'I was thinking, as I often do these days, of war':The United States in the Twenty-First Century

January 2012
Diplomatic History;Jan2012, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses U.S. participation in war and the strategy of counterinsurgency during the 21st century. The author examines the notion of the U.S. as an empire and states that U.S. government and military policy during the Korean War can serve as a foundation for an ongoing policy of counterinsurgency. The article discusses the subsequent polices of the administration of the late U.S. president John F. Kennedy concerning the Vietnam War as well as military strategy in the late 20th century and early 21st century that attempts to avoid alleged mistakes during the Vietnam War. The author examines U.S. military policy in the so-called War against Terror and counterinsurgency as a strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 21st century.


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