eBook Encyclopedia of U.S. National Security, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Richard J. Samuels [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412925436
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925433
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 922 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released May 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006
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The Encyclopedia of United States National Security, originally published in print format in 2005, covers the origin, development, and results of all major national security policies over the last seven decades. National security has been a widely debated yet highly researched topic that has tremendous global scope. However, there has never been a single, concise reference source to aid the student in providing accurate and informative answers to the many challenging questions of how, why, when, and where national security has evolved. A thoroughly interdisciplinary work, the encyclopedia views national security from a historical, economic, political, and technological perspective.

This two-volume encyclopedia is arranged alphabetically and will include over 750 entries. Over 200 of the articles are signed. A first of its kind, this encyclopedia has been designed to closely follow school history curricula. It is a must-have resource for all school, public, and academic libraries.

Entries are arranged in the following categories:

  • Politics/policy making
  • Economics
  • Technology
  • Wars
  • Presidential Administrations
  • Foreign Relations
  • Strategic Policy

This title is available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.



  • Richard J. Samuels [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]