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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Unger, David C.

Summary: Provides an analysis of the United States government's narrow-minded focus on security in the years since World War II and how it has become huge, unwieldy, and a detriment to democracy and the economy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.033 UNG

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

Summary: When 4400 missing people emerge from nowhere, the Department of Homeland Security wants to know why. But the answers aren't coming easy, and by the time they do ... it might be too late.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FOR

Summary: Eighteen months after faking his own death, Jack Bauer returns to L.A. when it becomes clear that the only four people who know he is still alive are being targeted for assassination. The killings coincide with the signing of an anti-terrorism treaty with Russia, leading Jack to suspect a line between the assassinations, the treaty, and a group of Russian terrorists. But as the terror unfolds,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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3 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TWE

Schell, Jonathan

Contents: The seventh decade -- A power out of our power -- Nuclear realists, nuclear romantics -- Nuclear Wilsonians -- Rise of the imperial idea -- Nuclear renaissance -- The fall and its uses -- A realm of shadows.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.02 SCH

Dean, John W. (John Wesley)

Summary: "Former White House counsel & bestselling author John Dean reveals how the Bush White House has set America back decades; employing a worldview & tactics of deception that he claims will do more damage to the nation than Nixon at his worst. No author or commentator possesses such unique knowledge of Bush's presidential ploys & their striking comparisons to Nixon's, an irresitible hook for an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2004

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

Wolf, Naomi.

Summary: Author Wolf shows that there are ten classic steps would-be dictators always take when they wish to close down an open society, and shows how each of those ten steps is underway in the United States today. Our Constitution was built to protect civil liberties and develop a careful system of checks and balances which protect our freedom from tyranny. Wolf argues that the escalation of executive...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub. 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.4 WOL

Pollack, Kenneth M

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 POL

Patterson, Robert

Summary: Conservative pundit Patterson (USAF, Ret.) lays bare the Left's campaign against their own nation's armed forces, revealing: the roots of liberal enmity toward our military; the five liberal lies about the war on terror; how the mainstream media, Hollywood, and academia perpetuate these myths; how liberal politicians engage in seditious acts for political gain, and what the costs of these acts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.931 Patte

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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

Hayden, Michael V. (Michael Vincent)

Summary: "In the face of a President who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, truth tellers are under attack. Meanwhile, the world order is teetering on the brink. North Korea is on the verge of having a nuclear weapon that could reach the United States; Russians have mastered a new form of information warfare that undercuts democracy; and the role of China in the global community remains...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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

Hayden, Michael Vincent

Summary: "An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both the CIA and the NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and momentous change For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.1273 HAY

Suskind, Ron.

Summary: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington insider makes predictions about what he believes will be an unprecedented national security crisis stemming from the growing nuclear capabilities of anti-American nations.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.931 Suskind

Summary: Many familiar faces return for this day of crisis. A fearsome new villain is played with cold-hearted intensity. The threat this time around is much different, and for Jack Bauer there are multiple situations to deal with. Jack has to make some extremely difficult choices, including how to handle a new love in his life who happens to be the daughter of the Secretary of Defense. Their new found...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series 24 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TWE

Longmire, Sylvia.

Summary: "When confronted with the challenges of border security and illegal immigration, government officials are fond of saying that our borders have never been as safe and secure as they are now. But ranchers in the borderlands of Arizona and Texas fear for their lands, their cattle, their homes, and sometimes their lives due to the human and drug smuggling traffic that regularly crosses their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.28 LON

Clark, Wesley K.

Summary: Offers suggestions for the future of the United States' national security policies, outlining strategies for dealing with such challenges as terrorism, cybersecurity, financial system vulnerabilities, and accelerating climate change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2014

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

Kitfield, James

Summary: "When U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, it signaled the end of the longest conflict in the nation's history. Yet we are still at war--no longer with other states, but with a host of new enemies, from nihilistic terrorists and narco-traffickers to transnational criminal cartels, lone wolf assassins, and modern-day pirates. Standing against these foes is a tight-knit...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 KIT

Patterson, Robert

Contents: An officer's oath -- The finger on the nuclear trigger -- Hillary's "football" -- Fear and loathing -- National defense or social petri dish? -- CNN diplomacy -- The war on terrorism -- A time to move on -- Appendix : The dangers we still face, by Caspar Weinberger, former secretary of defense -- President Clinton foreign policy chronology, 1993-2001.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Pub. 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.0335 PAT

Shiffman, John.

Summary: "A Pulitzer Prize finalist presents the rare and intimate narrative of a daring national security sting designed to protect US soldiers, sailors, and pilots from the greatest danger they face on the battlefield--an enemy equipped with American-made weapons and technology. In Operation Shakespeare, investigative journalist John Shiffman traces an audacious and high-risk undercover...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.93 SHI

Summary: Describes the enormous, top-secret, invisible universe created by the government after 9/11 and describes why the system in place to keep us safe may actually be putting us in greater danger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.32517 PRI

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

Kaplan, Robert D.

Summary: In "Monsoon," a pivotal examination of the Indian Ocean region and the countries known as "Monsoon Asia," bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan deftly shows how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power in the twenty-first century. Kaplan also offers riveting insights into the economic and naval strategies of China and India and how they will affect U.S. interests, while also...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Trade Paperbacks 2011

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

Clarke, Richard A. (Richard Alan)

Summary: Presents an urgent assessment of how governments, businesses, and everyday citizens can counter and prevent attacks by criminal hackers determined to create a digital war zone.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.25 CLA