The Powell Doctrine and US Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Luke Middup

Published April 10, 2015
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9781472425652 - CAT# Y253038
Series: Military Strategy and Operational Art


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The Vietnam War is one of the longest and most controversial in US history. This book seeks to explore what lessons the US military took from that conflict as to how and when it was appropriate for the United States to use the enormous military force at its disposal and how these lessons have come to influence and shape US foreign policy in subsequent decades. In particular this book will focus on the evolution of the so called ’Powell Doctrine’ and the intellectual climate that lead to it. The book will do this by examining a series of case studies from the mid-1970s to the present war in Afghanistan.

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