Ou could drive a truck through Essentially they argue that the United States should boil down its foreign policy to one in which we a respect the sovereignty of other states whether or not we agree with their politics b demand that our own be respected and c "back up our demands with credible threat "up our demands with the threat overwhelming conventional military force itself backed up with very specific Congressional declarations of war or pre mptive authorizations of force The specifics are spelled out in various chapters and are thought provoking to say the least the chapter on clarifying culpability for civilian deaths in wartime is well stated and ought to be reuired reading for very journalist in AmericaWhat leaves me dry about this
book is its similarity to ideas already tried and in many cases found is its similarity to ideas already tried and in many cases found While the authors make a convincing case that their ideas are not simply isolationism re packaged I in fact think that what they have re packaged and sold to us is neutrality Switzerland style Essentially we would completely re think all of our alliances and only ngage in them when they served our immediate strategic security interests Further we would only act militarily anywhere in the world in order to right a situation in which our sovereignty loosely defined by the authors as our territorial integrity and the safety of our citizens within our borders was violated We would not act to play countries off Descartes and His Contemporaries each other nornforce weapons or technology related High Tide at Midnight embargoes or sanctionsThe problem with this is that it would allow potential adversaries to operate without fear of retribution from us until such time as they had delivered an unacceptably costly blow to us Would we respect Iran s sovereignty until they delivered a nuclear warhead or dirty bomb to an American city The authors would argue that the credible threat of force would deter such action by state actors and would compel them to clamp down on non state actors but there is simply no telling what the Iranian mullahs or the Korean Kim dynasty sndgame might be in the face of imminent regime collapse At that point the credible threat of force would mean less than nothingI also couldn E and no strategy on the horizon to Education and Equality either reassure the American public or warn the world attack us and this is what you canxpect We've also never had a plan that says respect our sovereignty and we'll respect yours There are two tracks to the strategy presented in this book strengthening state responsibility abroad and strengthening the social fabric here at home Because no one considers the state of our social fabric in light of our fore. Good book great uniue perspective of a new American strategy Excellent analysis
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#forces officers so #Officers so reflects the views of individuals actively ngaged in combatVery well written very thoughtful and "thought provoking interesting take by the authors on international relations but devoid of serious thinking The authors use the "provoking interesting take by the authors on international relations but devoid of serious thinking The authors use the ways means model for strategy yet only consider military means as a solution for international relations disregarding conomic diplomatic and other forms of national power Further the authors scholarship on organizations such as NATO seem to be lacking Following the ideas of these authors is a recipe for continual warfare which could not possibly be supported by the national means available The first three chapters were a pretty good summary of international politics and the last two chapters were a decent look at future international politics idealized but the Dangerous Work entire middle section was fairly consistently bomb those who disagree Also the last 80 or so pages were appendices so the 229 page uotation was an overstimationBlog Twitter Facebook Google Plus Essentially a pragmatically libertarian approach to foreign and domestic policy Dry but compelling and logically sound because it s so rational it s unlikely to Flavor and Soul ever be implementedSome very interestingxplorations of how America has ssentially lost its identity and devolved into various thnicities I hadn t Forgery, Replica, Fiction ever thought of this breakdown as a threat to national security but it rings true and certainlyxplains a lot the controversy over illegal immigration is their chief xampleOverall a good read but might as well have been fiction for all its likelihood of ver becoming reality The authors arguments were interesting and compelling in places It s hard to disagree that the United States is Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life excessivelyntangled and in a haphazard manner in all manner of conflicts that neither serve our strategic interests nor Escape enhance our safety and security But their proposed solution leaves holes The Sovereignty Solution is not an Establishment national security strategy Instead it describes what the US could actually do to restore order to the world without having tongage in ither global policing or nation building Right now there is no coherent plan that addresses uestions like If terrorists were to strike Chicago tomorrow what would we do When Chicago is burning whom would we target How would we respond There is nothing in plac.