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Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice: The Need for an Effective American Foreign Policy

Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice: The Need for an Effective American Foreign Policy

by William C. Martel
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ISBN-13: 9781107442214
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/12/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 530
Product dimensions: 7.04(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

William C. Martel is Associate Professor of International Security Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Massachusetts. His research and teaching interests are in international security and public policy. He is the author of Victory in War: Foundations of Strategy (2011). Martel was a professor of national security affairs at the Naval War College and served on the professional staff of the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC. He also served as an advisor to the National Security Council from 2002 to 2003. From 2007 to 2010, he was a consultant for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the US Air Force, and the USAF Scientific Advisory Board, and he served on the Defense Department's Threat Reduction Advisory Committee.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Contemporary classics in American grand strategy; Part I. Makers of Grand Strategy: 3. Foundations of grand strategy; 4. Ancient and modern eras of grand strategy; 5. Grand strategies of empire in the modern era; 6. Revolutionary and nuclear eras of grand strategy; Part II. Makers of American Grand Strategy: 7. Building domestic foundations of American power: Washington to Lincoln; 8. Restraining sources of disorder: Theodore Roosevelt to Franklin Delano Roosevelt; 9. Reinforcing alliances and partnerships: Truman to Reagan; 10. Drifting between principles: Bush to Obama; Part III. Conclusion: 11. The making of a future American grand strategy.

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