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United States Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)

Works: 243 works in 372 publications in 1 language and 6,035 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Military history 
Classifications: UA23, 309.154
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International political effects of the spread of nuclear weapons by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding U.S. strategy : a reader based on the Ninth National Security Affairs Conference, October 8-9, 1982 by National Defense University( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ninth National Security Affairs Conference, cosponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and the National Defense University, provided a forum in which officials from throughout Government discussed important aspects of U.S. national security with prominent leaders from the private sector. The papers presented to stimulate discussions at the conference, as well as summaries of those discussions, make up this volume. This year's conference, "Evolving Strategies for a Changing World," addressed the problems of devising a coherent U.S. national security strategy to meet the challenges of international turbulence. Five topics were addressed: evolving a national strategy, strategies for Western Europe, strategies for the use of space, comparing U.S. and Soviet strategies, and the U.S. system for developing strategy. Our distinguished authors and panelists raised fundamental strategic issues which will continue to confront U.S. national security policy makers in the years ahead. Because the issues are of abiding concern to scholars and to an informed American public, we have departed somewhat from our "Proceedings" format of past years and have designed this 1982 NSAC report as a reader in national security. We feel it will serve the defense and academic communities even better in this format, while still furnishing an accurate account of the conference events
United States security strategy for Europe and NATO( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States security strategy for the East Asia-Pacific Region by William S Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific region is one of continuity, but within that larger context there is change and reaffirmation. The Department of Defense issued its first and second East Asian Strategy Reports (EASR) in 1990 and 1992, respectively, to outline the changes we would make in our strategy and force structure in response to the end of the Cold War. In 1995, DOD issued a third report, this time noting that continuing areas of uncertainty and tension require a reaffirmation of our security commitments to the region. Where the 1990 and 1992 reports anticipated reductions in our forward deployed forces, the 1995 report confirmed our intention to maintain approximately 100,000 troops in the region for the foreseeable future, while increasing our efforts to share security responsibilities with our friends and allies, and to broaden bilateral and multilateral engagement
United States security strategy for the East Asia-Pacific Region( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States National Security Strategy published in July 1994 is based on enlarging the community of market democracies while deterring and containing a range of threats to our nation, our allies and our interests. Focusing on new threats and new opportunities, its central goals are: to enhance security by maintaining a strong defense capability and promoting cooperative security measures; to open foreign markets and spur global economic growth; and to promote democracy abroad. In accordance with the National Security Strategy, this document explains United States defense policy toward furthering these goals in the Asia-Pacific region. It builds upon the Strategy's emphasis on maintaining a strong defense capability to enhance U.S. security and to provide a foundation for regional stability through mutually beneficial security partnerships. As the Strategy states, East Asia is a region of growing importance to American goals: nowhere are the strands of our three-part strategy more intertwined; nowhere is the need for continued engagement more evident. In thinking about the Asia-Pacific region, security comes first, and a committed United States military presence will continue to serve as a bedrock for America's security role in this dynamic area of the world. The regional security strategy for the Asia-Pacific region emphasizes strengthening the bilateral alliances that have been at the heart of United States strategy for more than forty years. The United States is also committed to contribute to regional security through active participation in new multi-lateral fora like the ASEAN Regional Forum. Through such multi-lateral mechanisms the countries of the region seek to develop new cooperative approaches to achieve greater stability and security
Asian security in the 1980s : problems and policies for a time of transition by Rand Corporation( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Updated papers and discussion summary of a RAND conference held in January 1979 to assess the major political, economic, and military trends likely to shape Asian regional security in the 1980s. Twelve chapters explore the impact of the Sino-Soviet rivalry on the region and the implication of indigenous developments associated with the dramatic economic growth and social transformation of East Asia. Specific issues include extension of the Sino-Soviet conflict to Indo-China; the Soviet military buildup in Asia; America's military presence and role in maintaining a force balance; Japan's new defense mood and future policy directions; the coming "crossover" in power relationships between North and South Korea; continuing rapid economic growth and its political consequences; the regional impact of China's economic modernization program; problems of arms transfers and nuclear proliferation; and the security implications of Asia's growing technological and industrial sophistication. An overview analysis suggests ten choices for a U.S. allied security strategy for the region which will determine the pattern of Asian security relationships in the coming decade. 305 pp. (JD)."--Rand abstracts
Democracy and economic change in India by George Rosen( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about the political revolution that occurred in India in 1947, and the associated political, social, and economic changes that have followed from the upheavals of that year. The book specifically examines how the political changes of Indian Independence led to shifts in political and economic power and thus to the economic development policies of the Plans; how these policies in turn influenced the distribution of political power since Independence; and finally how the changing character of political and economic power influences potential economic policies for the future of India
Palestinian nationalism: its political and military dimensions by William B Quandt( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of developments within the fedayeen movement from its origin to 1971. Many Palestinians have expressed a distinctive nationlist sentiment, but only the commando groups (the fedayeen) formed after 1965 have succeeded in giving organized expression to these feelings. Although the commandos have a valid claim to represent a substantial part of the Palestinian community, dependance on Arab regimes for arms, funds, and territory in which to organize has kept them divided along the lines of inter-Arab conflict. In spite of organizational weakness, military defeats, and problems of collective leadership, the Palestinians have had a considerable impact in the areas of political and social development. (Author)
Proceedings of the National Security Affairs Conference, July 17-19, 1978, National Defense University : equivalence, sufficiency, and the international balance by National Security Affairs Conference( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet policy in the October 1973 war by William B Quandt( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In examining the role of the Soviets in the October 1973 War, the author seeks to provide an understanding of Soviet capabilities for dealing with an acute international crisis. Evidence suggests that the Soviet objectives were to maintain their credibility as a superpower capable of defending the interests of its clients, and to avoid direct military confrontation with the United States. The Soviets quickly developed a policy designed to minimize the risks of an Arab defeat and a superpower confrontation. They adapted to the unfolding events on the battlefield by alternately emphasizing diplomatic efforts to end the fighting on terms favorable to their clients and sending arms to prevent a military debacle. As the situation worsened for the Arabs, the Soviets pressed for a rapid end to hostilities. Their tactical intelligence, as well as their overall assessment of the military balance, appears to have been of comparatively high quality
Israel and the Palestinian occupied territories: military-political issues in the debate by Abraham Samuel Becker( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Israeli views on the disposition of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Relatively dormant since the conclusion of Israel's War of Independence in 1948-1949, the Palestinian problem as an issue of Israeli policy was revived by the addition in 1967 of one million Arabs to the 400,000 already in Israel. Sharp internal debate produced a wide range of ideas for disposition of the conquered Palestinian territories, from annexation to the return of all areas except Jerusalem to their previous Arab rulers--including creation of a Palestinian state. Due to the lack of a consensus, the government took no official position. The debate concentrated primarily on the extent to which the territories would improve Israel's security, their significance in Jewish history, and their large, nationally conscious Arab population. Opinions were not divided according to political party, socioeconomic background, or age, due to a general agreement on certain basic tenets
Post-revolutionary Cuba in a changing world : a report prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense/International Security Affairs by Edward Gonzalez( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation of changes in Cuba's foreign policy perspectives, and their domestic bases. The Cuban Revolution has been institutionalized; Fidel Castro's strengthened political power now rests on an expanded coalition of military and technocratic elites. New Soviet commitments and postponement of debts until 1986 have boosted Cuba's economy. Cuba's foreign policy will likely emphasize six ambivalent, even contradictory elements: Toward the Soviet Union (1) participation in detente, which may mask (2) a deeper interest in reducing economic dependence from Moscow without sacrificing good relations; toward the United States (3) cautious negotiations for advanced technology and trade, and (4) selective nonviolent U.S. confrontations; toward Latin America (5) unity and alliance with progressive, nationalist governments, possibly extending in the future to Cuban provision of (6) conventional military assistance to an ally. Further, the processes of detente and normalization may reduce Cuba's significance within the inter-American community
Europe's changing energy relations : a report prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs) by Horst Mendershausen( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In considering Western Europe's changing energy relations, this report projects likely changes and examines current developments in the energy structures of OECD-Europe and the United States, and discusses international political, economic, and security issues related to these developments and to possible emergency disruptions of international oil supply. By 1985 OECD-Europe will probably use relatively less oil and coal, and relatively more nuclear electricity and natural gas. The United States will probably use relatively more coal and nuclear electricity, relatively less natural gas, and about the same proportion of oil. The two areas' degrees of dependence on imported oil appear to be converging--Europe's remaining, however, distinctly higher. Oil will remain by far the largest single source of energy in both areas, and the 'swing fuel'. Assuring an uninterrupted flow of oil by diplomatic and military means will become to a greater extent a matter of U.S. economic self-interest. (Author)
Background and options for nuclear arms control on the Korean Peninsula by Kong Dan Oh( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons development program could significantly increase tensions in Northeast Asia. This Note presents four options for achieving a nuclear-free Korea. The option of unilaterally withdrawing any U.S. nuclear weapons stationed in South Korea in order to induce North Korea to abandon the development of its own nuclear weapons was realized as a consequence of President Bush's worldwide unilateral withdrawal of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in late 1990. This preempted another option linking the withdrawal of any U.S. nuclear weapons with North Korean implementation of international inspections of its nuclear facilities. The option of inducing North Korea to forgo nuclear weapons in return for improved economic and political relations with the international community is currently being pursued, but North Korea has been slow to respond, and the threat of economic and political sanctions against the North is being seriously considered. A fourth option, to attack suspected North Korean nuclear weapons facilities, is considered to be highly dangerous and of questionable value
Internal security and military assistance to Latin America in the 1970's: a first statement by David F Ronfeldt( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment of the significance of internal security as a hemisphere-wide rationale and objective for U.S. Military Assistance Programs (MAP) to Latin America. The major insurgency threats have diminished, but insurgency and other forms of domestic political violence remain problems that require some local governmental attention. Many Latin American militaries are now able to cope with these problems. Though internal security assistance remains a salient objective for many Latin American militaries, most expect MAP to serve other objectives as well. Because insurgency is affected so strongly by local political conditions, U.S. military assistance alone will have a marginal influence on insurgency outcomes; moreover, MAP can promote other objectives more effectively. It is concluded, therefore, that retention of internal security as the dominant rationale and objective of MAP, as during the 1960s, may be appropriate for certain countries and situations, but not as a general policy for the hemisphere
Documents of an elite Viet Cong Delta unit: the demolition platoon of the 514th Battalion by Rand Corporation( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacification and the Viet Cong system in Dinh Tuong, 1966-1967 by David W. P Elliott( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the Viet Cong system in Dinh Tuong Province and its reaction to the 1966 GVN pacification program. Focus is on how the VC system is organized, how it functions, its strategy and tactics, and its reaction to perturbation. The system is shown to be a well-balanced, mutually dependent organization of military and political forces. In 1966-1967, the VC reacted tactically to GVN pacification by reemploying earlier village defense concepts and by harassing urban areas to force government units back to a city defense. Politically, they decentralized authority from district to intervillage levels and returned previously promoted cadres to supervise the areas. The analysis indicates that the VC operational balance could be upset by (1) interdiction of the communications process through controlling territory, intercepting essential cadres, or cutting LOCs; (2) denying VC military protection essential cadres, thereby reducing their effectiveness; (3) driving out Local Force units which inhibit GVN entrance into an area and which are indispensable for a delicate balance of force support and protection; (4) refraining from punishment of low level VC members, whose fear of GVN retribution locks them into the VC system; (5) pressuring the system at several points simultaneously to offset its capacity to overcome vulnerabilities
Conversations with enemy soldiers in late 1968/early 1969: a study of motivation and morale by Konrad Kellen( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report presents a study of the views of prisoners of war undertaken as an aid to military and civilian decision makers now trying to assess what concessions can reasonably be expected from the enemy in the future course of the war. Based on post-Tet interviews of 22 enemy soldiers in 1968-69, the study attempts to determine what elements of cohesion in the VC/NVA forces make it possible for the enemy to retain effective control throughout many years of warfare. Allied military pounding and psychological warfare efforts have had little effect on enemy moral, even the 1968 Tet offensive. Most VC and NVA soldiers seem to expect an ultimate win, are not discouraged by U.S. weapon superiority, and appear determined to fight on indefinitely. In short, enemy morale is high, chances of rooting out the insurgency by force look slim, and areas of compromise by negotiation appear narrow
Territorial defense in NATO and non-NATO Europe by Horst Mendershausen( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressures working on defense structures of European NATO countries, particularly those of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), tend to favor a change to latent conscript forces oriented toward territorial defense on one hand, standing volunteer armies on the other. Political, financial, and military potentialities of a combination of such forces are discussed, and a detailed comparison is made of territorial defense concepts and forces, as well as civil defense proparations, for four countries--Switzerland and Yugoslavia (which do not participate in NATO's Military integration) and Norway and France (which do so to a much lesser extent than the FRG). (Author)
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