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Many actors—from the president and members of Congress to interest groups, NGOs, and the media—compete to shape U.S. foreign policy. The new fifth edition captures this strategic interplay using 15 real-world cases, of which four are brand new: the death of Osama bin Laden and the use of targeted assassinations, nonproliferation policy and the U.S.–India nuclear agreement, the U.S. reaction to Egypt's collision with the Arab Spring, and the surprise asylum request of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. Fully updated to cover the Obama administration, all cases have been revised to reflect recent developments. Whether grappling with use-of-force questions, the international financial crisis, legal and human rights, trade issues, multilateral approaches to the nuclear programs of North Korea and Iran, or climate change, Carter's engaging ...

Chapter 1: The United States Versus Terrorism: From the Embassy Bombings in Tanzania and Kenya to the Surge and Drawdown of Forces in Afghanistan

The United States Versus Terrorism: From the Embassy Bombings in Tanzania and Kenya to the Surge and Drawdown of Forces in Afghanistan
The United States versus terrorism: From the embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya to the surge and drawdown of forces in Afghanistan
FrédérickGagnon and Ryan C.Hendrickson

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  • What is the traditionally accepted view of Congress's exercise of war powers during the Cold War and after September 11, 2001? How does that view compare to Congress's role leading up to President Bill Clinton's, President George W. Bush's, and President Barack Obama's military actions against terrorism?
  • In the days prior to military action in 1998, 2001, and 2009, how did the diplomatic challenges differ for Clinton, Bush, and Obama?
  • Is Congress's decision to endorse military action against those ...
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