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War in a time of peace : Bush, Clinton, and the generals /

by Halberstam, David.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scribner, c2001Description: 543 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0743202120.Subject(s): Bush, George, 1924-2018 | Clinton, Bill, 1946- | Intervention (International law) | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Influence | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989- | United States -- Politics and government -- 1989- | United States -- Military policy | Gift of Anatolia Trustee Angelos G. Papaioannou (c. 1) | "Gift of Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection at California State University, Sacramento Library" (c. 2)ALA Notable Books, 2002Summary: The author explores the complex dynamics of foreign policy in the post-Cold War United States. He evokes the internecine conflicts, the untrammeled egos, and the struggles for dominance among the key figures in the White House, the State Department, and the military. He shows how the decisions of men who served in the Vietnam War, such as General Colin Powell and presidential advisers Richard Holbrooke and Anthony Lake - as well as those who did not serve - have shaped American politics and policy making.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 511-513) and index.

The author explores the complex dynamics of foreign policy in the post-Cold War United States. He evokes the internecine conflicts, the untrammeled egos, and the struggles for dominance among the key figures in the White House, the State Department, and the military. He shows how the decisions of men who served in the Vietnam War, such as General Colin Powell and presidential advisers Richard Holbrooke and Anthony Lake - as well as those who did not serve - have shaped American politics and policy making.

ALA Notable Books, 2002

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