The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II

The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II

Andrew J. Bacevich


Essays by way of a various and exclusive crew of historians, political scientists, and sociologists research the alarms, emergencies, controversies, and confusions that experience characterised America's chilly struggle, the post-Cold warfare period of the Nineties, and modern day "Global struggle on Terror." This "Long conflict" has left its imprint on almost each element of yank existence; via contemplating it as an entire, The lengthy War is the 1st quantity to take a really complete examine America's reaction to the national-security quandary touched off through the occasions of worldwide battle II.

Contributors examine themes starting from grand method and strategic bombing to ideology and economics and examine the altering American means of warfare and Hollywood's strangely constant depiction of usa citizens at battle. They review the evolution of the national-security equipment and the position of dissenters who considered the myriad actions of that gear with dismay. They take a clean examine the lengthy War's civic implications and its impression on civil-military relatives.

More than an army heritage, The lengthy War examines the guidelines, rules, and associations that experience constructed because the usa claimed the position of worldwide superpower. This protracted main issue has turn into a possible everlasting, if now not defining element of latest American existence. In breaking down the previous and synthetic limitations that experience commonly divided the postwar interval into neat ancient devices, this quantity offers a greater realizing of the evolution of the us and U.S. coverage considering international warfare II and gives a clean point of view on our present nationwide safety predicament.

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