The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics

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Robert J. Art, Kenneth Neal Waltz
Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - Political Science - 483 pages
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The sixth edition of this classic text retains the best from earlier editions and adds thirteen new selections that highlight twenty-first century challenges, including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Strategies for using force, together with case studies that illustrate the general principles, are hallmarks of the text. New case studies include Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Asia. An entirely new section devoted to _coping with terrorism_ looks at the issue from a variety of geographical and philosophical viewpoints.
 

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Contents

The Fungibility of Force
3
The Sources of Military Doctrine
23
Offense Defense and the Causes of War
44
Coercive Diplomacy
70
International Terrorism
77
The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacy
85
The Utility of Nuclear Deterrence
94
Nuclear Myths and Political Realities
102
From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing
283
The Strategy of Selective Engagement
299
Americas Imperial Ambition
321
Missile Defence and American Ambitions
333
Missile Defenses and the Multiplication of Nuclear Weapons
347
What If Iraq Had Had Nuclear Weapons?
353
Nuclear Instability in South Asia
370
Nuclear Stability in South Asia
382

CASE STUDIES IN THE USE OF FORCE
119
The Cult of the Offensive in 1914
121
Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategy
138
Japans Fatal Blunder
153
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
165
The Korean War
181
The Cuban Missile Crisis
197
Implementing Flexible Response Vietnam as a Test Case
221
Coercive Diplomacy in the Balkans
247
The Afghani War A Flawed Masterpiece
270
CURRENT MILITARY ISSUES
281
Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars
394
Military Responses to Refugee Disasters
415
The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement
436
29 The Changing Face of Terror
450
Lessons from Fighting Terrorism in Southern Asia
458
Americas Achilles Heel Nuclear Biological and Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack
463
Dealing with Terrorists
469
Acknowledgments
477
About the Contributors
481
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Robert J. Art is professor of international relations at Brandeis University.
Kenneth N. Waltz is adjunct professor of political science at Columbia University and research associate of the Institute of War and Peace Studies.

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