Large parts of the American people expected the balancing of the federal budget than leading in foreign policy. Thus, Clinton had promised with his “assertive multilateralism” a global commitment of the USA towards a multilateral cooperation for both lowering the costs of US leadership and preventing American losses in the army. Not “hard power”, i.e. military power, but “soft power” had priority; according to CSIS-fellow Joseph S.
KeywordsForeign Policy American People Federal Budget Soft Power Defense Spending
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