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Military persuasion in war and policy [electronic resource] : the power of soft / Stephen J. Cimbala.

By: Cimbala, Stephen J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002Description: 1 online resource (viii, 271 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0313012687 (electronic bk.); 9780313012686 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): National security -- United States | World politics -- 21st century | United States -- Military policy | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- OtherGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Military persuasion in war and policy.DDC classification: 355/.0335 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I: THE IDEA OF MILITARY PERSUASION; 1 Military Persuasion: The Idea and Some Examples; 2 Military Persuasion and Psychological Strategy; 3 Technology and Deterrence in Military Persuasion; PART II: EXAMPLES FROM THE PAST; 4 Military Persuasion in the Cuban Missile Crisis; 5 Military Persuasion and Desert Storm; 6 Intelligence and Military Persuasion: The 1983 "War Scare"; PART III: FUTURE PROBLEMS; 7 Friction and Nuclear Deterrence; 8 Military Persuasion and Small Wars; 9 Nuclear Weapons and Cyberwar: Persuasive Deadlock?
Summary: Cimbala analyzes military persuasion--the art of using armed force to support diplomacy, deterrence, crisis management, unconventional conflicts, peace operations, and other military activities short of major conventional war. As he shows, military persuasion requires that policy makers and diplomats understand the subtle interaction between force and diplomacy; each supports, or destroys, the other, depending upon the situation. Even conventional wars have aspects of armed persuasion. The Powell doctrine that calls for overwhelming force in case of any U.S. military intervention was not even e.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-258) and index.

Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I: THE IDEA OF MILITARY PERSUASION; 1 Military Persuasion: The Idea and Some Examples; 2 Military Persuasion and Psychological Strategy; 3 Technology and Deterrence in Military Persuasion; PART II: EXAMPLES FROM THE PAST; 4 Military Persuasion in the Cuban Missile Crisis; 5 Military Persuasion and Desert Storm; 6 Intelligence and Military Persuasion: The 1983 "War Scare"; PART III: FUTURE PROBLEMS; 7 Friction and Nuclear Deterrence; 8 Military Persuasion and Small Wars; 9 Nuclear Weapons and Cyberwar: Persuasive Deadlock?

Cimbala analyzes military persuasion--the art of using armed force to support diplomacy, deterrence, crisis management, unconventional conflicts, peace operations, and other military activities short of major conventional war. As he shows, military persuasion requires that policy makers and diplomats understand the subtle interaction between force and diplomacy; each supports, or destroys, the other, depending upon the situation. Even conventional wars have aspects of armed persuasion. The Powell doctrine that calls for overwhelming force in case of any U.S. military intervention was not even e.

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