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Title Future visions for U.S. defense policy : four alternatives presented as presidential speeches / John Hillen, Project Director ; sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations
Imprint New York, NY : Council on Foreign Relations ; [Washington, D.C.?] : Distributed by Brookings Institution Press, 1998
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  355.033573 H557    AVAILABLE    30500100916306
Descript ix, 81 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Series Council policy initiative
Council policy initiatives series
Note "A Council policy initiative."
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
"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."--Jacket
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures
United States -- Military policy
United States -- Defenses
Alt Author Hillen, John
Council on Foreign Relations
Alt Title Future visions for United States defense policy
Future visions for US defense policy
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