© 2004

America’s Viceroys

The Military and U.S. Foreign Policy

  • Editors
  • Derek S. Reveron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Derek S. Reveron, Michelle D. Gavin
    Pages 1-15
  3. Gregg Garbesi
    Pages 17-45
  4. Admiral William J. Crowe Jr.
    Pages 71-94
  5. James S. Robbins
    Pages 163-184
  6. Stephen D. Wrage
    Pages 185-202
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-214

About this book


With the U.S. armed forces playing an ever increasing central role in American foreign policy, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the role of regional Commanders-in-Chief (CINCs) in both implementing and shaping relations with various countries. Wielding tremendous power and substantial resources, both military and economic, these officers are also diplomats, advisors, and intermediaries between other countries and the Washington policy process. This book explores the role these military commanders play in contemporary U.S. foreign policy.


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About the authors

Professor, National Security Affairs, Naval War College, USA.

Bibliographic information


"Derek Reveron has put together an excellent work describing the controversial role of our nation's combatant commanders. It is an insightful, accurate, and provocative presentation of the issues and history done by first-rate contributors who clearly know the subject." - General Anthony C. Zinni, United States Marine Corps (Ret.)