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American war machine

Peter Dale Scott

American war machine

deep politics, the CIA"s global drug connection, and the road to Afghanistan

by Peter Dale Scott

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in Lanham, MD .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementPeter Dale Scott
SeriesWar and peace library
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV5825 .S3915 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24552646M
ISBN 109780742555945, 9781442205895
LC Control Number2010013895

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From "Co. He finally pulled off a successful jailbreak in Octoberwhen he scaled the barbed wire fence of his prison camp, stopping along the way to draw fire from the guards to allow other prisoners to flee. In addition, the rifle tended to become even more difficult to load as gunpowder residue collected inside the barrel. The Confederacy, whose industrial base was far weaker than the Union's when the war began, accomplished a great feat by establishing a viable arms-manufacturing capability in short order. Wilder had two regiments armed with the same repeating-rifles. By then, the year-old had claimed a remarkable 18 aerial victories in the span of only 18 days.

The rifle-musket was first manufactured in the United States in and quickly replaced earlier smoothbore guns. The origin of the false story was a gag article published in The American Medical Weekly in Updike, The Merrymount Press. Indeed, empires, kingdoms, and republics have their state secrets, but when the entire state becomes a secret, when in so-called democratic nations everything is decided without the people, elections themselves being open to doubt, it is necessary that one escape from the fear of ordinary people in the presence of the powerful and try to understand where these decisions are trending that are contrary to our interest. Napoleonic linear tactics from earlier in the century now combined with more accurate, faster-firing weapons to result in catastrophic casualty figures throughout the War. Especially notable for the appendices listing the remarkable number of women who were decorated or killed while in service.


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