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Do good fences make good neighbors? : what history teaches us about strategic barriers and international security

Author: Brent L Sterling; Georgetown University. Center for Peace and Security Studies.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2009.
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"A number of nations, conspicuously Israel and the United States, have been increasingly attracted to the use of strategic barriers to promote national defense. Defense analyst Brent Sterling examines the historical use of strategic defenses such as walls or fortifications to evaluate their impact and consider their implications for modern security."--[jacket cover]
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brent L Sterling; Georgetown University. Center for Peace and Security Studies.
ISBN: 9781589015715 1589015711
OCLC Number: 316034542
Notes: "In cooperation with the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University."
Description: 354 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Athens' long walls: lifelines to the sea --
Hadrian's wall: Rome's foremost frontier fortification --
The Ming Great Wall of China: a dynasty's unending pursuit of security --
The Pre Carre: fortifying France's northeastern frontier --
The Maginot line: France's great folly or reasoned response to the German threat --
The Bar-Lev line: citadels in the sand --
Conclusion: lessons learned about the use and abuse of strategic defenses.
Responsibility: Brent L. Sterling.

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"Sterling's analysis is consistently thorough and thought provoking. He devotes ample time to each case study, providing a balanced review of the political, economic, diplomatic, military, cultural, Read more...

 
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