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The Demilitarization of American Diplomacy

Two Cheers for Striped Pants

Authors: Pope, L.

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Laurence Pope describes the contemporary dysfunction of the State Department and its Foreign Service. He contends that in the information age diplomacy is more important than ever, and that, as President Obama has stressed, without a "change of thinking" the U.S. may be drawn into more wars it does not need to fight.

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'Larry Pope has written a brilliant book on the most significant problem with American diplomacy today. He is an experienced and gifted diplomat who has a deep understanding of his craft. He knows the military well and is highly qualified to address this subject. This is an important work and its message should be heeded by all our political and military leaders. It is a must read for all Americans.' - Anthony C. Zinni, former General USMC, USA.

'With style, wit and vivid insight, Laurence Pope describes the current institutional shambles of the State Department and the marginalization of America's professional Foreign Service. The escalating usurpation of national security policy-making by the military, the intelligence services and a burgeoning White House staff means that the United States faces this complex world almost bereft of the essential prime asset of a great power: skilled diplomacy. Pope's restrained, intelligent analysis is a flashing warning light for the nation.' - Raymond G. H. Seitz, former Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, former Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, USA.

'A slashing, erudite, highly readable and deeply troubling examination of the problems with an American diplomacy imbued with fads but losing sight of power realities at home and abroad. Many will debate individual points but all should be concerned with the overall picture and heed the call for change.' - Ronald E. Neumann, former ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain and Afghanistan and President, American Academy of Diplomacy, USA.

'Pope's cogent plea for rehabilitating America's neglected and scorned State Department, and especially its Foreign Service professionals, should be required reading for Congress, the White House and thoughtful citizens far beyond the beltway. After two disastrous wars, here's the case for loosening the White House monopoly on foreign policy, reining in the military-intelligence state's excesses and restoring America's battered relations with the world.' Jon Randal, former Senior Foreign Correspondent for the Washington Post.


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Demilitarization of American Diplomacy
Book Subtitle
Two Cheers for Striped Pants
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29855-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137298553
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29854-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45238-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 83
Topics