America's war on terror
- edited by Tom Lansford, Robert P. Watson, Jack Covarrubias.
- 2nd ed.
- Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2009.
- Physical description
- xiv, 312 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -297) and index.
- Preface-- Introduction: The politics and history of terror, Robert Watson. Part I Origins of the War on Terror: Osama bin Laden, radical Islam and the United States, Tom Lansford and Jack Covarrubias-- The fight against terrorism in historical context: George W. Bush and the development of presidential foreign policy regimes, Neal Allen-- The war on terrorism and the just use of military force, Patrick Hayden-- Why identify and confront the 'axis of evil'?, Robert Pauly. Part II Domestic Implications: Presidential priorities and budgetary realities: how critical is the president as an individual in shaping the national budget?, Michael G. Dziubinski and Steve Yetiv-- President Bush and the war on terrorism: historic opportunity lost to complete his father's legacy and define his own place in history, John Davis-- The evolution of homeland security and the war on terror, Neil Reedy and Justin Miller. Part III Foreign Policy Implications: The Middle East peace process after 9/11, Vaughn Shannon-- The limits of military power: the United Staes in Iraq, Tom Lansford and Jack Covarrubias-- 3-dimensional chess: an analysis of the circumstances of terrorism in Central and South Asia, Dirk van Raemdonck-- The effects of globalization on transnational terrorism, Shahdad Naghshpour and J.J. St.Marie. Part IV Future Challenges: 'Terrorism' in the moral discourse of humanity, Mark Evans-- Why Bush should have explained September 11th, Kirstin Andrews-- Rebalancing America's war on terror: President Obama, Matthew A. Williams and Jack Covarrubias-- Appendices-- Select bibliography-- Index.
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Developing ideas established in the successful first edition, this new version of "America's War on Terror" updates and expands the original collection of essays, allowing the reader to fully understand how the causes of the war on terror, both the domestic and foreign policy implications, and the future challenges faced by the United States have moved on since 2003. This title features four specifically designed sections which examine the topic from different perspectives and orientations to provide a balanced and nuanced understanding of the issues. It new material takes into account events through the election of Barack Obama and potential changes in the US-led war on terror. Four additional core chapters look at Homeland Security, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, Iraq and the Persian Gulf and Globalization, all with a focus on the War on Terror. A robust introduction builds on the previous preface, while the editors have also developed a concluding section that brings together the major themes of the work and provides an overview of future policy challenges and options. The book's existing tables and appendices are also completely updated. Essays written from a variety of perspectives provide instructors with a useful tool to supplement course materials. The book also offers the student an analytical means with which to understand the factors behind the attacks, the nation's response to them, and the continuing evolving impact of terrorism on domestic and international politics. "America's War on Terror, Second Edition" will be of interest and utility to academics, the general public and most significantly to students as a reader for such courses as US foreign policy, international security, terrorism, Islamic studies, American politics and international relations.
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