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American National Security

Michael J. Meese, Suzanne C. Nielsen, and Rachel M. Sondheimer
foreword by General John P. Abizaid, US Army (Retired)

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

American National Security remains the ideal foundational text for courses in national security, foreign policy, and security studies. Every chapter in this edition has been extensively revised, and the book includes discussion of recent security policy changes in the Trump administration. Highlights include:

• An updated look at national security threats, military operations, and homeland security challenges
• An analysis of the evolving roles of the president, Congress, the intelligence…

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

American National Security remains the ideal foundational text for courses in national security, foreign policy, and security studies. Every chapter in this edition has been extensively revised, and the book includes discussion of recent security policy changes in the Trump administration. Highlights include:

• An updated look at national security threats, military operations, and homeland security challenges
• An analysis of the evolving roles of the president, Congress, the intelligence community, the military, and other institutions involved in national security
• A revised consideration of the strengths, limitations, and employment of instruments of national power, including diplomacy, information, economic tools, and armed forces
• An exploration of the economic and national security implications of globalization
• An enhanced examination of the proliferation of transnational threats, including security challenges in space and in cyberspace
• A new assessment of how international, political, and economic trends may change US leadership of the post–World War II international order
• A comprehensive update on changing dynamics in key states and regions, including Russia, China, East Asia, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America

An authoritative book that explains US national security policy, actors, and processes in a wide-ranging yet understandable way, American National Security addresses key issues, including challenges to the free and open international order, the reemergence of strategic competition among great powers, terrorism, economic and fiscal constraints, and rapid advances in information and technology.

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Michael J. Meese, Suzanne C. Nielsen, and Rachel M. Sondheimer
foreword by General John P. Abizaid, US Army (Retired)

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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.

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704
ISBN
9781421426778
Illustration Description
12 line drawings, 10 maps
Table of Contents

Foreword, General John Abizaid
Preface
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Part I: National Security Policy
1. The International Setting
2. Traditional American Approaches to National Security
3. The Evolution of

Foreword, General John Abizaid
Preface
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Part I: National Security Policy
1. The International Setting
2. Traditional American Approaches to National Security
3. The Evolution of American National Security Policy
Part II: National Security Policy
4. Presidential Leadership and the Executive Branch
5. Congress
6. Homeland Security
7. Intelligence and National Security
8. The Role of the Military in the Policy Process
9. Planning, Budgeting, and Management
10. Putting the Pieces Together
Part III: Ways and Means of National Strategy
11. Diplomacy and Information
12. Economics
13. Military Power
14. Conventional War
15. Irregular Threats
16. Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency, and Stability Operations
17. Nuclear Policy
Part IV: International and Regional Security Issues
18. East Asia
19. South Asia
20. The Middle East
21. Sub-Saharan Africa
22. Russia
23. Europe
24. Latin America
Part V: Current and Future Issues in American National Security Policy
25. Looking Ahead
Notes
Index

Author Bios
Michael J. Meese
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Michael J. Meese

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
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Suzanne C. Nielsen, Ph.D.

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.
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Rachel M. Sondheimer, Ph.D.

Rachel M. Sondheimer is an associate professor of political science and the vice dean for academic affairs at the US Military Academy, West Point.