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Was war necessary? : national security and U.S. entry into war

Author: Melvin Small
Publisher: Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, ©1980.
Series: Sage library of social research, v. 105.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A diplomatic historian examines six major international wars involving the United States and concludes that American involvement was unjustified in each case. America's national security was not in fact sufficiently threatened to merit a call to arms. The author analyzes the events leading up to each war and the justification of wars in general. His book combines lively history with lucid and relevant general  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Small, Melvin.
Was war necessary?
Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, ©1980
(OCoLC)707689457
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin Small
ISBN: 0803914865 9780803914865 0803914873 9780803914872
OCLC Number: 6196238
Description: 311 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The War of 1812 --
The Mexican-American War --
The Spanish-American War --
World War I --
World War II --
The Korean War.
Series Title: Sage library of social research, v. 105.
Responsibility: Melvin Small.
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A diplomatic historian examines six major international wars involving the United States and concludes that American involvement was unjustified in each case. America's national security was not in fact sufficiently threatened to merit a call to arms. The author analyzes the events leading up to each war and the justification of wars in general. His book combines lively history with lucid and relevant general argument.

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