War of Necessity, War of Choice : A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-18
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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War of Necessity, War of Choicepart history, part memoirprovides invaluable insight into some of the most important recent events in the world. It also provides a much needed compass for how the United States can apply the lessons learned from the two Iraq wars so that it is better positioned to put into practice what worked and to avoid repeating what so clearly did not. Indeed, in a new preface to this paperback edition, Haass argues that Afghanistan has become a war of choice. "Doing more militarily may not result in lasting improvements in the security situation that are commensurate with the costs."

Author Biography

Richard N. Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, this country's preeminent independent, non-partisan institution devoted to thinking about America's role in the world. Haass was special assistant to President George H. W. Bush and senior director on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1993. He also served as director of policy planning for the Department of State, as well as U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process and U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan in the administration of President George W. Bush.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. xvii
A Tale of Two Warsp. 1
The Winding Road to Warp. 17
Desert Shieldp. 60
War of Necessityp. 116
The Clinton Interregnump. 154
The 9/11 Presidencyp. 168
Prelude to Warp. 202
War of Choicep. 233
Takeaways from Two Warsp. 267
Appendixp. 279
Acknowledgmentsp. 295
Notesp. 297
Indexp. 325
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