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by John Quigley

  • Author: John Quigley
  • ISBN: 8182743176
  • ISBN13: 978-8182743175
  • ePub: 1161 kb | FB2: 1268 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Engineering
  • Publisher: Pentagon Press (November 30, 2007)
  • Pages: 432
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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The Ruses of War ePub download

As law professor John Quigley amply demonstrates in this damning indictment of . military interventionism since World War II, the Bush administration’s actions fit a decades-old pattern of going to war on a pretense rather than informing the public of the government’s true intentions.

As law professor John Quigley amply demonstrates in this damning indictment of .

The Ruses for War book. As law professor John Quigley amply demonstrates in this damning indictment of .

John Quigley is active in international human rights work. The Ruses for War: American Interventionism Since World War II, Prometheus Books, 1992. He has published many articles and books on human rights, the United Nations, war and peace, east European law, African law, and the Arab–Israeli conflict Bibliography. Basic Laws on the Structure of the Soviet State (with H. J. Berman), Harvard University Press, 1969. Flight into the Maelstrom: Immigration to Israel and Middle East Peace, Ithaca Press, 1997.

As a prelude to war in 2003, the administration of George W. Bush did its utmost to convince the public that Saddam Hussein's Iraq posed a threat to American security from the secret development of weapons of mass destruction

As a prelude to war in 2003, the administration of George W. Bush did its utmost to convince the public that Saddam Hussein's Iraq posed a threat to American security from the secret development of weapons of mass destruction. Within a year of the . invasion of Iraq, it became clear that no such weapons existed. Sadly, this was not the first time the American public was urged to support a war for reasons that turned out later to be scarcely credible.

The purpose of his book, Quigley tells us, is to explore ". military actions abroad over the past half-century. We look in each instance at what the president and his aides said, and what reasons they gave. Then we examine the situation in light of what is known today to determine whether the administration was truthful" (pp. 14–15)

The Ruses for War : American Interventionism since World War I.

The Ruses for War : American Interventionism since World War II. by John Quigley. Analyses each instance of military intervention abroad by the United States since World War II from the perspective of what the government told the public, or did not tell it, about the reasons for war. This title concludes that the government's explanations differed greatly from reality.

Instead, Mr. Quigley gives us some examples of how often we went to war in the second half of the 20th century with . If it makes us less gullible the next time politicians begin to spin their web of war fever, it will be of great value. Quigley gives us some examples of how often we went to war in the second half of the 20th century with questionable motivation. He begins with the Korean war and takes us through the intervention in Liberia to provide examples. Despite the undertones of anti-Americanism that one might sense in his style, the facts themselves should give us pause to reflect. Sadly, too many will react with the nationalistic knee-jerk that refuses to accept any criticism.

Publisher: Pentagon Press, 2007.

Quigley, John B. Publication date.

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John B. Quigley is a professor of law at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, where he is the Presidents' Club Professor .

John B. Quigley is a professor of law at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, where he is the Presidents' Club Professor of Law. In 1995 he was recipient of The Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award. Born John Bernard Quigley J. he was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and educated at the St. Louis Country Day School. He graduated from Harvard in the class of 1962, later taking an L. degree from Harvard Law School in 1966 and an . also awarded in 1966.

Why were Americans troops committed to Korea in 1950? Was it to stop the onslaught of world communism, as President Truman claimed? Why did the US marines land the Domnican republic in 1966? President Johnson argues that it was to protect Americans in danger...etc.