America's Strategic Choices

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MIT Press, 2000 - Political Science - 415 pages
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More than a decade has passed since the end of the Cold War, but the United States has yet to reach a consensus on a coherent approach to the international use of American power. The essays in this volume present contending perspectives on the future of U.S. grand strategy. U.S. policy options include primacy, cooperative security, selective engagement, and retrenchment. This revised edition includes additional and more recent analysis and advocacy of these options. The volume includes the Clinton administration's National Security Strategy for a New Century, the most recent official statement of American grand strategy, so readers can compare proposed strategies with the official U.S. government position.
 

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Competing Visions for US Grand Strategy
3
RESTRAINT
53
The Strategy of Restraint in the Face of Temptation
55
Americas Future Grand Strategy
99
SELECTIVE ENGAGEMENT
139
The Strategy of Selective Engagement
141
COOPERATIVE SECURITY
177
Cooperative Security in the United States
179
Concerts Collective Security and the Future of Europe
218
A Retrospective
266
PRIMACY
271
The Stability of a Unipolar World
273
Realist Theories and US Grand Strategy after the Cold War
310
A National Security Strategy for a New Century
351
Suggestions for Further Reading
412
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