"The invaluable perspective provided by the authors, both of whom actually participated in the strategic policy building of the time, as well as the detailed research and rigorous analysis contributed by the academic scholars, is beyond reproach or comparison to any other works on this subject. . . . This book is a must read for those interested in U.S foreign policy and its development. It is also an informative read for mid-grade to senior-level military officers and government officials, who may find themselves involved in policy shaping activities."―Dr. David A. Anderson,Military Review(May/June 2015)
"It is terrific to see smart policymakers and scholars in one volume. In a way I've never seen before, these two different communities engage each other and their issues in a way that is all too rare. Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro are to be commended for their accomplishment. I am impressed by the humility shown by both the practitioners and scholars; a recurring theme is how uncertainty is the only constant in strategic planning and how hard it is to plan for the future."―Francis J. Gavin, Tom Slick Professor of International Affairs and Director, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
"Bringing policy makers, political scientists, and historians together, Melvin P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro's collection provides a wealth of insights and arguments into where we are and how we got here. There is a lot to think about and to argue with in these essays."―Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University
About the Author
Jeffrey W. Legro is Randolph P. Compton Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Rethinking the World and Cooperation under Fire and coeditor of In Uncertain Times, all from Cornell.