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America's Overseas Garrisons

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Beschreibung

This work analyzes the political and social problems which arise when American forces are stationed in other countries. Critical of the British Empire during World War II, the US found itself playing an imperial role in the post-war era but using negotiation with sovereign states rather than force.

a most readable account of the terms and conditions under which U.S. military forces have been deployed in a variety of host nations since 1945.

Autorentext
Christopher Sandars is Assistant Under Secretary of State (General Finance), Ministry of Defence. He recently completed a sabbatical year as a Fellow at the Centre of International Affairs at Harvard University.

Klappentext

The book is a world-wide survey of the terms and conditions under which the United States has stationed her forces in independent sovereign states since 1945. The book analyzes the constraints of the "Pax Americana" country by country and contrasts this with the rights of conquest enjoyed by traditional colonial empires.



Zusammenfassung
America's overseas Garrisons analyses the political and social problems, which arise when American forces are stationed in other countries. The United States, although critical of the British Empire during the Second World War, found itself playing an imperial role in the post-war era in order to safeguard the security of the west. In building up a global security system, with American troops in Europe, the Far East, the Atlantic, and the Caribbean and the Pacific, the United States came to resemble the former colonial powers. But whereas the colonial empire had established garrisons on territory acquired by force, the United States was obliged to negotiate basing rights for their troops by negotiating with independent sovereign states. The result was a variety of arrangements with different host nations, in which the American position, and the use America could make of her troops overseas, was critically dependant of America's political and historical relationship with the country concerned. The United States has based more troops overseas than any of the colonial empires. However, the terms of the leasehold empire have imposed severe constraints on America's freedom of manoeuvre.

Inhalt

A tale of Two Empires; The Colonial Dimension; The Revival of War-Time Arrangements; Neo-Colonial Bases; From Conquest to Containment The Legacy of Occupation; From Conquest to Containment - Asia; From Conquest to Containment Europe; New Allies in the Mediterranean; Resistance in the Middle East; The End of "Empire".

Produktinformationen

Titel: America's Overseas Garrisons
Untertitel: The Leasehold Empire
Autor:
EAN: 9780198296874
ISBN: 978-0-19-829687-4
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 368
Gewicht: 678g
Größe: H242mm x B162mm x T24mm
Jahr: 2000