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Cimbala, Stephen J.

Overview
Works: 106 works in 555 publications in 3 languages and 30,816 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: UA23, 355.033073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen J Cimbala
U.S. national security : policymakers, processes, and politics by Sam C Sarkesian( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth edition of US National Security retains the structure and approach that have made this text so successful, but it has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the challenges faced by the Obama administration. The choices necessary in an increasingly budget-constrained environment, the broader range of national security issues, and the evolving nature of counterinsurgency doctrine and practice are among the currents that inform the authors' clear presentation and appraisal of US security interests, politics, and processes.--Publisher's description
The politics of warfare : the great powers in the twentieth century by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear strategizing : deterrence and reality by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reagan defense program : an interim assessment by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coercive military strategy by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Coercive Military Strategy, Stephen J. Cimbala shows that coercive military strategy is a necessary part of any diplomatic-strategic recipe for success. Few wars are total wars, fought to annihilation, and military power is inherently political, employed for political purpose, in order to advance the public agenda of a state, so in any war there comes a time when a diplomatic resolution may be possible. To that end, coercive strategy should be flexible, for there are as many variations to it as there are variations in wars and warfare." "Cimbala shows that although coercive strategy is a remedy for neither the ailments of U.S. national security nor world conflict, it will become more important in peace, crisis, and even war in the next century, when winning with the minimum of force or without force will become more important than winning by means of maximum firepower."--Jacket
Collective insecurity : U.S. defense policy and the new world disorder by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes key problems and prospects for the United States militarily and new strategies needed to deal with wars within and between states in the future
National security strategy : choices and limits( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dead volcano : the background and effects of nuclear war complacency by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is nuclear war just around the corner? Cimbala argues that nuclear complacency could cause a nuclear war in the 21st century. He reviews pertinent Cold War history to show the difficulty that Americans and Soviets experienced in adjusting their military thinking to the realities of nuclear stalemate. He suggests that the end of the Cold War released many of the brakes on belligerency and brinkmanship that developed as U.S. and Soviet leaders learned nuclear aversion by hard experience. Diminished credibility of nuclear deterrence in the 21st century only increases the likelihood of a post-Cold War stumble into nuclear disaster
Clinton and post-Cold War defense by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic impasse : offense, defense, and deterrence theory and practice by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new nuclear century : strategic stability and arms control by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formålet med bogen er at give læseren en vurdering og bedre forståelse af det hidtil tilgængelige stof om kontrol med atomare våben, udgivet i begyndelsen af det 21.årh.. Først analyseres de"vanvittige" matematiske modeller der blev lagt til grund for våbenkapløbet og våbenkontrollen under den Kolde Krig. Dernæst søges beskrevet en mere hensigtsmæssig definition af "strategisk stabilitet" i relation til nutidens forhold mellem USA og Rusland, hvor der nærmere er tale om både samarbejde og konkurrence
Military persuasion in war and policy : the power of soft by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ved en række case-studier belyses militær støtte til diplomatiet i forbindelse med konfliktløsning. Begrebet "Soft Power" introduceres og forklares ved at høre ind under den del af en "Videnstrategi" som kaldes "Militær Overtalelse" - alt med det formål at undgå krig ved hjælp af afskrækkelse eller om nødvendigt måden at føre krig på
Nuclear strategy in the twenty-first century by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of this study argues that nuclear weapons and the psychology of nuclear deterrence will remain important after 2000, but the character of that importance will change. Advanced technology conventional weapons based on information and electronics become more strategically important
Deterrence and nuclear proliferation in the twenty-first century by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers expert prognosis about the role of nuclear weapons and nuclear arms control in future U.S. defense and security policy
Russia and postmodern deterrence : military power and its challenges for security by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia grapples with the radical post-Cold War world order
Through a glass darkly : looking at conflict prevention, management, and termination by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cimbala shows why the prevention, management, and concluding of war all require an understanding of the subjective aspects of decision making as well as the hardware and tactics of military operations. A review of past cases of U.S. security policy decision making and a preview of some future problems are combined to distill important lessons about coping with conflict in the post-Cold War world. These lessons include the awareness that some conflicts are unnecessarily provoked or prolonged on account of the gap between the perspectives and experiences of civilian policy makers and the views of the armed forces leadership. Another important lesson is that, in resolving or managing conflicts, perceptions, and expectations of leaders filter out alternatives that might have led to preferred solutions had they been attempted in good time. Of particular interest to policy makers, military professionals, and researchers involved with contemporary military issues
Controlling and ending conflict : issues before and after the Cold War by Controlling and ending conflict( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multinational military intervention : NATO policy, strategy and burden sharing by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War, as Clausewitz reminds, is the most uncertain of human political and social activities. It also imposes burdens. In an alliance among states for the promotion of collective defense or security, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), burdens have to be shared. This study looks at the experience of the United States and other member states of NATO in four situations of multinational military intervention - Lebanon, the Persian Gulf, the Balkans, and South Asia - and considers the implications of nuclear arms reductions and nonproliferation for the US and NATO. Each case study represents an important period in the distribution of power, interest, and values, amounting to more than a sequential consideration of incidents of military intervention and/or conflict prevention. These politico-military challenges include a major coalition war, a traditional peacekeeping operation, an exercise in peace enforcement, and a conflict that combines counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism with stability and security operations. -- Back cover
Civil-military relations in perspective : strategy, structure and policy by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topic of civil-military relations has high significance for academics, for policy makers, for military commanders, and for serious students of public policy in democratic and other societies. The post-Cold War and post-9-11 worlds have thrown traditional as well as new challenges to the effective management of armed forces and defense establishments. Further, the present century has seen a rising arc in the use of armed violence on the part of non-state actors, including terrorists, to considerable political effect. Civil-military relations in the United States, and their implications for US and allied security policies, is the focus of most discussions in this volume, but other contributions emphasize the comparative and cross-national dimensions of the relationship between the use or threat of force and public policy. Authors contributing to this study examine a wide range of issues, including: the contrast between theory and practice in civil-military relations; the role perceptions of military professionals across generations; the character of civil-military relations in authoritarian or other democratically-challenged political systems; usefulness of business models in military management; the attributes of civil-military relations during unconventional conflicts; the experience of the all-volunteer force and its meaning for US civil-military relations; and other topics. Contributors include civilian academic and policy analysts and military officers with considerable academic expertise and experience with the subject matter
The George W. Bush defense program : policy, strategy, & war by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events of 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan make an obvious case for expert study of the George W. Bush defense program. During the Bush administration, the rise and fall of governments, the fates of peoples, and the very definitions of "war" and "victory" were up for discussion. The United States, with its unprecedented global military power at the dawn of the twenty-first century, created new opportunities for using foreign policy and military strategy on behalf of national and allied interests. But this power was limited, and its use against unconventional or otherwise unorthodox enemies required careful calibration of its various instruments. --
 
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The politics of warfare : the great powers in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Cimbala, Stephen Joseph 1943-

Languages
English (206)

Chinese (6)

Spanish (1)

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The politics of warfare : the great powers in the twentieth centuryNuclear strategizing : deterrence and realityCoercive military strategyThe dead volcano : the background and effects of nuclear war complacencyClinton and post-Cold War defenseStrategic impasse : offense, defense, and deterrence theory and practiceA new nuclear century : strategic stability and arms controlMilitary persuasion in war and policy : the power of soft