Notes From The Minefield: United States Intervention In Lebanon And The Middle East, 1945-1958, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Notes From The Minefield

United States Intervention In Lebanon And The Middle East, 1945-1958, 1st Edition

By Irene L Gendzier


504 pages

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Irene Gendzier's critically acclaimed, wide-reaching analysis of post-World War II U.S. policy in Lebanon posits that the politics of oil and pipelines figured far more significantly in U.S. relations with Lebanon than previously believed. In 1958 the United States sent thousands of troops to shore up the Lebanese regime in the face of domestic opp

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Setting of U.S. Policy -- The Dynamic of Collaborative Intervention -- U.S. Postwar Policy and the Middle East -- Learning Lebanon: A Primer -- Formative Years in the Evolution of U.S. Policy: 1944-1952 -- Alternating Currents of Criticism and Conformity -- The Foundations of U.S. Policy, PACLIFT: Petroleum, Aviation, Commerce, Labor, Intelligence, and the Friendship Treaty -- Altered Circumstances and the Design of U.S. Political Strategy -- The Eisenhower Administration and the Sham'un Regime: A Policy of Information and Consent -- Pressure Points and Priorities -- Lebanon: The "Bridgehead in the Orient" -- Realities of Power in the “Rear Area” -- Our Man in Beirut -- Intervening before Intervention -- Civil War, May 1958 -- Doubt, Deliberation, and Preparation -- The Minefield Explodes: U.S. Military Intervention -- 11,000 Sorties in Search of a Target -- By Mutual Consent: July–October 1958 -- Epilogue: 1958 in Retrospect

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies