Collective Defense Or Strategic Independence

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Collective Defense Or Strategic Independence

Edited by Ted Galen Carpenter
Cato Institute/Lexington (MA): Lexington Books, 1989
310 pp. $40.00

Those who are familiar with the work of the Cato Institute will not be surprised by this volume. Its main chapters by institute stalwarts Earl Ravenal, Christopher Layne, Alan Tonelson and the editor make the case for disengaging and limiting commitments. However, the volume does present other views, and if the chapters are uneven, they still amount to a thought-provoking attempt at assessing American interests and capabilities in a period of change.

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