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Schmitt, Gary James 1952-

Works: 55 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 6,474 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Prospectuses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: JF1525.I6, 327.12
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Most widely held works by Gary James Schmitt
Silent warfare : understanding the world of intelligence by Abram N Shulsky( )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer on intelligence, with an analysis that exposes the flaws in the conventional wisdom of today's intelligence community
Safety, liberty, and Islamist terrorism : American and European approaches to domestic counterterrorism by Gary James Schmitt( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Safety, Liberty, and Islamist Terrorism is a rare thing: a genuinely enlightening and helpful book on counterterrorism. Through a careful comparative examination of the counterterrorism practices of four European constitutional democracies (France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Spain), it explodes the myth that U.S. counterterrorism practices are unduly aggressive or violative of global due process norms. This outstanding volume will be invaluable to counterterrorism policymakers and comparativist scholars around the world."Jack Goldsmith, professor, Harvard Law School, and author of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration" ""This is an illuminating and invaluable study, well-researched and well-written. The comparisons between American and European counterterrorism methods will surprise many. And, in the end, the study offers reason for optimism. The systemon both sides of the Atlantichas worked pretty well, protecting our rights as well as our security."Robert Kagan, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and author of Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order" ""Subtly argued, consistently judicious, and fascinating both in its details and in the broader comparison it draws between Europe and our own situation, this is an indispensable volume for anyone seeking to understand the varying responses of open societies to the hidden dangers in their midst."Gabriel Schoenfeld, senior fellow, Hudson Institute, and author of Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law" ""Safety, Liberty, and Islamist Terrorism: American and European Approaches to Domestic Counterterrorism is the most thorough and useful comparative study of European and American counterterrorism regimes I have read. It offers not merely an excellent overview of the similarities and differences between contemporary Western counterterrorism approaches but a careful account of the political development of those approaches and a savvy understanding of their attractions and vulnerabilities. Those inclined to criticize European governments as uniformly soft on terrorism will find it surprising, as will those inclined to admire Europe's law enforcement£oriented terrorism regimes. This is a book that will complicate even the most sophisticated understanding of the transatlantic divide over terrorism."Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow, Brookings Institution, and author of Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror" "The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, produced a revolution in domestic security in the United States. The Bush administration responded quickly by aggressively enforcing existing laws, sponsoring new legislation, overhauling domestic intelligence, and employing the president's executive power in ways that drew criticism from civil libertarians on both the Left and Right. Many hoped that the succeeding administration would adopt a more "European" approach to domestic securityan approach typically understood to be more compatible with the rule of law and friendlier to civil liberties." "But Europe has suffered major terrorist attacks as well--in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005and terrorist plots continue to plague America's European allies. Has this shared experience engendered a common approach to domestic security, or, as many believe, is there a transatlantic divide in counterterrorism strategy? In Safety, Liberty, and Islamist Terrorism: American and European Approaches to Domestic Counterterrorism, Gary J. Schmitt leads a group of security and intelligence experts in analyzing the domestic counterterrorism regimes of the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, and the United States. The authors' in-depth analysis provides a unique window into the similarities and differences among the counterterrorism efforts of these major democracies and explores the possibilities (and limitations) of applying one country's lessons to another." "Safety, Liberty, and Islamist Terrorism concludes with a broad assessment of the changes made to U.S. counterterrorism strategy since 9/11 in comparison with current European laws, institutions, and practices, and with policies instituted during past American domestic security crises. The analysis uncovers evidence of a shared strategic imperative: preemption. For the United States, preemption occurs both at home and on battlefields abroad, while for Europe, preemption is primarily a domestic affair, often resulting in laws that allow more aggressive policing of terrorist activity than occurs in the United States. The comparison also yields insights about how the transatlantic community has balanced the need to address the Jihadist threat with maintaining civic order at home." "Although no country has a perfect record, Schmitt contends that changes made to domestic security policy in response to the terrorist threat have not undermined the United States and Europe's shared commitment to democracy and liberty. "Certainly, tradeoffs have been made between individual liberties and domestic security," Schmitt writes. "But if we take the broad view, we are struck by how minimal those intrusions on our liberties have been, given the threat we face.""--Jacket
Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock by William F Connelly( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Making Congress Work, Again, Within the Constitutional System Congress for many years has ranked low in public esteem-joining journalists, bankers, and union leaders at the bottom of polls. And in recent years there's been good reason for the public disregard, with the rise of hyper-partisanship and the increasing inability of Congress to carry out its required duties, such as passing spending bills on time and conducting responsible oversight of the executive branch. Congress seems so dysfunctional that many observers have all but thrown up their hands in despair, suggesting that an apparently broken U.S. political system might need to be replaced. Now, some of the country's foremost experts on Congress are reminding us that tough hyper-partisan conflict always has been a hallmark of the constitutional system. Going back to the nation's early decades, Congress has experienced periods of division and turmoil. But even in those periods Congress has been able to engage in serious deliberation, prevent ill-considered proposals from becoming law-and, over time, help develop a deeper, more lasting national consensus. The ten chapters in this volume focus on how Congress in the twenty-first century can once again fulfill its proper functions of representation, deliberation, legislation, and oversight. The authors offer a series of practical reforms that would maintain, rather than replace, the constitutional separation of powers that has served the nation well for more than 200 years"--
A hard look at hard power : assessing the defense capabilities of key U.S. allies and security partners by Gary James Schmitt( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since World War II, a key element of America's grand strategy has been its worldwide network of strategic allies and partners. The network has provided the United States an invaluable global presence, enhanced deterrence against adversaries and, when called upon, provided men and materiel to help fight wars. However, following the end of the Cold War, less attention has been paid to America's allies, especially their 'hard power' capabilities, despite the United States and its allies going to war more frequently than before. This volume addresses that gap, providing a holistic account of allied hard power and, in turn, the ability -- and, indirectly, the willingness -- of those same partners to use force independently or in concert with the United States and other allies"--Publisher's web site
U.S. intelligence at the crossroads : agendas for reform( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Intelligence at the Crossroads presents fresh, divergent perspectives on topics ranging from the very purpose of intelligence to pressing policy concerns about weapons proliferation, economic espionage, and threats posed by nonstate actors such as criminal and terrorist organizations. Contributors include high-ranking officials from the CIA, FBI, and the departments of State and Defense, as well as leading academic specialists such as Joseph Nye, Abram Shulsky, and James Q. Wilson
The rise of China : essays on the future competition by Gary James Schmitt( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the United States is rightly preoccupied with the threat of Islamist terrorism and the two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a wide consensus among American strategic thinkers that America's greatest challenge over the next decades will be the rise of China. With its expanding economy and formidable military growth, China is positioning itself to challenge the United States as the greatest international power on the world stage. The Rise of China is a collection of essays about the nature of that threat and what the U.S. and its allies might do in the areas of foreign and de
Of men and materiel : the crisis in military resources( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial presidency and the Constitution by Gary James Schmitt( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Time and again, in recent years, the charge has been made that sitting presidents have behaved 'imperially,' employing authorities that break the bounds of law and the Constitution. It is now an epithet used to describe presidencies of both parties. The Imperial Presidency and the Constitution examines this critical issue from a variety of perspectives: analyzing the president's role in the administrative state, as commander-in-chief, as occupant of the modern 'Bully Pulpit,' and, in separate essays, addressing recent presidents' relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court. The volume also deepens the discussion by taking a look back at Abraham Lincoln's expansive use of executive power during the Civil War where the tension between law and necessity were at their most extreme, calling into question the 'rule of law' itself. The volume concludes with an examination of how the Constitution's provision of both 'powers and duties' for the president can provide a road map for assessing the propriety of executive behavior"--Back cover
Rise of the revisionists : Russia, China, and Iran by Gary James Schmitt( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise of the Revisionists: Russia, China, and Iran examines the ambitions of the three rising powers in essays by Frederick Kagan, Dan Blumenthal, and Reuel Marc Gerecht. An introduction by volume editor Gary Schmitt and a concluding essay by Walter Russell Mead place the challenges facing the US in a broader strategic and historical framework
Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic The Security Record of "New Europe" by Gary James Schmitt( )

in Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current development and funding plans fail to prepare the United States Air Force to contribute to adversarial challenges short of combat. In 2024, the overall numbers of tankers and cargo airframes available, or even in commission, will continue to constrain US Air Force global operations. Efforts to address vulnerabilities in outer space and cyberspace are being outpaced by adversarial technical advances. The US Air Force’s current forward posture is insufficient to respond to simultaneous challenges in any one theater of competition, let alone in a combination of theaters. These risks may be mitigated by attainable, strategically sound investments in airframes, readiness, and command and control assets
Italian hard power : ambitions and fiscal realities by Gary James Schmitt( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2011, Italy had the eighth-largest gross domestic product in the world. Yet, when it comes to converting Italy's assets into military hard power, the country falls short of the standard set by countries of similar size. While Italy has been an active participant in a number of UN- and NATO-sanctioned international operations, it has never increased its defense spending to the level required to create an all-professional, fully equipped force on par with allied states such as the United Kingdom and France. Compounding this problem is Italy's current fiscal crisis, which has led to significant reductions in investment and operations accounts. With no sign of budget increases for the Italian military in sight, the defense ministry is now calling for a leaner, more modernized Italian military and the procurement of fewer, albeit newer, military platforms
A hard look at soft power in East Asia by Gary James Schmitt( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike the term "smart power," "soft power" is a useful concept for policymakers to retain in their statecraft toolkits. For various reasons, however, soft power employment by Japan, China, and the United States has been less useful than hoped. Improving receptivity to American soft power in East Asia will require renewed diplomatic, military, and trade efforts
Obama Administration's Approach to Asia Early Signals by Gary James Schmitt( )

in Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy Security, National Security, and Natural Gas by Gary James Schmitt( )

in Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges to the US rebalance to Asia by Gary James Schmitt( )

in Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Be, or Not to Be ... an Empire by Gary James Schmitt( )

in Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing a Cross-Strait Crisis The Limitations of Crisis Management Theory by Gary James Schmitt( )

in Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road Map for Asian-Pacific Security by Gary James Schmitt( )

in Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professions and civic life( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Silent warfare : understanding the world of intelligence
Safety, liberty, and Islamist terrorism : American and European approaches to domestic counterterrorismThe rise of China : essays on the future competitionOf men and materiel : the crisis in military resourcesThe imperial presidency and the Constitution
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Gary Schmitt American department of defence official

Schmitt, G. J.

Schmitt, Gary.

Schmitt, Gary J.

Schmitt, Gary J. 1952-

슈미트, 개리 제임스 1952-

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