US Foreign Policy and the Multinational Force in Lebanon - Varady, Corrin
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This book offers a fresh perspective on the impact of the US intervention in Lebanon in 1982 and the decision-making drivers that led the Reagan Administration into the Lebanese Civil War. Based on newly released archival materials from high level Washington officials such as President Reagan, Secretary of State Shultz and Secretary of Defense Weinberger, it argues that the failure of the Reagan Administration to accurately understand the complex political landscape of the Lebanese Civil War resulted in the US-led Multinational Force becoming militarily intertwined in the conflict. This book…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book offers a fresh perspective on the impact of the US intervention in Lebanon in 1982 and the decision-making drivers that led the Reagan Administration into the Lebanese Civil War. Based on newly released archival materials from high level Washington officials such as President Reagan, Secretary of State Shultz and Secretary of Defense Weinberger, it argues that the failure of the Reagan Administration to accurately understand the complex political landscape of the Lebanese Civil War resulted in the US-led Multinational Force becoming militarily intertwined in the conflict. This book challenges the notion that Reagan deployed US Marines under the ideals of international peacekeeping, asserting that the US Administration hoped that the Multinational Force would create the political capital that Reagan needed to strengthen the US' position both in the Middle East and globally. Ultimately, the peacemakers were forced to withdraw as they evolved into antagonists. A case study in the foreign policy doctrines of key Washington decision-makers throughout the 1980s, this project is perfect for any International Relations scholar or interested reader seeking to understand the links between the mistakes of the Reagan Administration and contemporary US interventions in the Middle East.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: .978-3-319-85289-8
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
  • Seitenzahl: 288
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. August 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 210mm x 148mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 379g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319852898
  • ISBN-10: 3319852892
  • Artikelnr.: 53575274
Autorenporträt
Corrin Varady is an academic, journalist and entrepreneur. He has finished two masters at the University of New South Wales, AU and the London School of Economics, UK with First Class Honours and completed his PhD at the London School of Economics, UK. Corrin also produced the international feature documentary, The Road to Freedom Peak, on the plight of Ugandan former child soldiers. He lives between Beirut and Johannesburg.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction.- 2. Lebanon: A Crowded State without a Nation.- 3. Discontinuity and Legacy: US Policy in Lebanon and the Middle East.- 4. Operation Peace for Galilee and the Establishment of the MNFI.- 5. Return of the Marines and the Multinational Force II.- 6. The Soviet-Syrian Alliance and the Battle of Souk El Gharb.- 7. The Marine Barracks Bombing and a 'Vigorous Self Defense'.- 8. Leaving through the Back Door: The Final Days of the US Intervention in Lebanon.- 9. Conclusion: Lessons for the future: the use of force in a peacemaking intervention.