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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, Col. : Westview Press, ©1999.
Series: Interventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By evaluating US-Lebanese relations within the context of America's collaborative intervention with the Lebanese ruling elite, this title demonstrates how oil, power, and politics drove US policy and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irene L Gendzier
ISBN: 0813366895 9780813366890 023110474X 9780231104746
OCLC Number: 42943806
Description: xvii, 470 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 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.
Series Title: Interventions.
Responsibility: Irene L. Gendzier.

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