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Rabkin, Jeremy A.

Summary: Threats to international peace and security include the proliferation of weapons of mass destructions, rogue nations, and international terrorism. The United States must respond to these challenges to its national security and to world stability by embracing new military technologies such as drones, autonomous robots, and cyber weapons. These weapons can provide more precise, less destructive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Encounter Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 341 RAB

Moyn, Samuel

Summary: "A history of how an international effort to outlaw war gave way to an effort to regulate it, with an emphasis on the role played by the United States"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021

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Chertoff, Michael

Summary: "Chertoff [posits] that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be ... overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data--more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop--should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 343 CHE

Chomsky, Noam.

Summary: The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a "failed state," and therefore a danger to its own people and the world. "Failed states," Chomsky writes, are those "that do not protect their citizens from violence and perhaps even destruction, that regard...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.7 CHO

Sands, Philippe

Summary: "A ... personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich"--Dust jacket flap.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 SAN

Chomsky, Noam.

Summary: Chomsky analyzes the United States' foreign policy during the latter half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. He predicts that America's pursuit of world domination will have catastrophic consequences.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Audio Renaissance 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 327.73 Cho

Summary: Former Vice President Dick Cheney's insistence that "we've got to spend time in the shadows" epitomized, for many Americans, the second Bush administration's approach to the war on terror. But how significant was the so-called dark side? This episode of Frontline examines decisions and divisions within the Bush team over the use of intelligence and counterterrorism tactics following the 9/11...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Colley, Linda

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Summary: "A groundbreaking work that retells modern history through the rise and spread of written constitutions-some enlightened, many oppressive-to every corner of the globe. Filling a crucial void in our understanding of world history, Linda Colley reconfiguresthe rise of the modern world over three centuries through the advent of written constitutions. Her absorbing work challenges accepted...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 COL

Summary: In this program the author of Sparks of Liberty: An Insider's Memoir of Radio Liberty reviews the origins, struggles, and eventual demise of the American radio station that broadcast directly to the Soviet people starting with the Cold War. Funded by the CIA, Radio Liberty's stated mission was to provide objective information about culture and current events to those without a free press, like...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Kinzer, Stephen.

Summary: "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its political and economic goals. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.73 Kinzer 2006

Didion, Joan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.53 DID

Olson, Lynne.

Summary: Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry into World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolationist factions as represented by the government, in the press, and on the streets.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.531 OLS

Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier)

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 327.16 SCH

Summary: This edition of Frontline takes viewers inside the iconic Abu Ghraib prison and investigates the path that led to torture techniques being used against Iraqi detainees there as well as prisoners in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Through interviews with policy makers, government interrogators, and interrogation subjects, this video examines a policy born out of fear and anger and tracks...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: As a small part of the 2007 American military surge in Iraq, a group of National Guard infantrymen who call themselves The Bad Voodoo Platoon was deployed to run convoy security missions. Capturing the humanity and the grim realities of the Iraq war, this Frontline episode incorporates first-person accounts from Bad Voodoo soldiers and video from cameras given to them so that they could tell...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Since leaving the office of U.S. Secretary of State in 2001, Madeleine Albright has continued her distinguished career in foreign affairs as a political adviser, professor, and businesswoman. In this TEDTalk she speaks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women's issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being "soft" concerns, says Albright, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: In October, 1967, in a jungle in Vietnam, a Viet Cong ambush nearly wiped out an American battalion, prompting some in power to question whether the war might be unwinnable. Half a world away, a protest at the University of Wisconsin spiraled out of control. Two Days in October, from the PBS American Experience collection, is based on David Maraniss‘ Pulitzer Prize winning book, They Marched...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA EYE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD EYE RATED R

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ey

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE EYE

Summary: A fearless sea captain sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on the high seas, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists who trust women to handle abortion on their own terms.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC VES

Summary: Follows the war crimes hearings from accusation to sentencing, offering insight into the cases of such defendants as Rudolf Hess and Hermann Goering.

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Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2006

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WOR

Brooks, Rosa

Summary: A former top Pentagon official, daughter of anti-war activists, wife of an Army Green Beret and human rights activist presents a scholarly examination of how a constant state of war is contrary to America's founding values, undermines international rules and compromises future security. --Publisher

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 BRO

Gerolymatos, André.

Summary: Provides an account of the history of covert operations in the Middle East, looking at how the United States and other Western powers have tried to establish control over the region's resources and commerce, while at the same time working to prevent the spread of communism.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.1241 GER

Drakulić, Slavenka

Summary: "Slavenka Drakulic confronts one of recent history's most difficult and important subjects in her new book, They Would Never Hurt a Fly. An examination of the war criminals being prosecuted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, the book shows Drakulic at her most incisive as she seeks to understand the people behind the horrific crimes committed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2004

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Breyer, Stephen G.

Summary: "In this original, far-reaching and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of SCOTUS in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of public and private activity--from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade--obliges the Court to consider and understand circumstances beyond America's borders. At a time when ordinary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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