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Author Siracusa, Joseph M., author.

Title Presidential doctrines : U.S. national security from George Washington to Barack Obama / Joseph M. Siracusa and Aiden Warren.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  355.033573 Si76p 2016    ---  Available
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Description xxi, 251 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-239) and index.
Contents 1. Non-Entangling Alliances -- 2. Securing the Region -- 3. The Seeds of Democracy Promotion -- 4. The New Terrain: Containing the "Outside" -- 5. Maintaining the "Outside" -- 6. Variations and Continuities in Cold War Approaches -- 7. Prevention for the 21st Century -- 8. Pragmatic Realism and the Use of Force.
Summary "This book assesses and evaluates the key U.S. presidential doctrines from Washington to Obama. It demonstrates that in spite of differences between successive administrations, in most instances, presidential doctrines have articulated both the responses and directions conducive to an international order that best advances American interests: a composition encompassing "democracy," open free markets, self-determining states that adhere to U.S. principles, and a secure global environment in which U.S. goals can be pursued (ideally) unimpeded. This is manifest through such policy goals as containment, interventionism, engagement, de-entanglement, and securing the region. Also, it shows that the current dilemmas facing the U.S. are a continuation of perennial policy challenges, from Washington's warning to steer clear of permanent alliances, to George Bush's radical doctrine of prevention and pre-emption and Obama's "reluctant realist" doctrine. In navigating and assessing the key presidential doctrines, the book explains both the individual and defining themes American presidents have embodied in their respective doctrines in attempting to meet national interest goals. Ultimately, it shows that although each doctrine was formulated in reaction to immediate foreign policy concerns, each also addressed fundamental aspects of U.S. national security that led future statesmen to follow its broad objectives and prescriptions."--Publisher's description.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy -- History.
National security -- United States -- Philosophy -- History.
National security -- United States -- History.
Strategic culture -- United States -- History.
Military doctrine -- United States -- History.
Diplomatic relations -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01910431
Military doctrine. (OCoLC)fst01021106
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
National security -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01033733
Strategic culture. (OCoLC)fst01745709
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Warren, Aiden, author.
ISBN 9781442267473 (cloth ; alk. paper)
144226747X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781442267480 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1442267488 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 40026930112

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