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

Author: Irene L Gendzier
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the extent of US complicity in maintaining the Lebanese regime in the face of domestic opposition and civil war. This book discusses the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 as well as the Iraqi  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irene L Gendzier
ISBN: 0231140118 9780231140119
OCLC Number: 912612114
Notes: Índice.
Bibliografía: p. [423]-444.
Description: XLIV, 470 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Maps and Illustrations Preface Preface to the 2006 Edition Part I. The Setting of U.S. Policy 1. The Dynamic of Collaborative Intervention 2. U.S. Postwar Policy and the Middle East 3. Learning Lebanon: A Primer Part II. Formative Years in the Evolution of U.S. Policy: 1944-1952 4. Alternating Currents of Criticism and Conformity 5. The Foundations of U.S. Policy, PACLIFT: Petroleum, Aviation, Commerce, Labor, Intelligence, and the Friendship Treaty 6. Altered Circumstances and the Design of U.S. Political Strategy Part III. The Eisenhower Administration and the Sham'un Regime: A Policy of Information and Consent 7. Pressure Points and Priorities 8. Lebanon: The "Bridgehead in the Orient" 9. Realities of Power in the "Rear Area" 10. Our Man in Beirut Part IV. Intervening Before Intervention 11. Civil War, May 1958 12. Doubt, Deliberation, and Preparation Part V. The Minefield Explodes: U.S. Military Intervention 13. 11,000 Sorties in Search of a Target 14. By Mutual Consent: July-October 1958 Epilogue: 1958 in Retrospect Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Irene L. Gendzier.

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Notes from the Minefield is history at its best. -- Sally Bland Jordan Times

 
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