Documents the enormous costs of America’s military power, and proposes a new grand strategy that will advance U.S. national security by establishing a new set of rules governing the use of force abroad, and reaffirming the Founders’ intention to restrain the president’s ability to make war.
Foreign policy expert Ted Galen Carpenter outlines strategies for protecting America’s security while avoiding unnecessary and unrewarding military adventures.
When you order this book at its newly discounted price, we will include a free copy of Cato’s newly published report — The Case for Withdrawal: The Costs and Benefits of Leaving Iraq (March 2007). Written by Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, the paper is a concise analysis of the consequences the U.S. faces for both leaving and remaining in Iraq.
America confronts an array of international challenges and opportunities in the 21st century.
Is nation building a mistake?
The economic cost of sanctions.
Mission creep: the dangers of NATO expansion.
Why we shouldn’t give the UN more power.
Time for Korea to defend itself.
“This is foreign policy for grownups.” — Owen Harries, Editor, The National Interest