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American National Security


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Foreword, General John AbizaidPrefaceAbbreviations and AcronymsPart I: National Security Policy1. The International Setting2. Traditional American Approaches to National Security3. The Evolution of American National Security PolicyPart II: National Security Policy4. Presidential Leadership and the Executive Branch5. Congress6. Homeland Security7. Intelligence and National Security8. The Role of the Military in the Policy Process9. Planning, Budgeting, and Management10. Putting the Pieces TogetherPart III: Ways and Means of National Strategy11. Diplomacy and Information12. Economics13. Military Power14. Conventional War15. Irregular Threats16. Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency, and Stability Operations17. Nuclear PolicyPart IV: International and Regional Security Issues18. East Asia19. South Asia20. The Middle East21. Sub-Saharan Africa22. Russia23. Europe24. Latin AmericaPart V: Current and Future Issues in American National Security Policy25. Looking AheadNotesIndex

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This classic text provides a rich and nuanced discussion of American national security policymaking.

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Michael J. Meese is a retired professor and former department head at the US Military Academy, West Point. He is the executive vice president of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association. Suzanne C. Nielsen is a professor of political science and the head of the Department of Social Sciences at the US Military Academy, West Point. Rachel M. Sondheimer is an associate professor of political science and the vice dean for academic affairs at the US Military Academy, West Point.


"A classic text, widely used in universities... It does an exemplary job of explaining the process of defining and implementing national security objectives. Hardly any significant subject is omitted from this very rich and readable volume."

--Foreign Affairs

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