American War Machine

Scott explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy.

Author: Peter Dale Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 074255595X

Category: Political Science

Page: 396

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Scott explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy. He presents compelling evidence to expose the extensive growth of sanctioned but illicit violence in politics and state affairs, especially when related to America's long-standing involvement with the global drug traffic.

America s War Machine

With additions by Molly Sinclair McCartney, a fellow journalist with 30 years of experience, America's War Machine provides the context for today's national security state and explains what can be done about it.

Author: James McCartney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466878761

Category: History

Page: 304

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When President Dwight D. Eisenhower prepared to leave the White House in 1961, he did so with an ominous message for the American people about the "disastrous rise" of the military-industrial complex. Fifty years later, the complex has morphed into a virtually unstoppable war machine, one that dictates U.S. economic and foreign policy in a direct and substantial way. Based on his experiences as an award-winning Washington-based reporter covering national security, James McCartney presents a compelling history, from the Cold War to present day that shows that the problem is far worse and far more wide-reaching than anything Eisenhower could have imagined. Big Military has become "too big to fail" and has grown to envelope the nation's political, cultural and intellectual institutions. These centers of power and influence, including the now-complicit White House and Congress, have a vested interest in preparing and waging unnecessary wars. The authors persuasively argue that not one foreign intervention in the past 50 years has made us or the world safer. With additions by Molly Sinclair McCartney, a fellow journalist with 30 years of experience, America's War Machine provides the context for today's national security state and explains what can be done about it.

The Spoils of War

US Solders are stationed in over 800 locations across the world to act as the righteous arbiters of the rule of law. In What America Really Wants? Andrew Cockburn brilliantly dissects the intentions behind Washington's martial appetites.

Author: Andrew Cockburn

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781839763670

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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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 arbiters 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.

The American Deep State

Now in a new edition updated through the unprecedented 2016 presidential election, this provocative book makes a compelling case for a hidden “deep state” that influences and often opposes official U.S. policies.

Author: Peter Dale Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538100257

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

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Now in a new edition updated through the unprecedented 2016 presidential election, this provocative book makes a compelling case for a hidden “deep state” that influences and often opposes official U.S. policies. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott begins by tracing America’s increasing militarization, restrictions on constitutional rights, and income disparity since World War II. With the start of the Cold War, he argues, the U.S. government changed immensely in both function and scope, from protecting and nurturing a relatively isolated country to assuming ever-greater responsibility for controlling world politics in the name of freedom and democracy. This has resulted in both secretive new institutions and a slow but radical change in the American state itself. He argues that central to this historic reversal were seismic national events, ranging from the assassination of President Kennedy to 9/11. Scott marshals compelling evidence that the deep state is now partly institutionalized in non-accountable intelligence agencies like the CIA and NSA, but it also extends its reach to private corporations like Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC, to which 70 percent of intelligence budgets are outsourced. Behind these public and private institutions is the influence of Wall Street bankers and lawyers, allied with international oil companies beyond the reach of domestic law. Undoubtedly the political consensus about America’s global role has evolved, but if we want to restore the country’s traditional constitutional framework, it is important to see the role of particular cabals—such as the Project for the New American Century—and how they have repeatedly used the secret powers and network of Continuity of Government (COG) planning to implement change. Yet the author sees the deep state polarized between an establishment and a counter-establishment in a chaotic situation that may actually prove more hopeful for U.S. democracy.

The Modern US War Machine

Om USA's væbnede styrker, deres organisation, opgaver og udrustning. Mange organisationsskemaer.

Author: Ray Bonds

Publisher:

ISBN: 0861012674

Category: Armor

Page: 240

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Om USA's væbnede styrker, deres organisation, opgaver og udrustning. Mange organisationsskemaer.

The Modern U S War Machine

Thoroughly revised and fully updated, this is the essential book for anyone wanting to know how the armed forces of the U.S. are organized and deployed after the recent Reagan build-up.

Author: Ray Bonds

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0517560976

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Thoroughly revised and fully updated, this is the essential book for anyone wanting to know how the armed forces of the U.S. are organized and deployed after the recent Reagan build-up. Over 500 illustrations in full color and black-and-white.

The Best War Ever

four The American War Machine A MERICANS were justifiably proud of their
contribution to the Allied victory in World War II . In the 1930s , isolationism and
the America First campaign had convinced the Axis that Yankees had been too ...

Author: Michael C. C. Adams

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801846978

Category: History

Page: 189

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"Most valuable to students and general readers who have not given World War II serious study but who are interested in achieving a better understanding of America's experience in what Dwight D. Eisenhower called 'the Great Crusade.'" -- Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

The Hollywood War Machine

Engaging and penetrating." Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of Illinois In this unique book, the authors provide a hard-hitting, radical critique of the growing culture of American militarism, focusing on the post-Cold War years.

Author: Carl Boggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015064759965

Category: History

Page: 276

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"Opinionated and witty." Terrell Carver, University of Bristol and author of Engels: A Very Short Introduction "A critical cultural chronicle of postwar American political history. Engaging and penetrating." Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of Illinois In this unique book, the authors provide a hard-hitting, radical critique of the growing culture of American militarism, focusing on the post-Cold War years. Analyzed in historical context and drawing on a broad mix of theoretical, political, and cultural sources, The Hollywood War Machine explores the U.S. film industry and its deepening impact on the popular and political culture. Through the lens of filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Jonathan Mostrow, Edward Zwick, Tony Scott, and John Woo, the volume deconstructs the narratives and images of nearly 200 combat and war-related movies, along with related consumer fare such as television and video games, in the context of the permanent war economy, security state, recurrent military interventions abroad, and the expansion of U.S. global power. Topics include cinematic representations of terrorism, the return of "good war" motifs, the phenomenon of disguised militarism, the relationship between cinema and technowar, depictions of the Gulf War and the current war in Iraq, and general media spectacles of warfare as well as unique perspectives on films related to World War II, the Cold War, and Vietnam.

The US War Machine

An analysis of the current and future state of America's military structure.

Author: Ray Bonds

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0517549840

Category: Defense industries

Page: 272

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An analysis of the current and future state of America's military structure.

The US War Machine

Beskriver de væbnede styrker, bevæbningen og strategien i USA i slutningen af Den kolde Krigs periode

Author: Ray Bonds

Publisher:

ISBN: 0861010167

Category: Defense industries

Page: 271

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Beskriver de væbnede styrker, bevæbningen og strategien i USA i slutningen af Den kolde Krigs periode

Ouroboros

This book analyzes how the cost of ‘small’ wars drives the state to choose remote war and preemption in order to hide the conflict from its domestic populations.

Author: Phil W. Reynolds

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498590921

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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This book analyzes how the cost of ‘small’ wars drives the state to choose remote war and preemption in order to hide the conflict from its domestic populations. This is explained through understanding security mechanisms and how Clausewitzian war machine powers extend Liberalism into the periphery.

The Hollywood War Machine

The newly expanded and revised edition of The Hollywood War Machine includes wide-ranging exploration of numerous popular military-themed films that have appeared in the close to a decade since the first edition was published.

Author: Carl Boggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351543613

Category: Political Science

Page: 2016

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The newly expanded and revised edition of The Hollywood War Machine includes wide-ranging exploration of numerous popular military-themed films that have appeared in the close to a decade since the first edition was published. Within the Hollywood movie community, there has not been even the slightest decline in well-financed pictures focusing on warfare and closely-related motifs. The second edition includes a new chapter on recent popular films and another that analyzes the relationship between these movies and the bourgeoning gun culture in the United States, marked in recent years by a dramatic increase in episodes of mass killings.

The US War Machine

Describes and illustrates major weapons of the United States armed forces.

Author: James E. Dornan

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: 0517535432

Category: Arms transfers

Page: 271

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Describes and illustrates major weapons of the United States armed forces.

Confronting the War Machine

Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War Michael S. Foley ... aging British
philosopher and mathematician, almost single-handedly organized an
International War Crimes Tribunal to hear evidence of possible American war
crimes in Vietnam.

Author: Michael S. Foley

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807854360

Category: History

Page: 449

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Focusing on the draft resistance movement in Boston in 1967-68, this study argues that these acts of mass civil disobedience turned the tide in the antiwar movement by drawing the Johnson administration into a confrontation with activists who were largely young, middle-class, liberal, and from suburban backgrounds--the core of Johnson's constituency.

War Machine Vol 2

Collects War Machine #6-12.ÿ When Jim Rhodes returns home he comes face-to-face with American Eagle, two visions of America clash with earth-shattering results that may irrevocably change War Machine and the nation he loves!

Author: Greg Pak

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 9780785179818

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

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Collects War Machine #6-12.ÿ When Jim Rhodes returns home he comes face-to-face with American Eagle, two visions of America clash with earth-shattering results that may irrevocably change War Machine and the nation he loves!

Hollywood Remembrance and American War

2 Throughout Hollywood Remembrance and American War, the generic label '
war film' refers only to films that (at least partially) ... 7 C.f.Carl Boggs and Tom
Pollard, The Hollywood War Machine: U.S. Militarism and Popular Culture (2nd
ed.) ...

Author: Andrew Rayment

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000171419

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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Hollywood Remembrance and American War addresses the synergy between Hollywood war films and American forms of war remembrance. Subjecting the notion that war films ought to be considered ʻthe war memorials of today’ to critical scrutiny, the book develops a theoretical understanding of how Hollywood war films, as rhetorical sites of remembering and memory, reflect, replicate and resist American modes of remembrance. The authors first develop the framework for, and elaborate on, the co-evolution of Hollywood war cinema and American war memorialization in the historical, political and ideological terms of remembrance, and the parallel synergic relationship between the aesthetic and industrial status of Hollywood war cinema and the remembering of American war on film. The chapters then move to analysis of Hollywood war films – covering The Great War, World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, The Cold War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – and critically scrutinize the terms upon which a film could be considered a memorial to the war it represents. Bringing together the fields of film studies and memory studies, this book will be of interest to scholars and students in not just these areas but those in the fields of history, media and cultural studies more broadly, too.