Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

A contemporary primer on the leading arguments about U.S. national security, National Security Dilemmas addresses the major challenges and opportunities that are live-issue areas for American policymakers and strategists today. Colin S. Gray provides an in-depth analysis of a policy and strategy for deterrence; the long-term U.S. bid to transform its armed forces' capabilities, with particular reference to strategic surprise, in the face of many great uncertainties; the difficulty of understanding and exploiting the challenge of revolutionary change in warfare; the problems posed by enemies who fight using irregular methods; and the awesome dilemmas for U.S. policy over the options to wage preventive and preemptive warfare. With forty years' experience as a strategist, within and outside of government, Gray uses a problem-solving motif throughout the book, suggesting solutions to the challenges he identifies. The book's master narrative is that the United States must take a more considered strategic approach to its security dilemmas. Too often, the country's leaders decide on a policy and then move to take action, all the while neglecting to devise a plan that would connect its political purposes to military means. While many of Gray's judgments here are critical of current ideas and behavior, he crafted them as helpful guides should planners adopt them when revising policies and approaches. Strategy is a practical matter; truly it is the zone wherein theory meets practice. This text can be used as an expert guide to the major national security challenges of today. It both explains the structure of these challenges and provides useful answers. With a foreword by Lt. Gen. Paul K. Van Riper, USMC (Ret.), Bren Chair, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia.

Buy National Security Dilemmas book by Colin S. Gray from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781597972635
ISBN-10: 1597972630
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 334
Imprint: Potomac Books Inc
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about National Security Dilemmas book by Colin S. Gray and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Colin S. Gray

Perspectives on Strategy by Colin S. Gray

Perspectives on Strategy

Paperback, August 2016
$45.86
Strategy Bridge by Colin S. Gray

The Strategy Bridge

Paperback, August 2016
$45.86
Strategy and Defence Planning by Colin S. Gray

Strategy and Defence Planning

Paperback, August 2016
$45.86
Strategy and Politics by Colin S. Gray

Strategy and Politics

Hardback, February 2016
$201.60