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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By early September , enough American forces had arrived that Washington could breathe a sigh of relief . Meanwhile , the Bush administration had played its diplomatic hand skillfully and — with some help from Iraq's aggressiveness and ...
At roughly the same time , the first American ground and air forces began arriving in the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Desert Shield . Baghdad recognized that it was locked in a confrontation with the United States , and Saddam and ...
The deal secured Iraq's eastern flank , allowing Baghdad to concentrate virtually all of its forces on the defense of Kuwait , but meant that Saddam now had absolutely nothing to show for the eight years of war against Iran .
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Those looking for some perspective on the war with Iraq need look no further than this substantial anthology--every perspective is here, from right to left, from pro-war to anti, from Ann Coulter to ... Читать весь отзыв
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