Saving Democracies: U.S. Intervention in Threatened Democratic States

Synopsis

It is a near certainty that, in the coming years, U.S. combat forces will deploy to foreign shores to confront guerrilla forces in the defense of new and/or unstable democratic governments that are threatened by armed internal opponents. This likelihood makes it imperative to address assertions that U.S. armed forces are not well prepared to engage in protracted conflict with guerrilla forces. Clearly, U.S. military involvement abroad, especially for extended periods and in ambiguous circumstances, will also have profound implications for U.S. domestic politics. Drawing upon experts from the intelligence, military, and academic communities, this study brings a variety of perspectives to this complex foreign policy issue.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Thomas R. Mockaitis
  • Frederick H. Fleitz Jr.
  • Stephen Sloan
  • Max G. Manwaring
  • Alfred R. Barr
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999