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Victory Undone : the Defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Its Resurrection as ISIS.

Author: Carter Andress; Malcolm McConnell
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2014]
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Here is a dramatic, first-person account of how the United States won the war in Iraq, only to see the peace lost by an unengaged administration, with Iraqis terrorized and the new ""caliph"" of ISIS promising, ""I'll see you in New York.""Military contractor Carter Andress was the ultimate boots-on-the-ground ""civilian"" in Iraq. While reporters, aid workers, diplomats, and even U.S. soldiers were often cut off  Read more...
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Andress, Carter.
Victory Undone : The Defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Its Resurrection as ISIS.
New York : Regnery Publishing, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carter Andress; Malcolm McConnell
ISBN: 9781621573661 1621573664
OCLC Number: 894170825
Description: 1 online resource (485 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; FOREWORD; 1. THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ; 2. THE AWAKENING JOINS THE IRAQI SECURITY SERVICES; 3. THE ULTIMATE COUNTERINSURGENTS; 4. BACK TO FALLUJAH: CONTRACTORS TAKE THE LEAD; 5. THE SURGE; 6. BLACKWATER; 7. THE TIPPING POINT; 8. SADDAM'S YELLOWCAKE; 9. THE RAID; 10. "DEATH TO AL-QAEDA!"; 11. THE OILFIELDS; 12. THE LAST OF THE OCCUPIERS; 13. THE ARAB SPRING; 14. AFGHANISTAN: HOW NOT TO DO IT; 15. CONTRACTORS AT WAR; 16. AFTER-ACTION REVIEW; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.

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Here is a dramatic, first-person account of how the United States won the war in Iraq, only to see the peace lost by an unengaged administration, with Iraqis terrorized and the new ""caliph"" of ISIS promising, ""I'll see you in New York.""Military contractor Carter Andress was the ultimate boots-on-the-ground ""civilian"" in Iraq. While reporters, aid workers, diplomats, and even U.S. soldiers were often cut off from the ""ground truth"" in Iraq by the blast walls protecting the Green Zone and our bases, Andress was in the thick of things: driving through insurgent-infested territory, negoti.

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