Saltzman Institute Director Richard Betts’s latest book, American Force: Dangers, Dillusions, and Dilemmas in National Security (Columbia University Press: 2008), was reviewed in the July edition of Intelligence and National Security. The reviewer, Sharon Weiner of the American University’s School of International Service, complimented Dr. Betts on his careful analysis of the United States’s post-Cold War overreaches: pushing for goals that are not really important to American interests and attempting to conduct military interventions “on the cheap.”

The review is available (for subscribers only) on Taylor and Francis’s website.