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Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration 2001-05

Michael E. O'Hanlon
Format
Book
Published
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0815700792 (paper)
Contents
  • A Successful Defense Drawdown 6
  • Major Challenges and Problems Ahead 9
  • No Easy Answers 12
  • Why Budgetary Constraints Remain 14
  • Plan of the Book 18
  • Chapter 2 Military Readiness and Overseas Commitments 22
  • Current and Future U.S. Military Readiness 22
  • Reducing Overseas Commitments 41
  • Chapter 3 Modifying the Two-War Framework 59
  • A New Two-War Concept: "Desert Storm plus Desert Shield plus Bosnia" 63
  • Capabilities of Smaller, Rapidly Deployable U.S. Forces 67
  • Hollowing Iraqi and North Korean Militaries 69
  • South Korea's Strong Military 71
  • Appendix Beyond the Korean and Iraqi Threats 76
  • Chapter 4 Modernizing the U.S. Military 82
  • Contemporary Debate on a Revolution in Military Affairs 83
  • Rethinking the Pentagon's Modernization Agenda 96
  • Chapter 5 Homeland Defense 115
  • Homeland Defense Budget 122
  • New Initiatives to Combat Terrorism 130
  • New Initiatives To Protect Cyber Infrastructure 136
  • New Initiatives to Secure and Destroy Former Soviet WMD 139
  • Chapter 6 Building a Limited National Missile Defense and Cutting Nuclear Forces 143
  • Case for Limited National Missile Defense 147
  • Clinton Administration's NMD Program 156
  • Boost-Phase Endoatmospheric Intercept 164
  • Offensive Nuclear Weapons 168
  • Chapter 7 Helping Taiwan Defeat a Chinese Blockade 177
  • Strategic Backdrop 179
  • China-Taiwan Military Balance 182
  • Why China Could Not Seize Taiwan 189
  • Could China Coerce Taiwan's Capitulation? 208
  • Force Planning Implications for the United States 213
  • Basic Approach to Breaking the PRC Blockade 216
  • Arms Sales 222
  • Less Expensive Weaponry 228
  • A Different Two-War Capability 229
  • Selective Reductions in Overseas Deployments 230
  • More Defense and Less (Nuclear) Offense 231
  • Selective Increases in Certain Activities 232
  • Modest Increases in the Defense Budget 233.
Description
xi, 244 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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