Cutting through the headlines and spin, this is the first book to give us a true picture of the reality on the ground, through the words of the ...Show synopsisCutting through the headlines and spin, this is the first book to give us a true picture of the reality on the ground, through the words of the people there - from commanders to intelligence officers, army doctors to ordinary soldiers. Providing eye-witness accounts that contradict the official stories and figures, they give a chilling picture of the deceit, stupidity, wishful thinking, lack of forward planning and total intellectual failure of those behind the invasion. The result is an extraordinary new insight into the plight of ordinary soldiers doing nightmarish jobs, and the real nature of the fighting in Iraq.Hide synopsis
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (2007)
Thomas E Ricks
Trade paperback, Penguin Books 2007
ISBN: 0143038915 ISBN-13: 9780143038917
The definitive military chronicle of the Iraq war--and a searing judgment on the strategic blindness with which America has conducted it--draws on the accounts of senior military officers giving voice to their anger for the first time.The definitive military chronicle of the Iraq war--and a searing judgment on the strategic blindness with which America has conducted it--draws on the accounts of senior military officers giving voice to their anger for the first time.Hide
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A must read for anyone wishing to know more about the latest Neocons adventure which has affected millions, destroyed a country and destabilised a region.
The research is accurate & the comments reflect the tragedy of letting the loonies (NEOCONS) RUN THE ASYLUM.
Well written, balanced work evaluating America's early efforts in Iraq. Provides detailed assessments of the successes and failures associated with the Iraq invasion, focusing on the post-invasion plan (hence the title). Useful "coulda-shoulda-woulda" discussions and pointy assessments of senior officer and Adminstration performance. Recent sweeping changes in American strategy suggest that this book's recommendations are on track. Complementary work to "COBRA II", which focused on the intial invasion.
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