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Landpower in the Long WarProjecting Force After 9/11$
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Jason W. Warren

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813177571

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813177571.001.0001

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(p.322) Epilogue
Landpower in the Long War

J. Casey Doss

University Press of Kentucky

This epilogue places the challenges of landpower examined in this volume into a historical perspective since World War II. It argues that the American use of landpower is both ambivalent and Janus-faced. Ambivalent in that the United States has a militarized interventionist foreign policy but looks to withdraw once the complications of conflict become apparent. Janus-faced in that the United States seeks to use landpower in two opposing roles: as a foreign policy deterrent against other great powers and as a global constabulary. That the United States has neither resolved this dilemma nor overcome this ambivalence has curtailed the possibilities inherent to the use of force and must be taken into account when considering the American use of landpower since 9/11.

Keywords:   utility of force, deterrence, global policeman, interventionism, globalization

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