Strategy for Empire: U.S. Regional Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era, Том 1

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Brian Loveman
Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - Всего страниц: 339
The United States Department of Defense has carved the world into five pieces, called unified military commands, maintaining troops and military leadership in each. The geographic boundaries of the unified commands, which together encompass the entire globe, "are set in a way that makes sense to us (the U.S.) for political, military, cultural sorts of reasons," according to the DOD. Yet outside military and defense circles, the potential impact of post-1990 American strategic reach--or perhaps overreach--has not been given sufficient attention. In Strategy for Empire, Brian Loveman fills that gap by raising the key questions all students should be considering: Even under the perilous conditions imposed by global terrorism, diffusion of weapons of mass destruction, and international "anarchy," can the United States afford, and should it seek to justify, assigning responsibility to combatant commanders for every area of the globe and maintaining a military presence in well over 100 countries? Can a foreign policy of preemptive deterrence and covert operations around the globe against terrorists, international criminal organizations, and so-called rogue states be compatible with American constitutional democracy? Or has the United States itself become a rogue superpower, at risk of losing its democratic soul and institutions at home and its moral credibility abroad in its efforts to manage a global empire through regional military commands? This timely reader provides answers to these questions from the perspective of American presidents, policymakers, military officers, establishment think tanks, and critical scholars. The text and accompanying CD collect in one place a synthesis of official and semi-official views of post-1990 regional security agendas and of the evolving perception of post-Cold War threat scenarios. The book begins with President George Bush's "The National Security Strategy of the United States of America" ( September 2002); then presents the views of military strategists, governmen

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The National Security Strategy of the United States of America September 2002
1
Perspectives from the Military Intelligence and Establishment Think Tanks
33
The American Mission
35
The Challenges of American Imperial Power
43
Fortress Europa European Defense and the Future of the North Atlantic Alliance
53
The US Army and the AsiaPacific
69
Searching for a PostSaddam Regional Security Architecture
101
The Growing Threat to Democracy in Latin America
121
US Regional Security Policy in South Asia
203
US Regional Security Policy in the Middle East
229
US Security Policy toward Latin America Enduring Themes Changing Realities
251
Colombia US Security Policy in the Andean Region and the Specter of a Regionalized War
265
Is the United States a Rogue Nation?
289
Selected References on US Regional Security and Defense Policy since 1990
311
About the Contributors
315
Index
323

Alternative Views of US Regional Security Policies since 1990
153
US Policy toward Russia and Eurasia in the 1990s
155
When Might Makes Wrong The Impact of the US Military in East Asia
173
List of Documents on the CDROM
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Brian Loveman is professor of political science and the Fred J. Hansen Chair for Peace Studies at San Diego State University.

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