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Blunder : Britain's war in Iraq

Author: Patrick Porter
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Why did Britain go to war in Iraq in 2003? Existing accounts stress dodgy dossiers, intelligence failures, and the flaws of individual leaders. Deploying the large number of primary documents now available, this book puts ideas at the centre of the story. As the book argues, Britain's war in Iraq was caused by bad ideas that were dogmatically held and widely accepted. Three ideas in particular formed the war's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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PORTER, PATRICK.
BLUNDER.
[Place of publication not identified] : OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2018
(OCoLC)1023736178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Porter
ISBN: 9780192535344 019253534X 0191845752 9780191845758
OCLC Number: 1059577087
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Warpath --
Breaking states --
Atlantic ambitions --
Weighing the arguments --
Virtue runs amok --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Patrick Porter.

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This book is the first in-depth history of Britain's decision to invade Iraq since the Chilcot Inquiry released its report. The volume controversially argues that it was a blunder, or a careless  Read more...

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