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Author Lebovic, James H.

Title Deterring international terrorism and rogue states : UN national security policy after 9/11 / James H. Lebovic
Published New York : Routledge, [2006]


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Description xiii, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Series Contemporary security studies
Contemporary security studies.
Contents 1. Introduction : deterrence in a change world -- 2. Viewing the present through the past -- 3. On the offensive against rogue states : punishment and denial strategies -- 4. A defensive-denial strategy against rogue states : national missile defense -- 5. On the offensive against terrorists : punishment and denial strategies -- 6. A defensive-denial strategy against terrorists : homeland security -- 7. Final thoughts : the strengths and limits of deterrence
Summary "This new study challenges the widely held view that many current US adversaries cannot be deterred, maintaining that deterrence should shape US policies toward so-called rogue states and terrorist groups. The book critically asses the "three pillars" of the Bush administration's national security policy: missile defense, which preoccupied the administration until 9/11; preemption, which became the US focus after the 9/11 attacks; and homeland security, which the administration embraced immediately in the aftermath of the attacks. James Lebovic argues that US policy has suffered because of severe deficiencies in US strategies. Deterring International Terrorism and Rogue States ultimately establishes that inadequate offensive and defensive strategies have led US policymakers to pursue open-ended policies without adequate concern for resource trade-offs, overreach, and unintended consequences."
"This book will be of great interest to students of US foreign policy, national and international security, terrorism, and international relations in general."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject United Nations -- Military policy.
National security -- International cooperation.
Deterrence (Strategy)
Terrorism -- Prevention -- International cooperation.
World politics -- 21st century.
LC no. 2006016560
ISBN 0415771439 (hardback)
0415771447 (paperback)