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Author Ricks, Thomas E.
Title Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq / Thomas E. Ricks.
Imprint New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
Book Jacket
LOCATION CALL # NOTE STATUS
 Main Collection  DS79.76 .R535 2006    AVAILABLE


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Call # DS79.76 .R535 2006
Phys. Description xiv, 482 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [441]-462) and index.
Contents Cast of characters -- pt. 1. Containment -- 1. A bad ending -- 2. Containment and its discontents -- 3. This changes everything : the aftermath of 9/11 -- 4. The war of words -- 5. The run-up -- 6. The silence of the lambs -- pt. 2. Into Iraq -- 7. Winning a battle -- 8. How to create an insurgency (1) -- 9. How to create an insurgency (2) -- 10. The CPA : "can't produce anything" -- 11. Getting tough -- 12. The descent into abuse -- pt. 3. The long term -- 13. "The Army of the Euphrates" takes stock -- 14. The Marine Corps files a dissent -- 15. The surprise -- 16. The price paid -- 17. The corrections -- 18. Turnover -- 19. Too little too late? -- Afterword : Betting against history -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary [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.
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011.
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century.
ISBN 159420103X
9781594201035