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.
How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win
Hardcover ISBN: 1250183863
An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life. Combat, the most intense and dynamic environment imaginable, teaches the toughest leadership lessons, with absolutely everything at stake. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned this reality first-hand on the most violent and dangerous battlefield in Iraq. As leaders of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, their mission was one many thought impossible: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a violent, insurgent-held city deemed “all but lost.
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.
The Italian Letter
How the Bush Admistration Used a Fake Letter to Build the Case for War in Iraq
Hardcover ISBN: 1594865736
A provocative account by two award-winning investigative reporters traces the story of a forged intelligence document used by the Bush administration to promote the war in Iraq, drawing on international sources to reveal specific details about the Italian Letter's source and ensuing scandal.
General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq
Paperback ISBN: 0143116916
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. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.
Crimes of War
Paperback ISBN: 1560258039
An independent commission looking into American war crimes committed during the war in Iraq contends that the war is not being fought in accordance with international standards of law, in an account that draws on documentation by scholars, journalists, Iraqis, and soldiers to reveal both illegal actions and address the legality of the war itself. Original.
Sheriff of Ramadi
Navy SEALS and the Winning of Al-Anbar
Paperback ISBN: 1591141478
A former U.S. Navy SEAL reports on the actions of the SEAL Task Unit during the hard-fought Battle of Ramadi in Iraq's dangerous al-Anbar province, a battle that featured the heroics of Michael Monsoor, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Reprint.
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.