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Book:The mission : waging war and keeping peace with America's military / Dana Priest.:2003.:1st ed. Book The mission : waging war and keeping peace with America's military / Dana Priest.
The mission : waging war and keeping peace with America's military / Dana Priest.
Author: Priest, Dana
Publication year: 2003.
Language: English
Call Number UA23 .P68 2003
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 0393010244
Extent: 429 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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"The mission is a boots-on-the-ground account of America’s growing independence on the military to manage world affairs. It describes a clash of culture and purpose through the eyes of soldiers and officers themselves"--Dust jacket.
Introduction : Pax Americana -- A different kind of world -- The rise of the American military -- The CinCs : proconsuls to the empire -- The royal CinCdoms of the Persian Gulf -- The invisible front line of Central Asia -- Inside the wire with special forces -- A-teams in Afghanistan -- Below the radar in Nigeria -- Gambling with Green Berets in Colombia -- The Indonesian handshake -- Force trumps diplomacy in the Balkans -- Waging peace in Kosovo -- Drita's Kosovo -- Ellerbe's 82nd Airborne Division -- Vitina and the new Mafia -- Dishonoring Merita -- Vitina, one year later -- Afterword : the mission.

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