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" I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung. "
North Korea, South Korea: U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis - Page 14
by John Feffer - 2003 - 197 pages
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A Search for Enemies: America's Alliances After the Cold War

Ted Galen Carpenter - Political Science - 1992 - 238 pages
...Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell typified that cynicism when he observed: "I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung." 36 On another occasion, when touring the Soviet Union, he commiserated with a Soviet general about...
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War and Television

Bruce Cumings - Korea, the unknown war (Television program) - 1994 - 309 pages
...new, post-Saddam enemies to slay. The problem was, as Colin Powell put it, 'I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung.'214 Leslie Gelb had called North Korea The Next Renegade State' in a New York Times column on...
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Peace Politics: The United States Between the Old and New World Orders

Paul Joseph - Political Science - 1993 - 300 pages
...Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, observed, a month after the defeat of Iraq in the Gulf War: "I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung" (quoted in Kaplan 1991). The implications of Powell's statement extend well beyond the size of the...
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Market Liberalism: A Paradigm for the 21st Century

David Boaz, Edward H. Crane - Free enterprise - 1993 - 404 pages
...enemies, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell has stated: "I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung." 14 That assessment concedes the paucity of real threats to the United States. A more appropriate strategy...
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Who Will Fight the Next War?: The Changing Face of the American Military

Martin Binkin - Political Science - 2010 - 192 pages
...difficulty in identifying military threats: "Think hard about it," he said. "I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung."95 In early 1991, in the base force plan, its first comprehensive articulation of a post-cold...
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Beyond NATO: Staying Out of Europe's Wars

Ted Galen Carpenter - History - 1994 - 172 pages
...Powell two years earlier. In an unusually candid moment, Powell stated: "I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung." 14 Although Powell may have had a depleted stock of international demons with which to frighten the...
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Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World

Doug Bandow - Political Science - 1996 - 255 pages
...changed a bit over the last decade. As Gen. Colin Powell observed in 1991, "I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung." 55 Instead of assuming that present foreign policy is sacrosanct and must be fully funded, policymakers...
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Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations

Bruce Cumings - History - 2002 - 280 pages
...and fewer enemies to watch in the 1990s. As General Colin Powell put it, "I'm running out of demons. I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung." S4 In this sense, therefore, the Y6ngby6n facility fueled much more than whatever P'yongyang used it...
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The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-neutral Fighting Force ...

Stephanie Gutmann - Current Events - 2000 - 300 pages
...strength, Gen. Colin Powell, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was quoted as saying jokingly, "I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung." If you were in the military, or a military contractor, or one of the military's civilian employees,...
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Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement

Selig S. Harrison - Political Science - 2003 - 417 pages
...the importance of Korea to the Army's budget when he commented wryly, "Now that the Cold War is over, I'm running out of villains. I'm down to Castro and Kim II Sung."42 NATIONALISM AND THE US PRESENCE The presence of foreign troops in any country is a prescription...
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