national security

national security - • 2 financial cost – Vietnam $347...

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Causes of war: system level Imbalance of power Anarchy Global resources
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State-level Certain state ideologies lead to war Germany under the Nazis Certain government systems lead to war Military dictatorships
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Individual level Human characteristics: selfish, evil, aggressive Individual characteristics: Germany invades Poland in 1939
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The changing nature of war 1. technological advances The nuclear revolution (MAD) Must have enough weapons to survive a strike and be able to hit back
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The digital revolution Predator Drones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMh8Cjnzen
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Unformatted text preview: • 2. financial cost – Vietnam $347 billion, Iraq $800 billion, Afghanistan $450 billion • 3. scope – Before 1800, 3/1000 of population in a country participated in war – In the world wars, 1/7 WMD • Biological weapons • Banned by the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention • Produced by North Korea, Iran, Syria, Iraq • 1763, British Assessment • What are the two collective goods that nations consider when fighting terrorism?s • Extra credit: US selling drones to Turkey. What is Turkey going to use them for?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course POLS 2401 taught by Professor Malbrough during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State.

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