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A war of choice : the British in Iraq 2003-9

Author: Jack Fairweather
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Tony Blair plunged Britain into war he thought that, shortly thereafter, Iraq would emerge as a peaceful democracy. Instead the invasion sparked the worst foreign policy disaster since the Suez crisis in 1956. A War of Choice is a compelling and authoritative portrayal of Britain's war in Iraq. At the outset, Blair insisted that Britain went to war to influence American decision-making. Based on over three  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Fairweather
ISBN: 9780224089586 0224089587
OCLC Number: 720536096
Description: 431 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: About the book --
About the author --
Maps --
Dramatis personae --
Note on the text --
Prologue : The birthday party --
Strategic communication --
Basra mon amour --
Occupation --
The emerald city --
Breadbasket --
Death in the marshes --
Ministry of culture --
Our man in Baghdad --
Neocolonialists --
Uprising --
Danny Boy --
Out of Iraq --
Police --
Fartosi --
Get elected --
Transition --
A proposal --
Don't mention Iraq --
Iran --
Jamiat --
Helmand --
Pike Force --
New coin, old rope --
The sheriff --
Breaking point --
Sinbad --
A marked man --
Lambo --
Palermo --
The deal --
On the run --
Charge of the knights --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jack Fairweather.

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A portrayal of Britain's war in Iraq. This title gives the inside story of Blair's war cabinet, Whitehall power struggles and intrigue at the White House, and traces the evolution of the special  Read more...

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"Britain's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan have spawned a new generation of war correspondents as brave and fluent as any that went before, many of whom go on to write books. Jack Fairweather, who Read more...

 
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