America the Vincible: U.S. Foreign Policy for the Twenty First Century, 1/e
Earl H. Fry, Brigham Young University
Stan A. Taylor, Brigham Young University
Robert S. Wood, Naval War College
Published September, 1993 by Prentice Hall Humanities/Social Science
Copyright 1994, 356 pp.
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Taking the view that the United States is not an invincible superpower,
this book focuses on changing conditions and how they will affect U.S.
foreign policy into the 21st Century. Fully examined are the
constitutional, political, economic, strategic, and social issues which
will shape our foreign policy in the future. The authors also make
suggestions for change which will make foreign policy more effective in
the coming century.
includes the most current information yet available, this
book focuses exclusively on U.S. foreign policy in the post-Cold War
era, and includes lessons from the Gulf War.
presents the unique concept of vincibility,
as the authors' present a realistic portrait of the United States
examines U.S. strengths and weaknesses in a highly
complex and interdependent global setting.
authored by a team combining both academic and government
1. America The Vincible: The Ship of State in Hazardous
I: THE CONTEXT OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY-MAKING
2. Who Steers the Ship of State? The Constitutional Basis
of Foreign Policy.
II. INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
3. The White House Office and the National Security
Council in the Foreign Policy Process.
4. The Role of Other Executive Branch Departments and
5. The Social and Cultural Bases of U.S. Foreign Policy.
6. Geostrategic Foundations of National Defense.
III. U.S. FOREIGN ECONOMIC POLICY-MAKING IN AN ERA OF
7. The Cold War and National Defense.
8. National Defense after the Cold War.
9. National Defense and the Challenge of Terrorism.
10. American Competitiveness in an Interdependent World.
11. Employment, Resources, and the Environment: International
Challenges Facing the United States.
12. U.S. Foreign Economic Policy.
13. Coping with the Economic Challenges of the Twenty-First
14. The Future.