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El Dorado Canyon: Reagan's Undeclared War with Qaddafi (Hardback)
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El Dorado Canyon: Reagan's Undeclared War with Qaddafi (Hardback)

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Hardback 316 Pages / Published: 30/11/2002
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On 15 April 1986, in the dead of night, American strike aircraft roared into the very heart of Muammar Qaddafi's Libya, attacking carefully selected targets and nearly killing the ""brother leader"" himself. Code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon, the raid was in direct response to Qaddafi's support of a terrorist act against U.S. service personnel stationed in Europe.

Stanik provides a detailed account of the raid as well as an in-depth analysis of its causes and effects. He also describes three other hostile encounters between U.S. and Libyan forces during Reagan's presidency and details U.S. covert operations. From a bombing in Berlin, West Germany, to terrorism in the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland, from the halls of power in Washington to airbases in England and the decks of American warships in the Mediterranean, Stanik has woven a truly international thriller that is all too real and forebodingly relevant to current events.

A study in diplomacy, strategy, high-level policy, deck-plate operations, and the unique challenges offered by a new brand of evil, this book is required reading for a better understanding of the ongoing war on terrorism.

Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781557509833
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 160 x 234 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A valuable book... Highly recommended." -- Choice
"A study in diplomacy, strategy, and the unique challenges involved when dealing with terrorists." -- Sea Power
"...a fine study in combating terrorism...deserves a place on the shelf of anyone interested in America's current conflict." -- Naval War College Review
."..chilling similarities between U.S. foreign policy with Libya in 1986 and Iraq in 2003." -- Marine Corps Gazette
"...an impressive work. It will stand for some time to come as the definitive study on the subject." -- The New York Militray Affairs Symposium Review

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