U.S. Global Defense Posture, 1783–2011
Stacie L. Pettyjohn
In a refreshingly thin volume, Stacie Pettyjohn offers us an overview of how the U.S. approach to its national defense evolved from a minimalism that could barely defend the national frontiers to global interventionism.
It is a thoughtful, largely apolitical study that points us to a future where the U.S. treads more lightly overseas, and as such will offer food for thought for all of us who debate U.S. foreign policy.
- Office Politics: Why did the USAF fund “US Global Defense Posture, 1783-2011″? (my.firedoglake.com)
- Truth or Dare?…or Neither. (funjacationalpolitics.wordpress.com)
- Matthew Feeney on the Top 5 U.S. Foreign Policy Screw-Ups of 2012 (reason.com)