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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq The definitive account of the American military s tragic experience in Iraq from a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Thomas E Ricks senior Pentagon correspondent for the i Washington Post i puts forth in i Fiasco i a masterful reckoning with the planning amp execution of the American military invasion amp occupation of Iraq now with a preface on recent developments Ricks draws on the exclusive cooperation of an extraordinary number of American personnel including more than one hundred senior officers amp access to more than pages of official documents many of them never before made public Tragically it is an undeniable account explosive shocking amp authoritative of unsurpassed tactical success combined with unsurpassed strategic failure that indicts some of America s most powerful amp honored civilian amp military leaders

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No description available, Examines how counterinsurgency leadership has often meant the difference between success and failure Identifies best practices in counterinsurgency leadership Explores methods for leadership improvement, The bestselling compelling insider s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon their training at Parris Island their fierce camaraderie and the unique code of honor that defines them br br The United States Marine Corps with its proud tradition of excellence in combat its hallowed rituals and its unbending code of honor is part of the fabric of American myth Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island South Carolina Here old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged Bestselling author Thomas E Ricks follows these men from their hometowns through boot camp and into their first year as Marines As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men a larger picture emerges brilliantly painted of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America, b From i New York Times i bestselling author Thomas E Ricks a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell whose farsighted vision and inspired action preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism from the left and right alike b br br Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid s Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War and Churchill struck by a car in New York City If they d died then history would scarcely remember them At the time Churchill was a politician on the outs his loyalty to his class and party suspect Orwell was a mildly successful novelist to put it generously No one would have predicted that by the end of the th century they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign tirelessly in words and in deeds against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right In a crucial moment they responded first by seeking the facts of the matter seeing through the lies and obfuscations and then they acted on their beliefs Together to an extent not sufficiently appreciated they kept the West s compass set toward freedom as its due north br br It s not easy to recall now how lonely a position both men once occupied By the late s democracy was discredited in many circles and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent There were some who decried the scourge of communism but saw in Hitler and Mussolini men we could do business with if not in fact saviors And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign but tended to view communism as the path to salvation Churchill and Orwell on the other hand had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom that whatever its coloration a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted br br In the end Churchill and Orwell proved their age s necessary men The glorious climax of i Churchill and Orwell i is the work they both did in the decade of the s to triumph over freedom s enemies And though Churchill played the larger role in the defeat of Hitler and the Axis Orwell s reckoning with the menace of authoritarian rule in i Animal Farm i and i i would define the stakes of the Cold War for its year course and continues to give inspiration to fighters for freedom to this day Taken together in Thomas E Ricks masterful hands their lives are a beautiful testament to the power of moral conviction and to the courage it can take to stay true to it through thick and thin