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Colin Powell : American power and intervention from Vietnam to Iraq

Author: Christopher D O'Sullivan
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
Series: Biographies in American foreign policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This exploration of Powell's career and character reveals several broad themes crucial to American foreign policy and yields insights into the evolution of American foreign and defense policy in the post-Vietnam, post-Cold War eras. This book explains Powell's diplomatic style and its place in the American foreign policy tradition and his involvement in the most important debates over foreign and defense policy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie 1980-2004
Biography
Named Person: Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher D O'Sullivan
ISBN: 9780742551862 0742551865 9780742565357 0742565351
OCLC Number: 270231044
Description: xvi, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The education of a soldier, 1937-1980 --
From the Pentagon to the White House, 1980-1987 --
National Security Adviser at the end of the Cold War, 1987-1989 --
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, 1989-1993 --
The military and diplomacy after the Cold War --
Secretary of State --
Powell, Iraq, and the "fog of war" --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Biographies in American foreign policy.
Responsibility: Christopher D. O'Sullivan.

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This exploration of Powell's career and character reveals several broad themes crucial to American foreign policy and yields insights into the evolution of American foreign and defense policy in the post-Vietnam, post-Cold War eras. This book explains Powell's diplomatic style and its place in the American foreign policy tradition and his involvement in the most important debates over foreign and defense policy during the past two decades.

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O'Sullivan's work will be of interest to all students of Colin Powell's career and all who are looking at George W. Bush's military policies. Library Journal O'Sullivan examines Powell's long career, Read more...

 
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