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Characters Ú America's Splendid Little Wars A Short History of US Engagements from the Fall of Saigon to Baghdad É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Peter A. Huchthausen Ons of Granada and Panama the first Gulf War the missions in Somalia and Bosnia and author and distinguished US naval captain Peter Huchthausen presents a detailed history of each military engagement through eyewitness acco. TLDR choose best in show accounts for each conflict instead like Blackhack Down for Somalia More reading for each but you will come away satisfiedMy rating may be overly harsh but it was my present sense sentiment on finishing I went back and forth between 2 and 3 over the course of the book My greatest complaint about America s Splendid Little Wars is that the book is very uneven it seems almost as if Huchthausen had to go back into American military history as the publishing date neared to find little wars to balance out the timeline or maybe missed some stuff and had to scramble to get it written out right before the book went to print Case in point is his coverage Mayaguez incident which also supports the larger point about evenness The chapter is a rushed narrative without significant pre or post historical context and a very tight policy lens a fuller assessment of its significance in the face of the recently completed Fall of Saigon and early 70s Vietnamization policies would have been helpful Contrast that against sections on Panama and Somalia which have robust discussions of the run up America political environment in country histories interactions with the USA et cetera Another significant problem is the unevenness of military maneuvering discussions sometimes Huchthausen describes details of the action eg Just Cause At other times he s inexplicably high level Desert Storm Gothic Serpent Bosnia and Kosovo are almost entirely political discussionsexcept for accounts of Serbian and Bosnia Serb maneuvers As a result you won t learn a thing about the Highway of Death or the accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy during the Balkans conflict Clinton s response to Bin Laden s first provocations Huh Fugghedabowdditand this is poorly washed away with a literary shoulder shrug at the end about what he could have and chose not to coverAll that said America s Splendid Little Wars is kind of like of a collection of Wikipedia entries so I won t recycle the book immediately I may change my mind as I add better accounts of each conflict

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Characters Ú America's Splendid Little Wars A Short History of US Engagements from the Fall of Saigon to Baghdad É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Peter A. Huchthausen Unts exhaustive research and his uniue insider perspective as an intelligence expert This timely and riveting military history is “a must read for anyone seeking to understand the nature of war today” Stephen Trent Smit. America s Splendid Little Wars offers a summary of major US combat operations from the end of the Vietnam War to the turn of the century Peter Huchthausen gives a good overview of these conflicts ranging from the Mayaguez hijacking in 1975 to the intervention in Kosovo in 1999 giving a brief background on each event and the highlights of each battle Huchthausen chose the title of the book as a play off of the description of the 1898 Spanish American War noting that no war no matter the length is ever splendid In general his summaries are clear although his coverage of each conflict is uneven at times For example he gives excellent accounts of the 1991 Gulf War and the 1983 invasion of Grenada but his chapters on the failed Iranian hostage rescue in 1979 and the bombing of Libya in 1986 have a frustrating lack of detail Despite this America s Splendid Little Wars is a good introduction to this period of American military history as Huchthausen says in the book s preface he intends that the deeds of the fighting men and women of each of these battles not be forgotten and on that level his book succeeds Der Schneegänger nature of war today” Stephen Trent Smit. America s Splendid Little Wars offers a summary of major US combat operations from the end of the Vietnam War to the turn of the century Peter Huchthausen gives a good overview of these conflicts ranging from the Mayaguez hijacking in 1975 to the intervention in Kosovo in 1999 giving a brief background on each event and the highlights of each battle Huchthausen chose the title of the book as a play off of the description of the 1898 Spanish American War The Forever Ship noting that La historia de mi vida no war Leila A Novel no matter the length is ever splendid In general his summaries are clear although his coverage of each conflict is uneven at times For example he gives excellent accounts of the 1991 Gulf War and the 1983 invasion of Grenada but his chapters on the failed Iranian hostage rescue in 1979 and the bombing of Libya in 1986 have a frustrating lack of detail Despite this America s Splendid Little Wars is a good introduction to this period of American military history as Huchthausen says in the book s preface he intends that the deeds of the fighting men and women of each of these battles Harmonic Analysis on Homogeneous Spaces not be forgotten and on that level his book succeeds

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Characters Ú America's Splendid Little Wars A Short History of US Engagements from the Fall of Saigon to Baghdad É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Peter A. Huchthausen From the evacuation of Saigon in 1975 to the end of the twentieth century the United States committed its forces to than a dozen military operations Offering a fresh analysis of the Iranian hostage rescue attempt the invasi. A good enough read both for the casual reader who tends to dislike long complex narratives and the analyst who chooses to get a uick reference guide to US efforts to maintain its hegemony from the end of the Vietnam War to just before the September 11 2001 attacks and the War on Terror

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • America's Splendid Little Wars A Short History of US Engagements from the Fall of Saigon to Baghdad
  • Peter A. Huchthausen
  • English
  • 10 April 2018
  • 9780142004654