American Force

American Force

Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security

eBook - 2011
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While American national security policy grew more interventionist after the Cold War, Washington hoped to shape the world on the cheap. Misled by the stunning success against Iraq in 1991, administrations of both parties pursued ambitious aims with limited force, committing the military frequently but often hesitantly, with inconsistent justification. These ventures produced strategic confusion, unplanned entanglements, and indecisive results. This collection of essays by Richard K. Betts, a leading scholar of international politics, investigates the American use of force since the Cold War.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780231521888
023152188X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 367 pages)

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