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Cohen, Eliot A.

Summary: In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohen argues that the United States must use military power in support of its foreign policy, but that doing so will be increasingly difficult. The United States must continue to assume primary responsibility for maintaining world order, or risk a chaotic international environment reminiscent of the 1920’s and 1930’s -- but this time with far more devastating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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

Summary: It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. The rules of the game and of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners across the globe, killing untold numbers of civilians. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Scahill, Jeremy.

Summary: Presents an exposé of secret war programs being conducted behind the scenes of the War on Terror, revealing the human consequences of night raids, drone strikes, and other unofficial "dirty-war" tactics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2013

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

Arkin, William M.

Summary: A leading military expert looks at America's state of perpetual war, and offers solutions such as civilian control of the military and the use of a "Global Security Index" to determine if intervention is truly necessary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 ARK

Grandin, Greg

Summary: Grandin offers a new perspective on America's most controversial diplomat and his continuing influence, arguing that Kissinger's militarized version of American exceptionalism has led to never-ending wars abroad and political polarization at home.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 KISSINGER, HENRY Gra

Kilcullen, David

Summary: In The Dragons and the Snakes, the eminent soldier-scholar David Kilcullen asks how, and what, opponents of the West have learned during the last quarter-century of conflict. Applying a combination of evolutionary theory and detailed field observation, he explains what happened to the "snakes"-non-state threats including terrorists and guerrillas-and the "dragons"-state-based competitors such...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.2 KIL

Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: Presents an analysis of Barack Obama's views on war and the military in the first two years of his presidency, discussing his evolution from being a peace candidate to being a president conducting two wars and how this change affects national security and the nation's future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beast Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 CAR

Vine, David

Summary: "The United States has been fighting wars constantly since invading Afghanistan in 2001. This nonstop warfare is far less exceptional than it might seem: the US has been at war or has invaded other countries almost every year since independence. In The United States of War, David Vine traces this pattern of bloody, near-permanent conflict from Columbus's 1494 arrival in Guantanamo Bay through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.00973 VIN

Carter, Ashton B.

Summary: The twenty-fifth Secretary of Defense takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the innter working of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 355.6092 CAR

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021

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McCain, John

Summary: "A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCAIN, JOHN MCC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B MCCAIN MCC

Summary: This debate took place in 2008, as America debated whether to ban waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" the CIA used against suspected members of Al Qaeda. In this debate as in the wider public debate, participants debate whether coercive interrogation works, whether it violates American values, and how to define torture.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Cortright, David

Summary: Argues that a responsible military withdrawal from Afghanistan would will be beneficial for all parties involved, offers a critical analysis of the U.S./NATO military policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and provides alternative strategies for preventing terrorist insurgency and securing human rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paradigm Publishers 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 COR

Ellsberg, Daniel

Summary: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Senior Fellow and iconic whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers presents an eyewitness expos©♭ of the dangers of America's secret, long-standing nuclear policy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ELL

Summary: Should the United States, with its enormous military might, act as a global sheriff, policing the world's trouble spots? The proposition team argues that a policeman is necessary in an otherwise anarchic international system, and nobody besides the U.S. is capable. The opposition team argues that, necessary or not, the U.S. is in relative decline and has neither the power nor the legitimacy to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Woodward, Bob

Summary: Woodward shows Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan and the worldwide fight against terrorism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 WOO

Jacobsen, Annie

Summary: Since its inception in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has grown to become the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science research and development agency. Created by President Eisenhower to prevent another Sputnik, and to focus primarily on defensive programs against nuclear weapons, the agency--and its imagination and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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Tanner, Stephen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Casemate 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.928 TAN

Zak, Dan.

Summary: "A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardship, from the early stages of the Manhattan Project to our country's never-ending investment in nuclear weaponry. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 ZAK

Chandrasekaran, Rajiv.

Summary: In this book, the author focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of Obama's surge. This is the story of the long arc of American involvement, and of the campaign to salvage a victory in southern Afghanistan on Obama's watch., and reveals the epic tugof war that occurred between the President and a military that, once on the ground, increasingly went its own way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 CHA

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL Gat

Freedman, Lawrence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.922 FRE

Jarecki, Eugene.

Summary: In the sobering aftermath of America's invasion of Iraq, documentarian Jarecki launches a penetrating inquiry into how forces within the American political, economic, and military systems have come to undermine the carefully crafted structure of our republic--upsetting its balance of powers, vastly strengthening the hand of the president in taking the nation to war, and imperiling the workings...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 JAR

Prince, Erik

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Summary: The founder of Blackwater, the world's most controversial military contractor, describes how the company took on high-risk security jobs around the world, completing nearly 100,000 missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, only to have opponents tarnish their reputation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 355.354 PRI

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