More than a decade has passed since the end of the Cold War, but the United States has yet to reach a consensus on a coherent approach to the international use of American power. The essays in this volume present contending perspectives on the future of US grand strategy. US policy options include primacy, cooperative security, selective engagement, and retrenchment. This revised edition includes additional and more recent analysis and advocacy of these options. The volume includes the Clinton administration's National Security Strategy for a New Century, the most recent official statement of American grand strategy, so readers can compare proposed strategies with the official US government position.
About the Editors
Michael E. Brown is Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
Steven E. Miller is Editor-in-chief of International Security and Director of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center.
"America's Strategic Choices collects the best recent writing on American grand strategy. It is an excellent reader for courses on US foreign policy, grand strategy, and contemporary security issues."
—Stephen Van Evera, Associate Professor of Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; author of Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict