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Author Snow, Donald M., 1943- author.

Title Thinking about national security : strategy, policy, and issues / Donald M. Snow.

Publication Info. New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.


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Description 193 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: where we are now -- U.S. policy in transition -- War. . . what is it good for? -- Humanitarian intervention? -- The cold war paradigm -- Factors in the new environment: possibilities and limitations -- The Syrian microcosm -- Paradigm for a new era.
Summary "Perhaps the most basic national security question that U.S. leaders and the body politic continuously face is where and under what circumstances to consider and in some cases resort to the use of armed force to ensure the country's safety and well-being. The question is perpetual--but the answer is not. This text helps students make sense of the ever-changing environment and factors that influence disagreement over national security risks and policy in the United States. The book takes shape through a focus on three considerations: strategy, policy, and issues. Snow explains the range of plans of action that are possible and resources available for achieving national security goals, as well as the courses of action for achieving those goals in the context of a broad range of security problems that must be dealt with. However, there is little agreement among policymakers on exactly what is the nature of the threats that the country faces. Snow helps readers frame the debate by suggesting some of the prior influences on risk-assessment, some of the current influences on national security debates, and suggestions for how future strategy and policy may be shaped"--Provided by publisher.
Subject National security -- United States.
National security -- United States -- Forecasting.
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Strategic aspects.
World politics -- 21st century.
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
National security -- Forecasting. (OCoLC)fst01033722
Strategic aspects of individual places. (OCoLC)fst01355062
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Förenta staterna.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
ISBN 9781138902916 (hbk)
1138902918 (hbk)
9781138902923 (pbk)
1138902926 (pbk)
9781138902923 (ebook)
Standard No. AU@ 000054947289

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