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Author Feith, Douglas J.

Title War and decision : inside the Pentagon at the dawn of the War on terrorism / Douglas J. Feith.

Imprint New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.931 FEI    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 674 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [566]-653) and index.
Contents This means war -- Trajectory -- Change the way we live, or change the way they live -- Steady in Afghanistan -- Easier to topple than rebuild -- Why Iraq? -- Risks of action and inaction -- Discord in Washington -- Iraq planning : the who and why -- United Nations bound -- Losing ground on the diplomatic front -- Final preparations for war and for aftermath -- Saddam's regime falls -- "From liberation to occupation" -- The taint of occupation -- Lessons and debate.
Summary Of all the players in the planning and evolution of the Bush Administration's war on terrorism, few were more integral--or more controversial--than Douglas Feith, the chief strategist on Donald Rumsfeld's Pentagon policy team. A highly influential international policy analyst for more than a quarter century, Feith worked closely with Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Cheney, and President Bush in defining the U.S. response to the attacks of 9/11--from the successful war on Afghanistan to the more challenging invasion of Iraq and its aftermath. Now, in this candid and revealing memoir, Feith--a charter member of the neoconservative movement and an architect of the administration's preventive strategy in the war on terrorism--offers the most in-depth and authoritative account yet of the Pentagon's evolving stance during one of the most controversial eras of American history. Drawing upon a unique trove of documents and records, this extraordinary chronicle will put the reader in the room for scores of previously unreported senior-level meetings, showing how hundreds of critical decisions were made in defense of American interests during and after the crisis of 9/11--decisions both successful and controversial. Where journalists like Bob Woodward could only speculate, Feith is the first inside player to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, at a time when history hung in the balance.--From publisher description.
Subject War on Terrorism, 2001-2009-
Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States.
Iraq War, 2003- -- Political aspects.
Iraq War, 2003-2011- -- Causes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009-
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