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A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners

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A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners
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Since World War II, a key element of America’s grand strategy has been its worldwide network of strategic allies and partners. The network has provided the United States an invaluable global presence, enhanced deterrence against adversaries, and, when called upon, provided men and material to help fight wars. However, following the end of the Cold War, less attention was paid to America’s allies, especially their “hard power” capabilities, despite the United States and its allies going to war more frequently than before. This volume addresses that gap, providing a holistic account of allied hard power and, in turn, the ability – and, indirectly, the willingness – of those same partners to use force independently or in concert with the United States and other allies.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
BRUCE E. BECHTOL, JR., is an associate professor of political science at Angelo State University.
PAUL CORNISH is professor of strategic studies in the Strategy & Security Institute at the University of Exeter.
DOROTHÉE FOUCHAUX is a French defense analyst who has worked at the European Society of Strategic Intelligence and the French Ministry of Defence, Del¬egation for Strategic Affairs, as a research officer.
CRAIG FRANKLIN served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 3 decades before retiring in April 2014. His last position was commander of the 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Before that, he was vice director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.
PATRICK KELLER is the coordinator of foreign and security policy at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin, Germany.
GUILLAUME LASCONJARIAS is a research adviser at the NATO Defense College.
MICHAEL MAZZA is a research fellow in foreign and defense policy studies at AEI.
BRYAN MCGRATH is the managing director of the FerryBridge Group (a defense consultancy) and is a former officer of the U.S. Navy.382
ANDREW A. MICHTA is the M. W. Buckman Pro¬fessor of International Studies at Rhodes College and a senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington, DC.
GARY J. SCHMITT is co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy, Washington, DC.
ANDREW SHEARER is a senior official in the State Government of Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet.
W. BRUCE WEINROD served as the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s representative for Europe and as defense adviser to the U.S. mission at NATO from 2007 to 2009. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO policy from 1989 to 1993.
TOSHI YOSHIHARA is the John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies at the U.S. Naval War College.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword .........................................................................................................................................vii
1. Introduction ………………………......................................................................................................... 1
Gary J. Schmitt
2. Italian Hard Power: Ambitions and Fiscal Realities....................................................................... 5
Gary J. Schmitt
3. Australian Defense in the Era of Austerity: Mind the Expectation Gap …...................................35
Andrew Shearer
4. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization at Sea: Trends in Allied Naval Power ........................…67
Bryan McGrath
5. German Hard Power: Is There a There There? ………………………………………………….…………….....…95
Patrick Keller
6. South Korea: Responding to the North Korean Threat .....................................................119
Bruce E. Bechtol
7. Polish Hard Power: Investing in the Military as Europe Cuts Back ………………………..…......149
Andrew A. Michta
8. French Hard Power: Living on the Strategic Edge ……………………………………………………...173
Dorothée Fouchaux
9. Taiwanese Hard Power: Between a ROC and a Hard Place …………………........................201
Michael Mazza
10. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Land Forces: Losing Ground ………...............231
Guillaume Lasconjarias
11. United Kingdom Hard Power: Strategic Ambivalence ……………………………………..…...…257
Paul Cornish
12. Pooling and Sharing: The Effort to Enhance Allied Defense Capabilities ………….........287
W. Bruce Weinrod
13. Japanese Hard Power: Rising to the Challenge ………………………………………..…………….315
Toshi Yoshihara
14. North Atlantic Treaty Organization Air Power: A Self-Reliant Europe? ..…................351
Craig Franklin
About the Contributors ...................................................................................................38

Audience

Military strategists, including command leadership, members of the military and policymakers, plus NATO and non-governmental organization personnel may have an interest in this work.

Product Details

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$43.00
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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Schmidt, Gary J.
Year/Pages:
2015: 390 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Hard Look at Hard Power
  • United States Alliances
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • International relations
  • Armed Forces, Case studies
  • National security, International cooperation
  • United States, Military relations
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1.3125
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1
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Item available Date:
09/22/2015
Last Status Update:
06/15/2017
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