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The Iraq War Reader

Author : Christopher Cerf
ISBN : 0743255925
Genre : Political Science
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Despite the torrent of coverage devoted to war with Iraq, woefully little attention has been paid to the history of the region, the policies that led to the conflict, and the daunting challenges that will confront America and the Middle East once the immediate crisis has ended. In this collection, Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, coeditors of the acclaimed Gulf War Reader, have assembled essays and documents that present an eminently readable, up-to-the-moment guide -- from every imaginable perspective -- to the continuing crisis in the Gulf and Middle East. Here, in analysis and commentary from some of the world's leading writers and opinion makers -- and in the words of the key participants themselves -- is the engrossing saga of how oil economics, power politics, dreams of empire, nationalist yearnings, and religious fanaticism -- not to mention naked aggression, betrayal, and tragic miscalculation -- have conspired to bring us to the fateful collision of the West and the Arab world over Iraq. Contributors include: Fouad Ajami George W. Bush Richard Butler John le Carré Noam Chomsky Ann Coulter Thomas Friedman Al Gore Seymour Hersh Christopher Hitchens Arianna Huffington Saddam Hussein Terry Jones Robert Kagan Charles Krauthammer William Kristol Nicholas Lemann Kanan Makiya Kevin Phillips Kenneth Pollack Colin Powell Condoleezza Rice Arundhati Roy Edward Said William Safire Jonathan Schell Susan Sontag George Will

Iraq War The Essential Reference Guide

Author : Brian L. Steed
ISBN : 9781440858314
Genre : History
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This invaluable resource offers a comprehensive overview of the Iraq War, with more than 100 in-depth articles by leading scholars on an array of topics and themes and more than a dozen key primary source documents. • Explores how the Bush Doctrine was employed to justify the US decision to invade Iraq • Illuminates the key leaders and the military strategy they implemented in conducting the Iraq War • Explains how a series of flawed military and political decisions created a dysfunctional government in Baghdad • Informs readers of the disruptive influence the Iraq War has had on the entire Middle East

The Iraq War Encyclopedia

Author : Thomas R. Mockaitis
ISBN : 9780313380631
Genre : History
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This reference work is an ideal resource for anyone interested in better understanding the controversial Iraq War. It treats the war in its entirety, covering politics, religion, and history, as well as military issues.

The Iraq War

Author : Thomas R. Mockaitis
ISBN : 9780313343872
Genre : History
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Ideal for general readers as well as professionals conducting extensive research, this informative book offers a collection of documents on the origins and conduct of the Iraq War. * More than 100 excerpts of government documents, military briefings, Congressional reports, media articles, and more, all related to specific phases of the Iraq War * An introductory chapter on the processes and challenges of researching the historic record * Commentary in each chapter showing what can be interpreted from the collected sources * Sidebars offering biographical notes on key figures; explanations of key terms and concepts; accounts of international treaties, laws, and agreements, and background notes on historical events

The Iraq War

Author : Mara Miller
ISBN : 0766034887
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the war in Iraq including the beginning of the conflict, the living conditions, what it is like for the soldiers, and the politics of Iraq.

Ending The Iraq War

Author : Phyllis Bennis
ISBN : 1566567173
Genre : History
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"Public opinion in the United States and Great Britain has long called for ending the Iraq war - in recent polls about 70 percent of Americans agree. But the war continues, and what it will take to finally end it is not as clear. In an easy-to-read "frequently asked questions" format, long-time Middle East analyst Phyllis Bennis discusses the issues that have determined the course of the war, with an eye toward ending the US-led occupation and bringing peace to Iraq and the region. She analyzes the history of US and UK relations with Iraq, the origins of the war, the role of oil, the roles of Israel and other regional players, the past and possible future role of the UN, and the private military contractors and stop-loss policies that have made this war possible - at such a huge cost. And she examines Iraq at war, its sectarian divisions and the makeup of the resistance, and the terrible price Iraqis continue to pay for the war and occupation. She outlines possible courses of action for the US Congress and for the global antiwar movement, and critiques the plans for ending the war that have been presented thus far. This urgent, concise discussion will help every reader understand the war in Iraq in context, and provides the honest, independent analysis most needed for those working to end the war."--BOOK JACKET.

Iraq

Author : Craig M. White
ISBN : 9780739138953
Genre : Philosophy
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Iraq: The Moral Reckoning applies classic just war theory to the U.S. decision to go to war in 2003. That theory, which evolved over several millennia, is a simple, profound tool for evaluating the rightness and wisdom of starting a war. The Bush administration and its supporters referred directly and indirectly to the theory in making a pro-war case to the world. The theory provides three core moral criteria for a just war: sovereign authority, just cause, and right intention (which includes an aim of peace). It adds three practical criteria: proportionality of ends, last resort, and reasonable chance of success. For a just war, each criterion should be substantially met. Since war is destructive and each country is presumed to have the right to live in peace, the evidence in favor of war must be clearly stronger than evidence against it. For each criterion, Iraq: The Moral Reckoning painstakingly weighs Bush administration statements, or those of its supporters, against evidence available at the time. A wide range of viewpoints and evidence is considered, and contrary arguments are refuted. One full chapter is given to neoconservative arguments on just war theory and its application from prominent war supporters. Each criterion, except sovereign authority, is shown not to have been met. The book concludes with a discussion of the implications of an unjust war for the United States and the world. The intensive weighing of each criterion against the facts and the balanced approach make the book unique. By demonstrating a comprehensive application of the theory to one war, it not only sets a new standard for evaluating the 2003 Iraq war, but also shows how present and future wars can be better evaluated in moral and practical terms, based on knowledge available at the time.

From 9 11 To The Iraq War 2003

Author : Dominic McGoldrick
ISBN : 9781847310897
Genre : Law
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This book is a tale of two towers,two wars and two visions. The two towers are those of the World Trade Center in New York, destroyed by a terrorist attack on 11 September 2001. The two wars are the War Against Terrorism and the War on Iraq. The two visions are of the international legal and political order for the twenty-first century. The issues involved in the War Against Terrorism and the War on Iraq are of fundamental importance because they may define the shape of international order for the twenty-first century. The book has a number of themes. First, it considers the principal international law and international order issues involved in the War Against Terrorism and in the War on Iraq in 2003. Specific attention is given to the application of international humanitarian and international human rights law in the wars. Secondly it asks how the international debate on the Iraq War was conducted and why? Finally it questions whether the post-1945 system of international laws and organizations is capable of surviving, and in what form? Chapter one outlines how the relationship between war and the international legal order has evolved and introduces the idea of 'complexity theory' as a framework for understanding the events and issues considered in this book. Chapter two considers the pattern of events from the attacks on the US on 9-11 to the Iraq War 2003. Chapter three addresses the issues of law and morality involved in the War Against Terrorism and the War on Iraq. Chapter four focuses on the moral and legal debate around the War on Iraq and chapter five considers the systemic consequences for international law doctrine and practice, giving particular weight to US policy and approaches and how other states have responded to them. Chapter six appraises the post-war situation in Iraq in terms of political and economic organisation and human rights. It also assesses the consequences of the status of post-war Iraq for the wider region. Chapter seven concludes the book by examining the possible implications of the War Against Terrorism and the War on Iraq for world order in the twenty-first century.

The Iran Iraq War

Author : Efraim Karsh
ISBN : 9781435874992
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the events preceding and during the Iran-Iraq War, detailing the battles, political negotiations, and consequences of the war.

The Iraq War

Author : Rick Fawn
ISBN : 1588264386
Genre : History
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Examines the range of explanations of the conflict, as well as its significance for the Middle East, for key international relationships, and for the future of the international system. The authors ask what policies were adopted, and against what opposition? What state interests were served or compromised in the process?

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