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The Challenge To U.S. Policy in the Third World: Global Responsibilities and Regional Devolution
The Challenge To U.S. Policy in the Third World: Global Responsibilities and Regional Devolution
By Thomas Perry Thornton
Westview Press, 1987, 175 pp.

The author, who was in charge of North-South issues in the National Security Council during the Carter years, argues persuasively that it is in the world's and America's own interest for the United States to encourage the growth of regional responsibility for "security management" in the Third World. Conversely, "if the Reagan approach is pursued single-mindedly as a part of U.S.-Soviet competition, it is likely to lead to another disaster of U.S. globalism."