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088    MG-367-1-AF 
245 00 War and escalation in South Asia /|cJohn E. Peters [and 
       others]. 
260    Santa Monica, CA :|bRand,|c2006. 
300    1 online resource (xxii, 98 pages) :|billustrations 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
347    data file|2rda 
500    "MG-367-AF."--Page [4] cover. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-98). 
505 0  U.S. security cooperation in South Asia -- Regional 
       sources of conflict -- Extraregional sources of trouble --
       Illustrative pathways to conflict -- Impact on U.S. goals 
       and objectives. 
520    The advent of two nuclear powers in South Asia, 
       discoveries of nuclear trafficking, and insurgencies and 
       terrorism that threaten important U.S. interests and 
       objectives directly have transformed the region from a 
       strategic backwater into a primary theater of concern for 
       the United States. The United States, to a great extent 
       free of the restrictions of earlier sanction regimes and 
       attentive to the region's central role in the global war 
       on terrorism (GWOT), has engaged the states of South Asia 
       aggressively with a wide variety of policy initiatives. 
       Despite the diversity of policy instruments, few are very 
       powerful; indeed, only the U.S. military seems to offer 
       many options for Washington to intensify further its 
       security cooperation and influence in the region. This 
       monograph highlights key factors in the region that 
       imperil U.S. interests, and suggests how and where the 
       U.S. military might play an expanded, influential role. 
       The report notes that the current U.S. military force 
       posture, disposition, and lines of command may not be 
       optimal, given South Asia's new status in the U.S. 
       strategic calculus, and suggests seven key steps the 
       military might take to improve its ability to advance and 
       defend U.S. interests, not only in South Asia, but beyond 
       it, including the Middle East and Asia at large. Beyond 
       the specifics, however, the broader message arising from 
       this analysis is straightforward: the region's salience 
       for U.S. policy interests has increased dramatically. It 
       is therefore prudent to intensify Washington's involvement
       in the region and to devote the resources necessary to 
       become more influential with the governments within the 
       region. Given the area's potential for violence, it is 
       also prudent to shape a part of the U.S. military to meet 
       the potential crises emanating from South Asia, just as 
       the United States once shaped its military presence in 
       Western Europe for the contingencies of the Cold War. 
650  0 National security|zUnited States. 
650  0 National security|zSouth Asia. 
650  0 Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)|zSouth Asia. 
650  0 Terrorism|zSouth Asia. 
651  0 United States|xMilitary policy. 
651  0 South Asia|xMilitary relations|zUnited States. 
651  0 United States|xMilitary relations|zSouth Asia. 
651  0 South Asia|xPolitics and government. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 Electronic books.|2lcgft 
700 1  Peters, John E.,|d1947- 
710 2  JSTOR|eissuing body. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|tWar and escalation in South Asia.|dSanta
       Monica, CA : Rand, 2006|z0833038125|z9780833038128|w(DLC) 
       2005014938|w(OCoLC)60550475 
830  0 Books at JSTOR Open Access 
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990    JSTOR Open Access Books 
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991    |zUPDATED Custom text change 2019-04-10 
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