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WAR WITHOUT END: American Planning For The Next Vietnams. Foreword By Gabriel Kolko.: Klare, ...

WAR WITHOUT END: American Planning For The Next Vietnams. Foreword By Gabriel Kolko.

Klare, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0394462149 / ISBN 13: 9780394462141
Published by NY. 1972. Knopf/Borzoi., 1972
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black, gilt & red cloth hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. tiny bit of rubbing spine top & bottom, miniscule tear on rear. not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition so stated. first printing (nap). xx+464+xviii+ note about the author + colophon. appendices. notes. research guide. research bibliography. index. world history. american history. politics. vietnam war. military industrial establishment. the counterinsurgency establishment. technological war. mercenary warfare. the electronic battlefield. counterinsurgency warfare. south asia. latin america. the mcnamara revolution. project camelot. social systems engineering. ~ The current military planning that threatens to keep the United States embroiled in an endless succession of Vietnams is revealed in this rigorously documented and astonishingly complete book~a work which lays bare the basis of the next generation of American military policy. Drawing on the records of the Pentagon, the State Department, and Congress, Michael T. Klare presents a comprehensive picture of the development of strategies and technologies to be employed in future American "limited wars," and places these strategies in the context of the overtly expansionist ideology that prevails at the highest levels of our government. He analyzes as well the historical roots of the new ideology and shows how it matured in the early years of Robert McNamara's stewardship of the Department of Defense~how "counterinsurgency" has become the byword, and technological advance the key, to successful implementation of policy. With full, authoritative documentation, Klare explains the use of universities in weapons research~how the Pentagon has utilized "academics~for~hire" to develop the new counterinsurgency arsenal the enormous expenditure of American money ~a large portion of it under the auspices of the Alliance for Progress~to train and arm Latin American police officials and antiguerrilla forces the development of the tremendously sophisticated "electronic battlefield," key to a more efficient~and more manageable~system of death and destruction the formulation of a new "intervention mobility" that will enable the Pentagon to deploy full divisions of troops virtually simultaneously with the outbreak of hostilities anywhere in the world the role and function of the various Pentagon research bodies, the weapons they are develop ing, the strategies they are evolving the planned future commitments throughout southeast Asia, from Thailand to Japan. Writing lucidly and with an expert ability to render the most complex technological matters intelligible, Klare brings to his subject the urgency it demands yet never compromises the unimpeachable accUracy upon which any such study must be based. His accompanying research guide to the Byzantine pathway, of Pentagon policy and practice breaks the code which has made full understanding of our military policy impossible for even the most concerned Americans. War Without End is a forecast grounded in concrete knowledge of the interventionist course America is currently traveling and an imperative alert to those who would choose not to see our past tragedies repeated~and magnified. Bookseller Inventory # 6161101

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Title: WAR WITHOUT END: American Planning For The ...

Publisher: NY. 1972. Knopf/Borzoi.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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War Without End" is a detailed look at the current state of military planning, from counterinsurgency and social science engineering, to rapid deployment, the electronic battlefield, mercenaries, and foreign police assistance. This book was written three years before the collapse of Saigon, when critics expected that U.S. warmongers would be able to sustain their efforts indefinitely. Twenty years and one Ronald Reagan later, it's clear that we have neither the moral conviction nor the economic resources to pull it off -- at least not until the New World Order gets its act together. Nevertheless, the book remains valuable as a slice of imperial history.

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