The Resource National security dilemmas : challenges & opportunities, Colin S. Gray ; foreword by Paul K. Van Riper

National security dilemmas : challenges & opportunities, Colin S. Gray ; foreword by Paul K. Van Riper

Label
National security dilemmas : challenges & opportunities
Title
National security dilemmas
Title remainder
challenges & opportunities
Statement of responsibility
Colin S. Gray ; foreword by Paul K. Van Riper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 surprise, in the face of many great uncertainties; the difficulty of understanding and exploiting the challenge of revolutionary change in warfare; the problems posed by enemies who fight using irregular methods; and the dilemmas for U.S. policy over options to wage preventive and preemptive warfare. Gray uses a problem-solving motif, suggesting solutions to the challenges he identifies. The book's narrative is that the United States must take a more considered strategic approach to its security dilemmas. Too often, the country's leaders decide on a policy and then move to take action, while neglecting to devise a plan that would connect its political purposes to military means. While many of Gray's judgments are critical of current ideas and behavior, he crafted them as helpful guides should planners adopt them when revising policies and approaches. Strategy is a practical matter. This text can be used as an expert guide to major national security challenges of today--Publisher's description
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committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Colin S
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.G7788 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • Military doctrine
  • Military art and science
  • Strategy
  • Military art and science
  • Military doctrine
  • Military policy
  • National security
  • Strategy
  • Innere Sicherheit
  • Militärpolitik
  • Militärdoktrin
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
National security dilemmas : challenges & opportunities, Colin S. Gray ; foreword by Paul K. Van Riper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781597972635
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)259716153
  • (OCoLC)ocn259716153
Label
National security dilemmas : challenges & opportunities, Colin S. Gray ; foreword by Paul K. Van Riper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781597972635
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)259716153
  • (OCoLC)ocn259716153

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