General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008
Hardcover ISBN: 1594201978
Draws on extensive interviews with top officers in Iraq to document the war as it has unfolded in recent years, placing a focus on the unorthodox strategies of General David Petraeus, from his work with foreign advisors to the ways in which his officers disagreed with key decisions. 250,000 first printing.
The Inside Story of the Invasion And Occupation of Iraq
Hardcover ISBN: 0375422625
A definitive account of the war in Iraq by two experienced journalists provides a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process that determined the nature of American involvement in Iraq, drawing on interviews with General Tommy Franks, Condoleeza Rice, and other officials and military personnel to detail the milistary strategy, campaigns, personalities, enemy combatants, and occupation. 200,000 first printing.
Marines in the Garden of Eden
Paperback ISBN: 0425215296
Draws on eyewitness accounts by Marines, soldiers, and journalists to provide a meticulous account of the March 2003 battle for control of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, describing the ambush of the 507th Maintenance Company, the capture of Private Jessica Lynch and others, and the week-long campaign as Marines from Task Force Tarawa sought to seize the city. Reprint.
Iraq and Back
Inside the War to Win the Peace
Paperback ISBN: 1591146496
A retired U.S. Air Force Colonel provides her first-hand account of the effort to rebuild Iraq and describes the political, military and economic issues that made their mission to reconstruct infrastructure, provide humanitarian assistance and foster democracy nearly impossible. Original.
In the Gray Area
A Marine Advisor Team at War
Hardcover ISBN: 1591142814
The award-winning author of The Highway War and the leader of a U.S. Marine Corps advisor team embedded with an Iraqi army infantry battalion beginning in 2008 frankly addresses the realities of that mission and reflects on challenges the Marines and their Iraqi counterparts faced in their struggle to gain control of al-Anbar province.
The Mother of All Battles
Saddam Hussein's Strategic Plan for the Persian Gulf War
Paperback ISBN: 1591149428
Events in this story of the "Mother of All Battles," as Saddam designated the 1991 war, are drawn from primary Iraqi sources, including government documents, video and audiotapes, maps, and photographs captured by U.S. forces in 2003 from the regime's archives and never intended for outsiders' eyes. The book is part of an official U.S. Joint Forces Command research project to examine contemporary warfare from the point of view of the adversary's archives and senior leader interviews. Its purpose is to stimulate thoughtful analyses of currently accepted lessons of the first Gulf War. While not a comprehensive history, the author's balanced Iraqi perspective of events between 1990 and 1991 takes full advantage of his unique access to material. The result is a completely unknown but fully documented view from the other side.
Cradle of Conflict
Iraq And the Birth of Modern U.S. Military Power
Hardcover ISBN: 1591144442
Knights (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) offers a detailed military narrative of America's struggle against Iraq's Baathists between 1990 and 2005, which sets the stage for his critique of US military power in the region and the asymmetric resistance capabilities of US adversaries. Drawing on interviews with American military and political decision makers, he provides information on political-military and military-technical aspects of the conflict that has not been released before, including the first unclassified account of operations such as Desert Storm and Southern Focus. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Unseen War
Allied Air Power and the Takedown of Saddam Hussein
Paperback ISBN: 1612513115
In this work for historians, scholars, strategists, policy makers, and war buffs, Lambeth (Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments) offers a detailed narrative and assessment of the American and allied contribution to the three-week air offensive of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the military operation that led to the defeat of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The author reviews high-level planning, then describes air operations and provides vignettes from the perspectives of individual airmen during combat. The book concludes with a synopsis of what worked in the campaign, unanticipated problems, and how shortcomings could've been improved with in areas such as training, tactics, and equipment capability. A wealth of b&w photos and maps complement the text. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The United States Army In Operation Iraqi Freedom
Hardcover ISBN: 1591142792
Fontenot, former director of the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, details US Army operations during the Second Gulf War, drawing on official records and work carried out by the Army's Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group. The first part of the book reviews the evolution of the Army since the First Gulf War. A narrative of combat operations through May 1, 2003, follows, focusing on the tactical level but set in the context of theater-level operations. Stories of individual soldiers are interwoven throughout the account. B&w combat photos are included. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)