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Audette to lead next Great Decisions discussion

MONMOUTH, Ill. – The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role of its military.

The next Great Decisions program at Monmouth College will focus on that turning point. Assistant Professor of Political Science Andre Audette will lead a discussion titled “U.S. Global Engagement and the Military” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Room 276 of the College’s Center for Science and Business.

Some argue for an “America First” paradigm, with a large military to ensure security; others call for a more assertive posture overseas. Some advocate for a restoration of American multilateral leadership and a strengthened role for diplomacy. Still others envision a restrained U.S. role, involving a more limited military.

Audette and the audience will discuss how the military functions in today’s international order and how the military might be balanced with diplomatic and foreign assistance capabilities.

Great Decisions is a nationwide program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, a non-partisan, non-governmental association that works to increase Americans’ understanding of significant foreign policy issues.