Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World

Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World

From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir, Duty, a candid, sweeping examination of power in all its manifestations, and how it has been exercised, for good and bad, by American presidents in the post-Cold War world.Since the end of the Cold War, the global perception of the United States has progressively morphed from dominant ...

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Title:Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World
Author:Robert M. Gates
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Edition Language:English

Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World Reviews

  • Beth
    I first learned of this book from an interview of the former US Secretary of Defense on CBS morning. I knew immediately that I wanted to read it because the period of time covered is also the length of my life so far. My parents were raised in the same town but did not meet until college, although t...
  • Tyler Jared
    Recent history meets philosophy and foreign policy as Gates argues for an aggressive approach to non-military intervention abroad while at the same time acknowledging the very real limits of power, especially in regards to military force. ...
  • Rebecca Thomas
    Very detailed about foreign policy. I think some of the presidents would have done better if they had only agreed with him, as is normal. I think in some cases, such as Libya, and Syria it would have turned out badly no matter what. I wanted to read this book since Gates had held government position...

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