study of present and future threats to our communities and to national security, and challenges readers to imagine more effective ways to manage these risks. As with Bullock's other textbooks, the text contains ample full-color illustrations, but in a streamlined and affordable paperback format. It highlights and expands on key content from the bestselling textbook Introduction to Homeland Security, 4th Edition. It concisely delineates the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. Instructor materials include Learning Library modules to support writing, critical thinking, and research skills. Instructor websites offer valuable material for expanding the curriculum, including an Instructor's Guide, test banks, PPT Lecture Slides, and Interactive Video.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124158030 20160609
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ix, 287 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • PrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: TrendsChapter 3: PowerChapter 4: The American EdgeChapter 5: PacingChapter 6: AgilityChapter 7: CommandChapter 8: Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589012226 20160528
By almost any measure, the United States is the most powerful nation in the history of civilization. Our resources are immense. But, they are not limitless. Today, national security requires agility to stay a step ahead of threats that can rapidly appear and change, and endurance to deal with challengers that are unlikely to disappear anytime soon. The central question for U.S. leaders today is how can we retain our strategic advantage and continue to set the agenda for world affairs? All our other goals - promoting freedom, prosperity, human rights, and ensuring the security of Americans - depend on getting the fundamentals right."Strategic Advantage: Challengers, Competitors, and Threats to America's Future" is a concise and provocative analysis of national security policy today - and tomorrow. Drawing on history and contemporary examples, Bruce Berkowitz deftly identifies those countries, groups, and movements that pose the greatest challenges to the United States and suggests ways to deal with them. He lucidly analyzes the components of national power - economic clout, military capability, and cultural influence - that America must sustain if it hopes to sustain its position in the world in the decades ahead."Strategic Advantage" outlines how the United States can stay ahead of potential threats by drawing on the distinctively American culture that rewards entrepreneurship and supports a strong military; by promoting economic growth at home and competing for talent and capital from abroad; by fixing the national security command structure; and, by adopting a national strategy that balances goals, costs, and risks. With pacing, foresight, and planning, Berkowitz says, the United States can sustain its global leadership for the long haul.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589012226 20160528
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ix, 287 p. : ill.
  • Introduction : challenges
  • Trends
  • Power
  • The American edge
  • Pacing
  • Agility
  • Command
  • Conclusion : keeping the strategic advantage.
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60 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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8 p. ; 28 cm.
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590 p.
The end of the Cold War has dramatically changed the dynamics of the international political system. The fourth edition of "American National Security: Policy and Process" has been throughly revised to show how recent events have affected the security needs of the United States. Although the framework for US national security remains largely the same - even in the absence of the Soviet Union or another superpower - political and military leaders face new challenges in policy and defence planning. The section on international and regional security issues has been completely updated and includes a new chapter on Europe. Chapters on nuclear strategy and low-intensity conflict have also been substantially revised.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801845703 20160527
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196 p.
  • Sources of the New Strategy-- The President's New National Security Strategy-- The Base Force-- NATO Initiatives-- The New Soviet Union-- Impact on the Navy and Marine Corps-- Issues For Discussion-- Critical Success Factors-- Defence Business as Usual.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275943578 20160528
This text is an analysis of President Bush's regional defence strategy first unveiled in Aspen, Colorado, on August 2 1990. This strategy involves a mix of active, reserve and reconstitutable forces, and General Colin Powell's Base Force. If implemented, the new strategy and force structure would return significant US ground and air forces to the continental United States where most would be demobilized. In the event of a major crisis, the United States would rely on active and reserve forces for a contingency response, much as was done for Operation Desert Storm. The new national security strategy is based upon the 25 percent budget cut negotiated with Congress, a greatly depleted Russian threat, and a new international security environment that assumes two-years' warning of a European-centred global war with the former USSR. There are four major critical factors upon which the new strategy depends - the continued decline of the Russians as a threat to world stability; the ability of the intelligence community to meet new challenges; the behaviour of the allies and congress; and the ability of industry to meet new demands. The new strategy is not simply an adjustment to existing defence doctrine or strategy, but rather a fundamental revision of the way the United States has approached defence since 1945. Students and scholars interested in politico-military strategy and government policy should find this book of great interest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275943578 20160528
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xix, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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367 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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