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The Resource Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks, (sound recording)

Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks, (sound recording)

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Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq
Title
Fiasco
Title remainder
the American military adventure in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Ricks
Title variation
American military adventure in Iraq
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas E. Ricks, the Pentagon correspondent for the Washington Post, has written a thorough and devastating history of the war in Iraq from the planning stages through the continued insurgency in early 2006, and he does not shy away from naming those he finds responsible. His tragic story is divided in two. The first part--the run up to the war and the invasion in 2003, uses many military sources to portray an officer class that was far more skeptical of the war beforehand than generally reported. But the heart of his book is the second half, beginning in August 2003, when, as he writes, the war really began, with the bombing of the Jordanian embassy and the emergence of the insurgency. His strongest critique is that the U.S. military failed to anticipate--and then failed to recognize--the insurgency, and tried to fight it with conventional methods that only fanned its flames. What makes his portrait particularly damning are the dozens of military sources--most of them on record--who join in his critique, and the thousands of pages of internal documents he uses to make his case for a war poorly planned and bravely, but blindly, fought
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PNX
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Ricks, Thomas E
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not applicable
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other
PerformerNote
Read by James Lurie
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Lurie, James
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
Label
Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
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  • Abridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm70673742
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780143059066
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Abridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm70673742
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780143059066
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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