The Resource America at war since 1945 : politics and diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Gary A. Donaldson, (electronic resource)

America at war since 1945 : politics and diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Gary A. Donaldson, (electronic resource)

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America at war since 1945 : politics and diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Title
America at war since 1945
Title remainder
politics and diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan
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Gary A. Donaldson
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Language
eng
Summary
Focusing primarily on politics and foreign policy, America at War since 1945 analyzes America's involvement in its several wars since the end of World War II. The main questions asked are: How did the U.S. become involved in these wars? How were the wars conducted? And how did the U.S. get out of these wars? In Korea and Vietnam, the US fought to show the world that it would stand up to the evils of communism, that it could be counted on (with money, advisors, or even a major military effort if necessary) to halt the advance of communism. But in both wars, the US showed itself to be militarily vulnerable. In its wars against radical Islam since 9/11, the United States has made use of its military to protect its interests in the Middle East, particularly its oil interests, while trying to spread its ideas of democracy, constitutionalism, and the rule of law. The lessons are clear: America's values often do not translate into the less-developed world. In 2016, as the debate over ISIS intensifies, America at War since 1945 reminds us that the history of US postwar military conflict has seldom been marked by clearly defined goals and outcomes
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Midwest
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Donaldson, Gary
Dewey number
355.00973
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
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adult
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America at war since 1945 : politics and diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Gary A. Donaldson, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11874311
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multicolored
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MWT11874311
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11874311
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11874311
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America at war since 1945 : politics and diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Gary A. Donaldson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11874311
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11874311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11874311
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11874311
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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