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Chapter 7

SECURITY THEORY AND PRACTICE

  1. The Many Faces of Security
    1. External and Internal Threats
    2. Subjective Versus Objective Aspects of Security
    3. Working Definition of Security

  2. Security Dilemma Revisited

  3. Military Power
    1. Weapons of Mass Destruction
    2. Military Personnel
    3. Defense Expenditures
    4. Logistics and Power Projection
    5. Qualitative Factors: Equipment, Training, and Morale
    6. Soft Power

  4. Strategies for Security: Deterrence, Defense, and Compellence
    1. Deterrence
    2. Defense
    3. Compellence

  5. Requirements for Deterrence
    1. Commitment
    2. Capability
    3. Credibility

  6. Criticisms of Deterrence
    1. Defensive Weapons Systems

  7. Technology and Security
    1. Breakthroughs, Lead Times, and Cost
    2. The Offense/Defense Balance
    3. The Cutting Edge

  8. Arms Control and Disarmament
    1. Definitions
    2. Early Efforts at Disarmament
    3. Test Bans
    4. SALT, START, SORT, and New START
    5. Intermediate-Range and Tactical Nuclear Weapons
    6. Cooperative Threat Reduction
    7. Non-Proliferation Treaty
    8. Chemical Weapons, Biological Weapons, and Missiles

  9. Conventional Arms Control

  10. Conclusion



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