The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions
Despite the torrent of coverage devoted to war with Iraq, woefully little attention has been paid to the history of the region, the policies that led to the conflict, and the daunting challenges that will confront America and the Middle East once the immediate crisis has ended. In this collection, Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, coeditors of the acclaimed Gulf War Reader, have assembled essays and documents that present an eminently readable, up-to-the-moment guide -- from every imaginable perspective -- to the continuing crisis in the Gulf and Middle East.
Here, in analysis and commentary from some of the world's leading writers and opinion makers -- and in the words of the key participants themselves -- is the engrossing saga of how oil economics, power politics, dreams of empire, nationalist yearnings, and religious fanaticism -- not to mention naked aggression, betrayal, and tragic miscalculation -- have conspired to bring us to the fateful collision of the West and the Arab world over Iraq. Contributors include:
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An important information source was Israeli intelligence - itself problematic given
the tense relations between Israel and Iraq . Following exposure of the biological
weapons program in 1995 by a key defector , Hussein Kamel , Ekeus approved ...
First , the Israeli - Palestinian conflict . Recently , many of us have been struggling
to reconcile Israel ' s legitimate security concerns with Palestinian humanitarian
needs . But these limited objectives cannot be achieved in isolation from the ...
But Israel is in easy range - as Iraq demonstrated during the Gulf War , when it
launched forty - two SCUDs against Israel . ... During the Gulf War the Israeli
government of Yitzhak Shamir complied with urgent U . S . requests that it leave
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The Rise of Saddam Hussein
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