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Endless war? Hidden functions of the "War on Terror"

By David Keen

Abstract

Was the Iraq war really an act of goodwill to liberate people from injustice? Or was it a strategic move to maintain US dominance globally? Endless War? casts a critical light on the real motives behind war and conflict. David Keen explores how winning war is rarely an end in itself; rather, war tends to be part of a wider political and economic game that is consistent with strengthening the enemy. Keen devises a radical framework for analysing an unending war project, where the "war on terror" is an extension of the Cold War. The book draws on the author's detailed study of wars in Sudan, Sierra Leone, as well as in a range of other conflicts. It provides a new approach to conflict analysis that will be of use to students across development studies and the social sciences

Topics: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, JZ International relations, U Military Science (General)
Publisher: Pluto Press
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:12547
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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