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The Resource The long war : CENTCOM, grand strategy, and global security, John Morrissey

The long war : CENTCOM, grand strategy, and global security, John Morrissey

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The long war : CENTCOM, grand strategy, and global security
Title
The long war
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CENTCOM, grand strategy, and global security
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John Morrissey
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eng
Summary
Nowhere has the U.S. military established more bases, lost more troops, or spent more money in the last thirty years than in the Middle East and Central Asia. These regions fall under the purview of United States Central Command (CENTCOM); not coincidentally, they include the most energy-rich places on earth. From its inception, CENTCOM was tasked with the military and economic security of this key strategic area, the safeguarding of commercial opportunities therein, and ultimately the policing of a pivotal yet precarious space in the broader global economy. CENTCOM calls this mission its "Long War." This book tells the story of that long war: a war underpinned by a range of entangled geopolitical and geoeconomic visions and involving the use of the most devastating Western interventionary violence of our time. Starting with a historical perspective, John Morrissey explores CENTCOM's Cold War origins and evolution, before addressing key elements of the command's grand strategy, including its interventionary rationales and use of the law in war. Engaging a wide range of scholarship on neoliberalism, imperialism, geopolitics, and Orientalism, the book then looks in-depth at the military interventions CENTCOM has spearheaded and critically assesses their consequences in terms of human geography. Recent books on CENTCOM have focused on command structures, intelligence issues, and interpersonal rivalries. In contrast, The Long War asks critical questions about CENTCOM's leading role in shaping and enacting U.S. foreign policy over the last thirty years. The book positions CENTCOM pivotally in the story of U.S. global ambition over this period by documenting its efforts to oversee a global security strategy defined in military-economic terms and enabled via specific legal-territorial tactics. This is an important new study on the blurring of war and economic aims on a global scale
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1975-
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Morrissey, John
Dewey number
355/.0335730956
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
Geographies of justice and social transformation
Series volume
34
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  • United States
  • Geopolitics
  • Security, International
  • Middle East
  • Asia, Central
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adult
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The long war : CENTCOM, grand strategy, and global security, John Morrissey
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multicolored
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12442410
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780820351032
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12442410
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remote
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12442410
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The long war : CENTCOM, grand strategy, and global security, John Morrissey
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12442410
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820351032
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12442410
Specific material designation
remote
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12442410
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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