American Force

Wysyłka: Niedostępna
Sugerowana cena detaliczna 79,80 PLN
Nasza cena: 77,32 PLN
Oszczędzasz 3%
Dodaj do Schowka
Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×
Darmowa dostawa
Oferujemy szeroki asortyment - ponad 120 tys. produktów
Dysponujemy solidną wiedzą - działamy już 11 lat
Dbamy o wybór najcenniejszych tytułów

Opis: American Force - Richard K. Betts

While American national security policy has grown more interventionist since the Cold War, Washington has also hoped to shape the world on the cheap. Misled by the stunning success against Iraq in 1991, administrations of both parties have pursued ambitious aims with limited force, committing the country's military frequently yet often hesitantly, with inconsistent justification. These ventures have produced strategic confusion, unplanned entanglements, and indecisive results. This collection of essays by Richard K. Betts, a leading international politics scholar, investigates the use of American force since the end of the Cold War, suggesting guidelines for making it more selective and successful. Betts brings his extensive knowledge of twentieth century American diplomatic and military history to bear on the full range of theory and practice in national security, surveying the Cold War roots of recent initiatives and arguing that U.S. policy has always been more unilateral than liberal theorists claim. He exposes mistakes made by humanitarian interventions and peace operations; reviews the issues raised by terrorism and the use of modern nuclear, biological, and cyber weapons; evaluates the case for preventive war, which almost always proves wrong; weighs the lessons learned from campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam; assesses the rise of China and the resurgence of Russia; quells concerns about civil-military relations; exposes anomalies within recent defense budgets; and confronts the practical barriers to effective strategy. Betts ultimately argues for greater caution and restraint, while encouraging more decisive action when force is required, and he recommends a more dispassionate assessment of national security interests, even in the face of global instability and unfamiliar threats. Highly recommended for aficionados of foreign-policy and national-security issues. Kirkus Reviews 11/1/11 a lucid and insightful guide to the use of armed force as an instrument of U.S. power. American Conservative 1/12/2012 Betts combines serious thought, common sense, and deep historical knowledge, rather than simply applying abstract theories, and his conclusions are expressed in plain English -- Lawrence D. Freedman Foreign Affairs 1/1/2012 This volume is instructive for policy makers and would be engaging and provocative in the classroom... Recommeded. Choice 7/1/12 American Force deserves to be widely read and debated. -- Scott A. Silverstone H-Diplo Roundtable 11/5/2012 Richard Betts has written an extremely important book that is probably the best critique of the prevalent bipartisan thinking on post-Cold War foreign policy produced to date... [Betts] has already written four or five classics in the field, and this book adds another to that remarkable list. -- Michael O'Hanlon Political Science Quarterly Vol 127, No 4 Betts provides a sobering and bluntly honest critique of US force. He does so through clear writing and argument. -- David Ryan International Affairs Vol 89, No 2 American Force is a well-reasoned and thoughtful critique of the current U.S. national security environment, one that policymakers should not ignore. -- Thomas Meagher H-War 4/1/2013PrefacePart I. The Post--Cold War Hiatus1. Introduction: From Cold War to Hot Peace2. Policy Milestones: Cold War Roots of Consensus3. Confused Interventions: Puttering with Primacy4. New Threats of Mass Destruction: Capabilities Down, Intentions UpPart II. History Strikes Back5. Terrorism: The Soft Underbelly of Primacy6. Striking First: Well-Lost Opportunities7. Big Small Wars: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam8. The Main Events: The Rise of China and Resurgence of RussiaPart III. Decision and Implementation9. Civil-Military Relations: A Special Problem?10. Plans and Results: Is Strategy an Illusion?11. A Disciplined Defense: Regaining Strategic Solvency12. Conclusion: Selecting SecurityNotesIndex


Szczegóły: American Force - Richard K. Betts

Tytuł: American Force
Autor: Richard K. Betts
Producent: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231151238
Rok produkcji: 2013
Ilość stron: 384
Oprawa: Miękka


Recenzje: American Force - Richard K. Betts

Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×

American Force

While American national security policy has grown more interventionist since the Cold War, Washington has also hoped to shape the world on the cheap. Misled by the stunning success against Iraq in 1991, administrations of both parties have pursued ambitious aims with limited force, committing the country's military frequently yet often hesitantly, with inconsistent justification. These ventures have produced strategic confusion, unplanned entanglements, and indecisive results. This collection of essays by Richard K. Betts, a leading international politics scholar, investigates the use of American force since the end of the Cold War, suggesting guidelines for making it more selective and successful. Betts brings his extensive knowledge of twentieth century American diplomatic and military history to bear on the full range of theory and practice in national security, surveying the Cold War roots of recent initiatives and arguing that U.S. policy has always been more unilateral than liberal theorists claim. He exposes mistakes made by humanitarian interventions and peace operations; reviews the issues raised by terrorism and the use of modern nuclear, biological, and cyber weapons; evaluates the case for preventive war, which almost always proves wrong; weighs the lessons learned from campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam; assesses the rise of China and the resurgence of Russia; quells concerns about civil-military relations; exposes anomalies within recent defense budgets; and confronts the practical barriers to effective strategy. Betts ultimately argues for greater caution and restraint, while encouraging more decisive action when force is required, and he recommends a more dispassionate assessment of national security interests, even in the face of global instability and unfamiliar threats. Highly recommended for aficionados of foreign-policy and national-security issues. Kirkus Reviews 11/1/11 a lucid and insightful guide to the use of armed force as an instrument of U.S. power. American Conservative 1/12/2012 Betts combines serious thought, common sense, and deep historical knowledge, rather than simply applying abstract theories, and his conclusions are expressed in plain English -- Lawrence D. Freedman Foreign Affairs 1/1/2012 This volume is instructive for policy makers and would be engaging and provocative in the classroom... Recommeded. Choice 7/1/12 American Force deserves to be widely read and debated. -- Scott A. Silverstone H-Diplo Roundtable 11/5/2012 Richard Betts has written an extremely important book that is probably the best critique of the prevalent bipartisan thinking on post-Cold War foreign policy produced to date... [Betts] has already written four or five classics in the field, and this book adds another to that remarkable list. -- Michael O'Hanlon Political Science Quarterly Vol 127, No 4 Betts provides a sobering and bluntly honest critique of US force. He does so through clear writing and argument. -- David Ryan International Affairs Vol 89, No 2 American Force is a well-reasoned and thoughtful critique of the current U.S. national security environment, one that policymakers should not ignore. -- Thomas Meagher H-War 4/1/2013PrefacePart I. The Post--Cold War Hiatus1. Introduction: From Cold War to Hot Peace2. Policy Milestones: Cold War Roots of Consensus3. Confused Interventions: Puttering with Primacy4. New Threats of Mass Destruction: Capabilities Down, Intentions UpPart II. History Strikes Back5. Terrorism: The Soft Underbelly of Primacy6. Striking First: Well-Lost Opportunities7. Big Small Wars: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam8. The Main Events: The Rise of China and Resurgence of RussiaPart III. Decision and Implementation9. Civil-Military Relations: A Special Problem?10. Plans and Results: Is Strategy an Illusion?11. A Disciplined Defense: Regaining Strategic Solvency12. Conclusion: Selecting SecurityNotesIndex

Powiadom o dostępności
Podaj swój e-mail a zostaniesz poinformowany jak tylko pozycja będzie dostępna.
×
Cena 79,80 PLN
Nasza cena 77,32 PLN
Oszczędzasz 3%
Wysyłka: Niedostępna
Dodaj do Schowka
Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×

Darmowa dostawa
Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×
Dodane do koszyka
×