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GOV345: Foreign Policy Decision Making: Find Books

Spring 2018, B. Durbin

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Search by title for books cited in background readings. To find newer sources combine keywords, or use Library of Congress Subject Headings such as these - Subject begins with...

United States -- Foreign relations -- Decision-making
Politics and war - United States - History - 20th century
United States -- Military policy -- Decision-making
War and society
[Country name]
-- Armed forces
-- History -- [name of war]
-- Military policy
-- Military relations
-- Politics and government
[specific war}   -- Political aspects

Civil-military relations
Humanitarian intervention
Kosovo War, 1998-1999
Peace-building - International cooperation
United States -- Armed forces -- Mobilization
Atomic bomb - History
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
United States - Foreign relations, 1945-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 - Political aspects - United States
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
World War, 1939-1945 --
United States -- Foreign relations, 1993-2001
United States -- Foreign relations -- Somalia
Genocide intervention -- Political aspects -- United States
Military assistance, American -- Africa, Central
Kony, Joseph

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"korean war" and ("united states" or truman or macarthur)

(hiroshima or nagasaki or atomic) and bomb* and (decision* or leader* or policy)

("united states" or clinton*) and (somali* or mogadishu) and (decision* or politic*)

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