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Notes from the minefield : United States intervention in Lebanon and the Middle East, 1945-1958

Author: Irene L Gendzier
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on declassified documents, this analysis of post-World War II US policy in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East focuses on the connection between US oil politics and foreign policy that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irene L Gendzier
ISBN: 0813366895 9780813366890 023110474X 9780231104746
OCLC Number: 1005890533
Notes: Publié à l'origine: New York : Columbia University Press, 1997.
Description: xxii, 470 pages, 8 pages de planches non numérotées : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 : The setting of U.S. policy. The dynamic of collaborative intervention --
U.S. postwar policy and the Middle East --
Learning Lebanon : a primer --
Part 2 : Formative years in the evolution of U.S. policy : 1944-1952. Alternating currents of criticism and conformity --
The foundations of U.S. policy, PACLIFT : Petroleum, Aviation, Commerce, Labor, Intelligence, and the Friendship Treaty --
Altered circumstances and the design of U.S. political strategy --
Part 3 : The Eisenhower administration and the Sham'un regime : a policy of information and consent. Pressure points and priorities --
Lebanon : the "bridgehead in the Orient" --
Realities of power in the "rear area" --
Our man in Beirut --
Part 4 : Intervening before intervention. Civil war, May 1958 --
Doubt, deliberation, and preparation --
Part 5 : The minefield explodes : U.S. military intervention. 11,000 sorties in search of a target --
By mutual consent : July-October 1958 --
Epilogue : 1958 in retrospect.
Responsibility: Irene L. Gendzier.

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