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Air power as a coercive instrument (Record no. 301942)

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International Standard Book Number 0585245487 (electronic bk.)
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International Standard Book Number 9780585245485 (electronic bk.)
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Cancelled/invalid ISBN 0833027433 (pbk.)
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International Standard Book Number 9780833048288 (electronic bk.)
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International Standard Book Number 0833048287 (electronic bk.)
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International Standard Book Number 9780833027436
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International Standard Book Number 0833027433
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System control number (OCoLC)44964157
Canceled/invalid control number (OCoLC)532672849
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050 #4 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number UG633
Item number .B94 1999eb
072 #7 - SUBJECT CATEGORY CODE
Subject category code TEC
Subject category code subdivision 025000
Source bisacsh
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Classification number 358.4/14/0973
Edition number 21
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Holding library ISIA
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Byman, Daniel,
Dates associated with a name 1967-
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Air power as a coercive instrument
Medium [electronic resource] /
Statement of responsibility, etc Daniel L. Byman, Matthew C. Waxman, Eric Larson.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Santa Monica, Calif. :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Rand,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 1999.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 1 online resource (xviii, 174 p.) :
Other physical details ill.
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General note "Project Air Force, Rand."
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General note "MR-1061-AF."
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-174).
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Summary, etc Coercion--the use of threatened force to induce an adversary to change its behavior--is a critical function of the U.S. military. U.S. forces have recently fought in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, and the Horn of Africa to compel recalcitrant regimes and warlords to stop repression, abandon weapons programs, permit humanitarian relief, and otherwise modify their actions. Yet despite its overwhelming military might, the United States often fails to coerce successfully. This report examines the phenomenon of coercion and how air power can contribute to its success. Three factors increase the likelihood of successful coercion: (1) the coercer's ability to raise the costs it imposes while denying the adversary the chance to respond (escalation dominance); (2) an ability to block an adversary's military strategy for victory; and (3) an ability to magnify third-party threats, such as internal instability or the danger posed by another enemy. Domestic political concerns (such as casualty sensitivity) and coalition dynamics often constrain coercive operations and impair the achievement of these conditions. Air power can deliver potent and credible threats that foster the above factors while neutralizing adversary countercoercive moves. When the favorable factors are absent, however, air power--or any other military instrument--will probably fail to coerce. Policymakers' use of coercive air power under inauspicious conditions diminishes the chances of using it elsewhere when the prospects of success would be greater.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Air power
Geographic subdivision United States.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Air power.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Military planning
Geographic subdivision United States.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
General subdivision Military Science.
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Genre/form data or focus term Electronic books.
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Waxman, Matthew C.,
Dates associated with a name 1972-
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Larson, Eric V.
Fuller form of name (Eric Victor),
Dates associated with a name 1957-
710 2# - ADDED ENTRY--CORPORATE NAME
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element Project Air Force (U.S.)
710 2# - ADDED ENTRY--CORPORATE NAME
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element Rand Corporation.
776 08 - ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL FORM ENTRY
Display text Print version:
Main entry heading Byman, Daniel, 1967-
Title Air power as a coercive instrument.
Place, publisher, and date of publication Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 1999
International Standard Book Number 0833027433
Record control number (DLC) 99029409
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Materials specified EBSCOhost
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