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Unwinnable wars

American power and ethnic conflict

by David Callahan

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Published by Hill and Wang in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Ethnic conflict -- History -- 20th century.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDavid Callahan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE840 .C335 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 273 p. ;
      Number of Pages273
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL681306M
      ISBN 100809030462
      LC Control Number97027912

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Callahan (State of the Union,etc.) gives comparatively cursory treatment to long-standing conflicts with steady but comparatively low casualty rates (e.g. Col Haponski, accepts as a tenant that the war was unwinnable, by the French, Americans or South Vietnamese because the Vietnamese fought of national liberation, (not all wars of national liberation have been successful) then spend chapters analyzing and4/5.

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