9781594201035

Fiasco : The American Military Adventure in Iraq

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  • ISBN13:

    9781594201035

  • ISBN10:

    159420103X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-07-25
  • Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

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Summary

"Drawing on the exclusive cooperation of an extraordinary number of American military personnel, including more than one hundred senior officers, and access to more than thirty thousand pages of official documents, many of them never before made public, Thomas E. Ricks has written the definitive account of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Thomas E. Ricks is The Washington Post's senior Pentagon correspondent, where he has covered the U.S. military since 2000.

Table of Contents

Cast of Characters xi
PART I CONTAINMENT
1. A Bad Ending
3(9)
2. Containment and Its Discontents
12(17)
1. This Changes Everything: The Aftermath of 9/11
29(17)
4. The War of Words
46(12)
5. The Run-up
58(27)
6. The Silence of the Lambs
85(30)
PART II INTO IRAQ
7. Winning a Battle
115(34)
8. How to Create an Insurgency (I)
149(40)
9. How to Create an Insurgency (II)
189(14)
10. The CPA: "Can't Produce Anything"
203(11)
11. Getting Tough
214(56)
12. The Descent into Abuse
270(31)
PART III THE LONG TERM
13. "The Army of the Euphrates" Takes Stock
301(10)
14. The Marine Corps Files a Dissent
311(10)
15. The Surprise
321(42)
16. The Price Paid
363(11)
17. The Corrections
374(16)
18. Turnover
390(23)
19. Too Little Too Late?
413(17)
Afterword: Betting Against History 430
Notes 44(419)
Acknowledgments 463(3)
Index 466

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