The Occupation of Iraq

The Occupation of Iraq

Winning the War, Losing the Peace

Book - 2007
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Yale University
Involved for over thirty years in the politics of Iraq, Ali A. Allawi was a long-time opposition leader against the Baathist regime. In the post-Saddam years he has held important government positions and participated in crucial national decisions and events. In this book, the former Minister of Defense and Finance draws on his unique personal experience, extensive relationships with members of the main political groups and parties in Iraq, and deep understanding of the history and society of his country to answer the baffling questions that persist about its current crises. What really led the United States to invade Iraq, and why have events failed to unfold as planned?
The Occupation of Iraq examines what the United States did and didn’t know at the time of the invasion, the reasons for the confused and contradictory policies that were enacted, and the emergence of the Iraqi political class during the difficult transition process. The book tracks the growth of the insurgency and illuminates the complex relationships among Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds. Bringing the discussion forward to the reconfiguration of political forces in 2006, Allawi provides in these pages the clearest view to date of the modern history of Iraq and the invasion that changed its course in unpredicted ways.


Baker & Taylor
An Iraqi insider offers an in-depth account of the occupation of Iraq and the crises that have followed the fall of Saddam Hussein, drawing on personal experience, extensive connections with leading political groups and parties, and his understanding of Iraqi history and culture to reflect on the rationale behind the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the failure to achieve peace in the region.

Baker
& Taylor

The former Iraqi Defense Minister examines what the United States did and didn't know at the time of the invasion, the reasons for the confused and contradictory polices, and the emergence of the Iraqi political class during the transition process.

Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780300110159
0300110154
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 Al526o 2007
Characteristics: xxiv, 518 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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