Category Archives: Iraq War

The Iraq Wars and America’s Military Revolution

Many saw the United States’ decisive victory in Desert Storm (1991) as not only vindication of American defense policy since Vietnam but also confirmation of a revolution in military affairs (RMA). Just as information-age technologies were revolutionizing civilian life, the … Continue reading

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The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq

More American women have fought and died in Iraq than in any war since World War Two, yet as soldiers they are still painfully alone. In Iraq, only one in ten troops is a woman, and she often serves in … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq: The Experts Speak

Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq is the definitive collection — systematically categorized, indexed, and footnoted for your convenience — of authoritative misinformation, disinformation, misunderstanding, miscalculation, egregious prognostication, boo-boos, and just plain lies, about the Iraq … Continue reading

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Wiser in Battle: A Soldier’s Story

Amid all of the criticisms of America’s war in Iraq, one essential voice has remained silent – until now. In his groundbreaking new memoir, “Wiser in Battle”, Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez, former commander of coalition forces in Iraq, reports … Continue reading

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Iraq, Vietnam, and the Limits of American Power

Vietnam and Iraq are now linked forever. But a straight comparison between the two wars does injustice to solid history. In this revised and updated edition of Is Iraq Another Vietnam? historian Robert K. Brigham shows how the similarities between … Continue reading

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Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East

Journalist Jonathan Cook explores Israel’s key role in persuading the Bush administration to invade Iraq, as part of a plan to remake the Middle East, and their joint determination to isolate Iran and prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons that … Continue reading

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Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition and the Right to War in the Twenty-First Century

This book examines the manner by which the just war tradition has been invoked, engaged, and developed in the context of the war on terror. It pays particular attention to the questions of anticipatory war, humanitarian intervention, and punitive war, … Continue reading

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Special Operations Forces in Iraq (Elite)

Intelligence specialist Leigh Neville identifies, describes and illustrates the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the US and other Allied (Coalition) forces committed to war in Iraq since 2003, providing a fascinating insight into specific operations, detailing weapons, equipment and experiences … Continue reading

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Hope Is Not a Plan: The War in Iraq from Inside the Green Zone (Praeger Security International)

Hope Is Not a Plan takes the reader inside the war in Iraq courtesy of participant-observers brought there to diagnose the insurgency and develop a get-well plan. Focusing on the critical months of late 2004 and early 2005, it looks … Continue reading

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Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Meet Blackwater USA, the powerful private army that the U.S. government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. With its own military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, and twenty-thousand troops at the ready, … Continue reading

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