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Providing for nationwide protection: A Comparative Analysis argues that the availability of nationwide safeguard has replaced within the twenty first century due to quite a few diversified pressures and threats. during this well timed quantity specialists from either the tutorial and coverage worlds current thirteen diversified state case experiences drawn from around the globe—including validated and more moderen states, huge and smaller states, these at the upward push and people in obvious decline—to establish what those key avid gamers deliberate to be their nationwide protection priorities, how they move approximately supplying nationwide defense, how they deal with nationwide defense, and what function they see for his or her militia now and sooner or later. The booklet concludes that relative status and the stability of strength continues to be very important to every nation, and that each one see an enormous function for militia within the future.

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S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, offering his assessment of the situation. ”25 The consequence would be mission failure. Although the Obama administration review dealt primarily with the number of troops that would need to be deployed to be successful in Afghanistan, costs were also a factor, especially at a time of rising deficits and economic downturn. 26 In June 2011, President Obama announced plans to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, with 20,000 more to leave by the end of 2012.

Ibid. 23. S. pdf, 1. 24. html. 25. ’” 26. pdf. 27. Mark Landler and Helene Cooper, “President Orders Rapid Troop Cuts in Afghanistan,” The New York Times, June 23, 2011, p. A11. 28. Ibid. 29. Text of Obama’s Speech to West Point 2010 Cadets, May 22, 2010, http://www. shtml. 34 Introduction 30. Peter Baker, “President Outlines National Security Strategy Rooted in Diplomacy and Alliances,” The New York Times, May 23, 2010, A16. 31. pdf. 32. S. org. 33. gov/the_press_office/ Remarks-by-the-President-at-Cairo-University-6–04–09/.

S. military force for nation-building. And the president has identified a new threat and potential form of warfare posed by cyber-terrorism. Reflecting on the first term of the Obama administration, it is clear that there have been some successes, including the death of bin Laden and the nuclear arms control treaty with Russia. There have been some notable failures as well, including the precipitous decline in relations with Pakistan. S. combat troops; the changing tone of relations with Russia under Putin (rather than Medvedev); relations with China as it becomes more assertive and dominant; the possible threats posed by a nuclear-enabled Iran and North Korea; ongoing instability in the Middle East; and the lack of resolution of the Israel-Palestine situation?

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