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

Dangerous thresholds : managing escalation in the 21st century, Forrest E. Morgan [and others], (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 [and others]
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 contests 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 longstanding 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 to the struggle against global jihad. 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."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Dewey number
355.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Morgan, Forrest E
  • Project Air Force (U.S.)
  • United States
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Escalation (Military science)
  • Conflict management
  • Security, International
  • World politics
Label
Dangerous thresholds : managing escalation in the 21st century, Forrest E. Morgan [and others], (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "MG-614-AF"--Page 4 of cover
  • "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Escalation in irregular warfare
  • Ch. 6.
  • Managing escalation in a complex world
  • App. A. China, force, and escalation: continuities between historical behavior and contemporary writings
  • App. B. Case studies of escalation in stability operations
  • App. C. Modified method for Delphi analyses
  • Ch. 1. Introduction
  • Ch. 2.
  • The nature of escalation
  • Ch. 3.
  • China's thinking on escalation: evidence from Chinese military writings
  • Ch. 4.
  • Regional nuclear powers
  • Ch. 5.
Control code
ocn341245331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833046369
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612033216
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)341245331
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Dangerous thresholds : managing escalation in the 21st century, Forrest E. Morgan [and others], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "MG-614-AF"--Page 4 of cover
  • "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Escalation in irregular warfare
  • Ch. 6.
  • Managing escalation in a complex world
  • App. A. China, force, and escalation: continuities between historical behavior and contemporary writings
  • App. B. Case studies of escalation in stability operations
  • App. C. Modified method for Delphi analyses
  • Ch. 1. Introduction
  • Ch. 2.
  • The nature of escalation
  • Ch. 3.
  • China's thinking on escalation: evidence from Chinese military writings
  • Ch. 4.
  • Regional nuclear powers
  • Ch. 5.
Control code
ocn341245331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833046369
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612033216
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)341245331
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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