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Why Did the United States Invade Iraq?

Author: Jane K Cramer; A Trevor Thrall
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Series: Routledge global security studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited volume presents the foremost scholarly thinking on why the US invaded Iraq in 2003, a pivotal event in both modern US foreign policy and international politics. In the years since the US invasion of Iraq it has become clear that the threat of weapons of mass destruction was not as urgent as the Bush administration presented it and that Saddam Hussein was not involved with either Al Qaeda or 9/11. Many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cramer, Jane K.
Why Did the United States Invade Iraq?
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, c2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane K Cramer; A Trevor Thrall
ISBN: 9780203804568 0203804562
OCLC Number: 798533434
Description: 1 online resource (267 p.)
Contents: Front Cover; Why Did the United States Invade Iraq?; Copyright Page; Contents; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: why did the United States invade Iraq?: Jane K. Cramer and A. Trevor Thrall; 2. Explaining the war in Iraq: Robert Jervis; 3. Ideas, American grand strategy, and the war in Iraq: Colin Dueck; 4. Ideas and entrepreneurs: a constructivist explanation of the Iraq War: Andrew Flibbert; 5. Explaining the Iraq War: the Israel lobby theory: Jerome Slater; 6. Neoconservatism and American hegemony: Michael Lind. 7. Blood for oil, in Iraq and elsewhere: Michael T. Klare8. Oil and the decision to invade Iraq: John S. Duffield; 9. Tony Blair nurtures the special relationship: Jane M.O. Sharp; 10. In pursuit of primacy: why the United States invaded iraq: Jane K. Cramer and Edward C. Duggan; Index.
Series Title: Routledge global security studies.

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This edited volume presents the foremost scholarly thinking on why the US invaded Iraq in 2003, a pivotal event in both modern US foreign policy and international politics. In the years since the US invasion of Iraq it has become clear that the threat of weapons of mass destruction was not as urgent as the Bush administration presented it and that Saddam Hussein was not involved with either Al Qaeda or 9/11. Many consider the war a mistake and question why Iraq was invaded. A majority of Americans now believe that the public were deliberately misled by the Bush administration in order to bolst.

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