Accession Number:

ADA535747

Title:

Conventional Arms Control and American Policy in the 21st Century

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Corporate Author:

INST FOR NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES US AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

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Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

Thucydides noted in his history of the Peloponnesian Wars that one of the primary motivators of Athenian foreign policy was -niterests.1 This remains as true in the 21st century as in ancient Greece. As a result modern policymakers would all agree that the national strategy of any country must be consistent with national interests and built on three variables. First, what are the ends of strategy or the goals the nation is trying to accomplish alone or in concert with friends and allies Second, what are the ways or policies that are formulated in order to move the nation in the direction of a better future Finally, what are the means or resources available to the government of any nation that can be devoted to securing these objectives, and how can they be husbanded in a fashion to maximize their potential

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE