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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

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

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: 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

Maddow, Rachel.

Summary: Identifying what the author believes to be a battle between the priorities of civilian life and the war, the host of the critically acclaimed The Rachel Maddow show explains that today's focus on national security is actually compromising national stability, tracing the historical events and contributing factors that have promoted a deeply militarized American culture.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 306.2 MAD

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

Arkin, William M.

Summary: "Unmanned is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety. Drones, however, are only part of the problem. William Arkin shows that security is actually undermined by an impulse to gather as much data as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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

Singer, P. W. (Peter Warren)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cornell University Press 2004

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

Harman, Jane

Summary: "Insanity Defense is an insider's account of America's ineffectual approach to some of the hardest defense and intelligence issues in the three decades since the Cold War ended"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

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

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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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 341.6 MOY

Hagedorn, Ann.

Summary: "The story behind the ultimate American privatization, which has taken place gradually and almost invisibly: how we privatized our national security"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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

Maddow, Rachel.

Summary: Maddow shows how deeply militarized our culture has become--how the role of the national security sector has shape-shifted and grown over the past century to the point of being financially unsustainable and confused in mission.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.2 MAD

Nagl, John A.

Summary: An influential Army officer traces the Gulf War experiences that shaped his perspectives on the changing nature of conventional combat and his views about terrorism, citing his role in co-authoring the military's new counterinsurgency field manual.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 355 NAG

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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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