This fifth edition of American National Security is a timely update of a classic classroom text, providing contemporary perspectives on limited war, economic challenges to national security, and research and development. It reviews the changing security environment in key regions of the world: Russia, East Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Europe. And it identifies the issues that the United States must face in the next century: peace operations, conflict and arms control, and the widening array of missions undertaken by U.S. armed forces.
"We have chosen to emphasize 'power,' broadly defined, as the central dimension of international and national security. This is not to deny that various trends and forces are increasingly pressing states toward more cooperative, less confrontational behavior; rather it is to focus on the fact that on important issues many states -- including all the great powers -- apply a power calculus in dealing with other international actors." -- from the fifth edition of American National Security
Praise for previous editions:
"A classic text, widely used in universities... It does an exemplary job of explaining the process of defining and implementing national security objectives. Hardly any significant subject is omitted from this very rich and readable volume." -- Foreign Affairs
Foreword by Senator Sam Nunn
Part I -- National Security Policy: What Is It, and How Have Americans Approached It?
1. National Security: The International Setting
2. Military Power and the Role of Force in the Post-Cold War Era
3. Traditional American Approaches to National Security
4. The Evolution of American National Security Policy
Part II -- National Security Policy
5. Presidential Leadership and the Executive Branch in National Security
6. The Impact of Congress on National Security Policy
7. Intelligence and National Security
8. The Role of Military in the National Security Policy Process
9. Defense Planning, Budgeting, and Management
10. The National Security Decision-making Process: Putting the Pieces Together
Part III -- Issues of National Strategy
11. Low-level Conflict
12. Limited War
13. Nuclear Strategy
Economic Challenges to National Security
15. Research and Development
Part IV -- International and Regional Security Issues
17. East Asia
18. The Middle East
19. Sun-Sarahan Africa
20. Latin America
Part V: Approaches to National Security for the Early Twenty-first Century
22. Peace Operations
23. Conflict and Arms Control
24. National Security Perspectives for the Early Twenty-first Century
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Amos A. Jordan has served as Deputy Undersecretary of State and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; he is president emeritus and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. William J. Taylor, Jr., is senior vice president at CSIS and former director of National Security Studies at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Michael J. Mazarr is editor of The Washington Quarterly and director of the New Millennium Project at CSIS.
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