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US Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0415772662
ISBN-10: 0415772664
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'An excellent and useful overview of the formulation of strategy at its most practical level ... The authors deserve praise for their clear and concise prose, and for including useful features like lists of recommended reading at the end of every chapter and short biographical sketches of the giants of American defence policy.' - Canadian International Council's International Journal, Summer 2010, 789

‘In US Defense Politics, [the authors] look into politics affecting our national defense... The fact that each of the 12 chapters includes questions for discussion and recommendations for additional reading makes it a valuable tool for mentors who are developing the leaders of tomorrow.’ - SSgt Justin N. Theriot, USAF, in Air & Space Power Journal

About the Author

Harvey M. Sapolsky is Professor of Public Policy and Organization in the Department of Political Science, MIT, and former Director of the MIT Security Studies Program.

Eugene Gholz is Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.

Caitlin Talmadge is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, MIT.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415772664
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415772662
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.5 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,186,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By epeterss on October 10, 2011
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this book was something i needed for class. it came in excellent condition. there was no damage, the shipping was quick and there were no hassles with the order. i'd recommend this to someone who not only needs the book for class but if someone is interested in US defense policy as well. It is easy to read and not too lengthy like some college books can be.
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