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The Resource The School of the Americas : military training and political violence in the Americas, Lesley Gill

The School of the Americas : military training and political violence in the Americas, Lesley Gill

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The School of the Americas : military training and political violence in the Americas
Title
The School of the Americas
Title remainder
military training and political violence in the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Gill
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Language
eng
Summary
  • An examination of the controversial School of the Americas looks at its training program and argues that it has institutionalized state-sponsored violence that has wrought havoc in Latin America
  • "Located at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, the School of the Americas (soa) is a U.S. Army center that has trained more than sixty thousand soldiers and police, mostly from Latin America, in counterinsurgency and combat-related skills since it was founded in 1946. So widely documented is the participation of the School's graduates in torture, murder, and political repression throughout Latin America that in 2001 the School officially changed its name to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Lesley Gill goes behind the façade and presents a comprehensive portrait of the School of the Americas. Talking to a retired Colombian general accused by international human rights organizations of terrible crimes, sitting in on classes, accompanying soa students and their families to an upscale local mall, listening to coca farmers in Colombia and Bolivia, conversing with anti-soa activists in the cramped office of the School of the Americas Watch-Gill exposes the School's institutionalization of state-sponsored violence, the havoc it has wrought in Latin America, and the strategies used by activists seeking to curtail it. Based on her unprecedented level of access to the School of the Americas, Gill describes the School's mission and training methods and reveals how its students, alumni, and officers perceive themselves in relation to the dirty wars that have raged across Latin America. Assessing the School's role in U.S. empire-building, she shows how Latin America's brightest and most ambitious military officers are indoctrinated into a stark good-versus-evil worldview, seduced by consumer society and the "American dream," and enlisted as proxies in Washington's war against drugs and 'subversion.'" -- Provided by publisher
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A comprehensive portrait of the School of the Americas looks at its training program and exposes the School's institutionalization of state-sponsored violence and the havoc it has wrought on Latin America. Simultaneous
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Also issued online.
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268702
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DLC
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Gill, Lesley
Dewey number
320.97/071/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
U428.S83
LC item number
G54 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
American encounters/global interactions
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  • U.S. Army School of the Americas
  • U.S. Army School of the Americas
  • Imperialism
  • United States
  • Latin America
  • Imperialism
  • Military relations
  • Latin America
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
military training and political violence in the Americas
Label
The School of the Americas : military training and political violence in the Americas, Lesley Gill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Human wrongs and rights
  • Disordering the Andes
  • Targeting the "school of assassins."
  • Prologue:
  • The teflon assassin
  • The military, political violence and impunity
  • Georgia not on their minds
  • De-mining humanitarianism
  • Foot soldiers of the U.S. empire
  • Pathways to power
  • Strategic alliances
Control code
ocm53972193
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780822333920
Lccn
2003027511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53972193
Label
The School of the Americas : military training and political violence in the Americas, Lesley Gill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Human wrongs and rights
  • Disordering the Andes
  • Targeting the "school of assassins."
  • Prologue:
  • The teflon assassin
  • The military, political violence and impunity
  • Georgia not on their minds
  • De-mining humanitarianism
  • Foot soldiers of the U.S. empire
  • Pathways to power
  • Strategic alliances
Control code
ocm53972193
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780822333920
Lccn
2003027511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53972193

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