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Reagan on war [electronic resource] : a reappraisal of the Weinberger doctrine, 1980-1984 / Gail E.S. Yoshitani.

Author/Creator:
Yoshitani, Gail E. S., 1968-
Publication:
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (274 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Foreign relations and the presidency ; no. 10.
Foreign relations and the presidency ; no. 10
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Subjects:
Intervention (International law).
National security -- United States -- Decision making.
Civil-military relations -- United States.
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1977-1981.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1981-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy.
Weinberger, Caspar W.
Reagan, Ronald.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Even at the time it was announced near the end of the first term of the Reagan administration, such luminaries as William Safire mischaracterized the Weinberger Doctrine as a conservative retreat from the use of force in U.S. international relations. Since that time, scholars have largely agreed with Safire that the six points spelled out in the statement represented a reaction to the Vietnam War and were intended to limit U.S. military action to "only the fun wars" that could be relatively easily won or those in response to direct attack. In this work of extensive original school
Contents:
Defining and challenging the Vietnam syndrome
A short primer on domestic political realities
The Casey doctrine: using proxy forces in Central America
The Pentagon doctrine: using American military power decisively in Lebanon
The Shultz doctrine: using American military power to support diplomacy
The Weinberger doctrine: a new pattern for civil-military relations.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-299-05360-2
1-60344-577-3
OCLC:
808337196