Cobra 2 : the inside story of the invasion and occupation of Iraq / Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor
- Gordon, Michael R., 1951-
- Additional Titles:
- Cobra two
- New York : Pantheon Books, 2006.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xxxii, 603 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Trainor, Bernard E., 1928-
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- Informed by access to still-secret documents, interviews with top field commanders, and a review of the military's own internal after-action reports, this is the definitive chronicle of America's invasion and occupation of Iraq--a conflict that could not be lost but one that the United States failed to win decisively. From the Pentagon to the White House to the American command centers in the field, the book reveals the inside story of how the war was actually planned and fought. Drawing on classified United States government intelligence, it traces the interactions among the generals, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and President George W. Bush; provides an account of how Saddam Hussein and his high command developed and prosecuted their war strategy; reconstructs the principal battles from interviews with those who fought them; and documents with precision the failures of American intelligence and the mistakes in administering postwar Iraq. --From publisher description.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -548) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Altoona copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 20056
Harrisburg copy: Purchased with funds from the Library of the Future Campaign; 20056.
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