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The mission : waging war and keeping peace with America's military

Author: Dana Priest
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An account of America's growing dependence on its military to manage world affairs describes the cultural clashes experienced by the nation's generals, soldiers, and Green Berets in eighteen different countries.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Priest
ISBN: 0393010244 9780393010244 0393325504 9780393325508
OCLC Number: 50802499
Awards: Winner of NYPL Helen Bernstein Award 2004
Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize 2004
Description: 429 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Pax Americana --
A different kind of world --
The rise of the American military --
The commanders. The CinCs : proconsuls to the empire --
The royal CinCdoms of the Persian Gulf --
The invisible front line of Central Asia --
The special forces. Inside the wire with special forces --
A-teams in Afghanistan --
Below the radar in Nigeria --
Gambling with Green Berets in Colombia --
The Indonesian handshake --
The CinC and his soldiers in Kosovo. Force trumps diplomacy in the Balkans --
Waging peace in Kosovo --
Drita's Kosovo --
Ellerbe's 82nd Airborne Division --
Vitina and the new Mafia --
Dishonoring Merita --
Vitina, one year later --
Afterword : the mission.
Responsibility: Dana Priest.
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