U.S. Military Forces as a Political Instrument Since World War II
Barry M. Blechman and Stephen S. Kaplan analyze how the United States sought to further foreign policy objectives since World War II by what they call "the demonstrative use of the military." They conclude that such uses of the military were often effective political instruments in the short term, but that their impact eroded over time.
Congress and the Cold War, Robert David Johnson Reviewed by Barry M. Blechman
Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics, Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Reviewed by Barry M. Blechman
How Democracies Lose Small Wars: State, Society, and the Failures of France in Algeria, Israel in Lebanon, and the United States in Vietnam, Gil Merom Reviewed by Barry M. Blechman
Civil Wars and Foreign Powers: Outside Intervention in Intrastate Conflict, Patrick M. Regan Reviewed by Barry M. Blechman
Defining Moment: The Threat and Use of Force in American Foreign Policy, Barry M. Blechman and Tamara Cofman Wittesmore by this author
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