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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About

Overview

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

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Contributors

Contributors

  • Richard J. Samuels [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Staff Page.
Contents.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
About the Contributors.
List of Illustrations.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: AEGIS Weapon System.
2: Affirmative Action.
3: Afghan Wars.
4: Afghanistan, War in.
5: Agent Orange.
6: Agreed Framework.
7: Air Cavalry.
8: Air Warfare.
9: Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).
10: Aircraft Carrier.
11: Air-Land Battles.
12: Airlift.
13: Al-Qaeda.
14: Al-Khobar, Attack on U.S. Troops at (1996).
15: Alliance for Progress.
16: Alliances.
17: All-Volunteer Force.
18: Amnesty.
19: Amphibious Warfare.
20: Anarchy.
21: Anthrax.
22: Antiballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty (1972).
23: Antinuclear Movement.
24: Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW).
25: Antitank Missiles.
26: Antiwar Movement.
27: ANZUS Security Treaty.
28: Arab Oil Embargo.
29: Arab Americans.
30: Arab-Israeli Conflict.
31: Armed Services Committees.
32: Arms Control.
33: Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA).
34: Arms Procurement.
35: Arms Race.
36: Arms Trading.
37: Artillery.
38: ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).
39: Assassination, U.S. Executive Order Against.
40: Assault Rifles.
41: Asymmetric Warfare.
42: Atlantic Alliance.
43: Atlantic Charter.
44: Atomic Bomb.
45: Atoms for Peace.
46: Aum Shinrikyo.
47: Australia Group.
48: Autarky.
49: Axis of Evil.
50: Ba'ath Party.
51: Balance of Power.
52: Bali, Terrorist Bombing in.
53: Ballistic Missiles.
54: Base Closure.
55: Bay of Pigs.
56: Berlin Airlift.
57: Berlin Crises (1958–1961).
58: Berlin Wall.
59: Bikini Atoll.
60: Bilateralism.
61: Bin Laden, Osama (1957–).
62: Biodefense/Biosecurity.
63: Biological Weapons and Warfare.
64: Biological Weapons Convention.
65: Biotechnology.
66: Bioterrorism.
67: Bipolarity.
68: Blitzkrieg (Lightning War).
69: Bomber Gap.
70: Border and Transportation Security.
71: Border Policy.
72: Bosnia Intervention.
73: Bottom-Up Review.
74: Branch Davidians.
75: Bretton Woods Conference.
76: Brinkmanship.
77: Brodie, Bernard (1910–1978).
78: Brzezinski, Zbigniew (1928–).
79: Bulge, Battle of the.
80: Bundy, Mcgeorge (1919–1996).
81: Burdensharing.
82: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
83: Bush Doctrine.
84: Bush, George H. W., and National Policy.
85: Bush, George W., and National Policy.
86: Camp David Accords.
87: Capra, Frank (1897–1991).
88: Carpet Bombing.
89: Carter Doctrine.
90: Carter, Jimmy, and National Policy.
91: CENTCOM.
92: Central Front in Europe.
93: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
94: Chemical Weapons.
95: Chemical Weapons Convention.
96: Cheney, Richard (1941–).
97: China and U.S. Policy.
98: Church, Frank (1924–1984).
99: Cinema and the Military.
100: Civil Air Patrol.
101: Civil Liberties.
102: Civil-Military Relations.
103: Classification.
104: Client State.
105: Clinton, Bill (William Jefferson), and National Policy.
106: Coalition Building.
107: Coast Guard, The, and National Security.
108: Codetalkers.
109: Coercive Diplomacy.
110: Cold War.
111: Collective Security.
112: Colonialism.
113: Combat Effectiveness.
114: Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
115: Communism.
116: Communism and National Security.
117: Compellence.
118: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (1996–).
119: Computer Security.
120: Computer Viruses.
121: Conflict-Resolution Theory.
122: Congressional-Executive Agreement.
123: Conscription/Volunteer Force.
124: Constitution of the United States.
125: Containment.
126: Containment and the Truman Doctrine.
127: Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (1990).
128: Cooperative Security.
129: Cooperative Threat Reduction.
130: Council on Foreign Relations.
131: Counter-Force Doctrine.
132: Counterterrorism.
133: Counterthreat.
134: Countervalue.
135: Covert Action.
136: Covert Operations.
137: Cruise Missile.
138: Cryptology.
139: Cuban Missile Crisis.
140: Cyberlaw.
141: Dayton Accords.
142: D-Day.
143: De Gaulle, Charles (1890–1970).
144: Declarations of War.
145: Decolonization.
146: Decoys.
147: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
148: Defense Budgeting.
149: Defense Contractors.
150: Defense Information System Agency (DISA).
151: Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
152: Defense Reorganization Act.
153: Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
154: Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Korea.
155: Democracy, Promotion of, and Terrorism.
156: Democratic Peace.
157: Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
158: Democratization.
159: Denial.
160: Department of Defense, U.S. (DoD).
161: Department of Energy, U.S..
162: Department of State, U.S..
163: Détente.
164: Deterrence.
165: Development, Third-World.
166: Dien Bien Phu.
167: Dirty Bomb.
168: Disarmament.
169: Dissent.
170: Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line.
171: Division/Brigade/Battalion.
172: Doctrine.
173: Domino Theory.
174: Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
175: Doolittle, Jimmy (1896–1993).
176: Doomsday Machine.
177: Dresden, Bombing of.
178: Drug Cartels.
179: Dual-Use Technology.
180: Duck and Cover.
181: Early Warning.
182: Eastern Bloc.
183: Economic Espionage.
184: Economic Sanctions.
185: Eisenhower Doctrine (1957).
186: Eisenhower, Dwight D., and National Policy.