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Cuba's Military after 1991: Revolutionary Soldiers during Counter-Revolutionary Times (Studies of the Americas Series)

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This book is the first examination of the Cuban military in the context of Cuba's political and economic challenges in the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR—and therefore of Soviet economic, political, and psychological support. It does so by providing important historical and political contexts of the development and engagement of the military. This information and analysis are essential to understanding how U.S-Cuban relations will develop, especially after the changes ...

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Cuba's Military after 1991: Revolutionary Soldiers during Counter-Revolutionary Times (Studies of the Americas Series)

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Overview

This book is the first examination of the Cuban military in the context of Cuba's political and economic challenges in the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR—and therefore of Soviet economic, political, and psychological support. It does so by providing important historical and political contexts of the development and engagement of the military. This information and analysis are essential to understanding how U.S-Cuban relations will develop, especially after the changes sure to follow the death Fidel Castro.

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"This is an outstanding, exhaustively researched study that is absolutely fundamental for an understanding of both the reality of contemporary Cuba and its future...This definitive work on Cuban defence policy and the role of the armed forces is essential reading for anybody seeking to analyze one of the most important features of revolutionary Cuba. The book reveals insightful analysis, detailed research, and a genuine flair for understanding and explaining the importance of the Cuban armed forces. A true classic in the field of Cuban Studies."—John M. Kirk, Dalhousie University, Canada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403972026
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/21/2005
  • Series: Studies of the Americas Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Hal Klepak is Professor of History, Royal Military College of Canada.

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Table of Contents

Mambises Still? The Revolutionary Tradition in the Cuban Armed Forces
• The FAR up to the Special Period 1959-1990: The Third World's Most Impressive Armed Force?
• The Blows: The FAR Alone in a Cruel World
• "The Proof is in the Pudding": The FAR and the Economy
• The FAR and the United States: Confidence Building in Limited but Important Sectors
• The FAR and Other Countries: Has the Search for Friends Brought Results?
• The Context at Home: Malaise sans fin?
• The FAR and the Politics of 'No Transition': But Who Else?
• The Military Defence of Cuba: But Can the FAR still deter?
• Conclusion

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