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The global village myth : distance, war and the limits of power, Patrick Porter

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The global village myth : distance, war and the limits of power
Title
The global village myth
Title remainder
distance, war and the limits of power
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Porter
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Porter challenges the powerful ideology of "Globalism" that is widely subscribed to by the US national security community. Globalism entails visions of a perilous shrunken world in which security interests are interconnected almost without limit, exposing even powerful states to instant war. Globalism does not just describe the world, but prescribes expansive strategies to deal with it, portraying a fragile globe that the superpower must continually tame into order. Porter argues that this vision of the world has resulted in the US undertaking too many unnecessary military adventures and dangerous strategic overstretch. Distance and geography should be some of the factors that help the US separate the important from the unimportant in international relations. The US should also recognize that, despite the latest technologies, projecting power over great distances still incurs frictions and costs that set real limits on American power. Reviving an appreciation of distance and geography would lead to a more sensible and sustainable grand strategy.--
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Provided by Publisher
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1976-
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Porter, Patrick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • International relations
  • Security, International
  • United States
  • United States
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The global village myth : distance, war and the limits of power, Patrick Porter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : strife in the village -- So near, so far : physical and strategic distance -- Wars for the world : the rise of globalism: 1941, 1950, 2001 -- Lost in space : Al Qaeda and the limits of netwar -- Access denied : technology, terrain and the barriers to conquest -- Wide of the mark : drones, cyber and the tyrannies of distance -- Conclusion : the geopolitics of hubris
Control code
FIEb17676472
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Isbn
9781626161924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)885026309
Label
The global village myth : distance, war and the limits of power, Patrick Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : strife in the village -- So near, so far : physical and strategic distance -- Wars for the world : the rise of globalism: 1941, 1950, 2001 -- Lost in space : Al Qaeda and the limits of netwar -- Access denied : technology, terrain and the barriers to conquest -- Wide of the mark : drones, cyber and the tyrannies of distance -- Conclusion : the geopolitics of hubris
Control code
FIEb17676472
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Isbn
9781626161924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)885026309

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