The Impact of Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy since Vietnam: Constraining the Colossus

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Contents
List of Tablesvi
Foreword by Ole R. Holstivii
Prefacexi
IINTRODUCTION1
CHAPTER 1Public Opinion in American Foreign Policy3
CHAPTER 2The Theory of Public Opinion and Foreign Policy9
CHAPTER 3Cycles in American Foreign Policy Opinion27
IITHE VIETNAM CASE: AN END TO INTERVENTIONISM?49
CHAPTER 4The Vietnam War: History, Policies, Public Opinion, and Protest51
CHAPTER 5Vietnam I: Public Opinion and Protest's Influence on Lyndon Johnson's War61
CHAPTER 6Vietnam II: Public Opinion and Protest's Influence on Nixon's War80
IIITHE NICARAGUA CASE: THE CONTRA FUNDING CONTROVERSY99
CHAPTER 7Nicaragua: History, Reagan Policies, and Public Opinion101
CHAPTER 8Public Opinion's Influence on Contra Aid Policy111
IVTHE PERSIAN GULF CASE: A return TO INTERVENTIONISM?141
CHAPTER 9The Gulf War: History, Bush Policies, and Public Opinion143
CHAPTER 10Public Opinion's Influence on Gulf War Policy159

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