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The last card : inside George W. Bush's decision to surge in Iraq

Author: Timothy A Sayle; Jeffrey A Engel; Hal Brands; William Inboden
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An oral history of President George W. Bush's decision to surge troops to Iraq, accompanied by scholarly analysis by leading scholars of international security and presidential history"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Last card.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019009158
(OCoLC)1079849438
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy A Sayle; Jeffrey A Engel; Hal Brands; William Inboden
ISBN: 9781501715198 1501715194 9781501715204 1501715208
OCLC Number: 1089271376
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: America's war in Iraq : 2003-2005 --
This strategy is not working : January-June 2006 --
Together forward? : June-August 2006 --
Silos and stovepipes : September-October 2006 --
Setting the stage : early November 2006 --
A sweeping internal review : mid-late November 2006 --
Choosing to surge : December 2006 --
What kind of surge? : late December 2006-January 2007 --
How "the surge" came to be / Stephen Hadley, Peter Feaver, and Meghan O'Sullivan --
Iraq, Vietnam, and the meaning of victory / Andrew Preston --
Decisions and politics / Robert Jervis --
Blood, treasure, and time : strategy-making for the surge / Richard Betts --
Strategy and "the surge" / Joshua Rovner --
Civil military relations and the Iraq surge / Kori Schake --
A long and winding road / Richard H. Immerman --
The President as policy entrepreneur / Colin Dueck
Responsibility: edited by Timothy Andrews Sayle, Jeffrey A. Engel, Hal Brands, and William Inboden

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This is the real story of how George W. Bush came to double-down on Iraq in the highest stakes gamble of his entire presidency. Drawing on extensive interviews with nearly thirty senior officials,  Read more...

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