Here is the behind-the-scenes story of this administration -- meetings, conversations, and memos; conflicts, manoeuvring, and anguish -- as key administration figures provide a full view of the first presidency of the twenty-first century.
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
In his unmissable new book Bob Woodward takes the reader on an inside journey from the start of the Iraq War in 2003 right up to the present day, providing a detailed, authoritative account of President Bush's leadership and the struggles among the men and women in the White House, the Pentagon, the CIA and the State Department. With Bush well into his second term, Woodward breaks new ground, as he has in his thirteen previous international bestsellers, including BUSH AT WAR and PLAN OF ATTACK. Woodward puts the Bush legacy in historical context as he shows this presidency in action in a way that is normally seen only years after a chief executive leaves office. He describes how Bush and his team have attempted to change the way that wars are fought, and put together a re-election campaign while re-inventing their strategy for the invasion and occupation of Iraq over and over again. Here is the behind-the-scenes story of this administration -- meetings, conversations, and memos; conflicts, manoeuvring, and anguish -- as key administration figures provide a full view of the first presidency of the twenty-first century.
Author: BusinessNews PublishingPublish On: 2017-01-30
Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the lies and secrets behind the Iraq War • Expand your knowledge of American politics and international relations To learn more, read "State of Denial" and discover how the Bush ...
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Category: Political Science
The must-read summary of Bob Woodward's book: “State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III”. This complete summary of "State of Denial" by Bob Woodward, a renowned investigative journalist, outlines the author's sweeping narrative on how Bush administration avoided telling the truth about Iraq to the public, to Congress, and often to themselves. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the lies and secrets behind the Iraq War • Expand your knowledge of American politics and international relations To learn more, read "State of Denial" and discover how the Bush administration deceived many people to lead the military to war in Iraq.
32. Woodward, State of Denial: [Bush at War, Part III], p. 325. 33. Woodward, State of Denial: [Bush at War, Part III], p. 382. 34. Woodward, State of Denial: [Bush at War, Part III], p. 109. 35.Woodward, State of Denial: [Bush at War, ...
Author: T. Walter Herbert
The American invasion of Iraq was largely governed by faith-based policy. The "shock and Awe" strategy, alongside a grossly mismanaged occupation, led to the loss of American lives. Faith-Based War presents an analysis of the imperialist Christian militarism behind the Bush Administration. America’s self-perception as God’s Chosen is examined and its catastrophic results detailed. The book offers an ethical, political and theological perspective on the perversion of Christian teaching behind the war in Iraq and the moral culpability of the American empire.
Ibid. 14 Ibid. 15 Bob Woodward, State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006) pp. 13–14. 16 Mansfield, The Faith of George W. Bush, p. 146. 17 “Bush and Putin: Best of Friends”, BBC World News, June 16, 2001, ...
Author: Guy Roberts
Category: Political Science
This work is an exploration of how U.S.-China relations were managed by President George W. Bush. Roberts argues that contrary to conventional wisdom, President Bush conducted a calculated, pragmatic and highly successful strategy toward Beijing, which avoided conflict, resolved crisis and significantly increased economic and diplomatic ties. Roberts identifies key players and polices of the Bush White House and the specific themes of engagement (successful and unsuccessful) that unfolded during Bush’s first term. Research is based on analysis of primary and secondary documentation, as well as interviews with key White House actors (including Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage), and two former Australian Prime Ministers. Topics of discussion include China’s changing attitude toward international engagement, China’s rising economic power and the tensions this triggered in the American establishment, the nature of U.S. China relations, contemporary and ideological understanding of the Bush Presidency as well as the strengths and weaknesses of different sources of information. US Foreign Policy and China will be of great interest to students and scholars of US foreign policy and China Studies.
Bob Woodward, State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006), 300. 12. Quoted in Ricks, Fiasco, 345. 13. GlobalSecurity.org, ''Moqtada al-Sadr,'' http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/ iraq/al-sadr.htm.
Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Documents the entire evolution of the Iraqi conflict from its historical roots through the latest U.S strategy to stabilize Baghdad.
12–13 (march 21, 2013): 3, http://www.nationaljournal.com/s/82349/my-iraq-war. 39. Baker, Days of Fire, Kindle locations 6069. Also in Woodward, State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III (new York: Simon & Schuster, 2006), 373. 40.
Author: James M. Dubik
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
In the seminal Just and Unjust Wars, Michael Walzer famously considered the ethics of modern warfare, examining the moral issues that arise before, during, and after conflict. However, Walzer and subsequent scholars have often limited their analyses of the ethics of combat to soldiers on the ground and failed to recognize the moral responsibilities of senior political and military leaders. In Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory, James M. Dubik draws on years of research as well as his own experiences as a soldier and teacher to fill the gaps left by other theorists. He applies moral philosophy, political philosophy, and strategic studies to historical and contemporary case studies to reveal the inaccuracies and moral bankruptcy that inform some of the literature on military ethics. Conventional just war theory adopts a binary approach, wherein political leaders have moral accountability for the decision to go to war and soldiers have accountability for fighting the war ethically. Dubik argues, however, that political and military leadership should be held accountable for the planning and execution of war in addition to the decision to initiate conflict. Dubik bases his sober reassessment on the fundamental truth that war risks the lives of soldiers and innocents as well as the political and social health of communities. He offers new standards to evaluate the ethics of warfare in the hope of increasing the probability that the lives of soldiers will not be used in vain and the innocent not put at risk unnecessarily.
Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics. New York: Basic Books, 2003. ... What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception. ... State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III.
Author: Clarke Rountree
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This biography examines the life of George W. Bush—one of the most controversial U.S. presidents in recent history—before, during, and after his two terms in the White House. * Contains a helpful chronological timeline: "Important Events in the Life of George W. Bush" * Includes numerous black-and-white photographs of Geroge W. Bush throughout his career * Provides a detailed bibliographical essay in addtion to a standard selected biography
Author: United States. Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq ReconstructionPublish On: 2009
Chapter 22 1 In 2005 , the U.S. government did not keep official statistics on civilian deaths ; these civilian numbers ... and Bob Woodward , State of Denial : Bush at War , Part III ( New York : Simon & Schuster , 2006 ) , 387-89 .
Author: United States. Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Product Description: The billions of dollars expended in Iraq constitute the largest relief and reconstruction exercise in American history. SIGIR's lessons learned capping report characterizes this effort in four phases (pre-war to ORHA, CPA, post-CPA/Negroponte era, and Khalilzad, Crocker, and the Surge). From this history, SIGIR forwards a series of conclusions and recommendations for Congress to consider when organizing for the next post-conflict reconstruction situation. Over the past five years, the United States has provided nearly fifty billion dollars for the relief and reconstruction of Iraq. This unprecedented rebuilding program, implemented after the March 2003 invasion, was developed to restore Iraq's essential services, build Iraq's security forces, create a market-based economy, and establish a democratic government--all in pursuit of U.S. interests in a stable and free Iraq. Did the U.S. rebuilding program achieve its objectives? Was the money provided well-spent or wasted? What lessons have we learned from the experience? Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience, a report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), answers these and other important questions by presenting a comprehensive history of the U.S. program, chiefly derived from SIGIR's body of extensive oversight work in Iraq, hundreds of interviews with key figures involved with the reconstruction program, and thousands of documents evidencing the reconstruction work that was - or was not - done. The report examines the limited pre-war planning for reconstruction, the shift from a large infrastructure program to a more community-based one, and the success of the Surge in 2007 and beyond. Hard Lessons concludes that the U.S. government did not have the structure or resources in place to execute the mammoth relief and reconstruction plan it took on in 2003. The lessons learned from this experience create a basis for reviewing and reforming the U.S. approach to contingency relief and reconstruction operations.
See also: Robin Wright and Glen Kessler, “Rice Sends Team to Assess Iraq Transition,” Washington Post, February 15, 2005; and Bob Woodward, State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006), 387-89.
Author: Stuart W. Bowen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
A combination of poor planning, weak oversight and greed cheated U.S. taxpayers and undermined American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. taxpayers have paid nearly $51 billion for projects in Iraq, including training the Iraqi army and police and rebuilding Iraq's oil, electric, justice, health and transportation sectors. Many of the projects did not succeed, partly because of violence in Iraq and friction between U.S. officials in Washington and Iraqi officials in Baghdad. The U.S. gov¿t. "was neither prepared for nor able to respond quickly to the ever-changing demands" of stabilizing Iraq and then rebuilding it. This report reviews the problems in the war effort, which the Bush admin. claimed would cost $2.4 billion. Charts and tables.
Robert Young Pelton , Licensed to Kill : Hired Guns in the War on Terror , New York : Crown Publishers , 2006 , p . 122 . Ibid . , p . 126 . ... Woodward , “ State of Denial : Bush at War , Part III , p . 359 .
Author: Dina Rasor
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Political Science
In this shocking exposé, two government fraud experts reveal how private contractors have put the lives of countless American soldiers on the line while damaging our strategic interests and our image abroad. From the shameful war profiteering of companies like Halliburton/KBR to the sinister influence that corporate lobbyists have on American foreign policy, Dina Rasor and Robert H. Bauman paint a disturbing picture. Here they give the inside story on troops forced to subsist on little food and contaminated water, on officers afraid to lodge complaints because of Halliburton's political clout, on millions of dollars in contractors' bogus claims that are funded by American taxpayers. Drawing on exclusive sources within government and the military, the authors show how money and power have conspired to undermine our fighting forces and threaten the security of our country.