The National Security Doctrines of the American Presidency: How They Shape Our Present and Future, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313392293
  • ISBN-13: 9780313392290
  • DDC: 355.033573
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 805 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The National Security Doctrines of the American Presidency: How They Shape our Present and Future provides a chronological examination of the foreign policy and national security doctrines of key American presidents from Washington to Obama, covering everything from our missionary zeal and our pursuit of open navigation of the seas, to our involvement in the ongoing political and military conflicts in the Middle East. It addresses the multiple sources behind the doctrines: real, rhetorical, and ideological. Arranged chronologically, each chapter offers commentary on the historical evolution of these doctrines, identifies the major themes, and highlights unique revelations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: National Security Doctrines.
2: The Washington Doctrine: The Forgotten Doctrine.
3: The Monroe Doctrine: This Hemisphere Is Ours.
4: The Polk Doctrine: The Stirrings of Manifest Destiny.
5: The Lincoln Doctrine: National Security Unionism.
6: The Roosevelt Doctrine: The Birth of Primacy.
7: The Wilson Doctrine: We Will Make Man in Our Image.
8: The Hoover Doctrine: The Delusional Doctrine.
9: The FDR Doctrine: The Transition to Greatness.
Primary Documents for Volume 1.
Title Page.
1: The Truman Doctrine: The Rise of the National Security State.
2: The Eisenhower Doctrine: Liberation tested.
3: The Nixon Doctrine: The Doctrinal Retreat.
4: The Carter Doctrine: The New Wilsonianism.
5: The Reagan Doctrine: The Rebirth of Primacy and Liberation.
6: The Clinton Doctrine: The Un-Doctrine of Mirrors.
7: The Bush Doctrine: Crusading Realism and a Return to Grand Strategy.
8: The Obama Doctrine: Leading from Behind.
9: The Grand Strategy of the United States.
Primary Documents for Volume 2.
About the Author.