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Charting a Course: Strategic Choices for a New Administration

Title:
Charting a Course: Strategic Choices for a New Administration
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Excerpt from Charting a Course: Strategic Choices for a New Administration:

The new administration takes office in a time of great complexity. Our new President faces a national security environment shaped by strong currents: globalization; the proliferation of new, poor, and weak states, as well as nonstate actors; an enduring landscape of violent extremist organizations; slow economic growth; the rise of China and a revanchist Russia; a collapsing Middle East; and a domestic politics wracked by division and mistrust. While in absolute terms the Nation and the world are safer than in the last century, today the United States finds itself almost on a permanent war footing, engaged in military operations around the world. […]

No formal document describes a grand strategy for the United States, and indeed, many academics deny that one exists. Yet a close look at our history as a world power suggests that core interests and how we secure them have remained generally consistent over time. If grand strategy “rises above particular strategies intended to secure particular objectives,” many decades of focusing on nuclear deterrence, power projection, alliances and partnerships, and military and economic strength probably constitute the underpinnings of a coherent grand strategy. How we employ and leverage these instruments of national power to protect, defend, and advance the national interest is, after all, the essence of grand strategy. In a dangerous world, these pillars have provided a strong foundation for national security. If our domestic politics can achieve consensus on future threats and solutions, America is well positioned to lead and prosper in a world that will remain both dangerous and uncertain.

R.D. Hooker, Jr.
Director, Institute for National Strategic Studies
National Defense University
Washington, D.C.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 04/28/17.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . xiii
1
American Grand Strategy . . . . 1
R.D. Hooker, Jr.
2
The Future of Conflict . . . . . 17
T.X. Hammes
3
U.S. Defense Policy
and Strategy . . . . . . . . . . .37
F.G. Hoffman
4
The American Defense Budget
2017–2020 . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Michael J. Meese
5
National Security Reform . . . .83
Christopher J. Lamb
6
Weapons of
Mass Destruction . . . . . . . 101
John P. Caves, Jr.
7
Countering Terrorism . . . . . 133
R. Kim Cragin
8
Cyber Policy . . . . . . . . . . 149
Janice M. Hamby and
Thomas C. Wingfield
9
Asia Pacific . . . . . . . . . . 171
James J. Przystup and
Phillip C. Saunders
10
The North Atlantic Treaty
Organization and Europe . . . 203
Charles L. Barry and
Julian Lindley-French
11
Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Peter B. Zwack
12
The Middle East . . . . . . . . 249
Denise Natali
13
South Asia . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Thomas F. Lynch III
14
Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Hilary Matfess
15
Latin America . . . . . . . . . 315
Craig A. Deare
16
Central Asia . . . . . . . . . . 337
Theresa Sabonis-Helf
17
The High North . . . . . . . . 355
David Auerswald
Contributors . . . . . . . . . . 377

Audience

Defense contractors, Department of Defense personnel, international relations and defense analysts, policymakers, members of the government and Congress, military leaders, political studies/international relations scholars and students, committees dedicated to national defense and strategy, and members of the general public interested in U.S. defense challenges and proposed solutions will find this publication useful.

Reviews

Defense & Aerospace Report-- Article: NDU: Charting a Course – Strategic Choices for a New Administration by Vago Muradian--Think Tank Central   

"In Charting a Course: Strategic Choices for a New Administration, R.D. Hooker Jr., the director of the Institute for National Security Studies at the National Defense University, on forging a grand strategy to defend the nation in a time of varied global threats and internal political discord."

http://defaeroreport.com/2017/01/09/ndu-charting-course-strategic-choice...

Product Details

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., National Defense University
Author:
  • Hooker, R. D. Jr.
Year/Pages:
2017: 395 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Strategic Choices for a New Administration
  • Military Strategy
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Item available Date:
03/06/2017
Last Status Update:
07/11/2017
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