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The Resource America's needless wars : cautionary tales of US involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq, David R. Contosta

America's needless wars : cautionary tales of US involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq, David R. Contosta

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America's needless wars : cautionary tales of US involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq
Title
America's needless wars
Title remainder
cautionary tales of US involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq
Statement of responsibility
David R. Contosta
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A skeptical appraisal of U.S. military intervention in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq, highlighting a common pattern of poor intelligence gathering, nationalistic hubris, and political pressures, which led to these unsuccessful foreign adventures"--
  • "This eye-opening book takes a unique approach to the history of U.S. foreign policy by examining three unrelated conflicts, all of which ended tragically and resulted in the deaths of millions on both sides. By analyzing what went wrong in each case, the author uncovers a pattern of errors that should serve as a precaution for future decision makers contemplating a conflict abroad. Historian David R. Contosta has sifted through official hearings, media investigations, public documents, memoirs of those for and against the conflicts, and numerous histories to uncover the answers to these questions. The common thread that links these wars from different centuries is that political leaders all too often have acted out of ignorance, arrogance, fear, and partisan gamesmanship. These lapses were compounded by the failure of the media to inform the public accurately and dispassionately. The sad result is that America has paid a high price in lost lives and tarnished national reputation. As the author notes in conclusion, if American exceptionalism is to have any meaning, then we must honestly appraise our past foreign-policy blunders to ensure wiser political action in the future"--
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DLC
Dewey number
355.020973
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.C672135 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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America's needless wars : cautionary tales of US involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq, David R. Contosta
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cuban prologue -- Conquering the Philippines -- Cold War prelude -- The Vietnam deception -- The defeated giant -- Unraveling Iraq -- The revelations of history
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781633882898
Lccn
2016036641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953597971
  • 2231325
Label
America's needless wars : cautionary tales of US involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq, David R. Contosta
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cuban prologue -- Conquering the Philippines -- Cold War prelude -- The Vietnam deception -- The defeated giant -- Unraveling Iraq -- The revelations of history
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781633882898
Lccn
2016036641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953597971
  • 2231325

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