Journal Article - Joint Forces Quarterly

The Case for Alliances

| October 2006


Does America need allies? The United States is the strongest nation on earth, the only standing superpower, and its natural impulse is to assume that it can act unencumbered.  Paradoxically, America needs allies because of its overwhelming strengths and the vulnerabilities that lurk in the shadow of such unprecedented national power.

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For Academic Citation: Sherwood-Randall, Elizabeth. The Case for Alliances.” Joint Forces Quarterly, no. 43. (October 2006):