Naval War College Review


James A. Barber


Most people understand that the Nixon Doctrine involves a lowering of the U.S. profile throughout the world and further, places some limitations on our willingness to intervene overseas. The author is not nearly so confident that there is widespread understanding of some of its other implications and believes that it would be a mistake to view the Nixon Doctrine as an arbitrary decision by a single administration. On the contrary, the Nixon Doctrine seems to have been dictated by the course of world events.