America and Guerrilla Warfare

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University Press of Kentucky - History
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On December 26, 2004, a massive tsunami triggered by an underwater earthquake pummeled the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and other countries along the Indian Ocean. With casualties as far away as Africa, the aftermath was overwhelming: ships could be spotted miles inland; cars floated in the ocean; legions of the unidentified deadÑan estimated 225,000Ñwere buried in mass graves; relief organizations struggled to reach rural areas and provide adequate aid for survivors. Shortly after this disaster, researchers from around the world traveled to the regionÕs most devastated areas, observing and documenting the tsunamiÕs impact. The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural Disaster offers the first analysis of the response and recovery effort. Editors Pradyumna P. Karan and S. Subbiah, employing an interdisciplinary approach, have assembled an international team of top geographers, geologists, anthropologists, and political scientists to study the environmental, economic, and political effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The volume includes chapters that address the tsunamiÕs geo-environmental impact on coastal ecosystems and groundwater systems. Other chapters offer sociocultural perspectives on religious power relations in South India and suggest ways to improve government agenciesÕ response systems for natural disasters. A clear and definitive analysis of the second deadliest natural disaster on record, The Indian Ocean Tsunami will be of interest to environmentalists and political scientists alike, as well as to planners and administrators of disaster-preparedness programs.
 

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Joes (international politics, St. Joseph's Univ.; Guerrilla Conflict Before the Cold War) uses nine case studies spanning 200 years of American military history to analyze guerrilla operations during ... Read full review

Contents

American Guerrillas The War of Independence
5
Confederate Guerrillas The War of Secession
51
The Philippine War Forgotten Victory
103
Nicaragua A Training Ground
131
Greece Civil War into Cold War
145
Back to the Philippines The Huks
189
Vietnam A Case of Multiple Pathologies
209
El Salvador A Long War in a Small Country
259
Afghanistan Cracking the Red Empire
279
Implications and Provocations
318
Notes
333
Bibliography
382
Index
412
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Page 39 - History affords no instance wherein an officer has kept possession of a country under so many disadvantages as you have; surrounded on every side with a superior force; hunted from every quarter with veteran troops, you have found means to elude all their attempts, and to keep alive the expiring hopes of an oppressed Militia, when all succour seemed to be cut off.

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