Is United States Foreign Policy Being Militarized?

by Charles Wolf, Jr.

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Considers whether U.S. foreign policy is overweighted with military considerations or excessively influenced by military personnel. Foreign policy should be militarized to a degree. By the same token, military choices require ample scrutiny from the standpoint of foreign policy, as well as firm control by informed and responsible civilian political leadership. Cool minds and a lot of homework are necessary to deal with these problems. Slogans that simple decry military influence on foreign policy distract attention from the serious effort needed; they contribute emotion and distraction rather than coolness and information. 15 pp.

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