Shadow warfare : the history of America's undeclared wars

Hancock, Larry

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  • Creator Larry Hancock with Stuart Wexler
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2014.
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 608 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781619022447, 1619022443
  • OCLC ocn872123661

Summary

  • Details the history and evolution of America's covert war activities, examining how they have been authorized and practiced, their patterns and consequences, and why presidents have turned to secret military action.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • From solution to illusion -- The personality of covert action -- Evolution of a covert warfare infrastructure -- Armies of opportunity -- Fighting Communist China--deniably -- Regime change -- Shadow warriors -- Face-off in Indochina -- Covert to overt in Laos -- Against the Castro regime -- Autonomous and deniable -- Holding the line in the Congo -- Unanticipated consequences -- Congressional intervention -- Maintaining anticommunist regimes -- Targeted infrastructure warfare in the Southern Cone -- Pushing back -- The outsiders -- Risky business -- It happens -- New enemies -- New weapons -- A turn to "gray warfare" -- Other boots on the ground -- Merging covert and conventional -- The evolving War on Terror -- Epilogue: Benghazi
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