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Christopher A. Preble

Christopher A. Preble is the vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. He is the author of three books including The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous and Less Free, which documents the enormous costs of America’s military power, and proposes a new grand strategy to advance U.S. security; and John F. Kennedy and the Missile Gap, which explores the political economy of military spending during the 1950s and early 1960s. Preble is also the lead author of Exiting Iraq: How the U.S. Must End the Occupation and Renew the War against Al Qaeda; and he co-edited, with Jim Harper and Benjamin Friedman, Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It. Before joining Cato in February 2003, he taught history at St. Cloud State University and Temple University. Preble was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, and served onboard USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) from 1990 to 1993. Preble holds a Ph.D. in history from Temple University.

Free Thoughts

War Is the Health of the State

featuring Christopher A. Preble on Aug 28, 2015

Christopher A. Preble joins us for a discussion on American foreign policy. We examine ways in which an aggressive foreign policy aids the growth of government.

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America’s Power Problem

featuring Christopher A. Preble on Apr 20, 2009

Christopher A. Preble contends that the vast military strength of the United States has induced policymakers to broaden the perception of the “national interest.”