The Case for Alliances
Journal Article, Joint Forces Quarterly, issue 43, pages 54-59
Author: Dr. Elizabeth D. Sherwood-Randall, Former Founding Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project
Does America need allies? The United States is the strongest nation on earth, the only standing superpower, and its natural impulse is to assume that it can act unencumbered. Paradoxically, America needs allies because of its overwhelming strengths and the vulnerabilities that lurk in the shadow of such unprecedented national power.
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