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Author Lord, Carnes

Title Proconsuls : delegated political-military leadership from Rome to America today / Carnes Lord
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Proconsuls: Delegated Political-Military Leadership from Rome to America Today; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 On Proconsular Leadership; 2 Roman Origins; 3 Wood in Cuba; 4 The Philippines; 5 MacArthur in the Far East; 6 Clay in Germany; 7 Vietnam; 8 Clark in the Balkans; 9 Bremer in Iraq; 10 Petraeus in the Middle East; 11 American Lessons; Index
Summary "This book is a study of proconsulship, a form of delegated political-military leadership historically associated with the governance of large empires. Opening with a conceptual and historical analysis of proconsulship as an aspect of imperial or quasi-imperial rule generally, it surveys its origins and development in the late Roman Republic and its manifestations in the British Empire. The main focus is proconsulship in American history. Beginning with the occupation of Cuba and the Philippines after the Spanish-American War, it discusses the role of General Douglas MacArthur in East Asia during and after World War II, the occupation of Germany (focusing on General Lucius Clay), and proconsular leadership during the Vietnam War and the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan at the turn of the twenty-first century. An additional chapter provides an overview and assessment of the evolution of American political-military command and control and decision making after the end of the Cold War"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Military government -- History
Military occupation -- History
Proconsuls, Roman.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
HISTORY -- Military -- Strategy.
British colonies.
Colonies -- Administration.
Military government.
Military occupation.
Proconsuls, Roman.
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- History
United States -- Territories and possessions -- History
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781139423809