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US National Defense for the Twenty-first Century : Grand Exit Strategy - Edward A. Olsen

US National Defense for the Twenty-first Century

Grand Exit Strategy

Paperback Published: 29th September 2001
ISBN: 9780714681405
Number Of Pages: 210

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US national security in the post-World War II years has been dominated by an internationalist/globalist policymaking establishment which scorns longstanding non-interventionist American traditions as "isolationist." As part of a revitalized debate over the future of the United States role in the world, this volume reviews and critiques flaws in the establishment's strategic thinking and the policies they have wrought.
Edward A. Olsen advocates an enlightened non-interventionist foreign and national security policy for the US based on a healthy form of inclusive civic nationalism which spurns both the nativist xenophobic stereotypes wrongly associated with neo-isolationism and embraces continued American economic and diplomatic engagement in world affairs.
After examining what is flawed in the United States' existing strategic vision, the virtues of non-interventionism are evaluated as the basis for a recommended new US strategic vision and restructuring of US defensive capabilities. Based on a proposed "Grand Exit Strategy," the scope of, and procedures for, American strategic disengagement from entangling military obligations worldwide are surveyed by region. The prospects for the United States implementing a non-interventionist policy through the political process and the likely national and international consequences are candidly evaluated.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Exit strategy: an introductionp. 1
A flawed strategic visionp. 6
Non-interventionism revisitedp. 30
A new strategic visionp. 54
Disentangling the United States from permanent alliancesp. 94
Non-interventionism and the futurep. 173
US military installations overseasp. 199
US military personnel assigned abroad, 30 September 2000p. 200
US foreign military operations in non-alliance sites, 1975-2001p. 203
International military education and training programsp. 205
Foreign military sales agreement conditions, 1998p. 206
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780714681405
ISBN-10: 0714681407
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 29th September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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