Defining Moments: Modern War : Military expert Jo Forty examines the nature of warfare since WWII, including a look at technology, weapons, diplomacy, and the ever-changing map of the world. He chronologically describes critical global conflicts, including the Cold War, Vietnam, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, Ireland's 'troubles,' the Iran-Iraq war, and today's war on terror. You'll meet the men who defined modern war, like Eisenhower, Kennedy, Castro, Khomeini, Hussein, Arafat, Ho Chi Minh, Kruschev, Milosevic, and both Presidents Bush. World-changing moments like the fall of the Berlin Wall and how terrorism has forever changed the face of international relations is discussed, and fact boxes break down the what, where, and when, as well as the outcome and casualties for each conflict. This insightful book helps readers understand the stakes of modern war and the fragility of peace in the modern world.
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