America's Dirty Wars

America's Dirty Wars
Author : Russell Crandall
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 598
Release : 2014-04-28
ISBN 10 : 9781107003132
ISBN 13 : 110700313X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America's Dirty Wars Book Description:

This book examines the long, complex experience of American involvement in irregular warfare. It begins with the American Revolution in 1776 and chronicles big and small irregular wars for the next two and a half centuries. What is readily apparent in dirty wars is that failure is painfully tangible while success is often amorphous. Successfully fighting these wars often entails striking a critical balance between military victory and politics. America's status as a democracy only serves to make fighting - and, to a greater degree, winning - these irregular wars even harder. Rather than futilely insisting that Americans should not or cannot fight this kind of irregular war, Russell Crandall argues that we would be better served by considering how we can do so as cleanly and effectively as possible.

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