Security in a Changing World

Case Studies in U.S. National Security Management

The end of the Cold War has brought about significant changes in the political, economic, social, and cultural structure of the international system. Absent a distinct enemy and the threat of global thermonuclear war, the United States today faces a host of new security challenges that require policymakers to make difficult decisions with significant domestic and international implications. Les mer
Vår pris
311,-

(Paperback) Fri frakt!
Leveringstid: Sendes innen 21 dager

Paperback
Legg i
Paperback
Legg i
Vår pris: 311,-

(Paperback) Fri frakt!
Leveringstid: Sendes innen 21 dager

Om boka

The end of the Cold War has brought about significant changes in the political, economic, social, and cultural structure of the international system. Absent a distinct enemy and the threat of global thermonuclear war, the United States today faces a host of new security challenges that require policymakers to make difficult decisions with significant domestic and international implications. The range of conflicting goals, expectations, and capabilities demands fresh solutions to international conflicts and civil unrest, new strategies for conducting peace support operations, and the preparation of America's forces for completing operational assignments under increasingly uncertain conditions.



The case studies and exercises constructed for this book examine some of the most pertinent management, leadership, and accountability issues related to U.S. national security. Each case places readers at the center of difficult decisions, illustrates more general policy dilemmas, and is designed to stimulate discussion of those issues beyond the classroom. Cases highlight dilemmas at two levels: pertaining specifically to the case and pertaining to its larger policy implications. The absence of a one-sided argument, specific policy recommendations, or logical conclusions, enables readers to recognize the importance of the issues at hand and their greater policy implications and to discern lessons that might apply more generally to public policy, administration, and management. Particularly useful in courses dealing with national security, international relations, public/policy administration, civil-military relations, and organizational management. An instructor's manual is available upon request.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface Introduction Leadership and Accountability From Turbulence to Tragedy: The Crash of Ron Brown's Flight in Croatia by Patricia Ingraham and Barbara Romzek The Battle to Destroy Chemical Weapons by W. Henry Lambright Changing Course: Admiral Watkins and the DOE Nuclear Complex by W. Henry Lambright Civil-Military and Military-Media Relations Generals Versus the President: Eisenhower and the Army, 1953-1955 by Andrew Bacevich Rotation from Hell: The 48th Infantry Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard in Desert Shield/Storm by Eliot Cohen Burned by the Press: One Commander's Experience by Richard J. Newman Technology and Industrial Policy Breaking the Market or Preventing Market Breakdown: The Technology Reinvestment Project by Sean O'Keefe and Volker Franke Searching for a Safer Technology: Army-Community Conflict in Chemical Weapons Destruction by W. Henry Lambright Resource Management Four Days in December by L. Paul Dube Nationland by James Blandin and Sean O'Keefe

Om forfatteren

VOLKER C. FRANKE is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at McDaniel College.