By Jack A. Jarmon

The New period in U.S. nationwide protection focuses at the rising threats of the second one decade of the twenty-first century, good after September 11, and good into the age of globalization. it's a thorough, technically efficient survey of the present enviornment of clash and the contest for political and fiscal keep an eye on by way of nation and non-state actors. beginning with the present nationwide safeguard institution, it discusses the incompatibility among the threats and the constitution geared up to fulfill them. It then seems on the provide chain, together with containerization and maritime defense in addition to cybersecurity, terrorism, and transborder crime networks. The final portion of the ebook specializes in present commercial and protection coverage and the function the non-public zone can play in nationwide security.

Pulling jointly various components, corresponding to the logistics of the provision chain, the crime-terrorist nexus, and cyberwarfare, the ebook describes the panorama of today’s new battlefields. It exhibits how the logistics of asymmetrical struggle, the increase of the data age, the decline of the significance and effectiveness of nationwide borders, the overdependence on fragile infrastructures, and the worldwide succeed in of digital, paramilitary, legal, and terrorist networks have created new frontlines and adversaries with varied objectives.

This center textual content for overseas safety, method, conflict experiences scholars is technical but obtainable to the non-specialist. it's a well timed and complete learn of the realities of nationwide defense within the usa today.

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