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The Resource Drugs, oil, and war : the United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina, Peter Dale Scott

Drugs, oil, and war : the United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina, Peter Dale Scott

Label
Drugs, oil, and war : the United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina
Title
Drugs, oil, and war
Title remainder
the United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina
Statement of responsibility
Peter Dale Scott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Peter Dale Scott's brilliantly researched tour de force illuminates the underlying forces that drive U.S. global policy from Vietnam to Colombia and now to Afghanistan and Iraq. He brings to light the intertwined patterns of drugs, oil politics, and intelligence networks that have been so central to the larger workings of U.S. intervention and escalation in Third World countries through alliances with drug-trafficking proxies. This strategy was originally developed in the late 1940s to contain communist China; it has since been used to secure control over foreign petroleum resources. The result has been a staggering increase in the global drug traffic and the mafias associated with it-a problem that will worsen until there is a change in policy. Scott argues that covert operations almost always outlast the specific purpose for which they were designed. Instead, they grow and become part of a hostile constellation of forces. The author terms this phenomenon parapolitics-the exercise of power by covert means-which tends to metastasize into deep politics-the interplay of unacknowledged forces that spin out of the control of the original policy initiators. We must recognize that U.S. influence is grounded not just in military and economic superiority, Scott contends, but also in so-called soft power. We need a "soft politics" of persuasion and nonviolence, especially as America is embroiled in yet another disastrous intervention, this time in Iraq
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Peter Dale
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
War and peace library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence service
  • United States
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • United States
  • Indochina
  • United States
  • Colombia
  • United States
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
Label
Drugs, oil, and war : the United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina, Peter Dale Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-211) 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
pt. 1. Afghanistan, heroin, and oil (2002) -- 1. Drugs and oil in U.S. Asian wars : from Indochina to Afghanistan -- 2. Indochina, Colombia, and Afghanistan : emerging patterns -- 3. The origins of the drug proxy strategy : the KMT, Burma, and U.S. organized crime -- pt. 2.Colombia, cocaine, and oil (2001) -- 4. The United States and oil in Columbia -- 5. The CIA and drug traffickers in Colombia -- 6. The need to disengage from Colombia -- pt. 3. Indochina, opium and oil (from The war conspiracy, 1972) -- 7. Overview : public, private, and covert political power -- 8. CAT-Air America, 1950-1970 -- 9. Laos, 1959-1970 -- 10. Cambodia and oil, 1970 -- 11. Opium, the China lobby, and the CIA
Control code
ocm51251730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 227 p.
Isbn
9780742525214
Lccn
2002155383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Drugs, oil, and war : the United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina, Peter Dale Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-211) 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
pt. 1. Afghanistan, heroin, and oil (2002) -- 1. Drugs and oil in U.S. Asian wars : from Indochina to Afghanistan -- 2. Indochina, Colombia, and Afghanistan : emerging patterns -- 3. The origins of the drug proxy strategy : the KMT, Burma, and U.S. organized crime -- pt. 2.Colombia, cocaine, and oil (2001) -- 4. The United States and oil in Columbia -- 5. The CIA and drug traffickers in Colombia -- 6. The need to disengage from Colombia -- pt. 3. Indochina, opium and oil (from The war conspiracy, 1972) -- 7. Overview : public, private, and covert political power -- 8. CAT-Air America, 1950-1970 -- 9. Laos, 1959-1970 -- 10. Cambodia and oil, 1970 -- 11. Opium, the China lobby, and the CIA
Control code
ocm51251730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 227 p.
Isbn
9780742525214
Lccn
2002155383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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