U.S. Global Defense Posture, 1783-2011
Stacie L. Pettyjohn
Format: Print Length
Publisher: RAND Corporation (December 19, 2012)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.8 MB
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This monograph describes the evolution of the U.S. global defense posture from 1783 to the present as the nation grew from a relatively weak and insular regional power into the preeminent global power. As new and unpredictable threats emerge, alliance relationships are revised, and resources decline, past efforts at dealing with similar problems yield important lessons for future decisions.