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The Resource Secret wars : covert conflict in international politics, Austin Carson

Secret wars : covert conflict in international politics, Austin Carson

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Secret wars : covert conflict in international politics
Title
Secret wars
Title remainder
covert conflict in international politics
Statement of responsibility
Austin Carson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Secret Wars is the first book to systematically analyze the ways powerful states covertly participate in foreign wars, showing a recurring pattern of such behavior stretching from World War I to U.S.-occupied Iraq. Investigating what governments keep secret during wars and why, Austin Carson argues that leaders maintain the secrecy of state involvement as a response to the persistent concern of limiting war. Keeping interventions “backstage” helps control escalation dynamics, insulating leaders from domestic pressures while communicating their interest in keeping a war contained. Carson shows that covert interventions can help control escalation, but they are almost always detected by other major powers. However, the shared value of limiting war can lead adversaries to keep secret the interventions they detect, as when American leaders concealed clashes with Soviet pilots during the Korean War. Escalation concerns can also cause leaders to ignore covert interventions that have become an open secret. From Nazi Germany’s role in the Spanish Civil War to American covert operations during the Vietnam War, Carson presents new insights about some of the most influential conflicts of the twentieth century. --
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Carson, Austin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • World politics
  • International relations
  • Official secrets
  • United States
Label
Secret wars : covert conflict in international politics, Austin Carson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A limited-war theory of secrecy -- The emergence of covert warfare -- The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) -- The Korean War (1950-1953) -- The Vietnam War (1964-1968) -- The war in Afghanistan (1979-1986) -- Conclusion
Control code
on1052566260
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780691181769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052566260
Label
Secret wars : covert conflict in international politics, Austin Carson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A limited-war theory of secrecy -- The emergence of covert warfare -- The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) -- The Korean War (1950-1953) -- The Vietnam War (1964-1968) -- The war in Afghanistan (1979-1986) -- Conclusion
Control code
on1052566260
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780691181769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052566260

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