- Dominic Tierney is associate professor of political science, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a correspondent at The Atlantic. He completed his Ph.D. in international politics at Oxford University in 2003. His most recent book is How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War (Little, Brown, & Co., 2010). This essay is based on his remarks at FPRI’s Manhattan Salon.
2^ John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change: Obama and the Clinton, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (New York: Harper Collins, 2010), p. 435.
5^ See www.pollingreport.com/iraq.htm and www.pollingreport.com/afghan.htm.
6^ Robert Jervis, Perception and Misperception in International Politics (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976).
7^ Yuen Foong Khong, Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992), p. 179.