US & Afghanistan
This paper looks at the US policy in Afghanistan during the 1979-1989 war with the Soviet Union. It looks at the covert operations of the CIA against the Soviets, and how these were developed and brought about, their support by Carter and Reagan, and Gorbachev's reasons for ending the war.
APOCALYPSE NOW AS AN HISTORICAL DOCUMENT
Considers the historical setting of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" and how the film is both a reflection of the times and a response to the times. Plot of movie. Anti-War theme.
A Rumor of War
This paper provides an analysis of former Marine Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo’s experiences during the Vietnam War as recounted in his book A Rumor of War. The Lieutenant eventually faced court martial and this analysis provides an argument that the Marine should be found innocent of any crimes because of the nature of combat and, in particular, the unique nature of the Vietnam war in American political and military history.
American role; leadership & views of President Johnson & Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Concludes McNamara-Johnson policy failed.
DRUGS IN COLOMBIA.
Examines Colombia's criminal justice system in context of anti-drug fight. Laws, extradition, courts, police, corruption, punishment, organized crime, rebel guerillas.