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America's Splendid Little Wars A Short History of U. S. Engagements from the Fall of Saigon to Baghdad

ISBN-10: 0142004650
ISBN-13: 9780142004654
Edition: N/A
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Description: From the evacuation of Saigon in 1975 to the end of the twentieth century, the United States committed its forces to more than a dozen military operations. Offering a fresh analysis of the Iranian hostage rescue attempt, the invasions of Granada and  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

From the evacuation of Saigon in 1975 to the end of the twentieth century, the United States committed its forces to more than a dozen military operations. Offering a fresh analysis of the Iranian hostage rescue attempt, the invasions of Granada and Panama, the first Gulf War, the missions in Somalia and Bosnia, and more, author and distinguished U.S. naval captain Peter Huchthausen presents a detailed history of each military engagement through eyewitness accounts, exhaustive research, and his unique insider perspective as an intelligence expert. This timely and riveting military history is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the nature of war today (Stephen Trent Smith).

Gerald R. Ford : rebounding against piracy
Recovering SS Mayaguez and the fight on Koh Tang
James E. Carter, Jr. : choosing military action
America and special warfare
The hostage rescue attempt
Ronald W. Reagan : lashing out
Intervention in Lebanon
Intervention in Grenada
Retaliatory attacks on Libya
Escort and retaliation in the Persian Gulf
George H.W. Bush : using a big stick
Storming Panama
The Gulf war : desert shield
The Gulf war : desert storm
The rescue of the Kurds in Northern Iraq
Intervention in Somalia
President Bush responds to starvation
President Clinton crosses and Mogadishu Line
William J. Clinton : on the edge of the Balkans
Intervention in Bosnia
Intervention in Kosovo

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