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Cuba's Military 1990-2005 : Revolutionary Soldiers During Counter-Revolutionary Times - Hal Klepak

Cuba's Military 1990-2005

Revolutionary Soldiers During Counter-Revolutionary Times

Hardcover Published: 23rd May 2006
ISBN: 9781403972026
Number Of Pages: 340

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This book is the first examination of the Cuban military in the context of Cuba's political and economic challenges in the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR--and therefore of Soviet economic, political, and psychological support. It does so by providing important historical and political contexts of the development and engagement of the military. This information and analysis are essential to understanding how U.S-Cuban relations will develop, especially after the changes sure to follow the death Fidel Castro.

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'This is an outstanding, exhaustively researched study that is absolutely fundamental for an understanding of both the reality of contemporary Cuba and its future...This definitive work on Cuban defence policy and the role of the armed forces is essential reading for anybody seeking to analyze one of the most important features of revolutionary Cuba. The book reveals insightful analysis, detailed research, and a genuine flair for understanding and explaining the importance of the Cuban armed forces. A true classic in the field of Cuban Studies.' - John M. Kirk, Dalhousie University, Canada

'He [Hal Klepak] writes insightfully, prudently and well...He draws on a wealth of expereince from his scholarly study of military institutions to enable him to signal the particularity of the Cuban military in a Latin American perspective.' - Jorge I. Dominguez, Latin American Studes

'This volume is an invaluable work from an author who has both unrivalled knowledge of the Cuban Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (the FAR) and clear admiration for their mixture of professionalism and commitment...Klepak has thus provided a necessary antidote to preconceptions and an exceptionally worthwhile service to our understanding of Cuba.' - Antoni Kapcia, New West Indian Guide

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Avant Proposp. 1
Mambises Still? The Revolutionary Tradition in the Cuban Armed Forcesp. 15
The FAR up to the Special Period, 1959-1990: The Third World's Most Impressive Armed Force?p. 41
The Blows: The FAR Alone in a Cruel Worldp. 55
"The Proof is in the Pudding": The FAR and the Economyp. 75
The FAR and the United States: Confidence Building in Limited but Important Sectorsp. 103
Cuba, the FAR, and Other Countries: Has the Search for Friends Brought Results?p. 149
The Context for the FAR at Home-Malaise sans fin?p. 197
The FAR and the Politics of "No Transition": But Who Else?p. 209
The Military Defense of Cuba: But Can the FAR still Deter?p. 241
Conclusionp. 271
Notesp. 279
Bibliographyp. 315
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9781403972026
ISBN-10: 1403972028
Series: Studies of the Americas
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 23rd May 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1