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The sit room : in the theater of war and peace

Author: David Scheffer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Sit Room brings you inside the secretive Situation Room of the White House, the most important deliberative room in the world, during the early 1990s when the author was one of the policymakers who framed the Clinton Administration's policy towards the bloody Balkans War. Drawing upon newly declassified documents and his own notes, David Scheffer, who later became America's first Ambassador-at-Large for War
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Scheffer
ISBN: 9780190860639 0190860634
OCLC Number: 1089423828
Description: 322 p. : ill.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Preface by Roger Cohen --
Cast of Characters --
Entities and Actions --
Chapter I: Shattered Plans, 1993 --
Chapter II: Ethnic Cleansing Wins, 1994 --
Chapter III: To Stay or Not to Stay, January-June 1995 --
Chapter IV: Finally, Diplomacy Backed by Force, July-August 1995 --
Chapter V: Forging Peace, September-December 1995 --
Epilogue --
Index
Responsibility: David Scheffer.

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"The Sit Room brings you inside the secretive Situation Room of the White House, the most important deliberative room in the world, during the early 1990s when the author was one of the policymakers who framed the Clinton Administration's policy towards the bloody Balkans War. Drawing upon newly declassified documents and his own notes, David Scheffer, who later became America's first Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, weaves the true story of how policy options were debated in the Sit Room among the highest national security officials. The road to a final peace deal in late 1995 came at the high price of the murderous siege of Sarajevo and ethnic cleansing of mostly Bosnian Muslims from their homes and towns, including the genocide of Srebrenica's men and teenage boys. The Sit Room reveals the behind-the-scenes story about how American policy evolved--often futilely--to try to stop an intractable war and its shocking atrocities. Main actors in the Sit Room include: the assertive Ambassador to the United Nations, Madeleine Albright ; the State Department's ace negotiator, Richard Holbrooke ; the cerebral National Security Adviser, Tony Lake ; the immigrant Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili ; the bulldog Deputy National Security Adviser, Sandy Berger ; and White House moralist, David Gergen. For almost three years, the Sit Room was littered with shattered proposals to end the war-until armed force backed up diplomacy to compel a fragile peace deal. The Sit Room reveals authentic policy-making at the highest levels, with a unique journey into the arena of war and peace where spirited debate guided America's foreign policy. "

"The Sit Room is a swift-moving narrative set over three years in the world's most important policy-making sanctum-the White House Situation Room. This book exposes the secret deliberations of the Clinton Administration as it grappled with shattered proposals to end the genocidal war in Bosnia. This truly inside story reveals authentic policy-making at the highest levels, with a unique journey into the arena of war and peace where spirited debate guided America's foreign policy"

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David Scheffer provides an objective, first-hand study of the extended policy debates in the White House Situation Room over resolving Bosnia. Intricate, intriguing details balanced with moments of Read more...

 
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