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American adventurism abroad : invasions, interventions, and regime changes since World War II /
Michael J. Sullivan III.
edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
imprint
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
description
xii, 267 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1405170751 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781405170758 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
isbn
1405170751 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781405170758 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- From World War II to the Cold War : the Truman years, 1945-52 -- The expanding empire under Eisenhower, 1953-60 -- The Kennedy-Johnson idealist extensions, 1961-8 -- The Nixon-Ford realist consolidations, 1969-76 -- Jimmy Carter's human rights pause, 1977-80 -- Ronald Reagan : the last cold warrior, 1981-8 -- The post-Cold War era : Bush, Clinton, and the search for new themes, 1989-2001 -- George W. Bush and the "War on Terror".
catalogue key
6291373
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michael J. Sullivan III is Professor of History and Politics at Drexel University
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This is a superb tool for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student to combine multiple disciplines to the study of US foreign policy. This ought to become one of the most referenced theoretical approaches to US foreign policy."anford R. Silverburg, Catawba CollegeAmerican Adventurism Abroad is a well-written, comprehensive, but concise text on U.S. interventions throughout the world. The breadth and diversity of the author's case analyses are impressive and valuable, as he covers both well known interventions and lesser known, even obscure, cases beginning in the immediate post-war period. Sullivan's individualized bibliographies, which he organizes by case or geographic area, will be extremely useful for both students and professors alike."imothy C. Lim, California State University, Los Angeles
"This is a superb tool for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student to combine multiple disciplines to the study of US foreign policy. This ought to become one of the most referenced theoretical approaches to US foreign policy."Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba College
"This is a superb tool for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student to combine multiple disciplines to the study of US foreign policy. This ought to become one of the most referenced theoretical approaches to US foreign policy." Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba College"American Adventurism Abroad is a well-written, comprehensive, but concise text on U.S. interventions throughout the world. The breadth and diversity of the author's case analyses are impressive and valuable, as he covers both well known interventions and lesser known, even obscure, cases beginning in the immediate post-war period. Sullivan's individualized bibliographies, which he organizes by case or geographic area, will be extremely useful for both students and professors alike." Timothy C. Lim, California State University, Los Angeles
"This is a superb tool for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student to combine multiple disciplines to the study of US foreign policy. This ought to become one of the most referenced theoretical approaches to US foreign policy." Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba College " American Adventurism Abroad is a well-written, comprehensive, but concise text on U.S. interventions throughout the world. The breadth and diversity of the author's case analyses are impressive and valuable, as he covers both well known interventions and lesser known, even obscure, cases beginning in the immediate post-war period. Sullivan's individualized bibliographies, which he organizes by case or geographic area, will be extremely useful for both students and professors alike." Timothy C. Lim, California State University, Los Angeles
"This is a superb tool for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student to combine multiple disciplines to the study of US foreign policy. This ought to become one of the most referenced theoretical approaches to US foreign policy." Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba College "American Adventurism Abroad is a well-written, comprehensive, but concise text on U.S. interventions throughout the world. The breadth and diversity of the author's case analyses are impressive and valuable, as he covers both well known interventions and lesser known, even obscure, cases beginning in the immediate post-war period. Sullivan's individualized bibliographies, which he organizes by case or geographic area, will be extremely useful for both students and professors alike." Timothy C. Lim, California State University, Los Angeles
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Since the end of World War II, the United States has embarked on a succession of military and economic interventions, invasions and regime changes across the globe. Whether in the name of containing communism during the Cold War or fighting global terrorism post-9/11, the United States has a long history of rationalizing its interventions into developing countries. Yet as Michael Sullivan shows, a sober look at the facts reveals this adventurism abroad to have had a primary rationale - that of establishing itself as the world's only superpower and the pre-eminent force of the global capitalist system irrespective of the tremendous political and social cost to the countries involved. From the "mere" loss of democracy to civil war and the consolidation of authoritarianism, 500 years of local politics have been interrupted as result of America's actions. Moreover, the US military's might and superior technology has led to a disproportionate destruction of life - with more than seven million war-related deaths at the sites of US interventions. In this revised paperback edition, American Adventurism Abroad traces US foreign policy from the late 1940s through the past six years of America's "war on terror." Comprising 34 case studies of overseas US militaristic meddling throughout this period, drawn from eleven presidencies and five geographic regions, and complete with extensive bibliographies, this volume offers a detailed and compelling picture of American foreign policy and its position in the world today.
Back Cover Copy
Since the end of World War II, the United States has embarked on a succession of military and economic interventions, invasions and regime changes across the globe. Whether in the name of containing communism during the Cold War or fighting global terrorism post-9/11, the United States has a long history of rationalizing its interventions into developing countries. Yet as Michael Sullivan shows, a sober look at the facts reveals this adventurism abroad to have had a primary rationale - that of establishing itself as the world's only superpower and the pre-eminent force of the global capitalist system irrespective of the tremendous political and social cost to the countries involved. From the "mere" loss of democracy to civil war and the consolidation of authoritarianism, 500 years of local politics have been interrupted as result of America's actions. Moreover, the US military's might and superior technology has led to a disproportionate destruction of life - with more than seven million war-related deaths at the sites of US interventions. In this revised paperback edition, "American Adventurism Abroad" traces US foreign policy from the late 1940s through the past six years of America's 'war on terror.' Comprising 34 case studies of overseas US militaristic meddling throughout this period, drawn from eleven presidencies and five geographic regions, and complete with extensive bibliographies, this volume offers a detailed and compelling picture of American foreign policy and its position in the world today.
Back Cover Copy
Since the end of World War II, the United States has embarked on a succession of military and economic interventions, invasions and regime changes across the globe. Whether in the name of containing communism during the Cold War or fighting global terrorism post-9/11, the United States has a long history of rationalizing its interventions into developing countries. Yet as Michael Sullivan shows, a sober look at the facts reveals this adventurism abroad to have had a primary rationale - that of establishing itself as the world's only superpower and the pre-eminent force of the global capitalist system irrespective of the tremendous political and social cost to the countries involved. From the "mere" loss of democracy to civil war and the consolidation of authoritarianism, 500 years of local politics have been interrupted as result of America's actions. Moreover, the US military's might and superior technology has led to a disproportionate destruction of life - with more than seven million war-related deaths at the sites of US interventions.In this revised paperback edition, American Adventurism Abroad traces US foreign policy from the late 1940s through the past six years of America's 'war on terror.' Comprising 34 case studies of overseas US militaristic meddling throughout this period, drawn from eleven presidencies and five geographic regions, and complete with extensive bibliographies, this volume offers a detailed and compelling picture of American foreign policy and its position in the world today.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This second edition traces US foreign policy from the late 1940s through America's 'War on Terror' and examines the impact of its repeated militaristic meddling in developing nations.
Long Description
Now in its second edition, "American Adventurism Abroad" traces US foreign policy from the late 1940s through the past six years of America's 'war on terror, ' and examines the impact of its repeated militaristic meddling into developing nations. Examines 34 cases of overseas US militaristic meddling, drawn from eleven presidencies and five geographic regions Provides not only understanding of the overseas interventions, but also a framework with which to interpret anticipated future American adventures Describes two recent dramatic non-terrorist-related interventions occurring in the Western Hemisphere--in Venezuela and Haiti and two terrorist-related interventions in Afghanistan (confirmed) and Iraq (alleged)
Main Description
Now in its second edition, American Adventurism Abroad traces US foreign policy from the late 1940s through the past six years of America's "war on terror," and examines the impact of its repeated militaristic meddling into developing nations. Examines 34 cases of overseas US militaristic meddling, drawn from eleven presidencies and five geographic regions Provides not only understanding of the overseas interventions, but also a framework with which to interpret anticipated future American adventures Describes two recent dramatic non-terrorist-related interventions occurring in the Western Hemisphere-in Venezuela and Haiti and two terrorist-related interventions in Afghanistan (confirmed) and Iraq (alleged)
Main Description
Now in its second edition, American Adventurism Abroad traces US foreign policy from the late 1940s through the past six years of America's 'war on terror,' and examines the impact of its repeated militaristic meddling into developing nations. * Examines 34 cases of overseas US militaristic meddling, drawn from eleven presidencies and five geographic regions * Provides not only understanding of the overseas interventions, but also a framework with which to interpret anticipated future American adventures * Describes two recent dramatic non-terrorist-related interventions occurring in the Western Hemisphere--in Venezuela and Haiti and two terrorist-related interventions in Afghanistan (confirmed) and Iraq (alleged)
Main Description
Now in its second edition, American Adventurism Abroad traces US foreign policy from the late 1940s through the past six years of America's 'war on terror,' and examines the impact of its repeated militaristic meddling into developing nations. Examines 34 cases of overseas US militaristic meddling, drawn from eleven presidencies and five geographic regions Provides not only understanding of the overseas interventions, but also a framework with which to interpret anticipated future American adventures Describes two recent dramatic non-terrorist-related interventions occurring in the Western Hemisphere-in Venezuela and Haiti and two terrorist-related interventions in Afghanistan (confirmed) and Iraq (alleged)
Main Description
Since the end of World War II, the United States has embarked on a succession of military and economic interventions, invasions and regime changes across the globe. Whether in the name of containing communism during the Cold War or fighting global terrorism post-9/11, the United States has a long history of rationalizing its interventions into developing countries. Yet as Michael Sullivan shows, a sober look at the facts reveals this adventurism abroad to have had a primary rationale - that of establishing itself as the world 's only superpower and the pre-eminent force of the global capitalist system irrespective of the tremendous political and social cost to the countries involved. From the "mere " loss of democracy to civil war and the consolidation of authoritarianism, 500 years of local politics have been interrupted as result of America 's actions. Moreover, the US military 's might and superior technology has led to a disproportionate destruction of life - with more than seven million war-related deaths at the sites of US interventions.In this revised paperback edition, American Adventurism Abroad traces US foreign policy from the late 1940s through the past six years of America 's "war on terror. " Comprising 34 case studies of overseas US militaristic meddling throughout this period, drawn from eleven presidencies and five geographic regions, and complete with extensive bibliographies, this volume offers a detailed and compelling picture of American foreign policy and its position in the world today.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Introduction to the Revised Editionp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Major Argument and Methodologyp. 1
Main Thesisp. 5
Other Patterns and Themesp. 6
Regional Perspectivesp. 19
Post-9-11 Thoughtsp. 21
Bibliographyp. 22
The Early Years: Embracing a New Role, 1945-1960p. 25
From World War II to the Cold War: The Truman Years, 1945-52p. 27
Introduction to the European Regionp. 29
Greece, 1947-9p. 29
Italy, 1948p. 34
Philippines, 1946-53p. 39
Introduction to the East Asian Regionp. 43
Bibliographyp. 45
The Expanding Empire Under Eisenhower, 1953-60p. 49
Introduction to the Middle Eastp. 50
Iran, 1953p. 51
Introduction to the Western Hemispherep. 55
Guatemala, 1954p. 57
Lebanon, 1958p. 61
Introduction to the Southeast Asia Sub-Region: Indochina-Ip. 67
Bibliographyp. 71
The Extremist Years, 1961-1976p. 77
The Kennedy-Johnson Idealist Extensions, 1961-8p. 79
Introduction to the African Regionp. 80
Congo, 1961-5p. 81
Cuba, 1961p. 86
British Guiana, 1961-6p. 90
Indochina-IIp. 94
Laos, 1961-73p. 94
South Vietnam, 1961-5p. 98
Brazil, 1964p. 104
Dominican Republic, 1961-6p. 108
Indonesia, 1965-6p. 113
Postscript: Greece, 1967-74p. 119
Bibliographyp. 120
The Nixon-Ford Realist Consolidations, 1969-76p. 129
Cambodia, 1970p. 132
Kurdistan, 1971-5p. 136
Chile, 1973p. 138
Angola, 1975p. 143
Australia, 1975p. 146
East Timor, 1975p. 150
Bibliographyp. 152
The Four-Year Aberration, 1977-1980p. 159
Jimmy Carter's Human Rights Pause, 1977-80p. 161
Bibliographyp. 57
Transition to the Post-Cold War Era, 1981-2001p. 169
Ronald Reagan: The Last Cold Warrior, 1981-8p. 171
El Salvador, 1979-91p. 172
Nicaragua, 1981-8p. 175
Grenada, 1983p. 179
Libya, 1981-6p. 182
Afghanistan, 1981-8p. 186
Bibliographyp. 190
The Post-Cold War Era: Bush, Clinton, and the Search for New Themes, 1989-2001p. 196
Panama, 1989p. 198
Iraq, 1991p. 201
Somalia, 1992-4p. 206
Haiti, 1994p. 209
Yugoslavia, 1995 and 1999p. 213
Bibliographyp. 218
The Attacks of 9-11 and the Start of a New Erap. 225
George W. Bush and the "War on Terror"p. 227
Afghanistan, 2001 ff.p. 228
Iraq, 2003 ff.p. 232
Venezuela, 2002p. 238
Haiti, 2004p. 243
Bibliographyp. 249
Conclusionp. 254
Indexp. 256
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