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Shadow Warfare: The History of America's Undeclared Wars

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Contrary to its contemporary image, deniable covert operations are not something new. Such activities have been ordered by every president and every administration since the Second World War. In many instances covert operations have relied on surrogates, with American personnel involved only at a distance, insulated by layers of deniability.

Shadow Warfare traces the evolut
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by Counterpoint (first published February 24th 2014)
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Linda
Interesting subject and info, very poorly edited in parts.
Stephen Boiko
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Exploration of America's conduct of surrogate warfare before, during, and after the Cold War.
Al Lock
Dec 26, 2016 rated it liked it
A fair overview of Covert operations in the last half of the 20th century. Not especially stunning and not much new.
Stingray
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people interested in covert operations
With „Shadow Warfare“ Larry Hancock and Stuart Wexler provide a comprehensive, well-researched and conclusive history of U.S. covert operations since the Second World War, showing largely unknown connections and providing a compelling distinction of tactics.
This work is designed to be a comprehensive history of U.S. covert operations and thus largely provides well-researched if short descriptions of covert operations in chronological order. The authors tried to actually put operations into the h
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Jerome
Jul 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Where as this book has a lot of information concerning the activities of the CIA and covert military activities of our government, I found this book a little hard to read. At 540 pages it's a long read that is difficult to follow in places and bounces around to the point where it's a bit confusing at times. I also find books like this one and "Blowback" to be irritating and making me angry at the Nationalist attitude of so much of our government which has so little regard for other people, parti ...more
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Apr 29, 2014 is currently reading it
..if we, the CIA are going to try something like this again, we must be absolutely sure that the people and the Army [in the targeted country] want what we want. If not, you had better give the job to the Marines...
CIA Middle Eastern Div. / Operation Ajax 1954.
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Larry is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a BA in Education and majors in Anthropology, History and Education. Following service in the United States Air Force, he worked in the telecommunications and computer communications fields with Continental Telecom and later Hayes Microcomputer and Zoom Technologies.

During that his career he held the positions of Instructional Systems Desig
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