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 : 4.5/5 from 4 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

America s War for the Greater Middle East

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  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 19 September 2021
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a-- America's War for the Greater Middle East -- -Richard K. Betts, director, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University "An unparalleled historical tour de force certain to affect the formation of future U.S. foreign policy . . . Every citizen aspiring to high office needs not only to read but to study and learn from this important book. This is one of the most serious and essential books I have read in more than half a century of public

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  • Author : Robert Johnson,James E. Kitchen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 14 February 2019
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Traditionally, in general studies of the First World War, the Middle East is an arena of combat that has been portrayed in romanticised terms, in stark contrast to the mud, blood, and presumed futility of the Western Front. Battles fought in Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Arabia offered a different narrative on the Great War, one in which the agency of individual figures was less neutered by heavy artillery. As with the historiography of the Western Front, which has been the

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  • Author : Richard L. Russell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 07 May 2007
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This important new book explores the strategic reasons behind the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as well as ballistic missile delivery systems in the Greater Middle East. It examines the uses and limitations of chemical weapons in regional combat, ballistic missile warfare and defenses, as well as Iran's drive for nuclear weapons and the likely regional reactions should Tehran acquire a nuclear weapons inventory. This book also discusses Chinese assistance to WMD and ballistic programs in the Greater

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  • Author : David W. Lesch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 March 2018
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The Middle East and the United States brings together scholars and policy experts to provide an empirical and balanced assessment of US policy in the Middle East primarily from the end of World War I to the present. Carefully edited by David W. Lesch and Mark L. Haas, this text provides a broad and authoritative understanding of the United States’ involvement in the Middle East. The sixth edition is significantly revised throughout, including a new part structure and part introductions

Twilight of the American Century

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  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release : 15 November 2018
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Andrew Bacevich is a leading American public intellectual, writing in the fields of culture and politics with particular attention to war and America’s role in the world. Twilight of the American Century is a collection of his selected essays written since 9/11. In these essays, Bacevich critically examines the U.S. response to the events of September 2001, as they have played out in the years since, radically affecting the way Americans see themselves and their nation’s place in the

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  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 10 September 2013
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A blistering critique of the gulf between America's soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and Washington Rules The United States has been "at war" in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade. Yet as war has become normalized, a yawning gap has opened between America's soldiers and veterans and the society in whose name they fight. For ordinary citizens, as former secretary of defense Robert Gates

The Middle East and the United States

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  • Author : David W. Lesch,Mark L. Haas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 16 July 2013
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The 2013 updated fifth edition of the acclaimed The Middle East and the United States brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of US policy toward the Middle East. Regional experts David W. Lesch and Mark L. Haas include a new chapter dedicated to the events of the Arab Spring and its aftermath, looking with a special eye to the impact on US interactions with the region. The text

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  • Author : Peter L. Hahn
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release : 19 September 2021
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Although it seems almost incredible today, the United States had relatively little interest in the Middle East before 1945. But the dynamics and outcome of World War II elevated the importance of the Middle East in the American mind, and the United States has viewed the region with vital interest to its security and economy ever since. The projection of American power into the region has had consequences that have forever changed the United States and the Middle East, with the

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 16 September 2016
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Amidst changing notions of religion and identity in the modern Middle East, this book uncovers the hidden story of Ahmad Moftizadeh, the nonviolent religious leader of Iran’s Kurds during the Iranian Revolution. The characters of Ayatollah Khomeini and a number of other prominent revolutionaries surface through never before heard first-hand accounts of that era’s events. The author further surveys the underlying causes of conflict and extremism today by placing this dramatic biography in the context of a rapidly-evolving

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  • Author : Anonym
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 01 August 2010
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Near East, Near Orient, grade: 2,0, language: English, abstract: Even though the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 was widely protested around the globe, nobody would actually deny the fact, that the removal of its cruel dictator Saddam Hussein was in itself a good thing. As part of the Greater Middle East Initiative, the U.S. hoped to spark democratization in one of the most undemocratic regions

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  • Author : Tom Engelhardt
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release : 26 June 2018
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“In his searing new book . . . Engelhardt has composed a requiem for a nation turned upside down by the relentless pursuit of global power” (Karen J. Greenberg, author of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State). As veteran author Tom Engelhardt argues, despite having a more massive, technologically advanced, and better-funded military than any other power on the planet, in the last decade and a half of constant war across the greater Middle East and parts of Africa, the United

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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 19 September 2021
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This book explores the impact of globalization in the 'greater' Middle East - including North Africa - in the context of the powerful geopolitical forces at work in shaping the region today. Discussion of globalization has often neglected to consider its impact on the Middle East. However, despite the relative lack of foreign direct investment, and the dysfunctional state of trade and regional co-operation, this book shows that globalization has impacted upon the Middle East, although its character and implications

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  • Author : Michael Yahuda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 March 2019
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This fully revised fourth edition of Michael Yahuda's successful textbook brings the subject up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-cold War uncertainties that challenged balance and power with the region, the book also examines the first two decades of the new millennium, which includes no let up on the 'war on terror', new political administrations in all the key player-states and increased cooperative security between some nations, polarised by

Weapons Proliferation and War in the Greater Middle East

Weapons Proliferation and War in the Greater Middle East
  • Author : Richard L. Russell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 07 May 2007
GET THIS BOOK Weapons Proliferation and War in the Greater Middle East

This important new book explores the strategic reasons behind the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as well as ballistic missile delivery systems in the Greater Middle East. It examines the uses and limitations of chemical weapons in regional combat, ballistic missile warfare and defenses, as well as Iran's drive for nuclear weapons and the likely regional reactions should Tehran acquire a nuclear weapons inventory. This book also discusses Chinese assistance to WMD and ballistic programs in the Greater