Adventure in Iraq
Now in paperback, New York Times bestselling author Galbraith's timely book describes the storm of unintended consequences President Barack Obama has inherited in the Middle East as a result of the war in Iraq. Called by New York Times columnist David Brooks the "smartest and most devastating" critic of Bush's Iraq policies, Galbraith describes the catastrophic consequences.
Of all the stories coming out of the Iraq War, one of the least known is the persecution of Assyrian Christians at the hands of Islamic militants, including religious prohibitions, harassment, beatings, kidnappings, church bombings, expulsions, and even massacres. Actor Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) narrates this documentary that reveals the near-genocidal treatment of Assyrian Christians in war-torn Iraq through disturbing footage and interviews with prominent public figures, including Assyrian-American Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.
In the tradition of Michael Herr's "Dispatches," a National Guardsman's account of the war in Iraq. John Crawford joined the Florida National Guard to pay for his college tuition, willingly exchanging one weekend a month and two weeks a year for a free education. But in Autumn 2002, one semester short of graduating and newly married-in fact, on his honeymoon-he was called to active duty and sent to the front lines in Iraq.
A team of ABC News correspondents accompany all four branches of the U.S Armed Forces in Iraq as they head into combat. War with Iraq is a snapshot of the lives and experiences of these journalists not just as reporters but as people who must learn to deal with life on the front lines as they develop close, personal relationships with the brave men and women of the military.
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The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed in the war. It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her country. Determined to preserve the irreplacable records of the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and extremely dangerous task of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place.
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The Iraq War is distinguished by something new in the annals of armed conflict - soldier bloggers. Jason Christopher Hartley was one of the first to write a blog, and this is his view of how the military campaign unfolded.
Winter Soldier, Iraq and Afghanistan
In this compelling big-picture assessment of the U.S. war on Iraq, Mahajan combines his experience as an antiâ Iraq sanctions activist with a keen analysis of U.S. foreign policy in the postâ Cold War era to provide the analysis that has been overlooked in the mainstream debate. Situating Iraq within the larger context of post-9/11 foreign policy, he analyzes the Bush National Security Strategy and the new neoconservative vision of achieving increasing degrees of global domination and control.
In 2004, a battalion of National Guard soldiers from Oregon departed for a one-year mission to Iraq. Patroling against IED's, under constant threat of ambush and subjected to combat of epic intensity, they fought to rebuild a country. Some of them never returned. Those who did were changed forever.
Concerned citizens seeking to learn more about the experiences of everyday Iraqis in a time when the U.S. led war with the Middle Eastern nation shows no end of slowing get an illuminating glimpse at the true damage that bombs can do as amateur filmmaker Mike Shiley interviews people on both sides of the conflict during a two month tour of the war-torn country.
In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months after the president declared an end to major combat operations, Saddam Hussein was captured in a farmhouse in Al-Dawr. And yet neither peace nor democracy has taken hold in Iraq; instead the country has plunged into terrorist insurgency and guerrilla warfare, with no end in sight.
Discusses the postwar reconstruction efforts in Iraq, citing significant failures, examining the activities of private military contractors, and assessing the impact of deteriorating security on the reconstruction process.
Winner of the 2007 Military Writers Society of America's Gold Medal Award for "Best Memoir" The Highway War is the compelling Iraq War memoir of then-Capt. Seth Folsom, commanding officer of Delta Company, First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battal
Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeOne of the "Washington Post Book World"'s 10 Best Books of the YearOne of "Time"'s 10 Best Books of the Year"USA Today"'s Nonfiction Book of the YearA"New York Times" Notable Book The definitive account of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq "Fiasco"is a masterful reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq through mid-2006, now with a postscript on recent developments.
When the press fails
Weapons of Mass Deception reveals: How the Iraq war was sold to the American public through professional P.R. strategies. "The First Casualty": Lies that were told related to the Iraq war. Euphemisms and jargon related to the Iraq war, e.g. "shoc
Fear Up Harsh: An Army Interrogator's Dark Journey Through Iraq
The definitive account of what Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi did to manipulate the U.S. government into invading Iraq with his ultimate hope of being placed in power, by longtime "60 Minutes" producer Richard Bonin. Drawing on unparalleled access to Ch
My Vietnam Your Iraq
A heart-wrenching documentary about the current plight of the Christian Minority in Muslim Iraq.
With Islamic extremists gaining ground in Iraq, and the Obama administration being pulled back into the conflict, "Frontline" presents "Losing Iraq", a timely and late-breaking report on the crisis in Iraq.
When the Soul Is Settled: Music of Iraq
In the autumn of 2002, "Atlantic Monthly "national correspondent James Fallows wrote an article predicting many of the problems America would face if it invaded Iraq. After events confirmed many of his predictions, Fallows went on to write some of the most acclaimed, award-winning journalism on the planning and execution of the war, much of which has been assigned as required reading within the U.
War Plan Iraq brings together the arguments that can shake President Bush and Prime Minister Blairâ s determination to start an illegal war with Iraq. Despite Washingtonâ s claims that the only options are inaction or invasion and that â inaction is not an optionâ , War Plan Iraq demonstrates that inspection is an option, and that inspection and monitoring are the only way to ensure real disarmament in Iraq.
Iraq After America
One of the most influential experts on military history and strategy has now written his magnum opus, an original and provocative account of the past hundred years of global conflict. The Changing Face of War is the book that reveals the path that led to
The author of the acclaimed The Face of Battle and Intelligence in War brings his extraordinary expertise to bear on perhaps the most controversial war of our time. The Iraq War is authoritative, timely and vitally important to our understanding of a conf
"The End of Iraq" - definitive, tough-minded, clear-eyed, describes America's failed strategy toward that country.
Philosopher Ted Honderich insightfully relates four shattering current events in this articulate, well-reasoned moral and political analysis. Exploring the war in Iraq, the controversy in Palestine, and the tragic events of 9-11 and Londonâ s 7-7, Honderich elucidates the great questions of right and wrong in a conflict-ridden era.
This powerful documentary attempts to set the record straight and to examine some of the big issues related to this war. Did the U.S. really act unilaterally, motivated by greed and politics, in an unnecessary war? Or is it a just and necessary war - part of a larger war - against the unrelenting forces of radical Islam? Was Saddam Hussein's regime bent on developing and proliferating Weapons of Mass Destruction? Or had he destroyed them all after the first Gulf War? Did the Iraqi government have ongoing relations with Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization, al Qaeda, among others, or is this a pretext dreamed up in Crawford, Texas to justify going to war? The West is engaged, whether it likes it or not, in a clash of civilizations, in a war it never sought.
Nature: Braving Iraq
More than one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but fewer than 500 from this group have earned a Silver Star, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, or the Medal of Honor. These Americans have demonstrated extraordinary courage under fire?in the worst of circumstances. They come from all branches of the military.
This is the story of the battle for "The Nas," the bloodiest battle in the campaign to oust Saddam Hussein, as seen through the eyes of the Marines, soldiers, and newsmen who made it through those terrible seven days and would never forget what they experienced, what they learned, or those they lost in the name of freedom.
When Michael Scheuer first questioned the goals of the Iraq War in his 2004 bestseller "Imperial Hubris," policymakers and ordinary citizens alike stood up and took notice. Now, Scheuer offers a scathing and frightening look at how the Iraq War has been a huge setback to America's War on Terror, making our enemy stronger and altering the geopolitical landscape in ways that are profoundly harmful to U.
There's no real homecoming for many of our veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They may go through the motions of daily life in their hometowns, but the terrible sights and sounds of war are still fresh in their minds. This empathic, inside look into the lives of our combat veterans reveals the lingering impact that the longest wars in our nation's history continue to have on far too many of our finest young people.
Thomas E. Rick's news-breaking follow up to the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Fiasco" Now updated to fully document the inside story of the Iraq war since late 2005, "The Gamble" is the definitive account of the insurgency within the U.S. military that led to a radical shift in America's strategy. Based on unprecedented real-time access to the military's entire chain of command, Ricks examines the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself, the surge was launched, and a very different war began.
In June of 2002, war looms and Saddam Hussein still has a brutal grip on a nation in disarray. Sara Daniel travels the length and breadth of Iraq, following the fast-evolving events and interviewing people from all walks of life and all religious and political affiliations: from the Kurds in the north to the rising new politicians in Baghdad and beyond; from the insurgents in Sadr City and Fallujah to the police chief in Basra; from the hospital doctors tending the maimed and wounded to the directors of museums whose collections were ruthlessly pillaged; from ordinary men and women in the streets to those vying to fill the void of power; from American soldiers on deadly street patrol to the highest-ranking officers.
Was the Iraq war really about oil? As a senior oil advisor for the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) and briefly as minister of oil, Gary Vogler thought he knew. But while doing research for a book about his experience in Iraq, Vogler discovered that what he knew was not the whole story—or even the true story. The Iraq war did have an oil agenda underlying it, one that Vogler had previously denied.
In Iraq, the United States made mistake after mistake. Many Americans gave up on the war. Then two generals-David Petraeus and Raymond Odierno-displayed the leadership America expected. Bringing the reader from the White House to the fighting in the streets, combat journalist and bestselling author Bing West explains this astounding turnaround by U.
This is a compilation of graffiti from our military heroes, expressing they true feelings in their Port-of-Johns in Iraq 2005-2008."
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Shant Kenderian's visit to Baghdad in 1980, at age seventeen, was supposed to be a short one - just enough time to make peace with his estranged father before returning to his home in the United States. But then Saddam Hussein invaded Iran and sealed off
A British civilian who became the unlikely confidante of American General Odierno tells the story of the U.S.'s strategic failures and efforts to rebuild Iraq, the ongoing catastrophe there, and the people at the center of it all.
No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane-not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers' first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that left no spot on earth safe from attack.
Shortly after the hostilities of the Iraq war were declared to have come to an end, the renowned philosophers Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida published a manifesto invoking the notion of a core Europe, distinct from both the British and the new Europe
This is the gruesome and bloody account of what life was like working as a contract soldier in Iraq, shortly after the Gulf War. These hired soldiers were paid to sit on the back of pick-up trucks as the lookout for suicide bombers. It was a highly dangerous job and many lost their lives.
For many of the 1.6 million U.S. service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, the trip home is only the beginning of a longer journey. Many undergo an awkward period of readjustment to civilian life after long deployments. Some veterans may find themselves drinking too much, unable to sleep or waking from unspeakable dreams, lashing out at friends and loved ones.
This is the story of the Iraqi war written by one of the only people in Iraq without a 'minder'. It is based on the author's own personal insights as an Assyrian Christian over a period of several years, which were drawn from meetings with the Iraqi Prime Minister, President, Foreign Minister, top US and international officials, and the Iraqi people themselves.
An incisive account of the Persian Gulf War, "Storm Over Iraq" shows how the success of Operation Desert Storm was the product of two decades of profound changes in the American approach to defense, military doctrine, and combat operations. The first detailed analysis of why the Gulf War could be fought the way it was, the book examines the planning and preparation for war.
On April 10, 2003, as the world watched a statue of Saddam Hussein come crashing down in the heart of Baghdad, a mob of looters attacked the Iraq National Museum. Despite the presence of an American tank unit, the pillaging went unchecked, and more tha
Making an Impact in the Kurdistan Region - Iraq
On the evening of September 11, 2002, with the Statue of Liberty shimmering in the background, television cameras captured President George W. Bush as he advocated the charge for war against Iraq. This carefully staged performance, writes Susan Brewer, wa
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In "Civilizations of Ancient Iraq," Benjamin and Karen Foster tell the fascinating story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements ten thousand years ago to the Arab conquest in the seventh century. Accessible and concise, this is the mo
Since the early 1980s, Iran has posed a daunting and much-publicized threat to the well-being of the United States; its government's motto is "Death to America" and the nation has openly squelched U.S. access to valuable natural resources in the Middle East. The question of exactly how dangerous the country is for America, however, is a slightly more vague and difficult question.
Many saw the United States decisive victory in Desert Storm (1991) as not only vindication of American defense policy since Vietnam but also confirmation of a revolution in military affairs (RMA). Just as information-age technologies were revolutionizing
Marina Benjamin grew up in London feeling estranged from her family's exotic Middle Eastern ways. She refused to speak the Arabic her mother and grandmother spoke at home. She rejected the peculiar food they ate in favor of hamburgers and beer. But when Benjamin had her own child a few years ago, she realized that she was losing her link to the past.
Improving Technical Vocational Education and Training in the Kurdistan Region - Iraq
On the evening of September 11, 2002, with the Statue of Liberty shimmering in the background, television cameras captured President George W. Bush as he advocated the charge for war against Iraq. This carefully staged performance, writes Susan Brewer, was the culmination of a long tradition of sophisticated wartime propaganda in America. In Why America Fights, Brewer offers a fascinating history of how successive presidents have conducted what Donald Rumsfeld calls "perception management," from McKinley's war in the Philippines to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam
America's Modern Wars
Imposing sanctions on Iraq was one of the most heinous of crimes committed in the 20th century. Yet it has received little attention in the Anglo-American world. Despite the calamitous destruction resulting from the sanctions, no serious attempts by legal
Shootout: Iraqs Ambush Alley
Two wars rage on the Iraq battlefront. In one, laser-guided bombs, networked intelligence systems and unmanned aerial vehicles dominate an overwhelmed enemy. In the other, no-tech guerrilla insurgents play by their own rules, inflicting casualties and sowing chaos and mistrust. NOVA offers a rare first-hand look at the remarkable innovations and lethal frustrations of the modern battlefield.
On 17 March 2003, Robin Cook, Leader of the House of Commons and former Foreign Secretary, resigned from the Cabinet in protest against the coming war in Iraq. His resignation speech against that war prompted the first standing ovation in the history of t
The Iraq War
All American students need to know about the land known historically as Mesopotamia, or the "Cradle of Civilization." Mesopotamia's Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian civilizations produced much of the world's earliest writing, science, mathematics,
The main objective of this book is to introduce the Iraq I used to know, and bring about a different perspective to a country that has been so harshly portrayed by the media. The reader will be taken back to a time where Iraq was filled with culture an
During the Iraq War, U.S. soldiers used the most advanced weapons and equipment available. However, the Iraqis fought a long insurgency with more primitive weapons and gear. Find out about the amazing weapons, advanced gear, and unique uniforms used by U.
Arms control and nonproliferation treaties are among the fingers in the dike preventing the unthinkable nuclear, biological, and chemical catastrophe. For decades the ability to ascertain whether states are hiding germ weapons programs has been nonexisten
A Revolution in Military Adaptation The US Army in the Iraq War by Chad Serena
Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War (Yale Library of Military History)
Recent British military performances in Iraq and Afghanistan have been widely seen as - at best - disappointing: under British control, Basra degenerated into a lawless city while Helmand province has witnessed heavy civilian and military casualties. This
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Becoming Enemies: U.S-Iran Relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988
Nimo, Maha, Safah, Shatha, Emma, Danielle, Kim, Charlene. In a book that once again blends her distinctive flair for capturing the texture of everyday life with shrewd political insights, Cynthia Enloe looks closely at the lives of eight ordinary women, f
This is a comprehensive study of the most widely celebrated of twentieth-century Iraqi writers, Badr Shakir al-Sayyab, whose premature death in 1964 from Lou Gehrig s disease (ALS) was lamented in cultural circles throughout the Arab world. This book makes available to English-speaking readers for the first time an unprecedented amount of information about a single Arab poet (including a large selection of previously untranslated poetry).
Winner, 2013 Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations The almost universally accepted explanation for the Iraq war is very clear and consistent the US decision to attack Saddam Hussein's regime on March 19, 2003 was a produc
Iraqs Most Wanted: Terror at the Border
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Gender, justice, and the wars in iraq
The Modern History of Iraq
The Colonial Present Afghanistan Palestine Iraq by Derek Gregory
Rule of Law in War places international law at the centre of the transformation of United States counterinsurgency (COIN) that occurred during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It claims international law matters more than is often assumed and more than we have previously been able to claim, contradicting existing theoretical assumptions. In particular, the book contends international law matters in a case that may be regarded as particularly tough for international law, that is, the development of a key military doctrine, the execution of that doctrine on the battlefield, and the ultimate conduct of armed conflict.
What are the politics involved in a government justifying its use of military force abroad? What is the role of international law in that discourse? How and why is international law crucial to this process? And what role does the media have in mediating t
Much has been written about the events surrounding the 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq and its aftermath, especially about the intentions, principles, plans and course of action of US policy, but much less attention has been given to the consequences of US policy on Iraqi political and social development. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of US policy on the social and political development of Iraq in the twenty-first century.
Hardcover, Brill Academic Pub, 2003, ISBN13 9789004129382, ISBN10 9004129383
What happens after a governing body is ousted during the course of armed conflict? In some cases, international organizations like the United Nations will appoint other States or itself to administer the transition of the post-conflict State to a place of lasting peace. In practice, however, this mission is hardly linear and becomes further complicated when these administrations are faced with threats to the fragile peace.
In this powerful and passionate critique of the 'war on terror' in Afghanistan and its extensions into Palestine and Iraq, Derek Gregory traces the long history of British and American involvements in the Middle East and shows how colonial power continues
Private Security Companies During the Iraq War
The idea of building a blueprint rule of law through military intervention has seized the imagination of practitioners and theorists alike in the past decade of peacebuilding operations, and an emphasis on simultaneous judicial reconstruction and security sector reform has emerged as their central strategy. This work, in a fresh approach based on recent military operations in Iraq and beyond, challenges both the universality of the blueprint and the doctrinal assumption that institutional reform by military interveners builds peace and legitimacy.
Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World