Intl Security 24 Choices

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24 Choices—Ends, Means, and US Grand Strategy  after the Cold War Successors to Cold War Containment? No administration fully embraces any… but they tend to fall into one of   these I.  Primacy:  the hegemony of “hard power” The Bush Administration center of gravity Most ambitious A.  Goal:  preserve unipolarity  o Desirable o Spread of universal (American values) around the world o There can then only be one superpower B.  Major Features? 1.  conventional military forces RMA embraced Invest more heavily in the military Keep advantage to discourage anyone (China) from  challenging our position 2.  nuclear weapons Broadened role // want weapons fro other purposes Options // counterforce strike Missile defense imperative 3.  alliances Expand to facilitate US military advantage Enable the US to exercise leadership US – NATO alliance, most important Says expanding NATO is good – no one cares if  this upsets Russia NATO is an alliance the US could lead  out of area  beyond Europe, possible Asia
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