This is no mean accomplishment given that Iraqi Freedom was the most information-controlled conflict involving U. What had been European sympathy on a personal level to American pain and suffering is gradually giving way to anxiety about this nation's preponderance of global power, mixed with an awareness--if in many instances only subconsciously--of Europe's own shortcomings, particularly in the realm of international security. Why didn't Baghdad become a second Stalingrad? This jewel of a book will be a valuable acquisition for university, professional, and private libraries. This shift involved a significant change in tactics and operations and achieved positive results from 2003 to 2005. McMaster, Sebastian Gorka, and others are discussed regarding their impact on national security policies.
However, since 2005 the situation has deteriorated, casualties have increased and both the Taliban and al-Qaida have gathered strength. This is no mean accomplishment given that Iraqi Freedom was the most information-controlled conflict involving U. As a result, the Iraqi regime was dismantled, and much of the conventional wisdom about modern war was irrevocably altered. One does not approach a book by Anthony Cordesman with the expectation of light reading, but his extraordinary industry and productivity, along with his clear and independent analytical judgment, command attention. The aim of this article is first to understand the fallacies, missteps, and misunderstandings of the U. This report recaps the highlights of the exercise and discussions among experts. Was meeting initial military goals really due to Anglo-American arms, or had Saddam's regime simply been too degraded to fight? Cordesman, Ashley Hess, and Nicholas S.
Despite recurrent menaces and over 20 citizens lost in Iraq, Polish policy regarding her involvement in the anti-terrorist coalition remains constant. Highly recommended for academic and military libraries. Cordesman's book will likely be the definitive work on the war in Iraq. The analysis also draws on the work of experts outside of government, various research centers, and nongovernmental organizations. There will be more anxieties after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan after 2014. ? Beginning the search for answers is essential to understanding America's awesome power and its place in a new age of international terror and regional conflict. Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
Then, in 2003 the U. Additionally, it has faced an economic crisis. In the spring of 2003, a stunned world watched the armed forces of the United States and Britain conduct a military campaign against Iraq. This book is the first in-depth analysis of the second war against Saddam Hussein's regime. Thorough in his analysis, Cordesman examines the breadth and depth of the war from the strategic to tactical operations as well as from the Iraqi side. The Europeans are increasingly uneasy over the George W. The E-mail message field is required.
Despite the injection of new troops, the U. Cordesman, Ashley Hess, and Nicholas S. Instability in Afghanistan and Pakistan has propelled South Asia to the top of a U. This paper will examine Polish National Security Strategy and its Homeland Security Policy in response to the growing worldwide terrorism threat. Despite a first victory over the Taliban regime, the initial approach was focused on the enemy only and it lacked long-term planning, paving the way to an insurgent movement against the U. But like so many other conflicts, the war ultimately seems to pose more questions than it solved. The goal is to provide a comparison of different views and sources, contrasting Chinese and outside views and highlighting the trends where adequate data are available as well as the problems, gaps, and contradictions in various sources.
Highly recommended for academic and military libraries. ? Please send any comments and suggested changes and additions to Anthony H. To make matters even worse, Pakistan's relations with India have been damaged by the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. Such has been the twisted trail of the Iraq War's dramatic events. On March 1, 2013 sequestration on military spending began. A thorough, information-laden presentation, The Iraq War is a very highly recommended and timely addition to Military History reference collections and reading lists.
The exercise posed a number of hypothetical scenarios intended to stimulate thinking about current and future challenges in South Asia. The current scenario presents military rise of China as a This article examines the U. The political, security, and economic trends in Afghanistan and Pakistan have taken a turn for the worse, as the two countries confront an increasingly violent Taliban-led insurgency and al Qaeda-linked militant jihadist groups. And then there is the significant question: Where are Iraq's weapons of mass destruction? The goal is to provide a comparison of different views and sources, contrasting Chinese and outside views and highlighting the trends where adequate data are available, as well as the problems, gaps, and contradictions in various sources. Bush administration's national security policy, judging by the pronouncements coming from government officials. The attack on the World Trade Center broke a moral barrier in the way war was waged by worldwide terrorist organizations.
In February 2009, as national security experts were discussing proposals for U. While the tragedies of 11 September 2001 garnered Americans broad sympathy in Europe, emotional support since has steadily eroded. While Washington is inclined to see the advantages of Saddam's removal from power, the Europeans dwell on potential dangers of unintended consequences, particularly the negative impact of an American military campaign on Arab political opinion toward the West. Why weren't the occupying forces prepared to impose order? After the termination of Soviet Union in 1991, China and Russia established diplomatic relations and strategic partnership. This study will no doubt shape many of the national security arguments for the near future as others attempt either to support or to destroy Cordesman's persuasive analysis. The defeat of al-Qaida and the stability of Afghanistan are, therefore, far from being achieved.
Even the most stalwart of American allies in Nato, the United Kingdom under Prime Minister Tony Blair, is facing an uphill battle in persuading its public of the wisdom of taking on Saddam. In particular, the analysis focuses on the different strategies adopted by the United States and their achievements. World and local leaders realized that there is no safe place on this earth and that terrorists' capabilities had become almost unlimited. Upper-division undergraduates and above interested in strategic studies and military history. The bombing in Madrid and hijacking of coalition countries' citizens in Iraq faltered the strength of the coalition and has caused some countries to step back. ?. The events of September 11 started a new age in the history of the modern world.
Upper-division undergraduates and above interested in stra. The transatlantic relationship is fraying at the edges. This jewel of a book will be a valuable acquisition for university, professional, and private libraries. Such a situation caused many states to pledge their willingness to support the anti-terrorism coalition lead by the United States. Certainly, European capitals are lending a hand in the diplomatic, intelligence, and police work needed to track and round up al-Qa'ida operatives who use Europe as a hub for international operations. This study will no doubt shape many of the national security arguments for the near future as others attempt either to support or to destroy Cordesman's persuasive analysis.