Encyclopedia of United States National Security

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Richard J. Samuels
SAGE Publications, 21 dec. 2005 - 1008 pagina's
Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the topic of national security has never been of broader concern to all Americans. Rarely have we felt as threatened as we do in our current security environment.

With over 750 entries, the Encyclopedia of United States National Security is the first single, concise reference source to provide accurate and informative answers to the many challenging questions of how, why, when, and where national security has evolved. In addition to presenting historical facts and analyses, this two-volume encyclopedia is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to some of the more complicated and abstract questions concerning world politics and national security. A thoroughly interdisciplinary work, this Encyclopedia views national security from historical, economic, political, and technological perspectives.

Key Features
  • Examines the full range of contemporary weapons systems including air, sea, and land warfare; ballistic missile defense; space weapons; stealth technology; antisubmarine warfare; and biological weapons
  • Explores much more than the use of force as protection by introducing competing paradigms, such as economic and diplomatic tools in security strategy
  • Includes excerpts from treaties, speeches, and other sources and provides an overview of important events such as scandals and breaches of national security
  • Offers a close look at the leaders and thinkers that shaped U.S. security policy as well as individuals who have had the greatest impact upon U.S. national security


Key Themes
  • Armed Forces and Other Defenders
  • Alliances, Pacts, and Treaties
  • Armaments and Weapons Systems
  • Concepts and Theories
  • Decision Makers and Others
  • Key Events
  • Movements
  • Military Hardware
  • Military and Non-Military Strategy
  • Organizations, Institutions, and Groups
  • Places
  • Politics and Policy
  • Special Populations
  • Technology
  • Wars and Warfare


The Encyclopedia of United States National Security encourages curiosity about international affairs and, in particular, the long list of issues that affect our national security. A first of its kind, this encyclopedia is a must-have resource for all school, community, and academic libraries.

 

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List of National Security Acronyms
Selected Bibliography
Index
Timeline
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Over de auteur (2005)

Richard Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies. He has been head of the MIT Political Science Department, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Japan of the National Research Council, and chair of the Japan-US Friendship Commission. He has also been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and was awarded an imperial decoration, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Prime Minister. His study of the political and policy consequences of the 2011 Tohoku catastrophe is forthcoming from Cornell University Press. Samuels' Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia, was a finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize for the best book in international affairs. Machiavelli's Children won the Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies and the Jervis-Schroeder Prize from the International History and Politics section of American Political Science Association. Earlier books were awarded prizes from the Association for Asian Studies, the Association of American University Press, and the Ohira Memorial Prize. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, International Security, International Organization, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, National Interest, Journal of Japanese Studies, and Daedalus.

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