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Iraq confidential : the untold story of the intelligence conspiracy to undermine the UN and overthrow Saddam Hussein

Author: Scott Ritter
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Nation Books edView all editions and formats
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Scott Ritter is the straight-talking former marine officer who the CIA wants to silence. After the 1991 Gulf War, Ritter helped lead the UN weapons inspections of Iraq, and found himself at the center of a dangerous game between the Iraqi and United States regimes. As Ritter reveals in this explosive book, Washington was only interested in disarmament as a tool for its own agenda. Operating in a fog of espionage and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Ritter
ISBN: 1560258527 9781560258520
OCLC Number: 61732952
Description: xxiii, 312 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: In the eye of the storm --
Part One: Baptism. 1. A delicate balancing act: September-December 1991 --
2. The bumpy road to independence: December 1991-February 1992 --
3. Showdown in Baghdad: March-July 1992 --
4. Counterattack: August-October 1992 --
5. Assassinating the truth: October 1992-January 1993 --
6. Shifting the goalposts: February 1993-March 1994 --
Part Two: Crusade. 7. New friends: March-November 1994 --
8. A fresh start: December 1994-July 1995 --
9. Adventures in Amman: July-November 1995 --
10. A breach of trust: November 1995-January 1996 --
11. The listening post: January-March 1996 --
12. The managers: March-May 1996 --
13. Blowback: June 1996 --
14. The poison pill: July-August 1996 --
15. The con game: August-December 1996 --
16. White House blues: January-March 1997 --
Part Three: Betrayal. 17. The truth emerges: March-May 1997 --
18. Unraveling concealment: June 1997 --
19. New directions: July-October 1997 --
20. False starts: October-December 1997 --
21. The death of inspections: January-August 1998 --
Epilogue: All those lies --
An excerpt from Target Iran: the truth about the White House's plans for regime change.
Responsibility: Scott Ritter ; foreword by Seymour Hersh.

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Scott Ritter is the straight-talking former marine officer who the CIA wants to silence. After the 1991 Gulf War, Ritter helped lead the UN weapons inspections of Iraq, and found himself at the center of a dangerous game between the Iraqi and United States regimes. As Ritter reveals in this explosive book, Washington was only interested in disarmament as a tool for its own agenda. Operating in a fog of espionage and counter-espionage, Ritter and his team were determined to find out the truth about Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The CIA was equally determined to stop them. For the truth, we now know, is that Iraq was playing a deadly bluffing game, and actually had no WMD. But to have revealed this would have derailed America's drive for regime change. Iraq Confidential charts the disillusionment of a staunch patriot who came to realize that his own government sought to undermine effective arms control in the Middle East. Ritter shows us a world of deceit and betrayal, in which nothing is as it seems. A host of characters from Mossad, MI6 and the CIA pepper this powerful narrative, which contains revelations that will permanently affect the ongoing debates about Iraq.

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