Cover

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Title Page, Series Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

As all historians know, works of history are community efforts. Thanks go to Phil Muehlenbeck, who invited me to share his vision for a Social History of the Cold War, and Eli Bortz, who shepherded me through the process. I thank my colleagues and professional advisors, including Anton...

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Foreword

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pp. ix-xiv

On a panel commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the State Department’s African Bureau at the 2009 SHAFR Annual Meeting, Thomas Noer, who may rightly be called the dean of US-Africa diplomatic historians, recalled a SHAFR meeting in the 1980s at which attendees were...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-14

In Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, Ghanaian philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah defends ordinary citizens on both the sending and receiving sides of the great projects of cultural imperialism in the twentieth century. They are not “blank slates on which global capitalism’s moving...

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1. Modernization Ideology and the United States Military Assistance Program

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pp. 15-48

“With the signing into law of this bill, a Decade of Development begins,” President John F. Kennedy declared on September 4, 1961, as he authorized the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.1 Seven months had passed since he took office, and in some ways Kennedy’s “Decade of Development” was already...

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2. Independent and International: Ghana's National Military and American Assistance Policy

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pp. 49-92

“On occasions such as this,” Charles de Graft-Dickson, the Minister Responsible for Defense, told the gathering at Ghana Military Academy, “it is always better not to make long speeches.” 1 Canada had donated about “ 70 odd books and pamphlets” to Ghana Military Academy, which was...

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3. Writing for Peace: International Men and Women of the Ghana Armed Forces

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pp. 93-128

In February 1975, as his six-month peacekeeping deployment came to an end and he and his battalion of five hundred Ghanaian soldiers prepared to leave Egypt, Lieutenant Makana Blay published his observations and impressions in Ghana Armed Forces News.1 His full-page article described...

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4. "I think they would be better off if we took them on a tour of Disney World": Continuity and Change in International Military Education and Training

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pp. 129-166

On Friday, June 22, 1990, in a conference room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building where three witnesses sat before three senators, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) posed triumphantly beside a small stack of papers—a General Accounting Office (GAO) report of thirty-five pages. “I understand...

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Conclusion

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pp. 167-172

Between the 1960s and 1992, American security assistance planners made their program of sponsoring Ghanaian military members for training in the United States the only security assistance the United States provided Ghana. Roughly six hundred Ghanaian soldiers and their families attended...

Notes

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pp. 173-240

Bibliography

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pp. 241-264

Index

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pp. 265-274