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Cimbala, Stephen J.

Overview
Works: 124 works in 643 publications in 3 languages and 33,821 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
Coercive military strategy by Stephen J Cimbala( )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,423 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
Through a glass darkly : looking at conflict prevention, management, and termination by Stephen J Cimbala( )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work aims to show why the prevention, management and conclusion of war require an understanding of the subjective aspects of decision making, as well as of the hardware and tactics of military operations. Past US security policy decisions are combined with future problems to distill lessons
A new nuclear century : strategic stability and arms control by Stephen J Cimbala( )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,845 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
Nuclear strategy in the twenty-first century by Stephen J Cimbala( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,629 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
Military persuasion in war and policy : the power of soft by Stephen J Cimbala( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dressing up an old military doctrine in some new clothes, Cimbala (political science, Penn State U.) outlines the concept of "military persuasion," in which the idea is to influence the will of the opponents, not necessarily weaken their military capability or hardware. Other key components of the doctrine are the ability to adjust initial political and military objectives, the ability to see the conflict through the eyes of the opponent, and the manipulation of symbols and information (not explicitly labeled propaganda here). After laying out the concepts he examines the Battle of Midway, the U.S.-Chinese conflict over the downed U.S. spy plane, Russian President Putin's political strategy following the September 11th attacks, and other examples for the purposes of evaluating how will military and political leaders have applied the doctrine. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The George W. Bush defense program : policy, strategy, & war by Stephen J Cimbala( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,272 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
Russia and postmodern deterrence : military power and its challenges for security by Stephen J Cimbala( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia grapples with the radical post-Cold War world order
Nuclear weapons and strategy : U.S. nuclear policy for the twenty-first century by Stephen J Cimbala( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear weapons, once thought to have been marginalized by the end of the Cold War, have returned with a vengeance to the centre of US security concerns and to a world bereft of the old certainties of deterrence. This is a major analysis of these new strategic realities. The George W. Bush administration, having deposed the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, now points to a new nuclear ""Axis of Evil"": Iran and North Korea. These nations and other rogue states, as well as terrorists, may pose key threats because they are ""beyond deterrence"", which was based on the credible f
Deterrence and nuclear proliferation in the twenty-first century by Stephen J Cimbala( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1): From the John Holmes Library collection
Civil-military relations in perspective : strategy, structure and policy by Stephen J Cimbala( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,109 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
Clinton and post-Cold War defense by Stephen J Cimbala( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The US, NATO and military burden-sharing by Peter K Forster( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study establishes that the political, economic and military-technological changes that transform the international system also alter the way in which a state views its and others' responsibilities and burdens for responding to international crises. It assesses the distribution of the costs of raising and supporting arms of service, the risks of deploying them overseas and using them in combat or peace operations, and the extent to which members have a responsibility for maintaining international order in the context
Collective insecurity : U.S. defense policy and the new world disorder by Stephen J Cimbala( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 867 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( )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 817 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
Strategic impasse : offense, defense, and deterrence theory and practice by Stephen J Cimbala( )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlling and ending conflict : issues before and after the Cold War by Controlling and ending conflict( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. national security : policymakers, processes, and politics by Sam Charles Sarkesian( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 593 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 dead volcano : the background and effects of nuclear war complacency by Stephen J Cimbala( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 569 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
The Reagan defense program : an interim assessment by Stephen J Cimbala( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Through a glass darkly : looking at conflict prevention, management, and termination
Covers
Through a glass darkly : looking at conflict prevention, management, and terminationA new nuclear century : strategic stability and arms controlNuclear strategy in the twenty-first centuryMilitary persuasion in war and policy : the power of softThe George W. Bush defense program : policy, strategy, & warRussia and postmodern deterrence : military power and its challenges for securityNuclear weapons and strategy : U.S. nuclear policy for the twenty-first centuryDeterrence and nuclear proliferation in the twenty-first century
Alternative Names
Cimbala, Stephen Joseph 1943-

Languages
English (240)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (1)