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Nightfall and the Cloud

Date Posted:  8/28/2015

This article argues that the transformation of airpower to a force centered on remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) and unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) is a more difficult proposition than simply a technical hurdle to overcome. Significant technological barriers to autonomy exist, but overcoming them would still leave economic, political, legal, and organizational challenges to fielding significant numbers of fully autonomous aircraft in war...

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Diplomatic Counterterrorist Deterrence: Moving beyond Military Means

Date Posted:  7/23/2015

This article examines diplomatic deterrence strategies as an alternative to military-centric operations for the purpose of countering terrorism. Such strategies are designed to increase international security and build lasting partnerships at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Their goal is to delegitimize the threat of terror and to enhance democracy and security in affected regions. Thus, these options dif...

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Strategic Deterrence for the Future - Adm Cecil D. Haney, USN

Date Posted:  7/16/2015

Although strategic deterrence is underpinned and reinforced by our nuclear capabilities, it is more than the nuclear triad. This article reviews the diverse, complex, and uncertain security environment we currently face and the investments that both nation-state and nonstate actors are making to both their strategic arsenals and asymmetric capabilities.



Contemporary Israel: Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, and Security Challenges

Contemporary Israel: Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, and Security Challenges, edited by Robert O. Freedman. Westview Press, 2009, 352 pp., $40.00.

Contemporary Israel takes the reader on a journey through the rough and tumble world of Israeli politics shaped by bloody struggles and spasmodic peace efforts with the Palestinian people and the wider Arab world. Robert O. Freedman, professor of political science emeritus at Baltimore Hebrew University, presents the works of 14 American and Israeli scholars addressing three subject areas: domestic politics, foreign policy, and security challenges. The contributors offer political viewpoints ranging from far left to extreme right and cover the pivotal religious an... Read Full Review