Open Secrets of American Foreign Policy

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Overview

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 - hence the phrase "open secrets". 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812705624
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Pearl Harbor     3
The Collapse of Nationalist China     17
The Korean War and the Army of the Republic of Korea     29
The War of the American Revolution     37
The Japanese Move South     43
The Pinochet Effect     53
The First War the United States Lost?     63
Did Kennedy Have More Popular Votes in 1960?     69
Drugs and Some Remarks on the Constitution     73
He Who Takes the Sword     81
Further Thoughts on the Korean War     85
Submarines     93
Aggression     103
The Democratic Peace     109
City Bombing     113
People Who Committed Atrocities     121
Elementary Theory     125
Puzzles in History: Perhaps the Reader Can Solve Them     131
References     143
Index     145
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