Blind Into Baghdad

Blind Into Baghdad

America's War in Iraq

Paperback - 2006
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In the autumn of 2002, Atlantic Monthly national correspondent James Fallows wrote an article predicting many of the problems America would face if it invaded Iraq. After events confirmed many of his predictions, Fallows went on to write some of the most acclaimed, award-winning journalism on the planning and execution of the war, much of which has been assigned as required reading within the U.S. military.

In Blind Into Baghdad , Fallows takes us from the planning of the war through the struggles of reconstruction. With unparalleled access and incisive analysis, he shows us how many of the difficulties were anticipated by experts whom the administration ignored. Fallows examines how the war in Iraq undercut the larger "war on terror" and why Iraq still had no army two years after the invasion. In a sobering conclusion, he interviews soldiers, spies, and diplomats to imagine how a war in Iran might play out. This is an important and essential book to understand where and how the war went wrong, and what it means for America.
Alternative Title: America's war in Iraq
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780307277961
Branch Call Number: 956.70443
Characteristics: xxv, 229 p. ; 20 cm.


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Oct 23, 2015

damning articles from the "Atlantic Monthly", from 2002 to 2005, report on the mismanagement and incompetence of the Bush administration during the Iraq war as it was happening - a lesson in hubris


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