U.S. National Security: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - Political Science - 281 pages
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Written by one of the nation's foremost security policy analysts, the second edition of "U.S. National Security: A Reference Handbook" follows the trajectory of American security policy from the Cold War to the World Trade Center attacks to the Bush Administration. It brings the distinctive clarity and objectivity of the first edition to the study of a vastly different world.

With over 75 percent new material, "U.S. National Security, Second Edition" provides an up-to-date assessment of security challenges facing the United States today incorporates the full range of viewpoints on the appropriate responses to specific issues. For readers looking for a clear-eyed assessment of the state of our security, the policies that have and haven't worked, and the opportunities and threats that lie ahead, there is no more essential resource available.

  

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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
31
3 Worldwide Perspective
75
4 Chronology
99
5 Biographical Sketches
123
6 Data and Documents
157
7 Organizations
203
8 Resources
241
Glossary
269
Index
275
About the Author
283
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Cynthia Watson is chair of the department of Security Studies and has taught at the National War College since 1992, having also been associate dean and director of the Electives Program.

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