Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange - Asia/Pacific/Perspectives (Hardback)
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Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange - Asia/Pacific/Perspectives (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 15/09/2020
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For decades, the US military has been contaminating the Pacific region with toxic substances. Thousands of service members, their families, and local residents have been exposed-but the US has hidden the damage and refused to help victims. This book reveals the enormous extent of contamination and the lengths the Pentagon will go to conceal it.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538130339
Number of pages: 296
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Poisoning the Pacific is an enormously valuable book. Jon Mitchell's expertise on US military operations across Japan and on the US military's contamination of Okinawa, where he ably guided us both during a recent visit, is unparalleled. Much of what he exposes here is truly shocking, and we expect most readers will share our outrage over what he reveals. With a vibrant and compelling style, Mitchell has written an eye-opening critique of America's role in the Pacific world, the place where the great battles of the twenty-first century are already being waged, won, and lost.--Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, coauthors of The Untold History of the United States
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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