- Cambridge University Press
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- December 2021
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The collapse of the Soviet Union ushered in American global hegemony in world affairs. In the post-Cold War period, both Democrat and Republican governments intervened, fought insurgencies, and changed regimes. In America's Wars, Thomas Henriksen explores how America tried to remake the world by militarily invading a host of nations beset with civil wars, ethnic cleansing, brutal dictators, and devastating humanitarian conditions. The immediate post-Cold War years saw the United States carrying out interventions in the name of Western-style democracy, humanitarianism, and liberal internationalism in Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo. Later, the 9/11 terrorist attacks led America into larger-scale military incursions to defend itself from further assaults by al Qaeda in Afghanistan and from perceived nuclear arms in Iraq, while fighting small-footprint conflicts in Africa, Asia, and Arabia. This era is coming to an end with the resurgence of great power rivalry and rising threats from China and Russia.
David M. Kennedy - author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Nadia Schadlow - author of War and the Art of Governance: Consolidating Combat Success into Political Victory
Walter A. McDougall - Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Tragedy of U.S Foreign Policy: How American Civil Religion betrayed the National Interest
Colin Dueck - author of Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism
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