Owls and Eagles: Ending the Foreign Policy Flights of Fancy of Hawks, Doves, and Neo-Cons by Harlan K. Ullman | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Owls and Eagles: Ending the Foreign Policy Flights of Fancy of Hawks, Doves, and Neo-Cons

Owls and Eagles: Ending the Foreign Policy Flights of Fancy of Hawks, Doves, and Neo-Cons

by Harlan K. Ullman
     
 

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Leading national security strategist Harlan K. Ullman is well known for his aggressive, no nonsense approach to U.S. foreign policy. By his own description, he demands a smarter, realistic policy, one that is "informed by fact and reason and not ideology and tough when it must be." The time span of the author's columns, largely for the Washington Times , reprinted

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Leading national security strategist Harlan K. Ullman is well known for his aggressive, no nonsense approach to U.S. foreign policy. By his own description, he demands a smarter, realistic policy, one that is "informed by fact and reason and not ideology and tough when it must be." The time span of the author's columns, largely for the Washington Times , reprinted in this book is no coincidence. Owls and Eagles begins with the onset of the controversial U.S.-led war in Iraq in March 2003 and ends twenty months later, shortly after President George W. Bush's reelection. What overly ambitious, under informed goals inspired the U.S. to launch the preemptive war? What were the domestic and electoral factors that led to the president's decision? And, perhaps most importantly, what are the consequences of the unilateral war to the standing of the United States in the global community and to the legacy of George W. Bush? These are the provocative questions contemplated in this important book. In the end, the author has achieved his goal of "informing the public and provoking them to think and to question how well or badly our nation was faring in the fight to keep us safe and secure."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742549296
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Harlan K. Ullman, Ph.D., is a senior advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a prominent Washington, D.C., think tank, and a senior fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses. He is also a columnist for the Washington Times and a commentator on Fox News, BBC, and Al Jazeera. His military background includes skippering Swift Boats during the Vietnam War and commanding a destroyer in the Persian Gulf. He is the author of Finishing Business: Ten Steps to Defeat Global Terror (2004) and Unfinished Business: Afghanistan, the Middle East and Beyond-Defusing the Dangers That Threaten America's Security (2002). Ullman is credited for being the principal architect of the "shock and awe" doctrine that was adopted by the Pentagon.

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