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By James M. Volo

ISBN-10: 0313376247

ISBN-13: 9780313376245

ISBN-10: 0313376255

ISBN-13: 9780313376252

From the Colonial interval on, struggle has unavoidably divided U.S. society into pro-war and antiwar factions, and few matters have confirmed so polarizing or long-lasting as a nexus of public discourse. within the contest over warfare and peace, uninformed ideals were conflated with uncontested truths via each side, fueling an absence of bipartisanship in overseas coverage that has been widely used because the nation's earliest days.A historical past of conflict Resistance in the US delineates truly the culture of warfare competition within the usa. It examines the army, arrangements for warfare, and war's justifiable prosecution, in addition to pacifism, valid resistance to warfare, and the correct and loose workout of civil liberties. This thought-provoking quantity deals an research of the explanations for clash between peoples, the prosecution of warfare between international locations, and the advance of warfare resistance routine. It additionally explores the position of the media in forming public opinion and that of the courts in protecting—or limiting—civil liberties.

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Stone fragments from the Second Dynasty in Egypt describe organized military expeditions to foreign lands such as a campaign to Nubia that resulted in the capture of 7,000 slaves and 200,000 head of cattle in a single operation. War (itself a source of slaves in the form of prisoners of war) increased the domestic demand for and value of slave labor. The constant fighting created a steady demand for war materials and the handicraft industries that produced weapons, armor, and projectiles (especially consumable items like arrows).

Htm (accessed October 2008). 7. ABC-CLIO editorial style guidelines require that the official titles of government documents such as declarations, treaties, and constitutions should be placed in neither italics nor quotation marks. 8. William H. Rehnquist, All the Laws But One Civil Liberties in Wartime (New York: Vintage Books, 1998), 191–192. An Overview of Peace Principles | 21 9. Herring, 408. 10. htm (accessed June 18, 2008). 11. Charles DeBenedetti, An American Ordeal: The Antiwar Movement of the Vietnam Era (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1990), 13.

It is with this backdrop in mind that many of the foreign policy initiatives undertaken by the United States—especially in Southeast Asia, in the Middle East, and in Central and South America—must be viewed. Since the establishment of the United Nations at the end of World War II, American officials have been dealing with more problems in more places than ever before in history. All over the world, from the finest government offices in Europe to the tiniest developing world consulates, in the 1950s and 1960s a ‘‘swollen diplomatic corps’’ was established and supported by a Central Intelligence Agency more than willing to perform covert operations (black ops), support undercover agents, and play the real-life role of a James Bond or a Napoleon Solo.

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