Putting "defense" Back Into U.S. Defense Policy: Rethinking U.S. Security in the Post-Cold War World
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - 242 sider
This book examines the implications of counterinsurgency wars for U.S. defense policy and makes the compelling argument that the United States' default position on counterinsurgency wars should be to avoid them.
This book is a timely wake-up call to those who make American foreign and defense policies. It demands a badly needed re-thinking of America's national interests. In the author's view, America's natural geostrategic position places it at a natural advantage, rendering unnecessary a forward defense posture. A non-interventionist foreign policy would save money by requiring lower defense budgets. An America less willing to get involved in complex overseas disputes unrelated to U.S vital interests would also be less likely to make enemies around the world.
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Defining US Vital Interests
Threats to US Vital Interests
US Security Strategy
The United States Must Revamp Its Military Forces
Weapons Unnecessary for a BalancerofLastResort Strategy