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Mission failure : America and the world in the post-Cold War era /

by Mandelbaum, Michael.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c2016Description: ix, 485 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780190469474 (hardcover); 0190469471 (hardcover); .Subject(s): Ideology -- Political aspects -- United States | Realism -- Political aspects -- United States | Humanitarian intervention -- History -- 20th century | Humanitarian intervention -- History -- 21st century | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989- | United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy | United States -- Military policy
Contents:
Introduction -- China, the global economy, and Russia -- Humanitarian intervention -- The War on Terror and Afghanistan -- Iraq -- The Middle East -- The restoration -- Conclusion.
Scope and content: "[The author] argues that, in the past 25 years, US foreign policy has undergone a significant shift. Historically, it was oriented primarily toward threat reduction, but the US military has turned in recent years to missions that are largely humanitarian and socio-political. The author argues that ideologically-driven foreign policy - that which seeks to reconstruct societies along Western lines - generally leads to mission failure"
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-458) and index.

Introduction -- China, the global economy, and Russia -- Humanitarian intervention -- The War on Terror and Afghanistan -- Iraq -- The Middle East -- The restoration -- Conclusion.

"[The author] argues that, in the past 25 years, US foreign policy has undergone a significant shift. Historically, it was oriented primarily toward threat reduction, but the US military has turned in recent years to missions that are largely humanitarian and socio-political. The author argues that ideologically-driven foreign policy - that which seeks to reconstruct societies along Western lines - generally leads to mission failure"

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