America s War for the Greater Middle East

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  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 480 pages
  • ISBN : 0553393944
  • Rating : 4/5 from 5 reviews
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America s War for the Greater Middle East

America s War for the Greater Middle East
  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 05 April 2016
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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades from retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 07 May 2007
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  • Release : 25 October 2019
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