Policy Analysis in National Security Affairs: New Methods for a New Era

Policy Analysis in National Security Affairs: New Methods for a New Era
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Policy Analysis in National Security Affairs: New Methods for a New Era
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Description

Defines national security policy analysis as a distinct discipline and breaks it down into three major components: strategic evaluation, systems analysis, and operations research. The author applies the latest methods of each of these fields to real world, 21st century examples and the daunting challenges facing the United States in today's global environment.

This book addresses how to conduct policy analysis in the field of national security, including foreign policy and defense strategy.  It is a philosophical and conceptual book for helphing people think deeply, clearly, and insightfully about complex policy issues.

This books reflects the viewpoint that the best policies normally come from efforts to synthesize competing camps by drawing upon the best of each of them and by combining them to forge a sensible whole. 

While this book is written to be reader-friendly, it addresses the needs of in-depth scholarship.

 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Chapter 1
Why This Book is Necessary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Chapter 2
Policy Analysis and Methodology: A Necessary Discipline for the Future . . . 11
Part I—Strategic Evaluation
Chapter 3
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Chapter 4
Analyzing Policy Options for Single Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Chapter 5
Evaluating Strategies for Multiple Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Chapter 6
Forging National Security Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Chapter 7
Crafting Strategy for Alliance Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Chapter 8
Pursuing Stability in a Dangerous World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Chapter 9
Promoting Economic Progress and Democracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Part II—Systems Analysis
Chapter 10
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Chapter 11
Methods of System Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Chapter 12
Sizing Conventional Forces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Chapter 13
Pursuing Defense Transformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Chapter 14
Mastering Joint Force Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Chapter 15
Modernizing Affordably . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Chapter 16
Forging Defense Budgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
viiviii
Part III—Operations Research
Chapter 17
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Chapter 18
Methods of Operations Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Chapter 19
Designing Nuclear Forces and Missile Defenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
Chapter 20
Creating a New Overseas Military Presence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497
Chapter 21
Analyzing Conventional Combat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525
Chapter 22
Carrying Out Expeditionary Wars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555
Chapter 23
Forging Investment Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583
Chapter 24
Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609
Postscript—Quadrennial Defense Review 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Selected Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
About the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639

Audience

Students involved in political and military studies may want this resource to evaluate national security policy for research purposes.  In addition, members of the military, government, and general public with an interest in national security policies, their formation and their backgrounds, will be interested in this publication.

Product Details

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., National Defense University, Center for Technology and National Security Policy
Author:
  • Kugler, Richard L.
Notes:
Stock being held for correction. NB1315
Key Phrases:
  • New Methods for a New Era
  • National Security
  • Defense Analysis
Weight:
3.125
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Cover:
Paper
Subject Bibliography:
153
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
03/23/2006
Last Status Update:
12/07/2018
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