, Volume 93, Number 3

Andrew Dorman, John Allen Williams, Sten Rynning, David Goldfischer, Suzanne C. Nielsen
This is the first of a series of ‘review forums’ in which we ask several reviewers to reflect on a single book. Given the recent inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, we thought it pertinent to launch this new series with a review forum on Paul R. Viotti’s new volume seeking to bring fresh insights into US national security.Four reviewers, hailing from a variety of backgrounds, critically examine different dimensions of the book. John Allen Williams uses the lens of strategy to reflect on Viotti’s examination of US national security. In contrast, Sten Rynning considers one important thread of US national security—the role of allies—to evaluate the degree to which Viotti sees allies as a component of US national security and what this might tell us. Following on from this, David Goldfischer analyses how the book addresses particular types of challenges: insurgency and counter-insurgency and terrorism . Last, Suzanne Nielsen considers the author’s arguments on civil–military relations.

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