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The political use of military force in US foreign policy

Author: James David Meernik
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the Quasi War with France and the opening of Japan, to the numerous interventions of the 1990s, these events have been situated at the heart of US foreign policy. There are four different explanations as to why the US, throughout its history, has used military force just short of war. Some scholars have suggested that nations use military force on behalf of security objectives. Others have maintained that
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James David Meernik
ISBN: 0754642887 9780754642886
OCLC Number: 54913831
Description: 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Security, power and realist explanations of the political use of military force --
Economic interests and the political use of military force --
Liberal idealism and the political use of military force --
Diversionary theory and the political use of military force --
Comprehensive analysis of the political use of military force in US foreign policy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: James David Meernik.
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Recently many researchers have explored the extent to which the US has used force to promote democracy and human rights, and still more scholars have argued that presidents use limited force for  Read more...

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