Security during the Cold War meant deterring and containing a wellknown enemy in order to prevent thermonuclear war. With the end of the Cold War security realities have changed. Today, U.S. forces are increasingly charged with asymmetric warfare and fighting terrorism or with humanitarian relief and peacekeeping missions. These new realities show the need for rethinking the strategies that have traditionally informed national security decision making. This book examines management, leadership, and accountability issues in the context of shifting global security requirements. Placed at the center of difficult decisions, each chapter challenges readers to develop strategies to satisfy future operational requirements most effectively and efficiently.
The purpose of Terrorism and Peacekeeping—and its compendium volume Security in a Changing World: Case Studies in U.S. National Security Management (Praeger, 2002)—is to aid the preparation of national security and foreign policy decision makers for facing a widening array of security challenges and, more generally, to improve the understanding of readers interested in national security-related policy issues. The case studies and exercises included in this volume were initially developed for National Security Studies (NSS), a partnership between Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Funded through a Department of Defense contract, National Security Studies provides executive education course offerings in national security management, leadership, and decision making to help prepare defense executives and senior military officers for the challenges of a changing global security context.