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Surprise, security, and the American experience, John Lewis Gaddis

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Surprise, security, and the American experience
Title
Surprise, security, and the American experience
Statement of responsibility
John Lewis Gaddis
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"September 11, 2001, the distinguished Cold War historian John Lewis argues, was not the first time a surprise attack shattered assumptions about national security and re-shaped American grand strategy. We've been there before, and have responded each time by dramatically expanding our security responsibilities." "The pattern began in 1814, when the British attacked Washington, burning the White House and the Capitol. This early violation of homeland security gave rise to a strategy of unilateralism and preemption, best articulated by John Quincy Adams, aimed at maintaining strength beyond challenge throughout the North American continent. It remained in place for over a century. Only when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941 did the inadequacies of this strategy become evident. As a consequence, Franklin D. Roosevelt devised a new grand strategy of cooperation with allies on an intercontinental scale to defeat authoritarianism. That strategy defined the American approach throughout World War II and the Cold War." "The terrorist attacks of 9/11, Gaddis writes, made it clear that this strategy is now insufficient to ensure American security. The Bush administration has therefore devised a new grand strategy whose foundations lie in the nineteenth-century tradition of unilateralism, preemption, and hegemony, projected this time on a global scale. How successful it will be in the face of twenty-first-century challenges is the question that confronts us. This book, informed by the experiences of the past but focused on the present and the future, is one of the first attempts by a major scholar of international relations to provide an answer."--Jacket
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DLC
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Gaddis, John Lewis
Dewey number
355/.033073
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
LC item number
.G27 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joanna Jackson Goldman memorial lecture on American civilization and government
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Surprise (Military science)
  • United States
  • National security
  • Strategy
  • Unilateral acts (International law)
  • Preemptive attack (Military science)
  • Actes unilatéraux (Droit international)
  • Attaque préventive (Science militaire)
  • Stratégie
  • Surprise (Science militaire)
  • Sécurité nationale
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Surprise (Science militaire)
  • Sécurité nationale
  • Stratégie
  • Actes unilatéraux (Droit international)
  • Attaque préventive (Science militaire)
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Diplomatic relations
  • National security
  • Preemptive attack (Military science)
  • Strategy
  • Surprise (Military science)
  • Unilateral acts (International law)
  • United States
  • Unilateralisme
  • Oorlogvoering
  • Nationale veiligheid
  • Buitenlandse betrekkingen
  • Außenpolitik
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Überraschungsangriff
  • USA
  • Segurança nacional
  • Relações internacionais
  • Ciência militar
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Überraschungsangriff
  • USA
Label
Surprise, security, and the American experience, John Lewis Gaddis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A morning at Yale -- The nineteenth century -- The twentieth century -- The twenty-first century -- An evening at Yale
Control code
ocm53356071
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 150 pages
Isbn
9780674011748
Lccn
2003056935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53356071
  • (OCoLC)53356071
Label
Surprise, security, and the American experience, John Lewis Gaddis
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A morning at Yale -- The nineteenth century -- The twentieth century -- The twenty-first century -- An evening at Yale
Control code
ocm53356071
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 150 pages
Isbn
9780674011748
Lccn
2003056935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53356071
  • (OCoLC)53356071

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