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America's Strategic Future: A Blueprint for National Survival in the New Millennium

America's Strategic Future: A Blueprint for National Survival in the New Millennium

by Hubert P. Van Tuyll

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This work is a critical examination of the dangers which confront the United States in the current era of global instability with historical examples of past crises and prescriptive suggestions for the future. America enters the post-Cold War world as a superpower, but one whose future security, and perhaps even survival, cannot be taken for granted. Only three times in modern history has the world seen such potential instability; in two of those instances, the result was total war. In the coming millennium, major crises and wars are inevitable. Whether or not the United States successfully negotiates such conflicts will depend upon decisions made today.

Only careful analysis and planning can help to assure that the United States will preserve its independence and prosperity. This study includes historical examples which illustrate why the current global situation is exceptionally dangerous and how America should prepare to avoid and survive crises, maintain freedom of action, and improve strategic decision-making. The author reviews the most dangerous strategic shortcomings and makes twenty-six recommendations for the future on such topics as military force structure, foreign policy goals, and domestic policy.

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ISBN-13: 9780313306747
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Series: Contributions in Military Studies Series , #169
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

HUBERT P. VAN TUYLL is Associate Professor of History at Augusta State University. His previous publications include Feeding the Bear: American Aid to the Soviet Union, 1941-1945 (Greenwood, 1989) as well as a number of articles on various military-historical topics.

Table of Contents


A Dangerous Time

The Moment of Danger

Getting Ready

The Real Freedom


Chinks in the Armor

What We Can Do


Bibliographic Essay


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