Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange - Asia/Pacific/Perspectives (Hardback)Jon Mitchell (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 296
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Poisoning the Pacific is an unprecedented, comprehensive expose of the human and environmental damage caused by nearly a century of US warmaking, weapons testing, training, and daily military activity in East Asia, the United States, and its colonies/territories. Jon Mitchell's exhaustive research provides a tremendous resource for the thousands, perhaps millions, of victims harmed by a vast array of chemical, biological, and nuclear poisons, as well as for all who believe we must expose and repair the harm inflicted (and often covered up) in the name of supposed security.--David Vine, American University; author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America
The record of criminality, deceit, evasion of responsibility, and disdain for the fate of victims laid forth in this devastating account is difficult to believe. It is an eloquent call to bring this tragedy to an end without delay.--Noam Chomsky
Poisoning the Pacific is a must-read for anyone concerned about US military veterans and the impact of US wars on civilians. From World War II through the present, we've bombed and poisoned ourselves and innocent civilians on the island of Okinawa, as well as other Pacific islands. Through diligent reporting and heroic research in never-before-revealed documents, journalist Jon Mitchell exposes numerous lies and coverups by the US military. His book is a siren call to help veterans and to finally give Okinawa back to the Okinawans.--Dale Maharidge, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning And Their Children After Them
As the international security situation is worsening and nuclear-armed states are once again threatening to use nuclear weapons, Poisoning the Pacific contains incredibly important research and stories of the humanitarian and environmental impact of weapons. This book sends a powerful message that far from protecting us, nuclear weapons and other weapons are causing enormous harm to people and the environment.--Beatrice Fihn, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner
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