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Author Rapport, Aaron, author

Title Waging war, planning peace : U.S. noncombat operations and major wars / Aaron Rapport
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cornell studies in security affairs
Cornell studies in security affairs.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""List of Abbreviations""; ""Introduction: Ambitious Aims and Meager Plans""; ""1. Strategic Assessment and Noncombat Operations""; ""2. The Occupation of Germany""; ""3. “Phase IV� and the Invasion of Iraq""; ""4. An Occupation That Never Was: Korea, 1950�1951 ""; ""5. State Building during Escalation in Vietnam""; ""Conclusion: Reviewing Theoretical and Policy Implications""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Summary As the U.S. experience in Iraq following the 2003 invasion made abundantly clear, failure to plan properly for risks associated with post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction can have a devastating impact on the overall success of a military mission. This book investigates how U.S. presidents and their senior advisers have managed vital noncombat activities while the nation is in the midst of fighting or preparing to fight major wars. It argues that research from psychology - specifically, construal level theory - can help explain how individuals reason about the costs of post-conflict noncombat operations that they perceive as lying in the distant future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject United States -- Armed Forces -- Operations other than war -- Case studies.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Operations other than war -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Operations other than war -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Case studies.
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Military history.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801455642 (electronic bk.)
9780801455643 (electronic bk.)