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Author Gannon, James.

Title Military occupations in the age of self-determination : the history neocons neglected / James Gannon
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, [2008]


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Description xi, 202 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction: The perils of occupation -- Iraq : the height of folly -- Zionism : violent return home -- Algeria : savagery unchained -- Malaya and Kenya : dying gasps of empire -- Vietnam : selective terrorism -- Lebanon : double defeat of the West -- Palestine : occupation and intifadas -- Afghanistan : the Soviet Vietnam -- Iraq : a thousand cuts -- Afterword: The limits of power
Summary "This book offers a perspective decidedly different from that of the Bush Administration and its neoconservative supporters. Since the United Nations embraced the right of national self-determination in 1945, the historical odds have been unfavorable to great powers that impose military occupations on smaller nations. This point is bolstered by the evidence from history, and is particularly pertinent to the American occupation of Iraq, where a robust insurgency has delayed projected successes by the administration and wartime planners. Drawing on historical antecedents to the occupation of Iraq, James Gannon examines events such as the British Struggles in Palestine, French enterprises in Algeria, the Soviet debacle in Afghanistan, and other instances in which occupying powers to demonstrate the struggles and failures of occupying powers in the face of determined insurgencies."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-197) and index
Subject Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
Military history, Modern -- 21st century.
National liberation movements -- History -- 20th century.
National liberation movements -- History -- 21st century.
Anti-imperialist movements -- History -- 20th century.
Anti-imperialist movements -- History -- 21st century.
Military occupation -- History -- 20th century.
Military occupation -- History -- 21st century.
LC no. 2008008986
ISBN 9780313353826 (alk. paper)
0313353824 (alk. paper)