The Intervention Debate: Towards a Posture of Principled Judgment John Garofano

ISBN: 9781312348097

Published: July 11th 2014

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96 pages


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The Intervention Debate: Towards a Posture of Principled Judgment  by  John Garofano

The Intervention Debate: Towards a Posture of Principled Judgment by John Garofano
July 11th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 96 pages | ISBN: 9781312348097 | 7.76 Mb

Deciding when and how to use force is one of the central elements of strategy. Throughout American history, debate has raged over whether force is appropriate only in defense of the homeland and vital national interests or whether it should also beMoreDeciding when and how to use force is one of the central elements of strategy.

Throughout American history, debate has raged over whether force is appropriate only in defense of the homeland and vital national interests or whether it should also be used to promote more expansive objectives like regional security and stopping humanitarian disasters in regions with few tangible U.S.

interests. The 1990s showed the extremes of this issue. In the George H. Bush administration, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell both advocated restrictive conditions for the use of force, with tangible interests at stake, clear support from the American people and Congress, and an explicit exit strategy. In the Clinton administration, officials such as National Security Advisor Anthony Lake and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright supported a more expansive use of force in places like the Balkans.



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