Focusing on the different dimensions to the war in Iraq launched in March 2003 by the United States, the essays here present concise and penetrating analyses, and explore the major implications of the war and their strategic, political and military contexts. Researchers from the Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, experts in international relations, political science, strategic studies and political psychology, present an insightful picture of the war. The book contains a chronology surveying the International Inspection Regime in Iraq, 1991-2003, and the full text of 'The National Security Strategy of the United States of America', which should be regarded as the basis of the Bush administration's strategic rationale for the war in Iraq.
Defining the New Strategic Balance
Author: Shai Feldman
Answers a key question on the lips of many Americans as violence in Iraq continues and report after report reveals that President Bush's reasons for leading Americans to war were not backed by solid evidence: "Why weren't the media more skeptical during the rush to war?"
Author: David Dadge,Danny Schechter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
• Provides insightful quotes from contemporary figures and primary documents ranging from Osama bin Laden's 1998 fatwa against the United States to the 2006 Iraq Study Group Report • Contains 12 biographies ranging from Osama bin Laden to George W. Bush that provide detailed background on important figures from the era • Presents a chronology of events from the 1970s to the present day, including occurrences leading to the September 11, 2001, attacks and the Iraq War • Includes a select bibliography of major works on the September 11, 2001, attacks; the war in Iraq; homeland security; and the war on terror • Contains a detailed glossary of key terms such as "Shiite" and "weapons of mass destruction"
A Chronology and Reference Guide
Author: Tom Lansford
This groundbreaking and compelling book illuminates the Western experience of the Iraqi war and examines the experience of watching the war against Iraq on television, on the internet, in the cinema and in print media.
The War in Iraq and Global Visual Culture
Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publisher: Psychology Press
"Weapons of Mass Persuasion" chronicles the making of a Hollywood war: fast-paced and heroic, pitting the forces of good against the forces of evil to achieve a triumphant, sanitized, and commodified outcome.
Marketing the War Against Iraq
Author: Paul Rutherford
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Political Science
"An Uncommon Friendship" is based on Diyar's experiences in Iraq and the experiences of the co-author, David Westbrook. The book reveals many exciting and little known aspects of the war and life in Iraq during the war. It tells of the things both Westbrook and Diyar saw and many challenging and dangerous encounters that they experienced together. The book is fiction, but all the accounts within the pages are based on actual events. The most interesting aspect of "An Uncommon Friendship" is the details it discloses regarding life in the cities and villages in Iraq before and after the American invasion. The book includes details about personal relationships, the insurgency and those who gained the power and governmental authority after the fall of Sadam Hussein. The authors saw these things first hand and tell about it from an ordinary observer's point of view. The book is written in the simple language of a young Iraqi woman with an older American friend.
During the War in Iraq
Author: David Westbrook,Diyar Alhusseini
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and thousands of Americans were killed during the Persian Gulf War, which lasted from 1990 to 1991, and the Iraq War, which lasted from 2003 to 2011. Full of riveting primary sources and personal accounts and full-color photographs from the front lines, this book will provide readers with an in-depth look at the complicated relationship between Iraq and the United States, the reasons behind these two wars, the decision-makers, the important battles, and the global impact these conflicts have had which continues to affect us even today.
Author: Elizabeth Schmermund
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sjoberg advocates replacing righteousness in just war thinking with dialogue and empathy for the good of human safety everywhere and concludes with alternative visions of Gulf War policies, inspired by feminist just war theory."--BOOK JACKET.
A Feminist Reformulation of Just War Theory
Author: Laura Sjoberg
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
Essential reading for an objective historical explanation of the current US-led war against Iraq. The 1991 Persian Gulf War marked the beginning of a new struggle to redivide the world, with the US seeking to use its military power to offset its declining position in the world economy. This volume exposes the secret White House operations to draw Saddam Hussein into an invasion of Kuwait to provide the long-awaited pretext for a US intervention in this oil-rich region. It describes the tragic suppression of Shi'ite and Kurdish uprisings in the aftermath of the war. Also includes a detailed history of colonial oppression in Iraq and the Middle East.
The Imperialist War Against Iraq
Publisher: Mehring Books
Category: Crise du golfe Persique, 1990-1991
Renowned for his compassionate and balanced thinking on international affairs, Stanley Hoffmann reflects here on the proper place of the United States in a world it has defined almost exclusively by 9/11, the war on terrorism, and the invasion of Iraq. A true global citizen, Hoffmann's analysis is uniquely informed by his place as a public intellectual with one foot in Europe, the other in America. In this brilliant essay, he considers point by point the events and actions that have led America down the path of imperialism, becoming a power at once arrogant, victorious, and unilateral. Tracing the significance of September 11 in the short term and over the long course of American history, Hoffmann explains the contradictions and the consequences for international order—and disorder.
America's Imperial Temptation and the War in Iraq
Author: Stanley Hoffmann,Frederic Bozo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Argues that an invasion of Iraq would not be a just war and suggests reasons why it would lead to serious unintended consequences.
An Anti-war Primer
Author: Michael Ratner,Jennifer M. Green,Barbara Olshansky
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Disputing the idea that the only true liberal position on the war is to be against it, this volume charts an invaluable third course, a path determined by a strong liberal commitment to human rights, solidarity with the oppressed, and a firm stand against fascism, totalitarianism, and tyranny. The scholarship contained in this collection is superior it includes the leading and most sophisticated advocates of liberal internationalism from the worlds of the academy, politics and the media. The arguments are complex and nuanced, and contribute to a new understanding of the Iraq war, Richard A. Wilson, Director of the Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, this is a first rate collection
Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq
Author: Thomas Cushman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
insights from history, international politics, and American foreign policy
Author: Glenn P. Hastedt
Publisher: Prentice Hall
»Mit Billy haben wir den Helden für unsere Zeit gefunden.« The Independent Kein Geringerer als der dreifach oscargekrönte Regisseur Ang Lee (›Life of Pi: Schiffbruch mit Tiger‹, ›Brokeback Mountain‹, ›Tiger and Dragon‹) hat diesen so groteskrealistischen wie politischen Bestseller von Ben Fountain mit den Stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin und Joe Alwin grandios verfi lmt. Halb Groteske, halb Realsatire ist dieser Roman ein Bravourstück über die Dynamik von Kriegs- und Medieneinsätzen, die mitreißende Story eines jungen Soldaten: manipuliert und vom eigenen Land als Held missbraucht, Opfer eigener falscher Ideale und Getriebener, der voller Sehnsucht und auf der Suche nach sich selbst ist.
Author: Ben Fountain
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq is the definitive collection -- systematically categorized, indexed, and footnoted for your convenience -- of authoritative misinformation, disinformation, misunderstanding, miscalculation, egregious prognostication, boo-boos, and just plain lies, about the Iraq War. "Never before has such a large and diverse group of experts been so unanimously in favor of a particular national policy as they were in the case of the U.S. invasion of Iraq," note Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky, who, as co-founders of the Institute of Expertology, the nation's leading purveyor of expertise on expertise, were uniquely qualified to assemble this impressive collection. "In the face of such a consensus, we had no choice but to ask ourselves, 'Could the iron law of expertology -- the experts are never right -- be wrong?'" At once an entertainment, a cautionary tale, a critique of mass media, a reference tool, and a postwar manifesto, Mission Accomplished! presents, as no book has before, the collective wisdom of all those who are presumed to know what they talking about on the subject of America's adventure in Iraq. As this hilarious, yet depressing, volume demonstrates, they don't. From MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." -- President George W. Bush, May 1, 2003 "[Insurgents] pose no strategic threat to the United States or to the Coalition Forces." -- L. Paul Bremer III, Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, November 17, 2003 "Military action will not last more than a week." -- Bill O'Reilly, The O'Reilly Factor, January 23, 2003 "I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah." -- President George W. Bush, at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, December 10, 2001
The Experts Speak
Author: Christopher Cerf,Victor S. Navasky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
National bestseller: the ultimate insider account about what really is going on in Iraq. It's the most controversial conflict of our time: a war which has divided citizens, politicians, and militaries, resulted in headlines about torture and suicide bombings, death and destruction. there's no single identifiable enemy and no exit strategy. So how will the war in Iraq be won? What would victory look like?When Australian Major General Jim Molan was deployed to the war to oversee a force of 300,000 troops, including 155,000 Americans, he faced these and other questions on a daily basis. In Running the War in Iraq he gives a gripping insider's account of what modern warfare entails - the ghastly body count, the complex decisions which will mean life or death, the divide between political masters and foot soldiers - and the small, hard-won triumphs.
Author: Jim Molan
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Presents more than 250 photographs from different perspectives of the 2003 war in Iraq, gathered from international photographers, and includes pieces of Saddam Hussein's art and pictures from his personal photo album.
Publisher: Harper Collins
In February 2003, Patrick Cockburn secretly crossed the Tigris river from Syria into Iraq just before the US/British invasion, and has covered the war ever since. In The Occupation, he provides a vivid and disturbing picture of a country in turmoil, and the dangers and privations endured by its people. The Occupation explores the mosaic of communities in Iraq, the US and Britain's failure to understand the country they were invading and how this led to fatal mistakes. Cockburn, who has been visiting Iraq since 1978, describes the disintegration of the country under the occupation. Travelling throughout Iraq, from the Kurdish north, to Baghdad, Falluja and Basra, he records the response of the country's population – Shia and Sunni, Arab and Kurd – to the invasion, the growth of the resistance and its transformation into a full-scale uprising. He explains why deepening religious and ethnic divisions drove the country towards civil war. Above all, Cockburn traces how the occupation's failure led to the collapse of the country, and the high price paid by Iraqis. He charts the impact of savage sectarian killings, rampant corruption and economic chaos on everyday life: from the near destruction of Baghdad's al-Mutanabi book market to the failure to supply electricity, water and, ironically, fuel to Iraq's population. The Occupation is a compelling portrait of a ravaged country, and the appalling consequences of imperial arrogance.
War and Resistance in Iraq
Author: Patrick Cockburn
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Political Science
A practical look at what went wrong in Iraq and how to make it right, by military observers who worked in the Green Zone
The War in Iraq from Inside the Green Zone
Author: Thomas S. Mowle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Winner of The Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award for Excellence in U.S. Army History Writing- Journals, memoirs and letters, June 2008 Shortly after the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the war in Iraq became the most confusing in U.S. history, the high command not knowing who to fight, who was attacking Coalition troops, and who among the different Iraqi groups were fighting each other. Yet there were a few astute officers like Lt. Col. Christopher Hughes, commanding the 2d Battalion of the 327th Inf. Regiment, 101st Airborne, who sensed the complexity of the task from the beginning. In “War on Two Fronts” Col. Hughes writes movingly of his “No-Slack” battalion at war in Iraq. The war got off to a bang for Hughes, when his brigade command tent was fragged by a Muslim sergeant in the 101st, leaving him briefly in charge of the brigade. Amid the nighttime confusion of 14 casualties, a nearby Patriot missile blasted off, panicking nearly everyone while mistakenly bringing down a British Tornado fighter-bomber. As Hughes’ battalion forged into Iraq they successfully liberated the city of Najaf, securing the safety of Grand Ayatollah Sistani and the Mosque of Ali, while showing an acute cultural awareness in doing so that caught the world's attention. It was a feat that landed Hughes within the pages of Time, Newsweek and other publications. The “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne then implemented creative programs in the initial postwar occupation, including harvesting the national wheat and barley crops, while combating nearly invisible insurgents. Conscious that an army battalion is a community of some 700-plus households, and that when a unit goes off to war the families are intimately connected in our internet age, Hughes makes clear the strength of those connections and how morale is best supported at both ends. Transferred to Washington after his tour in Iraq, Hughes then writes an illuminating account of the herculean efforts of many in the Pentagon to work around the corporatist elements of its bureaucracy, in order to better understand counterinsurgency and national reconstruction, which Lawrence of Arabia characterized as “like learning to eat soup with a knife.” To read this book will help understand the sources of mistakes made—and still being made—and the process needed to chart a successful strategy. Written with candor and no shortage of humor, intermixed with brutal scenes of combat and frank analysis, this book is a must-read for all those who seek insight into our current war in the Mideast.
An Infantry Commander's War in Iraq and the Pentagon
Author: Christopher Hughes