Strategic Shortfall

This book locates the origins of 9/11 in an increasingly globalized security context of the early post-Cold War period.

Strategic Shortfall

This seminal work argues that the disastrous raid in Mogadishu in 1993, and America's resulting aversion to intervening in failed states, led to the Rwanda and Bosnia genocides and to the 9/11 attacks. * 15 illustrations

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Strategic Shortfall
Language: en
Pages: 185
Authors: Robert G. Patman
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This seminal work argues that the disastrous raid in Mogadishu in 1993, and America's resulting aversion to intervening in failed states, led to the Rwanda and Bosnia genocides and to the 9/11 attacks. * 15 illustrations
Destabilising Interventions in Somalia
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Debora Valentina Malito
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-21 - Publisher: Routledge

This book is a critical reading of contemporary interventionism, exploring how interventions shape the course of conflicts and reconciliation processes in Somalia. In a critical departure from the state-capacity consensus that has dominated the debate on terrorism and state failure, this book argues that conflict and sovereignty transformations in Somalia
The Threat on the Horizon
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Loch K. Johnson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-09 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995-1996, led by former U.S. Defense Secretaries Les Aspin and Harold Brown, was a landmark inquiry into the activities of America's secret agencies. The purpose of the commission was to help the Central Intelligence Agency and other organizations in the U.S. intelligence community adapt to the
Grey Wars
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: N. W. Collins
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-29 - Publisher: Yale University Press

An analysis of U.S. Special Operations, at the center of America’s twenty-first-century wars This original and accessible book is a comprehensive, authoritative analysis of U.S. Special Operations. U.S. Special Operations Command trains and equips units to undertake select military activities, frequently high-risk missions, often for the purposes of counterterrorism and
National Security under the Obama Administration
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: B. Rajaee
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-02 - Publisher: Springer

There is more continuity than discontinuity in US national security policy under President Obama, despite widespread expectations for change and misperceptions of fundamental changes having been wrought. This project brings together US and non-US experts to assess continuities and changes in US national security policy in the Obama era.