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American Force: Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security

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While American national security policy has grown more interventionist since the Cold War, Washington has also hoped to shape the world on the cheap. Misled by the stunning success against Iraq in 1991, administrations of both parties have pursued ambitious aims with limited force, committing the country's military frequently yet often hesitantly, with inconsistent justifi

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Hardcover, 367 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Columbia University Press
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The American Conservative
'The book is ... a lucid and insightful guide to the use of armed force as an instrument of U.S. power. Central to Betts’s approach is a clear-headed view of what constitutes U.S. national security—which should not be equated with international security—and of the importance of concentrating on genuinely vital interests as distinct from all the nice-to-have objectives that the United States seems to have picked up along the way to unipolarity.'

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