That limitation had not stopped dozens of other Civil War veterans from rushing to publish their views, most of which often offered little more than an elaborate score-settling with their critics and other veterans. In March 1889, a hurricane destroyed or disabled three American warships in the Samoan harbor of Apia, where they had been deployed to support the United States in a political dispute with Britain and Germany over the status of the islands.
Concerned with the United States’ place in the world, Mahan wrote to influence both policymakers and common Americans.
The Civil War was not without its foreign policy challenges but Lincoln's statecraft was naturally focused on bringing about a new birth of freedom at home. Stiles, Austria in 1848-49 (1852) When the European revolutions of 1848 spread to Austria and the Habsburg lands, William H.
A decade earlier, however, as a private citizen, Lincoln endorsed a set of propositions about the proper American attitude towards the efforts of other peoples to claim their own births, or rebirths, of freedom. Stiles, the American in Vienna, became both a participant and a chronicler of these watershed events.
records the benchmark documents that characterize the American strategic tradition, such as the Declaration of Independence, Washington's Farewell Address, and John Quincy Adams' July 1821 Oration; Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, the Truman Doctrine, and Reagan’s Westminster Address; and George W.
Bush’s 2002 National Security Strategy and Obama’s Nobel Prize Lecture. We are continually adding to and refining this material to reflect the best and most up-to-date scholarship.