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America's Viceroys

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With the US armed forces playing an ever increasing central role in American foreign policy, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the role of regional Commanders-in-Chief (CINCs) in both implementing and shaping relations with various countries. Wielding tremendous power and substantial resources, both military and economic, these officers are also diplomats, advisors, and intermediaries between other countries and the Washington policy process. This book explores the role these military commanders play...

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Overview

With the US armed forces playing an ever increasing central role in American foreign policy, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the role of regional Commanders-in-Chief (CINCs) in both implementing and shaping relations with various countries. Wielding tremendous power and substantial resources, both military and economic, these officers are also diplomats, advisors, and intermediaries between other countries and the Washington policy process. This book explores the role these military commanders play in contemporary U.S. foreign policy.

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"Derek Reveron has put together an excellent work describing the controversial role of our nation's combatant commanders. It is an insightful, accurate, and provocative presentation of the issues and history done by first-rate contributors who clearly know the subject."—General Anthony C. Zinni, United States Marine Corps (Ret.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403964137
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Derek S. Reveron has taught political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Indiana Northwest, the Joint Military Intelligence College, National Defense University, and the U.S. Naval Academy. His first book is Promoting Democracy in the Post-Soviet Region. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Naval War College.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments—Derek S. Reveron
• About the Authors—Derek S. Reveron
• America's Viceroys—Derek S. Reveron and Michelle D. Gavin
• The Unified Command Plan—Gregg Garbesi
• Militarizing Diplomacy: Warrior-Diplomats and the Foreign Policy Process—Christopher J. Fettweis
• Pacific Command: A Warrior-Diplomat Speaks—Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., USN (ret.)
• European Command: General Wesley Clark and the War for Kosovo—Derek S. Reveron
• Southern Command: General Charles Wilhelm and U.S. Military Engagement with Colombia—Dean A. Cook
• Central Command: Where History is Made—James S. Robbins
• The Combatant Commander: The Man in the Middle—Stephen D. Wrage
• Bibliography
• Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2004

    Insightful, Accurate, and Provocative

    'Derek Reveron has put together an excellent work describing the controversial role of our nation's combatant commanders. It is an insightful, accurate, and provocative presentation of the issues and history done by first-rate contributors who clearly know the subject.'--General Anthony C. Zinni, United States Marine Corps (Ret.)

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