Savage Peace: Americans At War In The 1990s

Savage Peace Americans At War In The s Today America endeavors to keep the peace no easy task on a planet torn by fighting The news media feeds us haunting images of our less than peaceful world ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia kill

  • Title: Savage Peace: Americans At War In The 1990s
  • Author: Daniel P. Bolger
  • ISBN: 9780891414520
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Today America endeavors to keep the peace, no easy task on a planet torn by fighting The news media feeds us haunting images of our less than peaceful world ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia, killings in Somalia, bloody upheaval in Haiti Americans see the misery and feel compelled to do something And, when asked by the United Nations, it seems it is the obligationToday America endeavors to keep the peace, no easy task on a planet torn by fighting The news media feeds us haunting images of our less than peaceful world ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia, killings in Somalia, bloody upheaval in Haiti Americans see the misery and feel compelled to do something And, when asked by the United Nations, it seems it is the obligation of a superpower to take up the challenge As always, Uncle Sam s young soldiers, sailors, aviators, and Marines answer the call It wasn t supposed to turn out this way When the Berlin Wall crashed down in November 1989, many imagined that world peace had finally arrived Yet it wasn t the dawn of global concord glowing at the horizon, but the blaze of internecine conflagration as long suppressed tribal hatreds flared to the surface Around the globe, Third World countries lurched into revolution America responded Now these sad circumstances have become our problems, each with its price tag blood, treasure, and prestige Where will it all lead Daniel Bolger, a serving professional soldier and aspiring military historian, tackles the thorny subject of peacekeeping He examines the historical perspective, the political and military context of today s missions, and what all this tells us about the role of America in the future world order Bolger s insightful, intelligent analysis reveals the reality behind today s shocking media images.

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