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Author Huchthausen, Peter A., 1939-

Title America's splendid little wars : a short history of U.S. military engagements : 1975-2000 / Peter A. Huchthausen
Published New York : Viking, 2003


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 MELB  973.92 Huc/Asl  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Intervention (International law) -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
United States -- Military policy.
LC no. 2002038025
ISBN 0670032328 alkaline paper
Other Titles Short history of United States military engagements, 1975-2000
Short history of US military engagements, 1975-2000