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National Security in a New Era, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Donald M. Snow

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 1, 2010

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In this new edition of National Security in a New Era, renowned security scholar Donald M. Snow continues to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the United States’ national security situation and the security policies the U.S. adopts.


This text examines national security from two fundamental fault lines—the end of the Cold War and the 9/11 terrorist attacks—and considers how the resulting era of globalization and geopolitics guides policy. Placing this trend in conceptual and historical context and following it through military, semi-military, and non-military concerns, National Security in a New Era treats its subject as a nuanced and subtle phenomenon that encompasses everything from the nation to the individual.


“This volume presents some of the freshest insights and assessments available on America's long, post-Cold War struggle to define its national security posture.”—Dr. Gary L. Guertner, former Chair of the Policy and Strategy Department, U.S. Army War College

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Changing Problem of National Security
Chapter 2. The Realist Paradigm
Chapter 3. Security, Interests, and Power
Chapter 4. The American Experience
Chapter 5. The Domestic Environment


Chapter 6. Fault Lines
Chapter 7. Nature and End of Cold War
Chapter 8. Globalization and Beyond
Chapter 9. Legacies of 9/11
Chapter 10. Ongoing Military Problems


Chapter 11. Asymmetrical Warfare
Chapter 12. Unresolved Dilemmas in Iraq and Afghanistan
Chapter 13. Terrorism and State Building
Chapter 14. Extending Security: Obama’s Agenda

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$36.80 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-77904-8