Great Decisions: U.S. Global Engagement and the Military

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Event:
Great Decisions: U.S. Global Engagement and the Military
Start:
March 15, 2018 6:30 PM
End:
March 15, 2018 8:30 PM
Category:
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Organizer:
Tania Hajjar
Phone:
970-249-9656 (ext. 3)
Updated:
January 3, 2018
Venue:
Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.  Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the program intends to engage communities and broaden public involvement in foreign affairs.  The Foreign Policy Association provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year.  Participants will view a related DVD and then participate in a discussion, led by Barbara Krebs of the League of Women Voters.  A briefing book is available at the library for check out or purchase.  The group meets on Thursday evenings February 1 through March 22, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Montrose Library Meeting Room.

The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role of its military. Some argue for an “America First” paradigm, with a large military to ensure security, while others call for a more assertive posture overseas. Some advocate for a restoration of American multilateral leadership and a strengthened role for diplomacy. Still others envision a restrained U.S. role, involving a more limited military. How does the military function in today’s international order, and how might it be balanced with diplomatic and foreign assistance capabilities?

 

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