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  1. Introduction
  2. The reasons for the Irish "no"
    1. The context of the referendum
    2. The reasons for the rejection
  3. The ways out of the crisis
    1. How did the crisis happen?
    2. What to do now?

A discourse on political decisions about U.S. military intervention may seem broad and difficult to treat if writing a thesis is not counted. This is both true and false. True, because actually, the subject refers to many aspects, and various theories. However, one can quickly reduce the problem to what seems essential. The United States is an interesting case study in particular and political decisions are based on military interventions. From a national point of view, one can see a special link between "civilians" and the military.

The patriotic pride with a military budget accounts for 40% of total expenditure of defense in the world. We can nevertheless see from the Vietnam War about some rejection, particularly among civilian elites, and the soldiers. From a geopolitical standpoint, the remoteness of the American "heart of the world" (the "heartland" Mackinder) refers to the need for the U.S. to remain on the globe, with a strong military presence. One may well wonder how the analysis of policy decisions about U.S. military intervention refers to a multidimensional analysis.

Analysts have considered two different approaches, strategies for the American military. It can be either a constructivist or a bureaucratic vision.
Constructivists believe that there is not necessarily a link between the objective structures, that is to say the international environment and strategic behavior of a country (in this case, the United States). For them, these strategies are based on ideas of self, without reconciliation with the direct interests.

Constructivists claim that the choice must be guided by the desire to build a certain type of society, and thus a certain vision of the world. This perspective leads to some variability in the military interests. Thomas Lindemann, says to make war, but which one explains that this approach suggests that the aversion of senior U.S. military officials about the loss of life would come to an institutional identity as strategic necessities.

One of the most exploited in the work of constructivists is that the U.S. policy "reflect a certain vision of the place of the sector within the global society" (in Lindemann). As will be seen later, the global / sector occupies an important points in the analysis of policy decisions regarding the choice of U.S. military interventions.

Tags: analysis of the political decisions; American military interventions; multidimensional analysis; strategies for American military;

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