By Frank Jones
The writer highlights Komer’s actions throughout the 3 years he strove to meet the president’s imaginative and prescient that Communism can be repelled from Southeast Asia by means of monetary and social improvement besides army strength. often called Blowtorch” for his abrasive character and disdain for bureaucratic foot dragging, Komer got here to be noticeable because the correct individual for coping with that attempt, and in 1968 was once rewarded with an ambassadorship to Turkey. The publication analyzes Komer’s paintings throughout the Carter management as particular adviser to Secretary of safety Harold Brown and below Secretary of security for coverage and credit him for reenergizing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s traditional power and forging the army device that applied the Carter Doctrine within the Persian Gulfthe fast Deployment Joint job strength. It additionally explores his ultimate position as a security highbrow and critic of the Reagan administration’s safety regulations. The ebook concludes with an invaluable precis of Komer’s influence on American coverage and procedure and his contributions to counterinsurgency practices, a legacy now well-known for its value within the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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