U.S. National Security: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - Political Science - 281 pages

A thoroughly up-to-date expert analysis of national security issues in the United States, focusing on the dramatic changes brought about by the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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.

* A chronology of the post-Cold War period with overwhelming emphasis on the post-9/11 era and profiles of the new personalities at home and abroad affecting U.S. national security

* A thorough bibliography of media on national security, including online resources, websites, media offerings, and books


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1 Background and History
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
3 Worldwide Perspective
4 Chronology
5 Biographical Sketches
6 Data and Documents
7 Organizations
8 Resources
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Cynthia A. Watson, Ph.D., is professor of strategy and chairwoman of the Department of Security Studies at the National War College in Washington, D.C. Her published works include ABC-CLIO's Nation-Building: A Reference Handbook and U.S. Military Service: A Reference Handbook, as well as the first edition of U.S. National Security: A Reference Handbook, which was awarded Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE magazine in 2003.

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