Abstract

Abstract:

For those interested in changing US foreign policy, ethical arguments are often considered the strongest. Yet a new book on how presidents and their closest advisors make decisions in war reveals how, historically, the US national security policy process was designed to drain decisions of their morality. That is an important lesson for those interested in humanitarian interventions abroad. They need to appreciate that telling policymakers to “do something” is not enough, and instead help them find the “something,” and the political and national reasons to do it.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1945-4724
Print ISSN
1945-4716
Pages
pp. 97-102
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-19
Open Access
No
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