Collateral Damage

The New World Order at Home and Abroad


Author: Cynthia Peters

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896084223

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

View: 9836

Written during and after the Persian Gulf War, this anthology includes original research and in-depth analysis of U.S. foreign policy and its domestic repercussions. The contributors look at the war abroad and at home, addressing race, gender, geo-politics, ecology, economics, and the movement for peace and justice.

Collateral Damage

The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism


Author: Paul R. Kimmel,Chris E. Stout

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275988265

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 1795

Fifteen psychologists team up to show how anti-terrorism efforts are harming American mental health, and may well be spurring stronger motivations for terrorists.

Collateral Damage

America's War Against Iraqi Civilians


Author: Chris Hedges,Laila Al-Arian

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 0786743719

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 2919

Collateral Damage brings together testimony from the largest number of on the record, named, combat veterans who reveal the disturbing, daily reality of war and occupation in Iraq. Through their eyes, we learn how the mechanics of war lead to the abuse and frequent killing of innocents. They describe convoys of vehicles roaring down roads, smashing into cars, and hitting Iraqi civilians. They detail raids that leave families shot dead in the mayhem. And they describe a battlefield in which troops, untrained to distinguish between combatants and civilians, are authorized to shoot whenever they feel threatened.

Collateral Damage


Author: J. L. Saint

Publisher: DayAgency

ISBN: 1523951931


Page: 294

View: 3747

Before being injured on a rescue mission in Lebanon, Jack Hunter takes out a blonde-haired, blue eyed American who is holding VIP hostages with a radical terrorist group. The mission goes horribly wrong. When the dust settles, the blonde's body isn't among the dead and people are questioning Jack's memory. Two weeks later, while going crazy in a hospital bed, Jack sees the blonde American's mug on the TV screen with reports that the businessman had died in Brazil just yesterday. He reports this to his superiors, expecting action. When he is told to stand down and focus on recuperating, Jack goes AWOL. He heads to Atlanta to question the businessman's widow, determined to solve the mystery. Lauren Collins's complicated life takes a turn for chaos when she foils a burglar in the middle of the night only to face the business end of an assassin's gun the next day. That happens just minutes after Jack arrived on her doorstep demanding answers about her soon-to-be ex's activities. Their race to escape a killer becomes a race against time to save her sons from becoming collateral damage in a global attack to destroy the world's economy. Thrust into a world of peril, political treachery and treason, Lauren has no choice but to trust Jack with her life and her children's lives. Jack puts everything on the line-from life to his career-to save Lauren and her sons. Even if they miraculously survive against all odds, he's sure his heart won't... it already bit the dust at Lauren's feet the moment she opened her front door.

Collateral Damage

Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance


Author: Nicholas Khoo

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231150784

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 8905

Although the Chinese and the Vietnamese were Cold War allies in wars against the French and the Americans, their alliance collapsed and they ultimately fought a war against each other in 1979. More than thirty years later the fundamental cause of the alliance's termination remains contested among historians, international relations theorists, and Asian studies specialists. Nicholas Khoo brings fresh perspective to this debate. Using Chinese-language materials released since the end of the Cold War, Khoo revises existing explanations for the termination of China's alliance with Vietnam, arguing that Vietnamese cooperation with China's Cold War adversary, the Soviet Union, was the necessary and sufficient cause for the alliance's termination. He finds alternative explanations to be less persuasive. These emphasize nonmaterial causes, such as ideology and culture, or reference issues within the Sino-Vietnamese relationship, such as land and border disputes, Vietnam's treatment of its ethnic Chinese minority, and Vietnam's attempt to establish a sphere of influence over Cambodia and Laos. Khoo also adds to the debate over the relevance of realist theory in interpreting China's international behavior during both the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. While others see China as a social state driven by nonmaterial processes, Khoo makes the case for viewing China as a quintessential neorealist state. From this perspective, the focus of neorealist theory on security threats from materially stronger powers explains China's foreign policy not only toward the Soviet Union but also in relation to its Vietnamese allies.

Collateral Damage

Social Inequalities in a Global Age


Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745637914

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 8110

The term ‘collateral damage' has recently been added to the vocabulary of military forces to refer to the unintended consequences of armed interventions, consequences that are unplanned but nevertheless damaging and often very costly in human and personal terms. But collateral damage is not unique to the world of armed intervention - it is also one of the most salient and striking dimensions of contemporary social inequality. The inflammable mixture of growing social inequality and the rising volume of human suffering marginalized as ‘collateral' is becoming one of most cataclysmic problems of our time. For the political class, poverty is commonly seen as a problem of law and order - a matter of how to deal with individuals, such as unemployed youths, who fall foul of the law. But treating poverty as a criminal problem obscures the social roots of inequality, which lie in the combination of a consumerist life philosophy propagated and instilled by a consumer-oriented economy, on the one hand, and the rapid shrinking of life chances available to the poor, on the other. In our contemporary, liquid-modern world, the poor are the collateral damage of a profit-driven, consumer-oriented society - ‘aliens inside' who are deprived of the rights enjoyed by other members of the social order. In this new book Zygmunt Bauman - one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time - examines the selective affinity between the growth of social inequality and the rise in the volume of ‘collateral damage' and considers its implications and its costs.

Cancer, Courage and Collateral Damage

An Inspiring Story of Resilience, Hope and Determination


Author: Raymond J. Stecker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479733385

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

View: 4792

At 46 with a wife and two children and a successful business, the unthinkable happened Brain Cancer. As a multiple sport athlete and an avid golfer, having the core of his being stripped away and knowing it would never come back was devastating. This book is a "no holds barred" full-fledged cancer experience for the reader. It is a journey through the unknown which includes everything from fear, sadness, panic, loneliness and anger to flat out gut-wrenching laughter. The intent is to give a cancer patient, a patient-to-be and their loved ones the strength to fight the battle they must fight and the courage to adjust to whatever kind of future lies ahead.

Collateral Damage


Author: J. J. Abrams,Pierce Askegren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416914552

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7230

What begins as a routine assignment -- infiltrate a public building and retrieve monitoring equipment set up by APO -- goes horribly wrong. With the mission suddenly compromised, the true question becomes, Who's monitoring whom and why? Resourceful Sydney manages to complete the objective, but a split-second miscalculation during her escape endangers a civilian caught in the cross-fire. When haunting details of the victim emerge and the lead suspect is murdered, Sydney's carefully compartmentalized life threatens to unravel. Has she always made the right choices, knowing the inherent danger posed to those around her? Vaughn and Jack are understandably concerned. For a field agent, even the tiniest loss of focus can prove deadly....

Collateral Damage

Corporatizing Public Schools-- a Threat to Democracy


Author: Kenneth J. Saltman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742501027

Category: Education

Page: 125

View: 1008

Sifting through a range of incidents, this book reveals how the rising corporatisation of public schools needs to be understood as part of a broader attack on the public sector.