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War and destiny [electronic resource] : how the Bush revolution in foreign and military affairs redefined American power / James Kitfield.

By: Kitfield, James.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 386 p.).ISBN: 9781435610385 (electronic bk.); 1435610385 (electronic bk.); 9781612344492 (electronic bk.); 1612344496 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001- | United States -- Military policy | Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- | War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 | Iraq War, 2003-2011 | Kitfield, James | Embedded war correspondents -- United States -- Biography | Embedded war correspondents -- Iraq -- Biography | Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- | Kitfield, James | Op�eration Libert�e immuable, 2001- | Guerre en Irak, 2003- | Journalistes int�egr�es aux forces arm�ees -- �Etats-Unis -- Biographies | Journalistes int�egr�es aux forces arm�ees -- Irak -- Biographies | �Etats-Unis -- Relations ext�erieures -- 2001- | �Etats-Unis -- Politique militaire | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General | Bush, George W | Irakkrieg | Machtpolitik | Internationaler Terrorismus | Bek�ampfungGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: War and destiny.DDC classification: 327.73/009/0511 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
pt. 1. Revolution. Atlas shakes -- Three-dimensional chess -- A darker prism -- pt. 2. Cataclysm. Assassins at the gate -- A fork in the road -- A familiar nemesis -- Pox Americana -- A perfect storm -- pt. 3. War. Fear city -- Eve of destruction -- American centurions -- March madness -- Gates of Babylon -- The enemy votes -- Fuel masters, water dogs, and gorilla snot -- Baghdad calling -- Brothers in arms -- Iraq and a hard place -- Homecoming -- pt. 4. Blowback. Transplanting democracy -- The Ramadan offensive -- Transformation and revolt -- Nation building in a time of terror -- Razor's edge -- Clouds in the west -- Twilight warriors.
Summary: "Throughout time, major wars have defined historical epochs and charted the rise and decline of great powers. The U.S. global war on terror, with Iraq as the Bush administration's chosen centerpiece, is almost certainly destined to do the same. Indeed, the Bush doctrine for conducting the war on terror and the Iraqi Freedom campaign are likely to prove benchmarks in U.S. history precisely because of the many orthodoxies and traditions the administration has purposely challenged. At the same time, fundamental flaws have already appeared in many tenets underlying the Bush transformation of foreign and military affairs.So contends award-winning journalist James Kitfield. As with his critically acclaimed Prodigal Soldiers, the story of how America arrived at this fateful crossroads is a narrative full of drama and personal anecdote, rich in context and detail. War and Destiny is based on interviews with the key players and on Kitfield's personal observation of major events. Like his first book, it may well become the chronicle of a critical period in American history"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-371) and index.

pt. 1. Revolution. Atlas shakes -- Three-dimensional chess -- A darker prism -- pt. 2. Cataclysm. Assassins at the gate -- A fork in the road -- A familiar nemesis -- Pox Americana -- A perfect storm -- pt. 3. War. Fear city -- Eve of destruction -- American centurions -- March madness -- Gates of Babylon -- The enemy votes -- Fuel masters, water dogs, and gorilla snot -- Baghdad calling -- Brothers in arms -- Iraq and a hard place -- Homecoming -- pt. 4. Blowback. Transplanting democracy -- The Ramadan offensive -- Transformation and revolt -- Nation building in a time of terror -- Razor's edge -- Clouds in the west -- Twilight warriors.

"Throughout time, major wars have defined historical epochs and charted the rise and decline of great powers. The U.S. global war on terror, with Iraq as the Bush administration's chosen centerpiece, is almost certainly destined to do the same. Indeed, the Bush doctrine for conducting the war on terror and the Iraqi Freedom campaign are likely to prove benchmarks in U.S. history precisely because of the many orthodoxies and traditions the administration has purposely challenged. At the same time, fundamental flaws have already appeared in many tenets underlying the Bush transformation of foreign and military affairs.So contends award-winning journalist James Kitfield. As with his critically acclaimed Prodigal Soldiers, the story of how America arrived at this fateful crossroads is a narrative full of drama and personal anecdote, rich in context and detail. War and Destiny is based on interviews with the key players and on Kitfield's personal observation of major events. Like his first book, it may well become the chronicle of a critical period in American history"--Provided by publisher.

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