By Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen (auth.)
War, nuclear guns, and terrorism are all significant threats to US protection, yet a brand new set of rising threats are difficult the present chance reaction gear and our skill to come back up with inventive and potent strategies. This e-book considers new, 'non-traditional' defense matters akin to: transnational equipped crime, immigration and border safeguard, cybersecurity, countering violent extremism and terrorism, environmental and effort safety, in addition to the increase of exterior actors. The paintings examines the main demanding situations and traits in defense and explores the coverage responses of the U.S. govt. through the use of diplomacy concept as an analytical method, Fonseca and Rosen current how those safety threats have developed through the years.
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