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National security dilemmas : challenges & opportunities

Author: Colin S Gray
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A contemporary primer on leading arguments about U.S. national security, National Security Dilemmas addresses major challenges and opportunities that are live-issue areas for American policymakers and strategists today. Colin S. Gray provides an in-depth analysis of a policy and strategy for deterrence; the long-term U.S. bid to transform its armed forces' capabilities, with particular reference to strategic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin S Gray
ISBN: 9781597972628 1597972622 9781597972635 1597972630
OCLC Number: 259716153
Description: xvii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Portrait of an era --
Defining and achieving decisive victory --
Maintaining effective deterrence --
Transformation and strategic surprise --
Recognizing and understanding revolutionary change in warfare: the sovereignty of context --
Irregular enemies and the essence of strategy: can the American way of war adapt? --
The implications of preemptive and preventive war doctrines: a reconsideration --
The merit in ethical realism.
Responsibility: Colin S. Gray ; foreword by Paul K. Van Riper.

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