School of Assassins: Guns, Greed, and Globalization (Revised and Expanded) / Edition 2

School of Assassins: Guns, Greed, and Globalization (Revised and Expanded) / Edition 2

by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Roy Bourgeois
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1570753857

ISBN-13: 9781570753855

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Orbis Books

School of Assassins updates and expands the author's bestselling primer on the facts and controversy surrounding the U.S. Army's School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia. Although the school has tried to change its image through a new name and a sanitized curriculum, critics continue to call attention to its trail of suffering and death in every Latin American

Overview

School of Assassins updates and expands the author's bestselling primer on the facts and controversy surrounding the U.S. Army's School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia. Although the school has tried to change its image through a new name and a sanitized curriculum, critics continue to call attention to its trail of suffering and death in every Latin American country where its graduates have returned. The murders of Archbishop Romero, the Jesuit martyrs, and the U.S. churchwomen slain in El Salvador -- all can be directly linked to graduates of the SOA.

In this new and expanded edition, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer reviews the case for closing the school and lays bare the case of its proponents. But he also shows how the school has functioned as an instrument of U.S. foreign policy in this hemisphere, and spells out the connections with globalization, third world debt, and the ongoing "war against the poor" in this hemisphere and around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570753855
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
155
Sales rank:
1,230,807
Product dimensions:
4.67(w) x 7.27(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefacexi
Introductionxiii
1.Official History and the People's Stories1
Memories: The Way We Weren't Supposed to Be2
Patterns of Terror5
Salvador: An SOA Success Story?8
The SOA and Beyond11
2.Guns, Greed, and Globalization: Continuity and Change13
Interests and Flexibility14
Repressive Soldiers/Repressive Economics16
Pragmatism Then and Now18
3.Focus on the SOA21
Myth and Reality22
Cold War Mission28
4.Evidence and Tactics32
The Tip of the Iceberg35
5.More Evidence and Key Questions45
Death Squads and Cover-ups45
Another El Salvador51
A Preference for Dictators61
6.Geopolitics and the SOA/WHISC: Foreign Policy Stage 163
Mal-development and Military Dictatorship64
The Church and the National Security State72
7.Geopolitics and the SOA/WHISC: Foreign Policy Stages 2-477
Two Tracks78
Track 2: Any Means by Other Means79
Stages 3 and 4: The Primacy of Economic Power84
Stage 3: Military Downsizing89
Stage 4: Consolidation and Remilitarization91
8.Globalization and Greed98
The New Mythology: Beneficial Globalization100
From Myth to Reality102
Undermining Democracy103
Inequality104
The Environment112
9.A Rose by Any Other Name119
Behind the Name Change119
The SOA/WHISC Mission Today123
Organizational Descriptions139
Notes141

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