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The Resource Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by John Tirman, (electronic resource)

Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by John Tirman, (electronic resource)

Label
Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan
Title
Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by John Tirman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The military venture on which George W. Bush embarked within months of his 2001 inauguration has eclipsed all other efforts during his presidency. What started as a military response to al Qaeda's attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001, with the goal of neutralizing al Qaeda and its Taliban hosts in Afghanistan, quickly fused with the neoconservative agenda to reshape and dominate the Middle East. Al Qaeda's terrorism was answered with American military power, which has destroyed or blighted the lives of millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan." "Having kept a keen rye on the region for more than three decades, former BBC correspondent Deepak Tripathi systematically identifies in Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan the administration's naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other cultures, and even downright prejudices that have brought so much harm to so many. Bush's "war on terror" has provoked resentment and violent opposition, opened up sectarian divisions, and created Hobbesian conditions of all-against-all war. The long-term price tag for America has been estimated at a colossal $3 trillion, but as Tripathi seeks to demonstrate, the total cost, in human and economic terms, will be incalculable." "Overall, Tripathi asserts that American exceptionalism and unilateralism are relics of a bygone political era. The limitations of twenty-firstcentury military technology have been laid bare, and the legacy of the administration's foreign policy will take years to overcome. The Obama administration must now undertake slow and painstaking diplomacy to repair ties with adversaries, to listen more to allies, and to seek new ones. Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan is not only a cogent and honest appraisal of the Bush administration, but also a stark reminder of the consequences we all face."--Jacket
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Tripathi, Deepak
Dewey number
973.931
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, George W.
  • United States
  • United States
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • Conservatism
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by John Tirman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Anatomy of neoconservatism -- With us or without us -- Battle for Afghanistan -- In Afghanistan, war is peace -- Explaining the invasion of Iraq -- Human rights in acute crisis -- Rebuke of history -- Dimensions of failure -- Power without prudence
Control code
ocn755577887
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unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 183 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597975971
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755577887
Label
Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by John Tirman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Anatomy of neoconservatism -- With us or without us -- Battle for Afghanistan -- In Afghanistan, war is peace -- Explaining the invasion of Iraq -- Human rights in acute crisis -- Rebuke of history -- Dimensions of failure -- Power without prudence
Control code
ocn755577887
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597975971
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755577887

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