The Resource Dangerous thresholds : managing escalation in the 21st century, Forrest E. Morgan ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Dangerous thresholds : managing escalation in the 21st century, Forrest E. Morgan ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Label
Dangerous thresholds : managing escalation in the 21st century
Title
Dangerous thresholds
Title remainder
managing escalation in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Forrest E. Morgan ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Escalation is a natural tendency in any form of human competition. When such competition entails military confrontation or war, the pressure to escalate can become intense due to the potential cost of losing conflicts of deadly force. Cold War-era thinking about escalation focused on the dynamics of bipolar, superpower confrontation and strategies to control it. Today's security environment, however, demands that the United States be prepared for a host of escalatory threats involving not only long-standing nuclear powers, but also new, lesser nuclear powers and irregular adversaries, such as insurgent groups and terrorists. This examination of escalation dynamics and approaches to escalation management draws on historical examples from World War I through Somalia in the early 1990s. It reveals that, to manage the risks of escalatory chain reactions in future conflicts, military and political leaders will need to understand and dampen the mechanisms of deliberate, accidental, and inadvertent escalation. Informing the analysis are the results of two modified Delphi exercises, which focused on a potential conflict between China and the United States over Taiwan and a potential conflict between states and nonstate actors in the event of a collapse of Pakistan's government
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Cataloging source
COD
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
U21.2
LC item number
.D266 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Dangerous thresholds : managing escalation in the 21st century, Forrest E. Morgan ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
  • "Project Air Force"
  • "Rand Corporation monograph series"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-245)
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  • net
Contents
Introduction -- The nature of escalation -- China's thinking on escalation : evidence from Chinese military writings -- Regional nuclear powers -- Escalation in irregular warfare -- Managing escalation in a complex world -- Appendix A: China, force, and escalation : continuities between historical behavior and contemporary writings -- Appendix B: Case studies of escalation in stability operations -- Appendix C: Modified method for Delphi analyses
Control code
ocn245193249
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 245 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833042132
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27411758
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)245193249
  • jstor0833042130

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