U.S. National Security: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Cynthia A. Watson
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  • ISBN-10: 1598840428
  • ISBN-13: 9781598840421
  • DDC: 355.033073
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 281 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

This is a thoroughly up-to-date expert analysis of national security issues in the United States, focusing on the dramatic changes brought about by the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The original edition of U.S. National Security was published to award-winning critical acclaim. But in the aftermath of 9/11, with wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Al Qaeda regrouping, growing nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran, and major concerns about America’s standing abroad and preparedness at home, a new edition could not be more timely -- or more necessary.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Book.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Worldwide Perspective.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: John Abizaid (1951–).
7: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956–).
8: Madeleine Korbel Albright (1937–).
9: Grand Ayatollah Ali Husaini Sistani (1930–).
10: Kofi Annan (1938–).
11: Osama bin Laden (1957–).
12: Anthony “Tony” Charles Lynton Blair (1953–).
13: L. Paul “Jerry” Bremer III (1941–).
14: George W. Bush (1946–).
15: George William Casey, Jr. (1948–).
16: Fidel Castro (1926–).
17: Ahmed Chalabi (1945–).
18: Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (1954–).
19: Chen Shui-bian (1950–).
20: Richard “Dick” Bruce Cheney (1941–).
21: Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947–).
22: Karl Eikenberry (1951–).
23: Tommy Franks (1945–).
24: Peter W. Galbraith (1950–).
25: Jay Garner (1938–).
26: William “Bill” Henry Gates III (1955–).
27: Albert Gore, Jr. (1947–).
28: Alan C. Greenspan (1927–).
29: Hu Jintao (1942–).
30: Hamid Karzai (1957–).
31: Zalmay Khalilzad (1951–).
32: Kim Jong Il (1942–).
33: William Kristol (1952–).
34: Robert Mugabe (1927–).
35: Peter Pace (1946–).
36: David H. Petraeus (1952–).
37: Colin Luther Powell (1938–).
38: Vladimir Putin (1952–).
39: Condoleezza Rice (1954–).
40: Donald Rumsfeld (1932–).
41: Data and Documents.
42: Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Public Law 96-8, 96th Congress.
43: George W. Bush's State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002.
44: George W. Bush's Graduation Speech at West Point, June 1, 2002.
45: George W. Bush's Remarks at the United Nations General Assembly, September 12, 2002.
46: George W. Bush's State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003.
47: Secretary of State Colin L. Powell Addresses the UN Security Council, February 5, 2003.
48: George W. Bush's Address to the Nation about the Iraq Invasion, March 19, 2003.
49: George W. Bush Announces that Major Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended, May 1, 2003.
50: Military Support for Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Operations, November 28, 2005.
51: George W. Bush's State of the Union Address, January 31, 2006.
52: 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review Report of the United States, February 6, 2005.
53: The National Security Strategy of the United States, March 16, 2006.
54: George W. Bush's State of the Union Address, January 23, 2007.
55: Organizations.
56: Nongovernmental Sector.
57: Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.
58: Federal Institutions.
Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.