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Housen, Roger T.

Overview
Works: 5 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 4 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: U412.J1,
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Most widely held works by Roger T Housen
An American journey by Roger T Housen( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1831, when the US was barely born, the 26 year old Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville came to pay a visit to see what his country and Europe could learn from their energetic young cousin. Today, the US has grown to more than double its physical size and has matured into the richest and most powerful member in the family of nations. Using my experiences and perspectives gained during the different International Fellows field study trips, I have devised the questions to check in what way de Tocqueville's remarkable observations on America, written down in his classic text, Democracy In America, still are valid
A Temple of Antiterrorism Strategy( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It its report of 15 December 2000, the Gilmore Commission recommends that the next President develop and present to Congress a national strategy to address the threat of domestic terrorism conventional, cyber, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear from the perspectives of deterrence, prevention, preparedness and response within one year of assuming office. Similar calls for a comprehensive, fully coordinated antiterrorism strategy have been made recently The events of September 11 have in an extremely sad way emphasized this need. In this essay I will present a framework for conceptualizing a possible national counterterrorism strategy. To develop this model, I have used a framework elaborated by RAND, which treats the possible objectives of such a strategy and the means to reach them. In a first step I analyze the RAND framework and I propose some adjustments before using it. In a second step I propose the construction of a Temple of Antiterrorism strategy as an integrated model, taking into account the strategic context, assumptions about the terrorist threats, the objectives of such a strategy and the tools to achieve them as well as the key factors for success and the environmental enablers
The privitization of warfare : back to the future by Roger T Housen( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did the US want to kill Prime Minister Lumumba of the Congo? by Roger T Housen( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The US role in the Congo crisis has always been analyzed in terms of the Cold War. The argument put forward by Washington at the time to justify Western intervention was that Soviet expansion needed to be checked. But does this argument stand up to the facts? It is true that the year 1960 surely marked a climax in the East-West conflict. On May 1, 1960, a U-2 spy plane was brought down in Soviet air space. At a summit meeting in Paris, Khrushchev called Eisenhower a liar. The summit was cancelled. The Congo crisis turned into a war of words. Washington and Brussels accused Moscow of wanting to get its hands on central Africa. Prime Minister Lumumba of Congo was called a Communist and a politician who was willing to open the door to Soviet intervention. During the UN General Assembly in the autumn of the same year, Khrushchev replied vehemently, accusing Secretary-General Hammarskj ld of being an agent of imperialism, intent on safeguarding the UN s interests in the Congo
The Privatization of Warfare: Back to the Future( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a very old practice for rulers to fight some or all their wars by hiring foreigners, military skilled groups and individuals who have no special ideological stake in the conflict at hand. Loosely speaking, these hired soldiers are grouped together as "mercenaries." At the beginning of the 21st century, when various entities-states, corporations, political movements, etc.-find themselves in need of military or large-scale security services, hiring mercenaries is an obvious recourse. When even major states are reducing their armed forces and showing less interest in foreign military adventures because of pinched economic circumstances or political constraints and a changed geo-political environment, smaller states may be doubly motivated to go the presumably cheaper mercenary route. During the 1990's a number of corporations termed "private military companies" have sprung up to service this demand. This evolution is likely to continue and even to expand. It will change the character of war. As states, their military forces and international organizations prove less capable or unwilling to meet the security threats, more and more of the functions now performed by national armed forces will be assumed by private military companies. The level of privatization of warfare will vary in an inversely proportional way to the interests at stake. Nation-states as well as international organizations will outsource their military activities
 
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