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War and decision : inside the Pentagon at the dawn of the War on terrorism

Author: Douglas J Feith
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Of all the players in the planning and evolution of the Bush Administration's war on terrorism, few were more integral--or more controversial--than Douglas Feith, the chief strategist on Donald Rumsfeld's Pentagon policy team. A highly influential international policy analyst for more than a quarter century, Feith worked closely with Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Cheney,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas J Feith
ISBN: 9780060899738 0060899735
OCLC Number: 191731735
Description: xiv, 674 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: This means war --
Personal trajectory --
Change the way we live, or change the way they live --
Steady in Afghanistan --
Easier to topple than rebuild --
Why Iraq? --
Risks of action and inaction --
Discord in Washington --
Iraq planning : the who and why --
United Nations bound --
Losing ground on the diplomatic front --
Final preparations for war and its aftermath --
Saddam's regime falls --
"From liberation to occupation" --
The taint of occupation --
Lessons and debate.
Responsibility: Douglas J. Feith.
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Of all the players in the planning and evolution of the Bush Administration's war on terrorism, few were more integral--or more controversial--than Douglas Feith, the chief strategist on Donald Rumsfeld's Pentagon policy team. A highly influential international policy analyst for more than a quarter century, Feith worked closely with Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Cheney, and President Bush in defining the U.S. response to the attacks of 9/11--from the successful war on Afghanistan to the more challenging invasion of Iraq and its aftermath. Now, in this candid and revealing memoir, Feith--a charter member of the neoconservative movement and an architect of the administration's preventive strategy in the war on terrorism--offers the most in-depth and authoritative account yet of the Pentagon's evolving stance during one of the most controversial eras of American history. Drawing upon a unique trove of documents and records, this extraordinary chronicle will put the reader in the room for scores of previously unreported senior-level meetings, showing how hundreds of critical decisions were made in defense of American interests during and after the crisis of 9/11--decisions both successful and controversial. Where journalists like Bob Woodward could only speculate, Feith is the first inside player to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, at a time when history hung in the balance.--From publisher description.

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