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Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq / Thomas E. Ricks.

Ricks, Thomas E. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 159420103X
  • ISBN: 9781594201035
  • Physical Description: xiv, 482 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2006.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [441]-462) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Containment -- A bad ending -- Containment and its discontents -- This changes everything: the aftermath of 9/11 -- The war of words -- The run-up -- The silence of the lambs -- Into Iraq -- Winning a battle -- How to create an insurgency (I) -- How to create an insurgency (II) -- The CPA: "can't produce anything" -- Getting tough -- The descent into abuse -- The long term -- "The Army of the Euphrates" takes stock -- The Marine Corps files a dissent -- The surprise -- The price paid -- The corrections -- Turnover -- Too little too late? -- Betting against history.
Summary, etc.:
[In this book, the author offers an] account - explosive, shocking, and authoritative - of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq. [The book also offers] accounts of battles such as 2nd Fallujah and Tall Afar, whose names should take their place alongside two Jima and Porkchop Hill on a select list of honor.... Too many American and Iraqi lives have been lost, and too much of America's might and influence has been squandered, for these individuals to escape a fair reckoning. [This book] is that reckoning. -Dust jacket.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-2011.
United States > History, Military > 21st century.

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