Over the last decade, asymmetric warfare and terrorism have become prevalent threats to the United States. National security, today more than at any other time, demands decision-making under uncertainty. The issues presented in this book demonstrate that the value of planning depends upon how well the United States can prepare for a perpetually unpredictable future. Each chapter examines pertinent management, leadership, and accountability issues related to U.S. national security and places readers at the center of difficult decisions. Although the cases collected in this volume revolve around national security related policy questions, they also illustrate more general policy dilemmas and are designed to stimulate new ideas.
Volker C. Franke is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at McDaniel College.
Tables and Maps Foreword by General Joseph P. Hoar, USMC (Ret.) Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction by Volker C. Franke Peacekeeping Peacekeeping in Bosnia by William C. Banks and Jeffrey D. Straussman The Road to Dayton: Diplomatic and Military Interaction in Bosnia by Thomas A. Keaney and Scott Douglas "Guaranteeing" Peace Agreements: The U.S. in the Peru-Ecuador Border Dispute by Theodore S. Wilkinson The War against Terrorism "A Firm and Commensurate Response:" U.S. Retaliation for the Bush Assassination Attempt by Andrew Bacevich Obligations of Leadership: The Khobar Towers Bombing and Its Aftermath by Eliot A. Cohen "To Prevent and Deter" International Terrorism: The U.S. Response to the Kenya and Tanzania Embassy Bombings by William C. Banks The Predator by William C. Banks Emerging Security Needs Separate Powers: The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 by Laurence Pope Squeezing a Balloon: Plan Colombia and America's War on Drugs by Volker C. Franke and Justin Reed Philanthropy vs. National Security: Should CARE Criticize the Military? by Arthur C. Brooks Security and Salvation: Bringing Russia Aboard the Space Station by W. Henry Lambright Dan Goldin's Catch-22: Deploying a U.S.-Russian Space Station by W. Henry Lambright Worse Than An Infection: DOD's Struggle with the Anthrax Vaccination by John Robinson Homeland Security by James Blandin About the Authors