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The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics

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The fifth edition of this text retains the best from earlier editions and adds 16 new selections that highlight emerging issues, such as NATO expansion, intervention in ethnic conflicts, and the relevance of force in the 21st century. Strategies for using force, together with case studies that illustrate the general principles, are hallmarks of the text. A theme that runs ...more
Hardcover, 478 pages
Published August 31st 1999 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published 1971)
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Jennifer Taw
Useful essays in here by prominent authors on IR and power.
Jarrod
I read the 7th edition which has a similar cover but doesn't seem to be listed on the site.

A couple off the wall ideas are presented in the book, thankfully the next chapter follows with a counterpoint to provide much needed balance
Jane
Great topics and good choice of articles, but many are out of date and irrelevant considering recent national security events.
Read it with a grain of salt.
David Snyder
Good place to start discussion!
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