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The Resource Conventional deterrence, John J. Mearsheimer

Conventional deterrence, John J. Mearsheimer

Label
Conventional deterrence
Title
Conventional deterrence
Statement of responsibility
John J. Mearsheimer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conventional Deterrence is a book about the origins of war. Why do nations faced with the prospect of large-scale conventional war opt for or against an offensive strategy? John J. Mearsheimer examines a number of crises that led to major conventional wars to explain why deterrence failed. He focuses first on Allied and German decision making in the years 1939-1940, analyzing why the Allies did not strike first against Germany after declaring war and, conversely, why the Germans did attack the West. Turning to the Middle East, he examines the differences in Israeli and Egyptian strategic doctrines prior to the start of the major conventional conflicts in that region. Mearsheimer then critically assays the relative strengths and weaknesses of NATO and the Warsaw Pact to determine the prospects for conventional deterrence in any future crisis. He is also concerned with examining such relatively technical issues as the impact of precision-guided munitions (PGM) on conventional deterrence and the debate over maneuver versus attrition warfare. Mearsheimer pays considerable attention to questions of military strategy and tactics. Challenging the claim that conventional detrrence is largely a function of the numerical balance of forces, he also takes issue with the school of thought that ascribes deterrence failures to the dominance of "offensive" weaponry. In addition to examining the military consideration underlying deterrence, he also analyzes the interaction between those military factors and the broader political considerations that move a nation to war
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Cataloging source
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Mearsheimer, John J
Dewey number
355.02/17
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
U162.6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
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  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • Military history, Modern
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • Military history, Modern
  • Veiligheidspolitiek
  • Afschrikking (polemologie)
Label
Conventional deterrence, John J. Mearsheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conventional Deterrence; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Conventional Deterrence; 3. The Allied Decision Not to Attack Germany, March 1939-May 1940; 4. The German Decision to Attack in the West, 1939-1940; 5. Conventional Deterrence and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; 6. The Prospects for Conventional Deterrence in Central Europe; 7. Precision-Guided Munitions and Conventional Deterrence; 8. Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Control code
971492838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501713262
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • 991230
  • 22573/ctt1rtvxcg
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971492838
Label
Conventional deterrence, John J. Mearsheimer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conventional Deterrence; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Conventional Deterrence; 3. The Allied Decision Not to Attack Germany, March 1939-May 1940; 4. The German Decision to Attack in the West, 1939-1940; 5. Conventional Deterrence and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; 6. The Prospects for Conventional Deterrence in Central Europe; 7. Precision-Guided Munitions and Conventional Deterrence; 8. Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Control code
971492838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501713262
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 991230
  • 22573/ctt1rtvxcg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971492838

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