Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
This thesis examines three reactions to the Vietnam War—Neoconservatism, the Abrams Doctrine, and the War Powers Resolution—and argues that those reactions have shaped America‟s foreign policy agenda in the last fifty years. Beginning with the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, exploring the Reagan era and its interventions in Grenada and Latin America, and ending in the mid-1990s, this thesis traces the politics of war in the United States since Vietnam and argues that the culmination of these three reactions during the George H.W. Bush presidency has resulted in the subsequent direction of the country‟s objectives abroad.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1977-1981.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-1993.
Lore, Andrew Chase, "The Politics of War: The Abrams Doctrine, the War Powers Resolution, and Neoconservatism in the Post-Vietnam Era" (2015). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 904.