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The Resource El Dorado Canyon : Reagan's undeclared war with Qaddafi, Joseph T. Stanik

El Dorado Canyon : Reagan's undeclared war with Qaddafi, Joseph T. Stanik

Label
El Dorado Canyon : Reagan's undeclared war with Qaddafi
Title
El Dorado Canyon
Title remainder
Reagan's undeclared war with Qaddafi
Statement of responsibility
Joseph T. Stanik
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"America's war on terrorism did not start on 11 September. In 1986, long before the overt war in Afghanistan and the covert war against al-Qaida, U.S. aircraft struck at the heart of Muammar Qaddafi's Libya, attacking carefully selected targets in one of the world's hotbeds of terrorism. 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 and the result of President Ronald Reagan's pledge to respond to terrorism with "swift and effective retribution."" "Stanik, a retired naval officer and Middle East scholar, 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 recounts U.S. covert operations. From a bombing in Berlin to an explosion in the skies over Lockerbie, 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 world war against terrorism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanik, Joseph T
Dewey number
327.730612
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.L75
LC item number
S726 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Qaddafi, Muammar
  • United States
  • Libya
  • United States
  • United States
  • Libya
Label
El Dorado Canyon : Reagan's undeclared war with Qaddafi, Joseph T. Stanik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-309) 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
  • 4.
  • Operation Prairie Fire
  • 5.
  • Planning to strike Qaddafi
  • 6.
  • Operation El Dorado Canyon
  • 7.
  • The aftermath of Operation El Dorado Canyon
  • Epilogue :
  • Lockerbie and beyond
  • Prologue :
  • The air battle near Tobruk
  • 1.
  • Muammar al-Qaddafi and the Libyan jamahiriyya
  • 2.
  • "Swift and effective retribution"
  • 3.
  • The wave of terror
Control code
ocm48810410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781557509833
Lccn
2002016520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48810410
Label
El Dorado Canyon : Reagan's undeclared war with Qaddafi, Joseph T. Stanik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-309) 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
  • 4.
  • Operation Prairie Fire
  • 5.
  • Planning to strike Qaddafi
  • 6.
  • Operation El Dorado Canyon
  • 7.
  • The aftermath of Operation El Dorado Canyon
  • Epilogue :
  • Lockerbie and beyond
  • Prologue :
  • The air battle near Tobruk
  • 1.
  • Muammar al-Qaddafi and the Libyan jamahiriyya
  • 2.
  • "Swift and effective retribution"
  • 3.
  • The wave of terror
Control code
ocm48810410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781557509833
Lccn
2002016520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48810410

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