Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan


By: Deepak Tripathi
Foreword by: John Tirman

Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781597975032
Published: 31/03/2010
RRP / Print Price: £15.99

Current purchase price:
£15.99

Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan

The military adventure that George W. Bush embarked on within months of his inauguration in 2001 was to eclipse everything else in his presidency. His name will forever be synonymous with the "war on terror." What started as a military response to al Qaeda's attacks in New York and Washington on 9/11, with the goal of neutralizing al Qaeda and its Taliban hosts in Afghanistan, quickly fused with the neo-conservative agenda to dominate and reshape the Middle East. Al Qaeda's terrorism was answered by the terror of American military power, which has destroyed or blighted the lives of millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Deepak Tripathi, a former BBC correspondent who has kept a keen eye on the region for more than three decades, identifies systematically the naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other cultures, and even downright prejudice that have brought so much harm to so many. The legacy of Bush's foreign policy will take years to overcome, Tripathi argues. His war on terror provoked resentment and violent opposition, opened up sectarian divisions, and created Hobbesian conditions of war of all against all. The long-term price tag for America has been estimated at a colossal $3 trillion, but as Tripathi seeks to demonstrate, the overall cost, in human and economic terms, will be incalculable.

 



Some books that may interest you

A Salute to One of 'The Few'
A Salute to One of 'The Few'
By: Simon St John Beer

The Battle of Okinawa 1945
The Battle of Okinawa 1945
By: Jon Diamond

The Newcastle Commercials
The Newcastle Commercials
By: Ian S Johnson
Edited by: Nigel Cave

3 Group Bomber Command [Kindle]
3 Group Bomber Command [Kindle]
By: Chris Ward

Historical Dreadnoughts
Historical Dreadnoughts
By: Barry Gough

Gloucestershire Hero
Gloucestershire Hero
By: Peter Rostron

A Gunner's Great War
A Gunner's Great War
By: Ian Ronayne

The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects
The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects
By: The War Museum of the Boer Republics

The Forgotten War Against Napoleon
The Forgotten War Against Napoleon
By: Gareth Glover

Guyasuta and the Fall of Indian America
Guyasuta and the Fall of Indian America
By: Brady Crytzer

Aldershot in the Great War
Aldershot in the Great War
By: Murray Rowlands

The Alexander Memoirs, 1940-1945
The Alexander Memoirs, 1940-1945
By: Alexander of Tunis
Introduction by: James Holland

Battleships of the United States Navy
Battleships of the United States Navy
By: Michael Green

Dieppe
Dieppe
By: Major Tim Saunders

British and German Battlecruisers
British and German Battlecruisers
By: Michele Cosentino



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.