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Betts, Richard K. 1947-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 324 publications in 1 language and 12,897 library holdings
Genres: Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E183.8.V5, 327.730597
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Most widely held works about Richard K Betts
 
Most widely held works by Richard K Betts
The irony of Vietnam : the system worked by Leslie H Gelb( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provokerende analyse af årsagerne til at USA tabte Vietnamkrigen. I analysen af USA's engagement i Vietnam kommer de to forskere til det resultat, at den amerikanske udenrigspolitik ganske vist var forkert, men at beslutningsprocesserne inden for de kompetente myndigheder og forsamlinger virkede
Nonproliferation and U.S. foreign policy by Richard K Betts( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Som et led i nedrustningsbestræbelserne og for at beholde den daværende magtbalance forsøgte USA at hindre spredning af atomvåben og kernevåbenteknologi
Conflict after the Cold War : arguments on causes of war and peace by Richard K Betts( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict After the Cold War is a classic and first-rate reader that addresses enduring problems of international security and admirably represents a variety of theoretical orientations without overreliance on contemporary squabbles. By including classical and current readings, it helps students understand the important ideas--not just the names--behind theories of war and peace
Soldiers, statesmen, and cold war crises by Richard K Betts( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear blackmail and nuclear balance by Richard K Betts( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and the Oval Office : towards presidential governance by Arnold J Meltsner( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surprise attack : lessons for defense planning by Richard K Betts( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruise missiles : technology, strategy, politics by Richard K Betts( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military readiness : concepts, choices, consequences by Richard K Betts( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book explores conflicts between two objectives that are both vital but work against each other because they compete for resources: operational readiness to fight immediately, and structural readiness - the number of organized units that increase military power, but require time during a crisis to gear up for combat. Betts also discusses the problem brought on by the cold war and plunging defense budgets: mobilization readiness - the plans and arrangements needed to shorten the time for recreating a large military if it once again becomes necessary. Betts offers new ideas for understanding the dilemmas and tradeoffs that underlie debates on how readiness should be maintained in peacetime, and he explores the strategic consequences of different choices
Enemies of intelligence : knowledge and power in American national security by Richard K Betts( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining research with personal experience, Betts outlines strategies for better intelligence gathering and assessment. He describes how fixing one malfunction can create another; in what ways expertise can be both a vital tool and a source of error and misjudgment; the pitfalls of always striving for accuracy in intelligence, which in some cases can render it worthless; the danger, though unavoidable, of "politicizing" intelligence; and the issue of secrecy - when it is excessive, when it is insufficient, and how limiting privacy can in fact protect civil liberties."--Jacket
Cruise missiles and U.S. policy by Richard K Betts( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American force : dangers, delusions, and dilemmas in national security by Richard K Betts( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While American national security policy has grown more interventionist since the Cold War, Washington has also hoped to shape the world. Misled by the stunning success against Iraq in 1991, administrations of both parties have pursued ambitious aims with limited force, committing the country's military frequently with inconsistent justification. These ventures have produced strategic confusion, unplanned entanglements, and indecisive results. This collection of essays by Richard K. Betts investigates use of American force since end of Cold War, suggesting guidelines for making it more selective and successful. Betts brings his knowledge of twentieth century American diplomatic and military history to bear on full range of theory and practice in national security, surveying Cold War roots of recent initiatives and arguing U.S. policy has been more unilateral than liberal theorists claim. He exposes mistakes made by humanitarian interventions and peace operations; reviews issues raised by terrorism and use of modern nuclear, biological, and cyber weapons; evaluates case for preventive war, which almost always proves wrong; weighs lessons learned from campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam; assesses rise of China and resurgence of Russia; quells concerns about civil-military relations; exposes anomalies within recent defense budgets; and confronts practical barriers to effective strategy. Betts ultimately argues for greater caution and restraint, while encouraging more decisive action when force is required, and recommends a more dispassionate assessment of national security interests, despite global instability and unfamiliar threats
Paradoxes of strategic intelligence : essays in honor of Michael I. Handel( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bergreberne "Overraskelse" og "Vildledning" behandles ud fra en efterretningsmæssig synsvinkel
Heavenly gains or earthly losses? : toward a balance sheet for strategic defense by Richard K Betts( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington, Tokyo, and Northeast Asian security : a survey ; Nuclear weapons by Richard K Betts( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional deterrence : predictive uncertainity and policy confidence ; compound deterrence vs. no-first-use : what's wrong is what's right by Richard K Betts( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nato's mid-life crisis by Richard K Betts( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional strategy, unconventional criticism, and conventional wisdom by Richard K Betts( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elusive equivalence : the political and military meaning of the nuclear balance by Richard K Betts( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional strategy : new critics, old choices ; Conventional forces : what price readiness? by Richard K Betts( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The irony of Vietnam : the system worked
Alternative Names
Richard K. Betts American political scientist

Richard K. Betts Amerikaans politicoloog

Languages
English (204)

Covers
Conflict after the Cold War : arguments on causes of war and peaceNuclear blackmail and nuclear balanceSurprise attack : lessons for defense planningMilitary readiness : concepts, choices, consequencesEnemies of intelligence : knowledge and power in American national securityParadoxes of strategic intelligence : essays in honor of Michael I. Handel