Full Spectrum Disorder by Stan Goff
The Military in the New American Century

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Goff’s career as an NCO in the Special Forces (Delta Force, US Rangers, Special Ops) took him from the invasions of Panama, Grenada and Haiti, to the training grounds of the Colombian Army (ostensibly in drug interdiction), to a semester as a West Point lecturer, to Mogadishu at the time of the operation immortalized in Black Hawk Down. Unlike the typical soldier’s memoir, Goff does not in machismo or heart-searching. He draws lessons from his past, lessons about foreign policy, lessons about the police-actions designed to create stable environments for US corporations in the Western Hemisphere, lessons about how the days of the American Imperium are numbered. The books covers such subjects as: the slow collapse in Armed Forces morale due to the ongoing reductions in health and pension benefits; the continual overestimation of the ability of technology to work in hostile terrain; the moral in the story of Odoacer, the Germanic mercenary who turned against his Roman employers and sacked Rome in AD 476; new American Empire ignorance of the lessons of history; the failure of "intelligence" as a result of racist stereotyping of countries unwilling to submit to US hegemony.
 

About Stan Goff

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The author of Hideous Dream, Stan Goff is a retired special forces sergeant. He lives in Raleigh, NC.
 
Published February 2, 2004 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 192 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Goff proves himself capable of a rare sort of practical and sober analysis, but the vitriol and idle speculation he too often indulges in are already in great supply, from a variety of perspectives.

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