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O'Hanlon, Michael E.

Works: 124 works in 494 publications in 3 languages and 39,810 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: UA23, 355.033573
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Most widely held works about Michael E O'Hanlon
Most widely held works by Michael E O'Hanlon
Crisis on the Korean peninsula : how to deal with a nuclear North Korea by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winning ugly : NATO's war to save Kosovo by Ivo H Daalder( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first in-depth study of the Kosovo crisis, Ivo Daalder and Michael O'Hanlon answer these and other questions about the causes, conduct, and consequences of the war. Based on interviews with many of the key participants, they conclude that notwithstanding important diplomatic mistakes before the conflict, it would have been difficult to avoid the Kosovo war. That being the case, U.S. and NATO conduct of the war left much to be desired. For more than four weeks, the Serbs succeeded where NATO failed, forcefully changing Kosovo's ethnic balance by driving 1.5 million Albanians from their homes and more than 800,000 from the country. Had they chosen to massacre more of their victims, NATO would have been powerless to stop them." "In the end, NATO won the war by increasing the scope and intensity of bombing, making serious plans for a ground invasion, and moving diplomacy into full gear in order to convince Belgrade that this was a war Serbia would never win." "The Kosovo crisis is a cautionary tale for those who believe force can be used easily and in limited increments to stop genocide, mass killing, and the forceful expulsion of entire populations. Daalder and O'Hanlon conclude that the crisis holds important diplomatic and military lessons that must be learned so that others in the future might avoid the mistakes that were made in this case."--Jacket
Defending America : the case for limited national missile defense by James M Lindsay( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Technological change and the future of warfare by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many defence analysts have posited that we are on the threshold of a technological revolution in military affairs. This book offers a more restrained view of the future of warfare
Bending history : Barack Obama's foreign policy by Martin Indyk( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines first years of the Obama presidency and effects on American foreign policy, including the U.S. relationships with China and Pakistan, war in Afghanistan and withdrawal from Iraq, movement toward Middle East peace, response to the Arab Spring, agendas involving energy, climate, and weak states, and approaches to rogue states"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Protecting the American homeland : a preliminary analysis by Ivo H Daalder( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The September 11 attacks forcefully brought home the need to better protect the U.S. homeland. But how can this be accomplished most effectively? Here, a team of Brookings scholars offers a four-tier plan to guide and bolster the efforts under way by the Bush administration and Congress. There has been some progress in making our homeland more secure. But the authors are concerned that the Bush administration may focus too narrowly on preventing attacks like those of the recent past and believe a broader and more structured approach to ensuring homeland security is needed. Given the vulnerability of our open society, the authors recommend four clear lines of direction. The first and last have received a good deal of attention from the Bush administration, though not yet enough; for the other two, a great deal remains to be done: Perimeter defense at the border to prevent entry by potential perpetrators and the weapons and hazardous materials they may use Prevention by detecting possible terrorists within the United States and securing dangerous materials they might obtain here Identification and defense of key sites within the county: population centers, critical economic assets and infrastructure, and locations of key political or symbolic importance Consequence management to give those directly involved in responding to an attack that may nevertheless occur the tools necessary to quickly identify and attack and limit its damage Included are specific recommendations on how much more to spend on homeland security, how much of the cost should be borne by the private sector, and how to structure the federal government to make the responsible agencies more efficient in addressing security concerns. Specifically, the authors believe that annual federal spending on homeland security may need to grow to about 45 billion, relative to a 2001 level of
The future of arms control by Michael A Levi( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lays out the framework of an enduring and effective arms control strategy that is explicitly linked to broader U.S. security policy, focusing on preventing the spread of nuclear and biological arms to extremist states and terrorist organizations"--Provided by publisher
Defense strategy for the post-Saddam era by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers pragmatic policy recommendations for strengthening the U.S. military's ability to respond to international crises, with engagement or deterrence, and protect American citizens while maintaining fiscal responsibility, by expanding ground forces yet containing spending, modernizing weaponry, implementing privatization and reform, and encouraging burden sharing with allies"--Provided by publisher
Expanding global military capacity for humanitarian intervention by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Humanitarian military intervention and muscular peace operations have been partially effective in recent years in saving thousands of lives from the Balkans to Haiti to Somalia to Cambodia to Mozambique. However, success has often been mitigated by the international community's unwillingness or inability to quickly send enough forces capable of dealing with a situation decisively. In other cases, the international community has essentially stood aside as massive but possibly preventable humanitarian tragedies have taken place - for instance, in Angola and Rwanda in the mid-1990s and in Congo as this book goes to press. Sometimes these failures have simply been the result of an insufficient pool of available military and police forces to conduct the needed intervention or stabilization missions." "In this timely new book, Michael O'Hanlon presents a blueprint for developing sufficient global intervention capacity to save many more lives with force. He contends that, at least for now, individual countries rather than the United Nations should develop the aggregate capacity to address several crises of varying scale and severity, and that many more countries should share in the effort. The United States' role is twofold: it must make slight redesigns in its own military and encourage other nations to join it in this type of intervention, including training and support of troops in countries that are willing to take the necessary steps to prevent humanitarian disaster but lack the resources."--Jacket
Defense policy choices for the Bush administration, 2001-05 by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite President Bush's allegations during the 2000 campaign, today's U.S. military is not in dire distress. In fact, the recent downsizing of the American armed forces has undoubtedly been the most successful in the nation's history. The president was right, however, that strains have emerged in a military that was very busy throughout the 1990s and remains so today. Moreover, equipment purchased largely during the 1980s must soon be replaced, necessitating a considerable increase in defense spending simply to retain current capabilities. New threats ranging from global terrorist networks to a gradually strengthening China to proliferation of missile technology also demand attention. In this book, Michael O'Hanlon suggests ways to make defense spending more efficient - and to limit the need for real budget increases - without weakening U.S. military capabilities and overseas deterrence and engagement, while at the same time preparing for the likely threats of the future."--Jacket
A skeptic's case for nuclear disarmament by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An endorsement for nuclear disarmament, especially the dismantling of existing bomb inventories, but with caveats relating to threats posed by nations or groups inside the agreement framework who do not abide by it and those outside who have never allied themselves with those advocating a nuclear-free world"--Provided by publisher
Protecting the American homeland : one year on by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good deal has been done to improve the safety of Americans on their own soil since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Yet there have been numerous setbacks. The Bush administration and Congress wasted at least six months in 2002 due to partisan disagreement over a new budget for homeland security, and as one consequence, resources were slow to reach first responders across the country. Most improvements in homeland security have focused on "refighting the last war"--Improving defenses against attacks similar to those the country has already suffered. Not enough has been done to anticipate possible new kinds of terrorist actions. Policymakers have also focused too much attention on the creation of a department of homeland security -rather than identifying and addressing the kinds of threats to which the country remains vulnerable. While the creation of a cabinet-level agency focusing on homeland security may have merit, the authors of this study argue that the department will not, in and of itself, make Americans safer. To the contrary, the complexity of merging so many disparate agencies threatens to distract Congress and the administration from other, more urgent security efforts. This second edition of Protecting the American Homeland urges policymakers to focus on filling key gaps that remain in the current homeland security effort: identifying better protection for private infrastructure; using information technology to share intelligence and more effectively "connect the dots" that could hold hints to possible terrorist tactics; expanding the capacities of the Coast Guard and Customs Service, as well as airline transportation security; dealing with the possible threat of surface-to-air missiles to airliners; and encouraging better coordination among intelligence agencies. While acknowledging the impossibility of preventing every possible type of terrorist violence, the authors recommend a more systematic approach to homeland security that focuses on preventing attacks that can cause large numbers of casualties, massive economic or societal disruption, or severe political harm to the nation
Neither Star Wars nor sanctuary : constraining the military uses of space by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toughing it out in Afghanistan by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Afghanistan another Vietnam, a quagmire that the United States should escape as soon as possible? Or is it a crucial war than can and must be won? The authors acknowledge current difficulties in Afghanistan but also explicate how the war-torn country can emerge as a stable sovereign nation, free from the yoke of the Taliban and al Qaeda
The science of war : defense budgeting, military technology, logistics, and combat outcomes by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. military is one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. How it spends its money, chooses tactics, and allocates it resources have enormous implications for national defense and the economy. The Science of War is the only comprehensive textbook on how to analyze and understand these and other essential problems in modern defense policy. Michael O'Hanlon provides undergraduate and graduate students with an accessible yet rigorous introduction to the subject. Drawing on a broad range of sources and his own considerable expertise as a defense analyst and teacher, he describes the analytic techniques the military uses in every crucial area of military science. O'Hanlon explains how the military budget works, how the military assesses and deploys new technology, develops strategy and fights wars, handles the logistics of stationing and moving troops and equipment around the world, and models and evaluates battlefield outcomes. His modeling techniques have been tested in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the methods he used to predict higher-than-anticipated troop fatalities in Iraq--controversial predictions that have since been vindicated. The Science of War is the definitive resource on warfare in the twenty-first century
Opportunity 08 : independent ideas for America's next president( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discussion and solutions to pressing policy challenges are presented to help presidential candidates, political observers, and the informed public focus on critical issues facing the nation leading up to the 2008 elections. Tackles a broad range of issues, organized under three categories: Our World, Our Society, and Our Prosperity"--Provided by publisher
The opportunity : next steps in reducing nuclear arms by Steven Pifer( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the future of nuclear arms control for the next American president, be it a reelected Barack Obama or a newly elected Mitt Romney? Can there be another major U S - Russia arms treaty? Can all the tactical and surplus warheads that have so far escaped controls be brought into such a framework?
Healing the wounded giant : maintaining military preeminence while cutting the defense budget by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author considers the best balance between fiscal responsibility and national security in a period of continued economic stress. He believes that savings in the range of what Obama proposed in 2012 are the right goal for defense cost reductions in the coming years. He explains why cuts of the magnitude required by sequestration, and those suggested by the Bowles-Simpson and the Rivlin-Domenici plans for greater fiscal health, are too deep on strategic grounds, particularly in light of America's rebalancing toward Asia and ongoing turbulence in the Middle East
The art of war in the age of peace : U.S. military posture for the post-cold war world by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The $650 billion bargain : the case for modest growth in America's defense budget by Michael E O'Hanlon( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. defense spending isn't excessive and, in fact, should continue to grow because it's both affordable and necessary in today's challenging world. The United States spends a lot of money on defense-$607 billion in the current fiscal year. But Brookings national security scholar Michael O'Hanlon argues that is roughly the right amount given the overall size of the national economy and continuing U.S. responsibilities around the world. If anything, he says spending should increase modestly under the next president, remaining near 3 percent of gross domestic product. Recommendations in this book differ from the president's budget plan in two key ways. First, the author sees a mismatch in the Pentagon's current plans between ends and means. The country needs to spend enough money to carry out its military missions and commitments. Second, O'Hanlon recommends dropping a plan to cut the size of the Army from the current 475,000 active-duty soldiers to 450,000. The U.S. national defense budget is entirely affordable-relative to the size of the economy, relative to past levels of effort by this country in the national security domain, and relative, especially, to the costs of failing to uphold a stable international order. Even at a modestly higher price, it will be the best $650 billion bargain going, and a worthy investment in this country's security and its long-term national power
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Crisis on the Korean peninsula : how to deal with a nuclear North Korea
Alternative Names
Aohanlong, Maike'er

Maike'er Aohanlong

Michael O'Hanlon American defense and foreign policy expert

O'Hanlon, Michael

O'Hanlon, Michael 1961-

O'Hanlon, Michael E.

마이클 오핸런

오핸런, 마이클

オハンロン, マイケル・E.

迈克尔. 奥汉隆

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Winning ugly : NATO's war to save KosovoDefending America : the case for limited national missile defenseTechnological change and the future of warfareBending history : Barack Obama's foreign policyProtecting the American homeland : a preliminary analysisThe future of arms controlDefense strategy for the post-Saddam eraExpanding global military capacity for humanitarian intervention