The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama download epub
by Michael R. Gordon
Michael R. Gordon is the chief military correspondent for The New York Times, where he has worked since 1985. The Sunni Awakening was one of the great surprises of the Iraq War. For all the arguments for the Surge, the effect of the Surge on the Awakening was not fully appreciated.
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But the chief political culprit of The Endgame is George W. Bush’s successor, President Barack Obama
But the chief political culprit of The Endgame is George W. Bush’s successor, President Barack Obama. This was not his war, as he was quick to demonstrate in coming to office in 2009. The chief focus on the 'war on terror' (what a disaster that has been) was shifted away from Iraq and back to Afghanistan. American troops were gradually withdrawn from the former with the result that all the gains of the surge have effectively been squandered.
Электронная книга "The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama", Michael R. Gordon. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. He is the coauthor, with Lieutenant General Bernard E. Trainor, of The Generals’ War and Cobra II. He has covered the Iraq and Afghan wars, the Kosovo conflict, the Russian war in Chechnya, the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and the American invasion of Panama. Gordon lives in the Washington, . Bernard E. Trainor, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general, was a military correspondent for The New York Times from 1986 to 1990. Gordon has been a national security correspondent for The Wall Street Journal since October 2017. The End Game: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama (with Bernard E. Trainor, 2013). Previously he was a military and diplomacy correspondent for The New York Times for 32 years. He and General Bernard E. Trainor.
Автор: Gordon Michael R. Название: The Endgame: The Inside Story of. .2013 Язык: ENG Поставляется из: США Описание: A Wall Street Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2012.
2013 Язык: ENG Поставляется из: США Описание: A Wall Street Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2012.
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occupation of Iraq, Gordon and Trainor finish the job they started in Cobra II, their 2006 book on the origins of the Iraq war. Their Iraqi and American sources are extraordinary, allowing them to describe events with an enormous, and sometimes overwhelming, amount of detail. By Michael R. occupation of Iraq, Gordon and Trainor finish the job they started in Cobra II, their 2006 book on the origins of the Iraq war.
The Endgame, Michael R. Gordon and Gen. Trainor’s book on the later stages of the Iraq war, details the surge as an exit . The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, From George W. Bush to Barack Obama. Trainor’s book on the later stages of the Iraq war, details the surge as an exit strategy for the United States.
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Gordon, Michael . At the end of cobra ii: The inside Story of the invasion and occupation of iraq (2007), Michael gordon and bernard trainor concluded that americans and Iraqis had created an Iraq of "chaos, suffering, and a future that is still vexed. Six years later that vexed future is realized in their latest book, The endgame.
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Eagerly anticipated in the wake of their national best seller Cobra II (“The superb, must-read military history of the invasion of Iraq”—Thomas L. Friedman), The Endgame is Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor’s most ambitious and news-breaking book to date. A peerless work of investigative journalism and historical recreation ranging from 2003 to 2012, it gives us the first comprehensive, inside account of arguably the most widely reported yet least understood war in American history—from the occupation of Iraq to the withdrawal of American troops. Prodigiously researched, The Endgame is not only based on an abundance of highly classified, still-secret government documents but is also brilliantly informed by access to key figures in the White House, the military, the State and Defense departments, the intelligence community, and, most strikingly, by extensive interviews with both Sunni and Shiite leaders, key Kurdish politicians, tribal sheikhs, former insurgents, Sadrists, and senior Iraqi military officers, whose insights about critical turning points and previously unknown decisions made during the war have heretofore been conspicuously missing from the media’s coverage of it. The Endgame is riveting as a blow-by-blow chronicle of the fighting. It is also relentlessly revealing, as it deftly pieces together the puzzle of the prosecution of American, Iraqi, and Iranian objectives, and the diplomatic intrigue and political struggle within Iraq since the American invasion.