Charles W. Kegley
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (September 12, 2006)
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because the yr 2001 spread out, the U.S. stood on the apex of worldwide strength, owning unrivalled army functions, a colourful economic system, and--most of all--great self-confidence approximately its defense. The terrorist assaults of Sep 11 shattered America's triumphing illusions of invulnerability, prompting the world's sole superpower to embark on a innovative nationwide technique that ended in a preventive warfare opposed to Iraq. Will the U.S. be more secure and safer hence? This ebook exhibits why America's new assertively unilateral international coverage will truly create perils for the following new release of usa citizens. Written by way of pro students, After Iraq conducts a sweeping survey of America's current place within the international area and identifies the possibilities and dangers that the U.S. will most likely face as soon as the battle in Iraq attracts to an in depth. Kegley and Raymond offer an insightful assessment of the U.S. reaction to the novel threats posed via international terrorism in addition to a looking overview of the demanding situations created by way of the increase of China and different rising opponents. They argue that the present process American international coverage will damage the rustic through surroundings harmful precedents that undermine the ethical and criminal restraints--which have been equipped painstakingly during the last century--on whilst and the way states might use strength. Drawing upon a wealthy array of old parallels and empirical proof, the ebook illuminates situations during which earlier nice powers launched into comparable self-defeating concepts. just like the U.S. this present day, those states as soon as stood on the top of worldwide strength. yet as a result of misperceptions approximately what they can accomplish with unilateral, preventive makes use of of army strength, they made short-run judgements that undermined their long term strategic pursuits. With americans dealing with questions about the best way to strive against international terrorism, how you can diffuse the nuclear threats of Iran and North Korea, the way to comply with the transforming into energy of China and India, and the way to fix kinfolk with conventional allies, After Iraq charts a direction for restoring America's acceptance and management on this planet to bolster either U.S. and foreign safety within the turbulent a long time forward.