By John T. Fishel
To comprehend nationwide defense coverage, the ebook first must tackle the way in which nationwide defense coverage makers see the area. It exhibits that they often see it in realist phrases the place the kingdom is a unmarried rational actor pursuing its nationwide curiosity. It then specializes in how legislative professionals let and constrain those coverage makers sooner than the organizational context within which guidelines are made and applied. this suggests studying the criminal specialists that govern how the method services, corresponding to the structure and the nationwide protection Act of 1947, in addition to a few of the governmental associations whose services both restrict or enable execution, corresponding to the CIA, NSA, and so on. subsequent, the textual content analyzes the procedures and items of nationwide protection coverage making, resembling experiences, displaying how they vary from management to management. finally, a sequence of case reviews illustrate the demanding situations of enforcing and constructing coverage. those span the post-Cold warfare interval to the current, and comprise the Panama trouble, Somalia, the Balkans Haiti, the Iraq wars, and Afghanistan. through combining either the speculation and strategy, this textbook unearths all elements of the making of nationwide safeguard coverage in usa from time table atmosphere to the successes and screw ups of implementation.
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American National Security Policy: Authorities, Institutions, and Cases by John T. Fishel