The Iraq War: A Military History

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Harvard University Press, 2003 - 312 Seiten
In this unprecedented account of the intensive air and ground operations in Iraq, two of America's most distinguished military historians bring clarity and depth to the first major war of the new millennium. Reaching beyond the blaring headlines, embedded videophone reports, and daily Centcom briefings, Williamson Murray and Robert Scales analyze events in light of past military experiences, present battleground realities, and future expectations.
 

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The Origins of War
15
The Opposing Sides
45
The Ground Campaign in Southern Iraq
87
The British War in the South
129
The Air War
154
The End of the Campaign
184
Military and Political Implications
234
Weapons of War
259
Notes
294
Acknowledgments and Sources
298
Index
301
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Seite 7 - Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat an enemy without too much bloodshed, and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds, it is a fallacy that must be exposed: war is such a dangerous business that the mistakes which come from kindness are the very worst.

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