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The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine

The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine (Hardback)

By Cockburn, Andrew

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Why Does America Go to War? In the last decades, America has gone to war as supposed defenders of democracy. The War on Terror was waged to protect the west from the dangers of Islamists. US Solders are stationed in over 800 locations across the world to act as the righteous arbi...ters of the rule of law. In What America Really Wants? Andrew Cockburn brilliantly dissects the intentions behind Washington's martial appetites. The American war machine can only be understood in terms of the private passions and interests of those who control it - principally a passionate interest in money. Thus, as he witheringly reports, Washington expanded NATO to satisfy an arms manufacturer's urgent financial requirements; the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet deployments were for years dictated by a corrupt contractor who bribed high-ranking officers with cash and prostitutes; senior marine commanders agreed to a troop surge in Afghanistan in 2017 because it will do us good at budget time. Based on years of wide-ranging research, Cockburn lays bare the ugly reality of the largest military machine in history: squalid, and at the same time terrifyingly dangerous.
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ISBN 9781839763656
Publisher Verso Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781839763656
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Verso Books
Imprint Verso Books
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Cockburn, Andrew
Category Reportage & Collected Journalism: From C 1900 -
Comparative Politics
Embargos & Sanctions
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 973.931
Weight 465g
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
Library of Congress War on Terrorism, 2001-2009, War - Economic aspects - United States, United States - Politics and government - 2001-2009, United States - Politics and government - 2017-2021
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade