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Encyclopedia of United States National Security

Encyclopedia of United States National Security

Two Volume Set
Edited by:

December 2005 | 1 008 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the topic of national security has never been of broader concern to all Americans. Rarely have we felt as threatened as we do in our current security environment.

With over 750 entries, the Encyclopedia of United States National Security is the first single, concise reference source to provide accurate and informative answers to the many challenging questions of how, why, when, and where national security has evolved. In addition to presenting historical facts and analyses, this two-volume encyclopedia is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to some of the more complicated and abstract questions concerning world politics and national security. A thoroughly interdisciplinary work, this Encyclopedia views national security from historical, economic, political, and technological perspectives.

Key Features
  • Examines the full range of contemporary weapons systems including air, sea, and land warfare; ballistic missile defense; space weapons; stealth technology; antisubmarine warfare; and biological weapons
  • Explores much more than the use of force as protection by introducing competing paradigms, such as economic and diplomatic tools in security strategy
  • Includes excerpts from treaties, speeches, and other sources and provides an overview of important events such as scandals and breaches of national security
  • Offers a close look at the leaders and thinkers that shaped U.S. security policy as well as individuals who have had the greatest impact upon U.S. national security

Key Themes
  • Armed Forces and Other Defenders
  • Alliances, Pacts, and Treaties
  • Armaments and Weapons Systems
  • Concepts and Theories
  • Decision Makers and Others
  • Key Events
  • Movements
  • Military Hardware
  • Military and Non-Military Strategy
  • Organizations, Institutions, and Groups
  • Places
  • Politics and Policy
  • Special Populations
  • Technology 
  • Wars and Warfare

The Encyclopedia of United States National Security encourages curiosity about international affairs and, in particular, the long list of issues that affect our national security. A first of its kind, this encyclopedia is a must-have resource for all school, community, and academic libraries.

Editorial Board
List of Entries
Reader's Guide
About the Editor
About the Contributors
List of Illustrations
Entries A - Z
List of National Security Acronyms

Key features

The Encyclopedia of U. S. National Security will be arranged alphabetically and will include over 750 entries. Over 200 of these articles will be signed. There will be sidebars that will add biographical and primary source material, added value that librarian are demanding more of.

Entries will fall in the following categories:

  • Politics/policy making
  • Economics
  • Technology
  • Wars
  • Presidential Administrations
  • Foreign Relations
  • Strategic Policy

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