Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy

Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy

by Gordon Adams
     
 

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Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy? examines the question of whether the US Department of Defense (DOD) has assumed too large a role in influencing and implementing US foreign policy while confronting the challenges arising from terrorism, Islamic radicalism, insurgencies, ethnic conflicts and failed states. Contributors investigate

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Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy? examines the question of whether the US Department of Defense (DOD) has assumed too large a role in influencing and implementing US foreign policy while confronting the challenges arising from terrorism, Islamic radicalism, insurgencies, ethnic conflicts and failed states. Contributors investigate and provide different perspectives on the extent to which military leaders and DOD have increased their influence and involvement in areas such as foreign aid, development, diplomacy, policy debates, and covert operations. The book concludes that there has been a militarization of US foreign policy while it explores the institutional and political causes and their implications. Mission Creep's assessment and policy recommendations about how to rebalance the role of civilian agencies in foreign policy will interest students, scholars, and practitioners of US foreign policy, defense policy, and security studies.

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ISBN-13:
9781626161146
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
12/02/2014
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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"This book addresses one of the most important topics in US foreign policy analysis, and impressively so. It would be hard to find a collection that gathers a broader range of perspectives, or depth of knowledge and experience. Both specialists and newcomers, in either the academy or policy community, will find much to admire." -- Christopher Fettweis, associate professor, Department of Political Science, Tulane University

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