Details the human, economic, & political dimensions of several major armaments deals brokered by the U.S. government. This tale of modern warfare is told in 3 interwoven stories: the world of Washington policymaking; the hot spots of the Middle East, particularly Turkey; & a key venue of Amer. arms manufacturing, Connecticut. These 3 disparate places have combined to produce one of the world s great human-rights catastrophes -- the destruction of ''Kurdistan,'' the unsovereign homeland to 20 million people. Makes a powerful argument that the U.S. economy can break its dependency on what amounts to the sale of death.
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One of the most important stories that's rarely in the newspapers is the foreign sales activities of American defense contractors. But an important issue it is, as illustrated by this book. Spoils of War focuses on the overseas marketing of helicopters to Turkey, which results in nice profits for Sikorsky, but has awful consequences for the Kurdish refugees they're used against. John Tirman, active in left-wing think-tank and publishing circles, makes the case that the main result of U.S. arms makers' market-making for weapons that the Pentagon doesn't want is a Third World human rights fiasco--one that, despite the company line, doesn't really help state and local economies.About the Author:
John Tirman is Executive Director of the Winston Foundation for World Peace, a grant making institution based in Washington, D.C. He has written numerous articles and is the author, co-author or editor of four previous books.
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Descrizione libro Free Press/Macmillan. Hardcover. Condizione libro: LIKE NEW. Gift giving condition with very light shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria 2758652822