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Military History

Συγγραφέας: Mario Overall, Dan Hagedorn,

Eκδόσεις : HELION
Ημ. Έκδοσης:11/2016

Τιμή : 35,00 € (Με ΦΠΑ: 6,00%)

Διαθεσιμότητα : Aμεσα διαθέσιμο

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Περιγραφή:

 In January 1954, at the peak of the so-called Cold War, the U.S. Government set out to overthrow the Government of Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz, who had been deemed a Communist and a dangerous influence in Central America. Hence, the Central Intelligence Agency was ordered to launch a clandestine paramilitary operation, code-named Project PBSuccess, thus setting a precedent in a region that was considered the U.S. backyard. Six months later, Arbenz was out and a new ruling junta, more agreeable to U.S. interests, had replaced him. In the process, the Agency not only had established the principles and tactics for all its future operations, but had also shaped U.S. foreign policy for years to come. Based primarily on declassified CIA documents and Guatemalan military sources, this book explores the volatile political and military scenario in which Project PBSuccess unfolded and, for the first time, delves into a poorly documented aspect of the operation: the use of air power by both the CIA and the Guatemalan Air Force. Backed by more than 20 years of careful research, the book covers the desperate attempts of the Guatemalan air arm to establish a credible defense plan with very limited resources, and the difficulties that the Agency had to overcome in order to organize a rebel air force while navigating a sea of red tape and bureaucracy. It also examines all air operations prior to and during the campaign, and brings to life the aircraft and the aviators that flew those missions, sometimes with tragic results. Besides a selection of photos never published before, the book also features a section on colors and markings, and a set of tables detailing the identities of the aircraft involved and the missions flown, on a day-by-day basis. Contains approx. 120 b/w photos, tables, maps, plus colour photos & profiles.

Σελίδες: 110
ISBN: 9781910777893

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