The Wrong Horse: The Politics of Intervention and the Failure of American Diplomacy

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The Wrong Horse: The Politics of Intervention and the Failure of American Diplomacy

By Laurence Stern
Times Books, 1977
170 pp. $10.00
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Succinct, illuminating description and critique of U.S. policy toward Greece, Cyprus and Turkey from the early 1960s to the present. The "wrong horse" was the Colonels' junta that came to power in 1967 and was supported by the U.S. until its collapse in 1974. The author is highly critical of the CIA, Ambassador Henry J. Tasca and Secretary of State Kissinger. He contends that, by putting shibboleths about NATO's southern flank ahead of humanitarian concern for the people of Greece and Cyprus, the American government contributed to tragedy and failed even on its own misguided terms.