The Resource America's splendid little wars : a short history of U.S. military engagements : 1975-2000, Peter A. Huchthausen

America's splendid little wars : a short history of U.S. military engagements : 1975-2000, Peter A. Huchthausen

Label
America's splendid little wars : a short history of U.S. military engagements : 1975-2000
Title
America's splendid little wars
Title remainder
a short history of U.S. military engagements : 1975-2000
Statement of responsibility
Peter A. Huchthausen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"America's Splendid Little Wars shows how the United States - now the world's sole remaining superpower - has enforced the global "Pax Americana" by honing the military's capability to strike desired targets, and also by making sophisticated use of the media and public sentiment. From the 1975 operation to recover the hijacked merchant ship SS Mayaguez in the Gulf of Siam to the 1999 "relief intervention" in Kosovo, distinguished author and former U.S. naval captain Peter Huchthausen presents an intimate history of each military engagement through eyewitness accounts, thorough research, and his unique insider perspective as an intelligence expert."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.4
LC item number
.H83 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
America's splendid little wars : a short history of U.S. military engagements : 1975-2000, Peter A. Huchthausen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Pt. 1. Gerald R. Ford: Rebounding Against Piracy -- Ch. 1. Recovery SS Mayaguez and the Fight on Koh Tang -- Pt. 2. James E. Carter, Jr.: Choosing Military Action -- Ch. 2. America and Special Warfare -- Ch. 3. The Hostage Rescue Attempt -- Pt. 3. Ronald W. Reagan: Lashing Out -- Ch. 4. Intervention in Lebanon -- Ch. 5. Intervention in Grenada -- Ch. 6. Retaliatory Attacks on Libya -- Ch. 7. Escort and Retaliation in the Persian Gulf -- Pt. 4. George H. W. Bush: Using a Big Stick -- Ch. 8. Storming Panama -- Ch. 9. The Gulf War: Desert Shield -- Ch. 10. The Gulf War: Desert Storm -- Ch. 11. The Rescue of the Kurds in Northern Iraq -- Pt. 5. Intervention in Somalia -- Ch. 12. President Bush Responds to Starvation -- Ch. 13. President Clinton Crosses the Mogadishu Line -- Pt. 6. William J. Clinton: On the Edge of the Balkans -- Ch. 14. Intervention in Bosnia -- Ch. 15. Intervention in Kosovo
Control code
000024140433
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 254 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670032327
Lccn
2002038025
Other physical details
ill., maps
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System control number
  • 24140433lw
  • (OCoLC)50754873

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