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Author Quigley, John B.

Title The ruses for war : American interventionism since World War II / John Quigley
Edition [Second edition]
Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007

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Description 433 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Secrets of government -- 2. How it began -- 3. Korea : whose war? -- 4. Korea : the Russians are coming -- 5. Korea : the Chinese hordes -- 6. Guatemala : deception and timing -- 7. Indonesia : caught in a coconut tree -- 8. Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan : cokes on the beach -- 9. Cuba : we were not involved -- 10. Laos a free-fire zone -- 11. Vietnam : what were those bleeps? -- 12. The Congo : trouble out east -- 13. The Congo : another Cuba? -- 14. The Dominican Republic : bullets in the embassy window -- 15. The Dominican Republic : seeing red -- 16. Cambodia : fish in the craters -- 17. Angola : a global Monroe Doctrine -- 18. Shaba : a Congolese reprise -- 19. Iran : hostages will die -- 20. Nicaragua : who is Contra? -- 21. El Salvador : a textbook case -- 22. Lebanon : death on the beach -- 23. Grenada : an ocean venture -- 24. Grenada : saving our students -- 25. Grenada : the Cubans were ferocious -- 26. Libya : Qaddafi's air conditioner -- 27. The Philippines : shoring Cory -- 28. Panama : slaying a monster -- 29. Panama : explaining why -- 30. Liberia : just in case -- 31. Iraq : blood for oil? -- 32. Somalia : blackhawk down -- 33. Baghdad : missiles with a message -- 34. Sudan : pharmaceutical fiasco -- 35. Iraq : low-intensity intervention -- 36. Kosovo : credibility above all -- 37. Afghanistan : end to terror? -- 38. Iraq : regime change -- 39. Why not tell the truth? -- 40. Why intervene at all? -- 41. Won't the media protect us? -- 42. Won't Congress protect us? -- 43. Interventions of the future -- 44. The price of fraudulent intervention
Summary "As a prelude to war in 2003, the administration of George W. Bush did its utmost to convince the public that Saddam Hussein's secret development of weapons of mass destruction posed a threat to American security. Within a year of the US invasion of Iraq, it became clear that no such weapons existed. Sadly, this was not the first time the American public was urged to support a war for reasons that turned out later to be scarcely credible. As law professor John Quigley amply demonstrates in this damning indictment of US military intervention ism since World War II, the Bush administration's actions fit a decades-old pattern of going to war on a pretense rather than informing the public of the government's true intentions."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published in 1992
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-427) and index
Subject Intervention (International law)
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
United States -- Foreign relations -- Citizen participation.
United States -- Military policy.
LC no. 2007000018
ISBN 9781591025160 alkaline paper
1591025168 alkaline paper