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Losing Iraq : inside the postwar reconstruction fiasco

Author: David L Phillips
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A stunning and revealing look at our recent past--with a candid take on how we can prevent this sort of tragedy from happening again.
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Phillips, David L.
Losing Iraq : Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco.
New York : Basic Books, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L Phillips
ISBN: 9780786736201 0786736208
OCLC Number: 847603007
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 292 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Drums of War; 2 Iraqi Kurdistan; 3 The Future of Iraq Project; 4 Interagency Relations; 5 Breaking the Ice; 6 The Principals Committee; 7 Ahmad Chalabi; 8 Wilton Park; 9 The Opposition Conference; 10 The Enemy of My Enemy; 11 A War Within a War; 12 Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance; 13 Basic Nihilistic Impulse; 14 De-Ba'athification; 15 Occupation; 16 Self-Rule; 17 The Interim Constitution; 18 Fighting on Two Fronts; 19 The Handover; Epilogue; Addendum: Lessons in Nation-Building; Appendix A: Acronyms. Appendix B: Timeline of Major EventsAppendix C: Personalities; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: David L. Phillips.

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Things didn't go wrong in postwar Iraq because the US lacked a plan. Things went wrong because the US was blinded by ideology and ignored planning that was already underway. This book tells the story  Read more...

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"An incisive, firsthand account of policymaking in crisis." General Wesley Clark"

 
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