"Deserves the thoughtful attention of all Americans disturbed by the imperial pretensions evident in Washington since the Cold War." -- Andrew J. Bacevich, Professor of International Relations, Boston University
"Dr. Eland makes a persuasive case that current U.S. national security policy is actually undermining our security and civil liberties." -- Lawrence J. Korb, former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
"Impressively lucid, filled with careful research and highly insightful commentary, certain to satisfy concerned readers across the political spectrum." -- Ambassador Edward L. Peck, former Chief of U.S. Mission in Iraq
"The sobering antidote for the imperial wine that has impaired the judgment of American politicians since the Cold War." -- Harvey M. Sapolsky, Director of Security Studies, MIT
"Think a U.S. empire is desirable and viable? Read Ivan Elands insightful, essential book, and you will change your mind." -- Edward A. Olsen, Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
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About the Author
He received his M.B.A. in applied economics and Ph.D. in national security policy from George Washington University. He has been Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, Director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and Investigator for National Security and Intelligence at the U.S. General Accounting Office and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Dr. Eland is the author of "Putting 'Defense' Back into U.S. Defense Policy" and forty-five in-depth studies on national security. His written word has appeared in numerous publications, including Arms Control Today, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Mediterranean Quarterly, Middle East Policy, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, and Chicago Sun-Times. He has also appeared on ABC, NPR, PBS, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and BBC.