The Resource The military lens : doctrinal difference and deterrence failure in Sino-American relations, Christopher P. Twomey., (ebook)

The military lens : doctrinal difference and deterrence failure in Sino-American relations, Christopher P. Twomey., (ebook)

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The military lens : doctrinal difference and deterrence failure in Sino-American relations
Title
The military lens
Title remainder
doctrinal difference and deterrence failure in Sino-American relations
Statement of responsibility
Christopher P. Twomey.
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Language
eng
Summary
In The Military Lens, Christopher P. Twomey shows how differing military doctrines have led to misperceptions between the United States and China over foreign policy-and the potential dangers these might pose in future relations. Because of their different strategic situations, histories, and military cultures, nations may have radically disparate definitions of effective military doctrine, strategy, and capabilities. Twomey argues that when such doctrines-or "theories of victory"-differ across states, misperceptions about a rival's capabilities and intentions and false optimism about one's own are more likely to occur. In turn, these can impede international diplomacy and statecraft by making it more difficult to communicate and agree on assessments of the balance of power. When states engage in strategic coercion-either to deter or to compel action-such problems can lead to escalation and war. Twomey assesses a wide array of sources in both the United States and China on military doctrine, strategic culture, misperception, and deterrence theory to build case studies of attempts at strategic coercion during Sino-American conflicts in Korea and the Taiwan Strait in the early years of the Cold War, as well as an examination of similar issues in the Arab-Israeli conflict. After demonstrating how these factors have contributed to past conflicts, Twomey amply documents the persistence of hazardous miscommunication in contemporary Sino-American relations. His unique analytic perspective on military capability suggests that policymakers need to carefully consider the military doctrine of the nations they are trying to influence
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Midwest
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Twomey, Christopher P
Dewey number
355/.03351
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Cornell studies in security affairs
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  • Military doctrine
  • Military doctrine
  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • Electronic books
  • China
  • United States
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adult
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The military lens : doctrinal difference and deterrence failure in Sino-American relations, Christopher P. Twomey., (ebook)
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780801459740
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12427055
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MWT12427055
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The military lens : doctrinal difference and deterrence failure in Sino-American relations, Christopher P. Twomey., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801459740
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12427055
Specific material designation
remote
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MWT12427055
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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