The author underlines what he considers to be the "lessons of Lebanon" for US foreign policy in the greater Middle East and in the world at large. He suggests that the President must take the lead in policy formulation and interagency coordination; diplomacy and force must both be a part of balanced foreign policy; and "loose cannons" like Robert
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The Missiles of May -- Contingency Planning -- Diplomacy Sans Force -- The Lull Before the Storm -- The Guns of June -- Force Sans Diplomacy -- The Siege-Squeeze War -- The Endgame -- Lessons of Lebanon
RAYMOND TANTER is Professor of Political Science and Research Associate at the Middle East Center at the University of Michigan. He served at the White House on the National Security Council staff, 1981-82. In 1983-84 he was Personal Representative of the Secretary of Defense to arms control talks in Helsinki, Madrid, Stockholm and Vienna.