This essay is about the foreing policies that the u.s. has towards third world countries and how the CIA is involved.

Topics: Communism, Non-Aligned Movement, Third World Pages: 2 (634 words) Published: December 10, 2003
It's correct to identify that there is a pattern to U.S. foreign policies towards 3rd world countries. By examining some of the actions, military and non military, one can see that, whenever it comes to its own economical interest, the U.S. will be involved directly or indirectly. To really understand foreign main policies objectives towards 3rd world countries, one has to narrow it down to two main objectives, sanctions that are designed to impact on the poor, and enslavement of most poor countries by economic debt. Military for the most part by the CIA, has the most key roles in suppressing countries using wars and overthrowing governments indirectly.

In the second segment of the documentary "What we have learn about U.S. foreign policies", John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief Angola Task Force, and highest-ranking CIA official ever to leave the agency and go public, speaks out about the actions taken by the CIA towards 3rd world countries. In this speech, he declares that that U.S. has extensively manipulated and organized the overthrows of functioning governments around the world. Stockwell talks about organized secret armies that fight in just about every continent around the world. An Example of this organized crimes committed by the CIA would be, The Panama war "Operation Just Cause" that took place on December 20th 1984. The use spent millions of dollars in a three-day attack that caused the lives of over 4,000 people in Panama. The reasons behind this war, where not the stop drug traffic, but rather more complex. Former CIA agent, Manuel Noriega, had been working with the U.S. when he was sent to Panama to control that area. He then rebelled and became the leader of the country. The U.S. then undertook a systematic effort to overthrow Noriega. Economic sanctions were stepped up and additional troops were dispatched to Panama. His image was now shown that of a criminal, compared to terrorist. The war also served as good testing grown for weapons...

Bibliography: Dorrel, Frank. "What I 've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World" video/book.
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