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Balaguer and the Dominican military : presidential control of the factional officer corps in the 1960s and 1970s

Author: Brian J Bosch
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study of the Dominican Republic's Balaguer era, the author draws upon declassified military documents and his experiences as an army attaché to the U.S. Embassy, Dominican Republic, during the 1970s. With an inside look at Balaguer's presidency, his manipulation of rival officers and cliques, and American involvement in the political history of Dominican Republic"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joaquín Balaguer; Joaquín Balaguer; Joaquín (Politiker) Balaguer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian J Bosch
ISBN: 9780786430727 0786430729
OCLC Number: 85899062
Description: vii, 325 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The foundations of the Officer Corps --
2. The Officer Corps and factionalism --
3. The Officer Corps and Balaguer --
4. A military view of the armed forces --
5. Officer Corps attitudes during Balaguer's second term --
6. Nivar versus Perez y Perez: A politico-military rivalry --
7. The rivalry continues --
8. The Wessin y Wessin question --
9. La Banda and showdown --
10. Nivar in the National Police --
11. Perez y Perez dominates the ground forces --
12. The Camano Dossier --
13. The critical first 12 days of the Camano Expedition --
14. The death of Camano and the aftermath --
15. The end of the campaign --
16. The last years of the rivalry between Nivar and Perez y Perex --
17. A final view --
Chapter notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Brian J. Bosch.
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