The Use of Force after the Cold War

The Use of Force after the Cold War

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The end of the Cold War created a near-euphoria that nations might rely less on military force and that the Doomsday nuclear clock night stop short of midnight. Events soon dashed the higher of these hopes, but the nature of military force and he uses to which it might be put did appear to be changing. Here, 11 scholars address the political, moral and military factors in the decision to use or avoid military force. Case studies of the Gulf War and Bosnia, the role of women in the armed forces, intelligence agencies, and inter-branch and inter-agency tensions and co-operation inform the various chapters. An introduction by H.W. Brands ties together the themes and perspectives. Contributors include: Stephen Biddle, Alexander L. George, J. Bryan Hehir, Andrew Kohut, Andrew Krepinevich, James M. Lindsay, Charles Moskos, Williamson Murray, Bruce Russett, Tony Smith and Susan L. Woodward.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 22mm | 480.81g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 13 line drawings, 8 tables, index
  • 1585443034
  • 9781585443031
  • 1,658,074

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"To sum it up: this is an important book - go out and buy it," - International Affairs
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About H. W. Brands

H. W. Brands is a professor of history at Texas A&M University, College Station, and the author or editor of more than a dozen highly acclaimed books on U.S. history and foreign relations, including The Foreign Policies of Lyndon Johnson: Beyond Vietnam, also published by Texas A&M University Press.
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