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Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq

Author: Thomas E Ricks
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[In this book, the author offers an] account - explosive, shocking, and authoritative - of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq. [The book also offers] accounts of battles such as 2nd Fallujah and Tall Afar, whose names should take their place alongside two Jima and Porkchop Hill on a select list of honor ... Too many American and Iraqi lives have been lost, and too much of America's might and influence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Ricks
ISBN: 159420103X 9781594201035 9780143038917 0143038915 0713999586 9780713999587 0143059068 9780143059066
OCLC Number: 67375172
Performer(s): Read by James Lurie.
Description: xiv, 482 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Containment --
A bad ending --
Containment and its discontents --
This changes everything: the aftermath of 9/11 --
The war of words --
The run-up --
The silence of the lambs --
Into Iraq --
Winning a battle --
How to create an insurgency (I) --
How to create an insurgency (II) --
The CPA: "can't produce anything" --
Getting tough --
The descent into abuse --
The long term --
"The Army of the Euphrates" takes stock --
The Marine Corps files a dissent --
The surprise --
The price paid --
The corrections --
Turnover --
Too little too late? --
Betting against history.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Ricks.
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Abstract:

[In this book, the author offers an] account - explosive, shocking, and authoritative - of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq. [The book also offers] accounts of battles such as 2nd Fallujah and Tall Afar, whose names should take their place alongside two Jima and Porkchop Hill on a select list of honor ... Too many American and Iraqi lives have been lost, and too much of America's might and influence has been squandered, for these individuals to escape a fair reckoning. [This book] is that reckoning.-Dust jacket.

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