Ending the U S War in Iraq

Author: Richard R. Jr. Brennan
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833080504
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Ending the U.S. war in Iraq required redeploying 100,000 military and civilian personnel; handing off responsibility for 431 activities to the Iraqi government, U.S. embassy, USCENTCOM, or other U.S. government entities; and moving or transferring ownership of over a million pieces of property in accordance with U.S. and Iraqi laws, national policy, and DoD requirements. This book examines the planning and execution of this transition.

Ending the Iraq War

Author: Phyllis Bennis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781566567176
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"Public opinion in the United States and Great Britain has long called for ending the Iraq war - in recent polls about 70 percent of Americans agree. But the war continues, and what it will take to finally end it is not as clear. In an easy-to-read "frequently asked questions" format, long-time Middle East analyst Phyllis Bennis discusses the issues that have determined the course of the war, with an eye toward ending the US-led occupation and bringing peace to Iraq and the region. She analyzes the history of US and UK relations with Iraq, the origins of the war, the role of oil, the roles of Israel and other regional players, the past and possible future role of the UN, and the private military contractors and stop-loss policies that have made this war possible - at such a huge cost. And she examines Iraq at war, its sectarian divisions and the makeup of the resistance, and the terrible price Iraqis continue to pay for the war and occupation. She outlines possible courses of action for the US Congress and for the global antiwar movement, and critiques the plans for ending the war that have been presented thus far. This urgent, concise discussion will help every reader understand the war in Iraq in context, and provides the honest, independent analysis most needed for those working to end the war."--BOOK JACKET.

Ending the War in Iraq

Author: Tom Hayden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781933354453
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The noted activist discusses the sources of the Iraq War, conditions in Iraq that underlie the insurgency, and the origins of the peace movement in the United States, and offers his suggestions for how protestors can help end the war.

Ending War Building Peace

Author: Lynda-Ann Blanchard
Publisher: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 192089943X
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The US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq led to more than a million people being killed, displaced five million from their homes and shattered countless more lives.It was a colossal, premeditated war crime. Leaders of governments in the countries responsible for this enormity seek to minimise and forget about it: to 'move on'. We must not let them, because they want to retain the option of making the same political decisions, condemning more innocent people to death, somewhere else in the future. Contributors to this book are united in saying: Never Again. They examine how and why this unmitigated disaster for humanity was allowed to happen, and how we can prevent it being repeated. And they imagine more peaceful ways to engage with conflicts and crises in times to come. It raises a question: what will you do to help end war and build peace?

Obama in Office

Author: James A. Thurber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317255364
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Barack Obama entered office on a wave of popular expectation; will he exit at the hands of a Tea Party inspired populist tsunami or return for four more years? Obama in Office brings together well-established political scientists and journalists to offer the first detailed assessment of President Obama and his first two years in office. This book covers the range of policy tests which the administration has faced during this period, including the recession and its jobless recovery, health care reform, financial regulation, the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Looking beyond the midterms, Obama in Office considers the results of 2010, the impact of the Tea Party, and the prospects for 2012.

Ethics Beyond War s End

Author: Eric Patterson
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589018974
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The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have focused new attention on a perennial problem: how to end wars well. What ethical considerations should guide war’s settlement and its aftermath? In cases of protracted conflicts, recurring war, failed or failing states, or genocide and war crimes, is there a framework for establishing an enduring peace that is pragmatic and moral? Ethics Beyond War’s End provides answers to these questions from the just war tradition. Just war thinking engages the difficult decisions of going to war and how war is fought. But from this point forward just war theory must also take into account what happens after war ends, and the critical issues that follow: establishing an enduring order, employing political forms of justice, and cultivating collective forms of conciliation. Top thinkers in the field—including Michael Walzer, Jean Bethke Elshtain, James Turner Johnson, and Brian Orend—offer powerful contributions to our understanding of the vital issues associated with late- and post conflict in tough, real-world scenarios that range from the US Civil War to contemporary quagmires in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and the Congo.

Obama s Foreign Policy

Author: Michelle Bentley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134548478
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This edited volume is an innovative analysis of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, security and counter-terrorism policy, specifically within the context of ending the now infamous War on Terror. The book adopts a comparative approach, analysing change and continuity in US foreign policy during Obama’s first term in office vis-à-vis the foreign policy of the War on Terror, initiated by George W. Bush following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Despite being heralded as an agent of change, since his election in 2008 Obama has faced criticism that his foreign policy is effectively the same as what went before and that the War on Terror is still alive and well. Far from delivering wholesale change, Obama has been accused of replicating and even reinforcing the approach, language and policies that many anticipated he would reject. With contributions from a range of US foreign policy experts, this volume analyses the extent to which these criticisms of continuity are correct, identifying how the failure to end the War on Terror is manifest and explaining the reasons that have made enacting change in foreign policy so difficult. In addressing these issues, contributions to this volume will discuss continuity and change from a range of perspectives in International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of US foreign policy, security studies and American politics.

Fiasco

Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101201404
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize One of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the Year One of Time's 10 Best Books of the Year USA Today's Nonfiction Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Book The definitive account of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq Fiasco is a masterful reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq through mid-2006, now with a postscript on recent developments. Ricks draws on the exclusive cooperation of an extraordinary number of American personnel, including more than one hundred senior officers, and access to more than 30,000 pages of official documents, many of them never before made public. Tragically, it is an undeniable account—explosive, shocking, and authoritative—of unsurpassed tactical success combined with unsurpassed strategic failure that indicts some of America's most powerful and honored civilian and military leaders.

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Author: Catherine Dale
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437920306
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Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the U.S.-led coalition military operation in Iraq, was launched on March 20, 2003, with the goal of removing Saddam Hussein¿s regime and destroying its ability to use weapons of mass destruction. The focus of OIF has shifted from regime removal to helping the Gov¿t. of Iraq improve security, establish a system of governance, and foster economic development. This report addresses these policy issues: Identifying how U.S. national interests and strategic objectives, in Iraq and the region, should guide further U.S. engagement; Monitoring and evaluating the impact of the changes in the U.S. presence and role in Iraq; and Laying the groundwork for a traditional bilateral relationship. Map. A print on demand report.

An Introduction to Global Studies

Author: Patricia J. Campbell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444329588
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material