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By Hew Strachan
The West's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been seen as strategic failures resulting from a lack of consistent direction, of effective communication, and of governmental coordination. Leading military historian Sir Hew Strachan argues here that these failures resulted from a fundamental misreading and misapplication of strategy itself.
By Ann Jones
The first full insider account of the troop surge in Iraq, told by a member of General David Petraeus's personal staff
Examining the American discourse over war and torture, the authors investigate the opinion pages of American newspapers, television commentary, and online discussion groups to offer the first empirical study of the national conversation about the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the revelations of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib a year...
Traces the political, social and cultural processes of the normalization of war in Iraq during the last 23 years of Ba'thist rule.
Dina Rizk Khoury traces the political, social and cultural processes of the normalization of war in Iraq during the last 23 years of Ba'thist rule. Drawing on Ba'thist state and party documents as well as oral interviews with soldiers and intellectuals, this book tells a multilayered story of a society...
From Michael Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor comes the third behind-the-scenes account of the procecution of the war in Iraq. Like the The Generals' War and Cobra II this is likely to become the defintive book how Iraq was brought back from the brink of a civil war which would...
By Don Harward
Distant Thunder details the engrossing experiences of a helicopter pilot's tales of war told through letters that come straight from the heart. Often the author laboured well into the night after a mission still wearing the dusty flight suit which bore witness to the events he penned.
By Pamela Creed
This text examines the ethics and values that render a war discourse normative, and features the stories of American soldiers who fought in the Iraq War to show how this narrative can change.
Explaining The Iraq War provides an original critique of conventional explanations of the Iraq War.