The Resource Endgame : solving the Iraq crisis, Scott Ritter, (electronic resource)

Endgame : solving the Iraq crisis, Scott Ritter, (electronic resource)

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Endgame : solving the Iraq crisis
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Endgame
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solving the Iraq crisis
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Scott Ritter
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eng
Summary
The resignation of Scott Ritter as chief weapons inspector for UNSCOM in August 1998 made front-page news around the world. Now Scott Ritter draws on his seven years' experience hunting Saddam's weapons of mass destruction to take readers inside Iraq and show that country as it has never been seen by outsiders before. In Endgame, he dissects the failure of U.S. policy in Iraq and reveals a bold new approach to ending the ongoing Iraq crisis. Ritter describes Saddam Hussein's rise to power, painting a damning portrait of a dictator who ruthlessly eliminated rivals as he fought his way to the top. Ritter explains how Saddam cleverly drew on tribal and family connections to consolidate power and then outmaneuver and often execute opponents. Once he had become the uncontested strongman in Iraq, Saddam began planning the domination of the Persian Gulf region, fighting a war with Iran, threatening Israel, and finally invading Kuwait, the action that provoked the Gulf War. Along the way Saddam repeatedly purged Iraq's military, putting his own key allies and relatives in charge. He also discovered the value of chemical weapons and ballistic missiles, which he used to turn the tide in the war against Iran. When the U.N. Security Council authorized inspections of Iraq's chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons facilities following the conclusion of the Gulf War, Saddam put in place a concealment program designed to preserve his weapons capabilities. It was this concealment mechanism that UNSCOM spent seven years trying to penetrate in its search for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Ritter takes us with him inside some of Iraq's most carefully guarded sites as he describes what it was like to conduct these inspections. He tells stories of dramatic face-offs by unarmed inspectors with hostile Iraqi guards and officials. Endgame criticizes current U.S. policy toward Iraq, pointing out that we have squandered an international consensus and now find ourselves virtually isolated over our Iraq policy. Scott Ritter offers a way out of the Iraqi morass, proposing a bold and innovative solution to the current crisis. He argues that the U.S. should again take a leadership position on Iraq if we are to avoid facing a re-armed and emboldened Saddam on another battlefield in the future
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Ritter, Scott
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  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Arms control
  • Iraq
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adult
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Endgame : solving the Iraq crisis, Scott Ritter, (electronic resource)
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Abridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 06 min.))
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9780743569002
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MWT11373740
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sound
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Endgame : solving the Iraq crisis, Scott Ritter, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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MWT11373740
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Abridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 06 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780743569002
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11373740
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11373740
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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