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The Resource The power problem : how American military dominance makes us less safe, less prosperous, and less free, Christopher A. Preble

The power problem : how American military dominance makes us less safe, less prosperous, and less free, Christopher A. Preble

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The power problem : how American military dominance makes us less safe, less prosperous, and less free
Title
The power problem
Title remainder
how American military dominance makes us less safe, less prosperous, and less free
Statement of responsibility
Christopher A. Preble
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Numerous polls show that Americans want to reduce our military presence abroad, allowing our allies and other nations to assume greater responsibility both for their own defense and for enforcing security in their respective regions. In The Power Problem, Christopher A. Preble explores the aims, costs, and limitations of the use of this nation's military power; throughout, he makes the case that the majority of Americans are right, and the foreign policy experts who disdain the public's perspective are wrong.Preble is a keen and skeptical observer of recent U.S. foreign policy experiences, which have been marked by the promiscuous use of armed intervention. He documents how the possession of vast military strength runs contrary to the original intent of the Founders, and has, as they feared, shifted the balance of power away from individual citizens and toward the central government, and from the legislative and judicial branches of government to the executive. In Preble's estimate, if policymakers in Washington have at their disposal immense military might, they will constantly be tempted to overreach, and to redefine ever more broadly the "national interest."Preble holds that the core national interest-preserving American security-is easily defined and largely immutable. Possessing vast military power in order to further other objectives is, he asserts, illicit and to be resisted. Preble views military power as purely instrumental: if it advances U.S. security, then it is fulfilling its essential role. If it does not-if it undermines our security, imposes unnecessary costs, and forces all Americans to incur additional risks-then our military power is a problem, one that only we can solve. As it stands today, Washington's eagerness to maintain and use an enormous and expensive military is corrosive to contemporary American democracy
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Preble, Christopher A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
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  • National security
  • Hegemony
  • Power
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Hegemony
  • Military policy
  • National security
  • United States
Label
The power problem : how American military dominance makes us less safe, less prosperous, and less free, Christopher A. Preble
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The U.S. military : dominant, but not omnipotent -- Tallying the costs of our military power -- It costs too much -- We use it too much -- The hegemon's dilemma -- Curing the power problem
Control code
ocn726824259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt4sns6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824259
Label
The power problem : how American military dominance makes us less safe, less prosperous, and less free, Christopher A. Preble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The U.S. military : dominant, but not omnipotent -- Tallying the costs of our military power -- It costs too much -- We use it too much -- The hegemon's dilemma -- Curing the power problem
Control code
ocn726824259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4sns6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824259

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