After the War in Iraq

Defining the New Strategic Balance

Author: Shai Feldman

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 208

View: 8875

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.
Posted in History

The War in Iraq and why the Media Failed Us

Author: David Dadge,Danny Schechter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275987664

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 468

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?"
Posted in History

9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

A Chronology and Reference Guide

Author: Tom Lansford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844199

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 963

• 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"
Posted in History

Weapons of Mass Persuasion

Marketing the War Against Iraq

Author: Paul Rutherford

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802086518

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 8144

"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.
Posted in Political Science

Watching Babylon

The War in Iraq and Global Visual Culture

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415343107

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 5947

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.
Posted in History

Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq

A Feminist Reformulation of Just War Theory

Author: Laura Sjoberg

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739116104

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 4294

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.
Posted in Political Science

Desert Slaughter

The Imperialist War Against Iraq

Author: N.A

Publisher: Mehring Books

ISBN: 9780929087542

Category: Crise du golfe Persique, 1990-1991

Page: 523

View: 3731

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.
Posted in Crise du golfe Persique, 1990-1991

The War in Iraq

Author: David Downing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439539408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 3857

Uses primary source materials to trace the history of the Iraq War.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Occupation

War and Resistance in Iraq

Author: Patrick Cockburn

Publisher: Verso Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 5195

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.
Posted in Political Science

Against War with Iraq

An Anti-War Primer

Author: Michael Ratner,Jennie Green,Barbara Olshansky

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801555

Category: History

Page: 38

View: 8853

Despite public outcry at home and international opposition abroad, the Bush Administration deployed troops and invested millions in preparation for a massive military assault on Iraq. In this Open Media Series special edition, three legal scholars from the Center for Constitutional Rights argue persuasively that the looming war against Iraq is both unnecessary for national security, and illegal. Against War with Iraq describes the high cost of the US war in Iraq in terms of human life, as well as the economic and political havoc it will trigger. A timely and much needed anti-war primer, Against War with Iraq contains the core facts and analysis needed to understand the issues and become an effective advocate against hawkish U.S. foreign policy.
Posted in History


Der Aufstieg der mächtigsten Privatarmee der Welt

Author: Jeremy Scahill

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888978548

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 7555

Kaum jemand hatte von der Firma Blackwater gehört, als am 16. September 2007 im Irak 17 Zivilisten erschossen wurden – von einem Söldnertrupp. Schnell stellte sich heraus, dass sie zu einer Art Privatarmee gehörten, die im Irak und anderswo für die USA Krieg führt, unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit und immun gegen Strafverfolgung. Blackwater: die mächtigste militärische Dienst­leis­tungsfirma der Welt. Ihr Gründer Erik Prince, Multimillionär und christlicher Fundamentalist, hat beste Kontakte zur Regierung. Und erkennt nach dem 11. September 2001, wie viel Geld sich mit dem »Outsourcing« militärischer Leistungen verdienen lässt: Bushs »Krieg gegen den Terror« ist die Steilvorlage für den kometenhaften Aufstieg der Firma. Blackwaters Elitesoldaten schützen US-Politiker und Geschäftsleute im Irak – gegen ein Gehalt, von dem GIs nur träumen können. Blackwater kann bei Bedarf Truppen und eine Flugzeugflotte zur Verfügung stellen, groß genug, Regierungen zu stürzen. Blackwaters Söldner bewachen Öl-Pipelines, seine »Sicherheitskräfte« patrouillierten nach Katrina in den Straßen von New Orleans. Doch erst jetzt fällt dem US-Kongress auf, dass die martialischen Rambos keinerlei parlamentarischer Kontrolle, keiner Gerichtsbarkeit unterliegen. Mit seiner glänzend recherchierten Geschichte der Firma Blackwater zeigt Jeremy Scahill überzeugend auf, welche Gefahren der Demokratie drohen, wenn die Regierung ihr Gewaltmonopol privatisiert.
Posted in History

Unintended Consequences

How War in Iraq Strengthened America's Enemies

Author: Peter W. Galbraith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416562257

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 5131

Following his New York Times bestseller The End of Iraq, Peter W. Galbraith describes the storm the next president will inherit in the Middle East as a result of President George W. Bush's failed Iraq policies.
Posted in History

Gulliver Unbound

America's Imperial Temptation and the War in Iraq

Author: Stanley Hoffmann,Frederic Bozo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742536012

Category: Political Science

Page: 153

View: 4285

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.
Posted in Political Science

A Matter of Principle

Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Author: Thomas Cushman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520245555

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 1699

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
Posted in History

Ending the War in Iraq

Author: Tom Hayden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933354453

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 8415

The noted activist discusses the sources of the Iraq War, conditions in Iraq that underlie the insurgency, and the origins of the peace movement in the United States, and offers his suggestions for how protestors can help end the war.
Posted in History

Die irre Heldentour des Billy Lynn


Author: Ben Fountain

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423420553

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2256

»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.
Posted in Fiction

The Gulf Wars with Iraq

Author: Jane Bingham

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406234958

Category: Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

Page: 80

View: 2691

This book briefly examines the military and political impact of the Gulf wars, along with their imapct on civilian populations.
Posted in Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

The Experts Speak

Author: Christopher Cerf,Victor S. Navasky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141657025X

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 5433

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
Posted in Political Science

Lone Survivor

SEAL-Team 10 ‒ Einsatz in Afghanistan. Der authentische Bericht des einzigen Überlebenden von Operation Red Wings

Author: Marcus Luttrell,Patrick Robinson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641141397

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 4478

Auf einmal stand da eine Armee . . . SEAL-Team 10: eine Elitetruppe. Die Mission: einen Al-Qaida-Führer zur Strecke bringen. Der Feind: Dutzende zu allem entschlossene Taliban-Kämpfer. Vier SEALs gegen eine ganze Armee. Und dann bricht die Hölle los. Die Army schickt Helikopter zur Verstärkung. Neunzehn Männer kommen um, ein einziger kehrt zurück. Dies ist sein Bericht. In einer sternenklaren Nacht im späten Juni 2005 verlassen vier US Navy SEALs ihre Basis im nördlichen Afghanistan in Richtung pakistanische Grenze. Ihr Auftrag: Gefangennahme oder Tötung eines hochrangigen Al-Qaida-Führers, der mit Osama bin Laden operieren und sich in den Bergen versteckt halten soll . . . Lone Survivor ist die Geschichte von Marcus Luttrell, des einzigen Überlebenden der Operation Red Wings. Nicht nur seine drei Kameraden sterben im Gefecht mit einer unterschätzten gegnerischen Truppe, auch die komplette Besatzung des Special-Operations-Aviation-Regiments, das zur Rettung per Hubschrauber losgeschickt wurde, findet den Tod. Nur dank der Hilfe von Einheimischen, die ihn aufnehmen, pflegen und vor den Taliban beschützen, überlebt der schwer verletzte Luttrell. Seine Geschichte handelt von Angst, Tod und grenzenlosem Leid, aber auch von Mut und Treue, von Freundschaft und Hoffnung – und von dem unbedingten Willen zu überleben
Posted in Political Science

Understanding the war in Iraq

insights from history, international politics, and American foreign policy

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: History

Page: 69

View: 7546

Posted in History