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

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Works: 169 works in 295 publications in 1 language and 5,863 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Sources  Maps  Military history 
Classifications: UA23, 309.154
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The United States security strategy for the East Asia-Pacific Region ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 515 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
International political effects of the spread of nuclear weapons by United States ( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding U.S. strategy : a reader based on the Ninth National Security Affairs Conference, October 8-9, 1982 by National Security Affairs Conference ( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 375 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
Asian security in the 1980s : problems and policies for a time of transition : a report prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs by Conference on East Asian Security in the 1980s ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 176 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
Continuity and change in the eighties and beyond : proceedings of the National Security Affairs Conference, 23-25 July 1979, National Defense University by National Security Affairs Conference ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy and economic change in India by George Rosen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 150 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 130 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)
Soviet policy in the October 1973 war by William B Quandt ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 118 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
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 )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 110 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
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 108 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
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 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 104 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
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 98 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
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 97 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
Documents of an elite Viet Cong Delta unit: the demolition platoon of the 514th Battalion ( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maritime claims reference manual by T Randall ( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Territorial defense in NATO and non-NATO Europe by Horst Mendershausen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 91 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
 
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