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050  4 UA23|b.F885 1998 
082 14 355.033073|bH55 
245 00 Future visions for U.S. defense policy :|bfour 
       alternatives presented as presidential speeches /|cJohn 
       Hillen, Project Director ; sponsored by the Council on 
       Foreign Relations 
246 3  Future visions for United States defense policy 
246 3  Future visions for US defense policy 
264    New York, NY :|bCouncil on Foreign Relations ;
       |a[Washington, D.C.?] :|bDistributed by Brookings 
       Institution Press,|c1998 
300    ix, 81 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Council policy initiative 
500    "A Council policy initiative." 
505 0  Memorandum to the President from the "National Security 
       Advisor" -- Speech one: A prudent defense -- Speech two: a
       innovative defense -- Speech three:: a cooperative defense
       -- Speech four: a balanced defense -- Background materials
520 1  "Though threats to American security have changed 
       dramatically in the last decade, U.S. defense policy and 
       military forces look a lot like they did during the 
       closing days of the Cold War - only smaller. Are the 
       policies and the forces about right to deal with a wide 
       range of threats and uncertaintiesfrom resurgent big 
       powers to civil/ethnic wars to Persian Gulf-like wars to 
       terrorism and weapons of mass destruction - or should they
       be redesigned before it's too late? That question drives 
       this book." "Council on Foreign Relations staff, joined by
       a wide range of other experts, offer four choices: First, 
       meet present threats seriously, that is, by building up 
       forces with a 10 percent spending increase; second, 
       anticipate breakthroughs in military technology by 
       possible future adversaries and concentrate now on U.S. 
       technological superiority at about present spending levels
       : third, focus more on low-level but serious threats from 
       terrorists and civil/ethnic wars and answer with greater 
       reliance on our allies and international organizations, 
       like NATO or the United Nations, and cut expenditures by 
       15 to 20 percent; or fourth, maintain present capabilities
       and hold spending at about $250 billion yearly." "The book
       presents these choices as "Presidential" speeches, so that
       they can be read and understood by interested Americans."-
610 10 United States.|bDepartment of Defense|xAppropriations and 
651  0 United States|xMilitary policy 
651  0 United States|xDefenses 
700 1  Hillen, John 
710 2  Council on Foreign Relations 
830  0 Council policy initiatives series 
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