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Saturday, August 8, 2020 | History

7 edition of The War In Iraq (Witness to History) found in the catalog.

The War In Iraq (Witness to History)

by David Downing

  • 400 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Heinemann .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History - Military & Wars,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • History - Middle East

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8397920M
    ISBN 101403462615
    ISBN 109781403462619
    OCLC/WorldCa149235146

    This volume explores in close detail the events and factors leading up to the second Gulf War in and considers whether war with Iraq was inevitable. Nick Ritchie and Paul Rogers argue that after the election of George W. Bush, conflict between Iraq and the United States was probable, and that after 9/11 it became virtually inevitable. David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of six books in the John Russell espionage series, set in WWII Berlin: Zoo Station, Silesian Station, Stettin Station, Potsdam Station, Lehrter Station, and Masaryk Station and the nonfiction work, Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-Two Days That Decided World War II.

    In Contract Workers, Risk, and the War in Iraq Kevin Thomas provides a compelling account of the recruitment of Sierra Leonean workers and their reasons for embracing the risks of migration. In recent years US military bases have outsourced contracts for services to private military corporations who recruit and capitalize on cheaper low-skilled.   ‎The Iraq war remains among the most mysterious armed conflicts of modernity. In The Iraq War, John Keegan offers a sharp and lucid appraisal of the military campaign, explaining just how the coalition forces defeated an Iraqi army twice its size and addressing such questions as wh /5(3).

    Early opposition. The opposition to the war manifested itself most visibly in a series of worldwide protests against the Iraq War during February , just before the invasion of Iraq starting on Ma Noam Chomsky said: Poll results available from Gallup International, as well as local sources for most of Europe, West and East, showed that support for a war carried out. Patrick Cockburn is a veteran British journalist familiar with Iraq, and his slim book is by far the most intelligent and insightful report on the war to re Weapons of mass destruction were an illusion, while the reality was murderous sectarian hatred between Shi'a and Sunni populations, both sharing hostility towards America/5(26).


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there's no single identifiable enemy and no exit strategy. Matti Friedman, Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story (Algonquin Books, ). Iraq veterans finally have their book; a manuscript that really deals with the whole of the Iraq experience. After over a decade at war in Iraq, we now have the best first-person account, not only of fighting against the insurgency, but also what it felt like to come home after.

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And here we are as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and fight, Where ignorant armies clash by night. ~ Matthew Arnold — Dover Beach Written just prior to the Iraq war.

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