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Unintended Consequences free pdf In "Unintended Consequences", Kenneth J. Hagan and Ian J. Bickerton describe and analyze the course and aftermath of ten major wars fought by the United States, pointing out critical turning points in the conflicts and the remarkable similarity of dilemmas that followed the conclusion of hostilities. The effect is to demonstrate that the unintended consequences of the wars not only outweighed the intended consequences in shaping subsequent events, they produced sharp and significant shifts in United States foreign, military and domestic policy. Most wars embarked upon by the United States, when measured against this criterion, were not only catastrophic and destructive they were avoidable, unnecessary and unpredictable in outcome.Once they understand this reality, Americans concerned with contemporary foreign and military policy can approach Iraq, and any prospective conflict, with greater sophistication. More importantly, policy-makers thinking of undertaking wars in the future may be made more cautious and circumspect in their planning than were those who launched the war in Iraq. It will also prove to be an invaluable corrective to the traditional views of American wars to which we are routinely exposed.

About Kenneth J. Hagan

Kenneth J. Hagan is Professor of Strategy at the US Naval War College, Monterey, California, and co-author of American Foreign Relations: A History (6th edn, 2004). Ian J. Bickerton is Associate Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and is the author of many books, including, with Carla Klausner, A Concise History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (4th edn, 1994).

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Author : Kenneth J. Hagan
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Data Published : 23 September 2008
ISBN : 1861894090
EAN : 9781861894090
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 223 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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