Open Secrets of American Foreign Policy

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World Scientific, 2007 - Political Science - 155 pages
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American foreign policy is a dynamic and often controversial field, and is currently a topic of deep interest given recent developments in the Middle East, North Korea and China. In order to understand where US foreign policy is headed, it is important to first examine where it came from. This book provides an analysis of the political, economic and military history of American foreign policy, with the aim of divulging important details that most people have either never learned or forgotten OCo hence the phrase OC open secretsOCO. Covering events such as the attack on Pearl Harbor and the American Revolution, as well as American involvement in the Korean War and the collapse of Nationalist China, this fascinating book debunks a number of myths held by most people regarding US foreign policy, revealing some surprising conclusions."
 

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Contents

1 Introduction 1
1
2 Pearl Harbor 3
3
3 The Collapse of Nationalist China 17
17
4 The Korean War and the Army of the Republic of Korea 29
29
5 The War of the American Revolution 37
37
6 The Japanese Move South 43
43
7 The Pinochet Effect 53
53
8 The First War the United States Lost? 63
63
12 Further Thoughts on the Korean War 85
85
13 Submarines 93
93
14 Aggression 103
103
15 The Democratic Peace 109
109
16 City Bombing 113
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17 People Who Committed Atrocities 121
121
18 Elementary Theory 125
125
Perhaps the Reader Can Solve Them 131
131

9 Did Kennedy Have More Popular Votes in 1960? 69
69
10 Drugs and Some Remarks on the Constitution 73
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11 He Who Takes the Sword 81
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