9780801449147-0801449146-The Military Lens: Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)

The Military Lens: Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)

ISBN-13: 9780801449147
ISBN-10: 0801449146
Edition: 1
Author: Twomey, Christopher P.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Hardcover 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780801449147
ISBN-10: 0801449146
Edition: 1
Author: Twomey, Christopher P.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Hardcover 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Twomey, Christopher P. wrote The Military Lens: Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) comprising 272 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0801449146 and 9780801449147. Since then The Military Lens: Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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