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National Security

Select any two of the four basic strategies used to preserve security. Identify and describe what assumptions are made about the opponent according to each of the two strategies you chose.
Give an example of each of the two strategies in current world politics and speculate on their effectiveness.

1)Defense -Blocking an enemy's attack

2)Deterrence Dissuading an attack by showing its high cost.

3) Attempts to relax tensions between hostile countries

4)Disarmament- Elimination of existing weapons.

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Remember - I cannot answer these questions for you, but I can provide you with the mental tools necessary for constructing your own answer.

Let's look at a few articles first:

On deterrence:
http://nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/nuclear-weapons/history/cold-war/strategy/strategy-deterrence.htm

On detente:
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/62444/ray-takeyh/time-for-d%C3%83%C2%A9tente-with-iran

On disarmament:
http://www.unog.ch/80256EE600585943/(httpHomepages)/6A03113D1857348E80256F04006755F6

These are three respected resources that might get you started on these fairly complex topics.

Now, assumptions and examples:

Whenever you answer questions like this, you have to contextualize it. This means you place these issues in a context of theory; specifically, a theory of global affairs that makes sense out of these strategies. A few examples:

1. A country might begin to examine detente if they are convinced that they can no longer afford an arms race. To ...

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