Orchestrating the Instruments of Power
A Critical Examination of the
U.S. National Security System

D. Robert Worley
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015

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PART I: Foundational Concepts and Principles

Chapter 1:       Primer on Security Concepts

Chapter 2:       War and American Democracy

Chapter 3:       War Powers


PART II: National Security Strategies

Chapter 4:       Grand Strategy

Chapter 5:       Cold War Strategies

Chapter 6:       Post-Cold War Strategies

Policy statements for uses of force at the low end of the conflict spectrum—including guerrilla, psychological, and political warfare—are given here, spanning both Cold War and post-Cold War periods.


PART III: National Security Apparatus

Chapter 7:       Instruments of Power

Chapter 8:       Mechanisms of Power

Chapter 9:       National Security Council


PART IV: National Security Reform

Chapter 10:     Major Reform Proposals

Chapter 11:     Strategy First

Additional Supplements:


Inaugural speeches html

Presidential rankings html gives background, points to individual studies, compares results

State of the Union addresses html

Presidential signing statements html

Historical Record

State Department Historian html

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) html

Office of the Secretary of Defense Historian html

Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy html

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