In Search of Enemies A CIA Story

ISBN-10: 0393009262
ISBN-13: 9780393009262
Edition: 1979 (Reprint)
Authors: John Stockwell
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Description: The United States goal in Angola] was not to keep out the Cubans and Soviets but to make their imperial efforts as costly as possible to prove that, after Vietnam, we were still capable of response, however insane. It is the story that has been  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

The United States goal in Angola] was not to keep out the Cubans and Soviets but to make their imperial efforts as costly as possible to prove that, after Vietnam, we were still capable of response, however insane. It is the story that has been told, and in impressive and convincing detail, by John Stockwell, the former chief of the CIA s Angola task force. His book should not be missed. Since strategic thought survives by ignoring experience, it has a highly professional interest in avoiding accounts such as this. By the same token, all who are alarmed about the tendency toward such strategic thinking should strongly welcome Mr. Stockwell s book. John Kenneth Galbraith, New York Review of Books

John R. Stockwell (1937- ), who lived in Africa for ten of his early years, is a graduate of the University of Texas and an alumnus of the U.S. Marine Corps. After twelve years as a CIA officer, he resigned from the agency on April 1, 1977.

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