Acting Alone: A Scientific Study of American Hegemony and Unilateral Use-of-force Decision Making (Innovations in the Study of World Politics)
By: Bradley F. Podliska (author)Hardback
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Acting Alone offers an unprecedented scientifically-based answer to the question of why presidents, regardless of political party, make decisions to use unilateral military force. By using three methods to test U.S. crisis behavior since 1937, the author of Acting Alone makes the case that presidents are realists and make a unilateral decision based on a wide military gap with an opponent, an opponent located in the Western hemisphere, and a national security threat.
Bradley F. Podliska is an instructor with the Department of Defense.
Chapter 1 1 Introduction Chapter 2 2 Unilateral Use-of-Force Decision Making Chapter 3 3 Statistical Tests: U.S. Unilateral Uses of Force Since 1937 Chapter 4 4 Does the Type of Crisis Matter? An Experimental Test Chapter 5 5 Opening Up the "Black Box" of a President's Unilateral Decision: Case Studies of the 1991 Gulf War, 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion, and 1989 Panama Invasion Chapter 6 6 Conclusion
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