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The Transformation of the United States Military Power Practice

Author(s): Özdemir Akbal
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Cold-War History
Published by: Trakya Üniversitesi - İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi
Keywords: Systemic International Political Theory; United States Military Power; Vietnam War;Cold War; International Political Structure;

Summary/Abstract: Systemic International Political Theory (SIPT) has been trying to explain how states interact in the systemic international political structure. The interaction can be described as a cooperation and conflict as well. Within this context the SIPT evaluates the military practices as a means of the foreign and international politics. This essay analyses how the United States military power transformation is influenced by international political structure. The restrictive and equalizing features of international political structure generates equal environmental conditions for all units in the systemic structure. Thus, each acting unit in the structure needs transformations and reformations. As an acting unit in the international political structure, the United States also needs transformations and reformations for maximization its security. In this respect, the United States military power practices have changed especially in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. As a consequence of these developments United States military power practices based more on special and covert operations and supporting the regional allies as well.

  • Issue Year: 10/2019
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 32-41
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Turkish